Whitewater season opens with NOC’s Glacier Breaker

The Nantahala Racing Club Glacier Breaker is set for March 8-9 at the Nantahala Bridge Gates at the Nantahala Outdoor Center (NOC). 

The Glacier Breaker is the season-opener for both wildwater and slalom competition in the United States.  Late registration for Saturday’s slalom and wildwater competition will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. at NOC’s River’s End Restaurant, followed by a competitors meeting at 10:30 a.m. Slalom races start at 11:30 a.m. at the Nantahala Bridge Gates and the Wildwater Sprint at 11:30 a.m. at Donnie Dutton Park.

Registration for Sunday’s wildwater competition will be from 9 to 10 a.m. Sunday, March 9, at River’s End Restaurant, followed by a competitor’s meeting at 10:30 a.m. Registration for Sunday’s Wildwater Classic Start will be at 11:30 a.m. at Ledge’s Rapid.  Awards ceremonies will be held each day following the competition.

Registration for the 2014 Glacier Breaker is $20 for NRC members and $30 for non-members for both slalom and wildwater. A complete schedule of events and downloadable registration forms are at www.noc.com/nrcevents. The Glacier Breaker is hosted by the Nantahala Racing Club, a local nonprofit organization sponsored by the NOC and dedicated to the development of competitive whitewater athletes in both slalom and wildwater disciplines. 

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