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.
Thursday night means it’s time to hit the trails. Take your weekday run off road in this trail race on the second Thursday of every month, from May until September. Each race in the series will feature a 5K-ish and 10K-ish distance. Following the race, hang out and enjoy live music at the River Jam concert series.
Every 2nd Thursday of the month
Running + Beer. A perfect pairing. Complete a 6K or extend the mileage with the 12K course before rewarding yourself with a beer sampling of small-batch, specially-made Brew Dash beers from various Charlotte area brewers. Last year’s brewers included Sycamore Brewing, Bold Missy Brewery, Amor Artis Brewing, and New Sarum Brewing. Beer sampling available to those 21+ with a valid, government-issue ID.
Circumnavigating Sadler Island within the flatwaters of the Catawba River, this sit-on-top kayak race is a fan favorite. Participants can choose between the 1.25 mile (one lap) and 2.5 mile (two laps) distances. Kayaks are limited, but are included on a first-come, first-serve basis. Racers will receive a paddle and PFD at the Flatwater Dock for the race start.