Events

Live Like Maria Freestyle Classic

Date: April 20 - 21, 2019

Time: 8am - 5pm

Price: $25

Age: All Ages

Join NRC for a fun weekend of Clinics and Competition in the discipline of Freestyle.  This event is designed for people of all ages and abilities and will offer advanced as well as beginner categories. Both days will consist of competitions with high end judges, great prizes, and fun for all. If you are an NRC member or volunteer, contact the race directors for a discount code.

Course Information:

Advanced Course: 2013 Wave
Beginner Course: Bridge Wave

Competition: 
Each Paddler will get two 45 second rides and the best ride will count.  

​The breakdown of categories will be as follows:
• Men’s
• Women’s
• Men’s Jr. (14-18)
• Women’s Jr. (14-18)
• We will add Cadet classes if we have 3 or more
• We will also add a OC1 & C1 class if we have 3 or more

Registration:

Pre-registration: Online Registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, April 18th.
Onsite Registration: 9:30 – 10:30 am @ NRC Event Tent next to the Old Highway Bridge. $5 late fee applies to onsite registrations.
Cost: Registration is $15 for NRC Members, and $25 for non members.  This fee includes both days, and any clinics you register for.  Clinics will be first come first served and will be limited to 5 participants per instructor.

Saturday April 20 Time Location
Event Schedule
Onsite Event Registration 9:30 am - 10:30 am NRC Event Tent at Beginner Wave
Volunteer Meeting 10:00 am NRC Event Tent
Competitor Meeting 10:30 am NRC Event Tent
Beginner’s Wave Competition (1 Day Only) 11:00 am Beginner Wave
Advanced Wave Prelims 12:00 pm 2013 Freestyle Hole 
Slicey Boat Competition 3:30 pm 2013 Freestyle Hole
Sunday, April 21 Time Location
 
Volunteer Meeting 10:00 am NRC Event Tent
Competitor Meeting 10:30am NRC Event Tent
Advanced Wave Competition Finals START 11:00 am 2013 Hole
Awards Ceremony 30 minutes after last ride NRC Event Tent

Visit NantahalaRacingClub.com for more information.


Directions

Nantahala Outdoor Center's main campus, the Nantahala River Outpost is located in far Western North Carolina on US Highway 19. 12 miles from Bryson City and on the south side of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the outpost is nestled in the Nantahala Gorge. If you are on a Rapid Transit rafting/train excursions, the meeting place is in Bryson City at the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad Depot.

From Asheville, NC: Take I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN. Take exit 27 onto US 74 West towards Waynesville. Stay on 74 West, the outpost is 50 miles down this road. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. You will enter the Nantahala Gorge and after 4.3-miles you see the Nantahala River and NOC's Nantahala Outpost.

From Gatlinburg, TN: Take 441 South through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and through Cherokee. Just past Cherokee, get on 74 West. After 15 miles, the road will split into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74 W, the left lane, and continue the 4.3-miles to the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From East Atlanta: Take I-85 North to I-985 North. At Gainesville, take 365 North to 441 North. Just past Dillsboro, NC, 441 merges with US 74. 8 miles past Bryson City, the 4-lane splits into two 2-lane roads. Stay on 74, the left lane. Continue 4.3-miles and arrive at the NOC Nantahala Outpost.

From West Atlanta: Take I-75 North to I-575 North. I-575 becomes State Hwy 5, and then Hwy 76. Stay on this road until Blue Ridge, GA where you turn left onto Hwy 60 towards Mineral Bluff, GA. In Mineral Bluff, turn right onto Hwy 60 Spur. Follow it into North Carolina to US 74 East, turning right towards Murphy and Andrews when the road ends. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.

From Chattanooga, TN: Take I-75 North towards Cleveland, TN. Take the 1st Cleveland exit, the US 64 Bypass Exit. Go 6-miles and take the Ocoee Exit onto US 64 East towards Murphy, NC. In Murphy the road number changes to US 74. Stay on 74 East, NOC's Nantahala Outpost is 20-miles past Andrews. You will follow the Nantahala River for the last 8-miles.

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