Choo Choo Chase

RACE VENUE CHANGE ALERT 4/27:

Due to hazardous conditions in the Tennessee River with water flows exceeding 95,000 cubic feet per second and forecast to remain above 65,000 cfs, we are relocating the race venue to Booker T. Washington State Park, a few minutes' drive north of Chattanooga and the dam on beautiful Chickamauga Lake.  We will return post-race to the Burger Bar at the Southern Belle for our pizza lunch and awards.  Please see directions and schedule tabs for details as well as the new courses now posted.

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Organized by:

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Distances:

8 mile and 2.5 mile + Kids' Race


Craft Divisions:

Rec/Surf SUP (under 12'6")

12'6" SUP

14' SUP

Surfski

Kayak

OC-1

ALL - 8 mile only (any other solo human powered craft including prones, tandems, other) - Special award for the most outlandish


Registration Dates & Race Fees:
Long Course $50 thru 3/29, $60 thru 4/28 2pm, $70 race day onsite if 200 racer limit is not met
Short Course $30 thru 3/29, $40 thru 4/28 2pm, $50 race day onsite if 200 racer limit is not met
Kids Course $15 online only closes 4/28 2pm RACE DAY REG AVAILABLE ONLY UP TO FIRST TEN PARTICIPANTS TO REGISTER
Additional lunch tickets must be purchased for non-racers IN ADVANCE by 4/28 2pm online $10 per ticket

  • Online registration will close April 28 at 2pm EST or sooner if 200 racer limit is met

  • We will have registration available at a Friday evening packet pickup at the Burger Bar downtown, newly added for Friday night (please see schedule tab for details).

  • We will also have onsite race day registration at Booker T. if the 200 limit is not met.

  • Kids race will have race day registration only up to ten participants total (finisher awards for kids were pre ordered).

  • No refunds or transfers to another race nor transferring of bibs to other paddlers

Paddler Premiums:
  • Tri-blend race tee

  • Post-race food and refreshments for racers: Pizza at Southern Belle Burger Bar (guests additional if paid in advance) and beer coupon for lunch ticketholders over 21 (please bring ID to lunch and tip your servers)

  • Custom Pint glass

  • All entrants will receive 2 tickets for a lunch cruise PLUS 2 tickets for a sunset cruise from the Southern Belle Riverboat...a $120 value!  Tickets may be used beyond race weekend.
Award Categories:

Long Course:

1st - 3rd Female & Male Overall**

1st - 3rd Female & Male Each Craft Division**

** Overall winners “step up” to overall awards and open up division podium slots (series points stay with overall winners).


Short Course:

1st - 3rd Female & Male Overall**

1st - 3rd Female & Male Each Craft Division**

** Overall winners “step up” to overall awards and open up division podium slots (series points stay with overall winners).


Kids Course:

All Kids' Course racers who registered online before cutoff receive finisher's awards, additionally: 

1st Place: Female and Male age 4-7 on race day

1st Place: Female and Male age 8-13 on race day

1st Place: Female and Male age 14-17 on race day

Chattanooga Accommodations:

For those unfamiliar with the Chattanooga area, Wild Trails has assembled a quick reference to area hotels.  Click here to view this document.



FRIDAY APRIL 28th
PACKET PICKUP:
3rd Deck Burger Bar at the Southern Belle Riverboat: 201 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402
6:00-8:00 pm            Packet Pickup/Registration (packets may also be picked up race morning before 9)
 
SATURDAY APRIL 29th
RACE ACTIVITIES:
Booker T. Washington State Park: 5801 Old Champion Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37416

7:30 am                        Board staging and Packet Pickup/Registration (if limit not met) open at Booker T. Washington State Park
9:00 am or when full:  Registration closes; Packet Pickup Closes
9:45 am                        Mandatory Racer Meeting (all short and long course racers)
10:00 am                      National Anthem and Long Course start
10:10 am                      Short Course start
11:45 am***                  Kid's Race Meeting followed by Race Start ***or after short/long courses are clear 
 
LUNCH AND AWARDS:
3rd Deck Burger Bar at the Southern Belle Riverboat: 201 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

