Events

Paddle Grapple

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Date: August 5, 2017

Time: 8AM - 1PM

Price: $45

Age: All Ages

Choose from SUP, surfski, marathon, kayak or canoe classes in this race on beautiful Fontana Lake in the Great Smoky Mountains. With a 3 and 6 mile race option, the Paddle Grapple offers an option for every boater, whether recreational or elite. Awards will be given to top finishers in each class.

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Event Information

Distance: 3 or 6 miles
Course Map: Click HERE

Registration

Pre-registration: Sign up online
Onsite registration: August 5, 8-9:30 am at Tsali Recreation Area

Kayak Raffle

Dagger Kayaks has donated a Dagger Katana 10.4 to be raffled of during the event! Raffle tickets will be available for purchase during registration. All proceeds will be donated to the Nantahala Racing Club (a nonprofit organization that provides access and training to whitewater sports in the local area) For more info about the Nantahala Racing Club go to:  nantahalaracingclub.com 

 

Saturday, August 5 Time Location
On-site Registration 8 - 9:30AM Tsali Recreation Area
Boat Ramp
Vendor Demos 9AM Tsali Recreation Area
Boat Ramp
Competitor's Meeting 9:30AM Tsali Recreation Area
Boat Ramp
Race START 10AM Tsali Recreation Area
Boat Ramp
Awards Ceremony 1PM Tsali Recreation Area
Boat Ramp

 

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Directions

Directions to Tsali Recreation Area for Saturday's late check-in and race:

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. Keep right and merge onto NC 28 West. Turn right onto NC 28 West and go 5 miles, look for sign on right.

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. Keep right and merge onto US 28 West. Turn right onto NC 28 West and go 5 miles, look for sign on right.

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. Keep right and merge onto US 28 West. Turn right onto NC 28 West and go 5 miles, look for sign on right.

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. Continue on 74 east through the Nantahala Gorge and past the Nanahala Outdoor Center, towards Bryson City. Just before the 2-late road widens to a 4-lane, take a left onto NC 28 west. Go 5 miles, look for sign on right.

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. Continue on 74 east through the Nantahala Gorge and past the Nanahala Outdoor Center, towards Bryson City. Just before the 2-late road widens to a 4-lane, take a left onto NC 28 west. Go 5 miles, look for sign on right.

Directions to Friday's Packet Pickup and Vendor Fair:

Click HERE for directions to NOC's Nantahala River Outpost.

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