In honor of National Recovery Month and Catawba Great Outdoors Day, we invite you to participate in the Catawba River Ramble for Recovery! Here at the Catawba Nation, we believe that culture is prevention, treatment, and healing. We invite you to experience the culture of Ye Isware, “People of the River,” as we kayak race to honor individuals who are reclaiming their lives through recovery by increasing awareness and understanding of mental health and substance use disorders.
The race will begin at the farm belonging to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints located off of Cherry Hills Place in Rock Hill, SC (follow signage). The race will end at the Catawba Nation Boat Launch on Charley Horse Road.
Due to public health and safety considerations, one additional person will be allowed to arrive with the participants for the operation of staging equipment, promptly moving to the race end location. Spectators will not be allowed at this event.
USCG Type III or Type V life jackets are required for paddling on the river; helmets are optional but suggested. Any participant paddling without a life jacket or with an improperly fitted and fastened life jacket will be disqualified from the race.
The first 50 registrants will receive a swag bag! Registration is expected to open on August 12 through Simply Timing and this event will be updated with a link to sign up. Please note that registration is non-refundable and non-transferable.
Cash prizes will be awarded to the male and female winners for each heat. Overall Male and Female place winners will be awarded an additional cash prize and a piece of handcrafted Catawba pottery.
– Event will proceed rain or shine unless conditions are deemed unsafe by the Race Director.
– Headphones, iPods, MP3 players, etc. are discouraged for the safety of all participants.
– All participants are responsible for making their own decisions while on the water including, but not limited to; which equipment to use, which route to take, whether their skill and experience level are appropriate for this experience based on current or anticipated weather/water/trail conditions.
– Volunteers and rescue personnel will be on site during the race; however, all participants are responsible for self-rescue while on the river.