5th Annual Stones River Relay to take place Saturday, April 5, 2014
The Stones River Relay is a 22 mile run/walk-bike-paddle event in Cannon County, TN. It was initiated 5 years ago to provide a recreational experience that pointed out the headwaters of the East Fork of the Stones River.Each of the last 4 years entrants from at least 5 TN counties and from a few other states meet at the Arts Center of Cannon County to begin their journey across the County. After registration at the Arts Center, bikes are loaded onto cattle trailers, and their owners board school buses for the ride to the starting point – the top of Short Mountain, the highest point in middle-TN.
The Course includes a 4.5 mile trek downhill by foot, followed by 8.5 miles on bike, culminating with a 9 mile paddle from the Arts Center to the Readyville Mill. The first 2 legs of the Course meander through lands that 2 years ago were dedicated as the Headwaters Wildlife Management Area. The Federal Government, State of TN, and various not-for-profits worked for multiple years to see these lands conserved. Proceeds from the event support projects of the Stones River Watershed Association, a not-for-profit comprising residents from Woodbury to Nashville focused on water quality and water preservation
This year’s Stones River Relay is sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union. Jackson Kayak has generously donated a kayak to the event. Sculptor William Kooienga will again sculpt a trophy paddle to be awarded to the first person completing all 3 legs of the event.
The Relay is open to participants 6 and older. Please see the event website for full details.
For more information contact Faith Bogle.