Events

2020 Wildwater Worlds

Date: April 26- 30, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM

Price: Free Spectator Admission

Nantahala Racing Club and Nantahala Outdoor Center are proud to host the 2020 ICF Wildwater World Championships, bringing over 150 athletes from 30 countries around the world to the Southeastern US. We are thrilled to welcome these athletes, their families, and their teams to our home and are excited to facilitate this competition of top-level athletes in April 2020!

As the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, Nantahala Gorge, and Appalachian Trail, Bryson City is the ideal location for outdoor recreation and suited for all levels of adventure!

Provisional Schedule Friday, April 24 Time Location TBD
Boat Control by Nations 10AM-5PM  
Official River Training 10AM-4PM  
Team Leaders Meeting 6PM  
Provisional Schedule Saturday, April 25 Time Location TBD
Boat Control by Nations 10AM-2PM  
Official River Training 10AM-4PM  
Team Leaders Meeting 6PM  
Provisional Schedule Sunday, April 26 Time Location TBD
Opening Ceremony 11AM-3PM  
Emergency Boat Control    
Provisional Schedule Monday, April 27 Time Location TBD
Individual Wildwater Classic Race | NC1M, K1W, K1M, C1W 9AM-11AM  
Individual Masters Wildwater Classic Race C1M, K1W, K1M, C1W 1PM-3PM  
Provisional Schedule Tuesday, April 28 Time Location TBD
Team Wildwater Classic Race 9AM-11AM  
Team Wildwater Sprint Race 1PM-3PM  
Classic Worlds & Masters Medal Ceremony 4PM  
Provisional Schedule Wednesday, April 29 Time Location TBD
Preliminary Sprint Heats 1 & 2 | K1W, C1M, K1M 9AM-11AM  
Preliminary Sprint Heats 1 & 2 | C1W, C2M, C2W 1PM-3PM  
Classic & Sprint Team Medal Ceremony 4PM  
Provisional Schedule Thursday, April 30 Time Location TBD
Sprint Final | C1W, C2M, C2W 9AM-11AM  
Sprint Final | K1W, C1M, K1M 1PM-3PM  
Sprint Medal Ceremony 4PM  
Closing Ceremony 5PM  

Visit the 2020 Wildwater Worlds Website 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 5-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 5-milts 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 5-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.