The Whitewater Center is dedicated to the promotion of the active lifestyle. Since 2006, it has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its 30+ land and water-based activities, outdoor instruction and certification programs, festivals, races, films, and various outdoor events throughout the year. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or engage in the brand’s mission through one of our off-site initiatives, the Whitewater Center empowers guests to play, relax, and learn outside.
The Santa 5K Trail Race is the place for every wannabe St. Nick to come out for a little pre-holiday fun. This mid-December 5k offers a brisk trot through the USNWC trail system. Be sure to bring your red coat and white beard – there will be a prize given to the best Santa Claus look-a-like. Do you have a four-legged friend who also wants to get in on the fun? After the trail race, grab your canine companion and hit the trails decked out in your (and your pup’s) jolly ole St. Nick attire for the We Believe Santa 5K...
Brave the cold on the trail and in the water. It might be winter but we’re ready to throw down some trail mileage in the first trail race of the 2020 Whitewater Race Series. Two distances to choose from (5K and 10K). One Catawba River plunge.