Nantahala River, North Carolina
Anyone is welcome to compete in the the Duck n’ Run, the most serious ducky/foot race ever to take place on the Nantahala River, or probably anywhere. Competitors begin by hopping into a ducky (an inflatable kayak) at Ferebee Park, and paddle a distance of 5 river miles to the NOC takeout. Spectators will love the dramatic runs through Nantahala Falls, a Class III rapid near the finish line, which offers convenient viewing only a short walk from the NOC Outfitter’s Store and River’s End Restaurant. Once on land, racers will complete their biathlon with a 4-mile run on the Flint Ridge Trail, which winds along the slope above the Nantahala River.
The Duck n’ Run is an adventure race designed specifically for you: the average Joe or Joette—you’re out there to do your best and get your hands dirty, but you’re not about to let the pressures of competition spoil your good time. Many competitors choose to walk the steep ascent from the river to the start of the Flint Ridge Trail before beginning the trail run in earnest, and we don’t blame them.
Registration opens after the New Year. Please contact Race Director Zuzana Vanha at firstname.lastname@example.org with your registration or race-related questions. The last day to preregister is Tuesday, May 10th.
Individual Registration: $40
Team (two person max): $60
Day-of Registrants will pay a $5.00 Late Registration Fee.
Coed (teams only)
2012 Duck n’ Run Race Schedule:
|Late Registration/Check In||11am-12pm||NOC Rafting Barn|
|Safety Video||12pm||NOC Rafting Barn|
|Race Start||1pm||Feribee Park|
|Awards Ceremony||4pm||Slow Joe’s Café|