Presented by Next Adventure and supported by our local retail sponsors Alder Creek, Andy & Bax, and Kayak Shed! We are all incredibly proud and excited to be back for another year of epic boating!
The NWCC is a thriving two day event and one of the biggest races in the country! The event boasts two amazing race courses on both the East Fork Lewis River and Canyon Creek. The event headquarters is set at scenic Sunset Falls Campground where participants can enjoy a great view of racers negotiating beautiful Sunset Falls, followed by a stellar BBQ, music, and an all-around fun time! Day two competitors head over to Canyon Creek to challenge themselves on one of the best race and most beautiful courses in the nation!
Your entry fees include races, food Saturday evening, beverages, a raffle ticket, and a NWCC T-Shirt! We provide course safety, support and timing.
Race Results are organized by gender, class (your skill level) and category (craft). It takes 3 racers to make a category. (River Board, SUP, I-K will get lumped in if less than 2 show up.)
When signing up, choose what class best represents you based on the following definitions:
Pro: You are a sponsored or professional boater. ‘Nuff said.
Expert: You are the dedicated boater who really gets after it as often as you can. This category is for everyone who has experience boating class IV/V water and is ready to bring your best game.
Fun: You are the boater who is here for the camaraderie and the accomplishment. You like the challenge of class IV/V water but only race recreationally for fun. If this level of kayaking is at the top of your comfort zone consider the team category for the support and the good lines.
*NO drinking before the races! Anyone found drinking prior to their race run will be automatically disqualified.
Craft Categories include: K1 Short Boat, K1 Long Boat, K2, Team (two racers taking on the course together), Inflatable Kayak, Raft, and other whitewater appropriate craft with 3 racers to make a category.
Racers will be expected to come prepared in proper immersion gear in order to participate in the race! Don't show up to race in shorts! It will be spring in the Northwest, which means dress appropriately. Dry suits are not mandatory but are STRONGLY encouraged. Competitors must bring proper safety and rescue equipment to the event (water, float bags, throw ropes, first aid kits, etc.). You are required to have inflated float bags in your boat during the race.