5th Annual McCarthy Creek Packraft Race

July 22, 2017

Up & Over Course Info:

Grand Prize:  Prizes to be announced soon for both Mens and Woman’s divisions!  

Difficulty: Advanced

Hiking & Elevation Gain/Loss:  6.5 miles; +3,200’/-2,750′; off-trail route finding skills needed

Packrafting section:  10.5 miles; Class III+ (water level dependent), mandatory portage

Entry Fee:  $75/person

Z Rock Down Course Info:

Grand Prize: Prizes to be announced soon for both Mens and Woman’s divisions!  

Difficulty: Moderate

Hiking & Elevation Gain/Loss:  5 miles; +735’/-255′; Trail hiking

Packrafting section:  5 miles; Class III (water level dependent)

Entry Fee:  $50/person

For full race day details and schedule of events, click the button below:

Full Race Info

KWG requires each participant have the following equipment:

River Worthy Packraft

1 or 2 Piece Drysuit


PFD (Type III or IV)

 Everyone is a winner, but if we had to pick just one every year, the awards go to…


2013 winner – Luc Mehl

2014 winner – Killian Sump

2015 winner – Rob Whitney

2016 winner – Chris Erickson



Another year full of fun awaits!  Stay tuned throughout the winter for more details about the 2017 race and the rest of the Whitewater Festival.

Please fill out the following form to register for the race.  After submitting the form, please click on the payment button to pay for your reservation.

Packraft Race Registration

  • This does not have to be your final decision. If you would like to change courses on the day of the race after evaluating water levels and conditions, that is ok, we just want to get an idea of how many participants in each course.
  • Feel free to ask us any questions you might have about the race or the weekend in general.
Click on the button below to pay for the course you want to race.  If you change your mind on the day of the race, we can adjust payment at that time.

Up & Over payment

Z-Rock Down payment