Packraft Race

3rd Annual McCarthy Creek Packraft Race

July 18, 2015

Register at the bottom of this page!


Thanks to our sponsors!

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Up & Over Course Info:

Grand Prize:  Alpacka Gnu with Whitewater Spray Deck and Cargo Fly

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:  2 for 1 Drop-off at Glacier Creek from Wrangell Mountain Air

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)


Post Race Awards and Party at The New Golden Saloon

Music from Milo Matthews

8pm until late

LOGO McCarthy Golden Saloon


Don’t miss the other McCarthy Whitewater Festival Events from July 17 – 19.  Click below for full festival event schedule:

Festival Info

Here’s last year’s results! Will the records be broken again…?

2014 McCarthy Creek Packraft Race Participants

Up & Over: Cliff Wilson- Anchorage AK, Jerry Little- Chugiak AK, Ryan Rupert-Anchorage AK, Sean Gerhardt- Anchorage AK, Jules Hanna- Portland OR, Brian Hasebe- Spokane WA, Killian Sump- Anchorage AK, Mike Loso- McCarthy AK, Kyle Myers- McCarthy AK, Stephen Schmidt- Santa Fe NM, Tim Lee- Shoqualmie WA, Russ Devries- Anchorage AK, Ryan Hickel, Steve Duby- Nulato AK, Erin Popek- Anchorage AK, Nathan Child- Snowmass CO, Mat Brunton- Anchorage AK, Shasta Hood- Anchorage AK, Alex Gould- Fairbanks AK, Eric Mundahl- Anchorage AK

Z-Rock: Paul Lafrance- Wasilla AK, Cody Landenburger- Anchorage AK, Nancy Cook-McCarthy AK, Wil Brown- Anchorage AK, Rebecca King- Eagle River AK, Khalial Withen- Anchorage AK, Zach Fields- Anchorage AK, Ingrid Eng-Anchorage AK, Marta Krynytzky- Chugiak AK

2014 Race Results

Up & Over:

1st– Killian Sump 3 hours 51 minutes (course record)

2nd– Mat Brunton 4 hours 10 minutes

3rd– Eric Mundahl 4 hours 19 minutes


1st-Paul Lafrance 1 hour 50 minutes (course record)

2nd– Cody Landenburger 2 hours 27 minutes

3rd– Wil Brown 2 hours 45 minutes