15th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival
SAVE THE DATE – Saturday, May 20, 2017
The Race: 9:00am at Garrard Landing Park – Registration required, see below
The Festival: 10:00am-2:00pm at Riverside Park, Roswell – FREE
**Registration closes May 17, 2017.
Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, May 20, for the 15th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival.
Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service, and the City of Roswell, the event is organized to celebrate the Chattahoochee and foster a sense of community around the river that serves 3.5 million Georgians and 70% of metro Atlantans.
The FESTIVAL, held at Roswell’s Riverside Park, is FREE and family-friendly. Racers and others will enjoy LIVE music plus an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers market vendors.
The RACE begins at Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road and includes competitive and recreational categories for Kayaks, Canoes and Stand Up Paddle Boards. This 8 mile course includes exciting Class I-II rapids and concludes at Riverside Park, the site of the FREE family-friendly festival, music and awards presentation.
Awards will be presented in all categories at the conclusion of the race, including awards for Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration. The race also includes a Team Challenge as a way to build pride, morale and camaraderie among groups such as companies, schools, and clubs. As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the course by the SweetWater Beer Barge. Paddlers can enjoy sodas, water, or a SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and over) before going ashore.
NEW SHUTTLE UPDATES
In an effort to avoid the heavy afternoon traffic and allow you time to stay at the festival longer – we’ve made significant updates to move the shuttle between the start and finish to the morning. Details will be in the final confirmation email to go to paddlers before the race. PLUS we’ve added an AFTER PARTY at North River Tavern for our racers!
Proceeds go to support CRK’s mission to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River system for the people and wildlife that depend upon it.
Become a Sponsor! With the continued threats our river faces, CRK needs your support more than ever. Click here for more information on sponsoring.
Interested in exhibiting at the festival? Email firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries and information.
This event runs on VOLUNTEER POWER! Click here if you’d like to volunteer!