2017 Moon River Race to Benefit the Ogeechee Riverkeeper

Welcome to the 2017 Moon River Race to Benefit Ogeechee Riverkeeper!  Thank you for helping to support our local waterways.  We work to protect, preserve, and improve the water quality of the Ogeechee River Basin.  Join us for a great Kayak/SUP race in Savannah!

Race Details:
The 4-mile Moon River Race will be out and back race from Butterbean Beach through the Branches, and under the Moon River Bridge. We also have a 1-mile Butterbean Beach fun race for those wanting to try out kayak and SUP racing. Each racer will receive a cotton race t-shirt as part of their registration.


Do you have a friend that doesn't want to race but wants to volunteer? Send them this link! http://signup.com/go/ckdSpNb


Moon River Race:
  • Top three female kayak finishers
  • Top three male kayak finishers
  • Top three female SUP finishers
  • Top three male SUP finishers
  • Top finisher in each age group
Butterbean Beach Race:
  • Top three female finishers
  • Top three male finishers
Special Award:
  • The best-dressed racer from either race will receive a gift certificate to vintage clothing store House of Strut.

Schedule of Events:

Friday, July 21st

10:00 AM - 6:00 PM Packet Pickup at Savannah Canoe & Kayak

414 Bonaventure Rd, Thunderbolt, GA 31404

9:00 PM Registration closes online

NO Race Day Registration

Saturday, July 22nd Race Day
(High Tide: 8:37am)

6:30 AM     Paddler Check-In

7:40 AM      Check-In Closes

7:45 AM      Paddler's Mandatory Safety Meeting

7:55 AM      National Anthem 

8:00 AM      Moon River Race (4 Mile) Begins

8:15 AM      Butterbean Beach Fun Race(1 Mile) Begins

9:00 AM      Kona Ice arrives - bring your dollars for a cool treat!

11:00 AM    Awards Ceremony

12:00 PM    Post-party at Whole Foods Savannah

Whole Foods Savannah (1815 E Victory Dr #101, Savannah, GA 31404) has invited racers to a post-party in their Parlor, located in the left rear corner of the store. A build-your-own sandwich bar will be available, along with other goodies!

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Kris Mikell41AllSr. Masters 50+Girl
Andrea Lembeck42AllSr. Masters 50+Girl
Marie Anderson43All18-49Girl
Lisa Wilkes44All18-49Guy
Lee Wilkes45All18-49Girl
Carol Blank46AllSr. Masters 50+Girl
John Holmquist47AllSr. Masters 50+Guy
Alec Mccosh48AllSr. Masters 50+Guy
Cash Mccoy49AllU17Guy
Sarah Pavloff50AllU17Girl
Bella Pavloff51AllU17Girl
Kim Roberson52All18-49Girl
Stan Dodson53All18-49Guy
Julia Roberson101AllSr. Masters 50+Girl
Patrick Carver1SUP 14'18-49Guy
Carol Barnard2KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Denny Smith3KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Joe Hester4KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Claudia Venherm5KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
William Floyd6KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Jessie Kellam7SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Emily Beard8SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Matthew Beard9SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Kristin Hall10SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jennifer Carver11SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Todd Norris12SUP 14'18-49Guy
Dan Hernandez13Kayak18-49Guy
Sam Mikell14Kayak18-49Guy
John Durant15KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
John Batson16SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeff Cameron17SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Christopher Comer18Kayak18-49Guy
Joshua Daughtry19KayakU17Guy
Iris Dayoub20SUP Under 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Girl
Joseph Dichiacchio21Kayak18-49Guy
Darryl Gibson22Kayak18-49Guy
Jared Graham23Kayak18-49Guy
Pete Greene24KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Anne Kelly25KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Erin Kessler26Kayak18-49Guy
Kevin Key27SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lynn Marie King28KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Jerry Lanser29KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Isaac Lopez30SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mat Mccoy31SUP 14'18-49Guy
Janet Miller32KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Cathy Neal33KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Kerry Shaw34KayakSr. Masters 50+Girl
Michael Shelly-moody35KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Merrin Slocombe36Kayak18-49Girl
Joshua Watson37SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Phil Wayco38Kayak18-49Guy
Robin Williams39KayakSr. Masters 50+Guy
Mike Overton40SUP 12'6"Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Demery Bishop100SUP 14'Sr. Masters 50+Guy
Keith Seibert102SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The race course is a 4 mile out and back from Butterbean beach, through the Branches, under the Moon River Bridge, and then a turnaround after a small hammock on the left. 

Rodney J. Hall Boat Dock (AKA Butterbean Beach) is located at:

25 Diamond Causeway
Savannah, GA 31406

It is located just before the bridge connecting Skidaway Island to the mainland. 


Jul 22, 2017


Savannah, GA