12:30 noon                   Lunch Opens to racers and lunch ticket holders
1-1:30 pm                     Awards Begin

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Cricket Walker6SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Carey Cooper12SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Doug Haynie14SUP 14'AllGuy
Lynn Duble16SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Sally Simmons17SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Mike Marotta19SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Lorraine Bittle20SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Mark Sampl21SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Steve Bittle22SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Rodger Ling26SUP 14'AllGuy
Chuck Sisunik31SUP 14'AllGuy
Simon Tuson32SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Bruce Franks34SUP 14'AllGuy
Jeremy Just39SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
Megan Smith42SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Lindsey Smith43SUP 14'AllGirl
Mike Alan44KayakAllGuy
Debbie Renner60SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Susan Cost61SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Kate Cost62SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Carol Hill64SUP 14'AllGuy
Julian Desprez67SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jesse Byers69SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Rangi Sweetman70SUP 14'AllGuy
Katie Burns72KayakAllGirl
Greg Cohen73SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Jack Fitzstevens77SUP Under 12'6"AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Dottie Hodges2SUP 14'AllGuy
Peter Shimpeno3SUP 14'AllGuy
Nancy Packard4KayakAllGirl
Kim Hillhouse5SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Madison Torrence7SUP 14'AllGuy
Trevor Motz8SUP 14'AllGuy
Jason Hjelseth9SUP 14'AllGuy
Justin Cash10SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Melissa Cash11SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Jerry Jones13SUP 14'AllGuy
Tony Trapani15SUP 14'AllGuy
Jacob Crox18SUP 14'AllGuy
Brendan Sweetman23SUP 14'AllGuy
Lindsay Ford24SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Christopher Henderson25SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Steve Hall27SUP 14'AllGuy
June Mizoguchi28SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Muril Robertson29KayakAllGuy
Samuel Anderson30SUP 14'AllGuy
Allison Hughes33SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Larry Hill35SUP 14'AllGuy
Ryan Fullerton36SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Myrlene Marsa37Surfski SingleAllGirl
Cam Harmon38SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Ted Burnell40AllAllGuy
Shawna Del Valle41SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Hal Turner45SUP 14'AllGuy
Lhimell Igot46SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Scott Boyte47SUP 14'AllGuy
Joseph Dichiacchio48Surfski SingleAllGuy
Joel Hjelseth49SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Larry Zumstein50SUP 14'AllGuy
Michael Westenberger51OC-1AllGuy
Pete Fitzstevens52SUP 14'AllGuy
Bryson Popp53OC-1AllGuy
Susan Burtner54OC-1AllGirl
Korey Montgomery55SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Tommy Cost56SUP 14'AllGuy
Eric Hall57SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Dan Pool58SUP 14'AllGuy
Cam Atchley59SUP 14'AllGuy
Bruce Belden63SUP 14'AllGuy
Wendell Martin65AllAllGuy
Mark Poole66Surfski SingleAllGuy
Ted Nelson68SUP 14'AllGuy
Joe Burns71SUP 14'AllGuy
Bubba Sloan75SUP 14'AllGuy
Rand Perkins76SUP 14'AllGuy
Ben Friberg78SUP 14'AllGuy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Marshall Dandelski1All4-7 Years old on race dayGuy
Zoe Herring74All8-13 Years old on race dayGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

RACE SITE MAP:
Booker T Site Map

*NOTES FOR BOTH SHORT AND LONG COURSES:
  • The race course will not be closed to boat traffic.  Please be aware and courteous.
  • Use of headphones is strongly discouraged as that prohibits your ability to safely hear oncoming traffic and other racers. 
  • A USGS approved PFD is required to race (on person, or on vessel).  Leashes are recommended for safety.
  • Racer bibs and bodymarking must be on racer's LEFT side of person (or for OC/SKI/KAYAK if preferred, of craft) visible to timing pavilion.

SHORT COURSE MAP:
Short Course Map


LONG COURSE MAP:
Long Course

KIDS' COURSE NOTES: The course will be determined onsite based upon conditions, but is expected to be a short distance (~0.5 mi) within sight of the dock/timing station.  PFD is required to race (children under 13 MUST WEAR PFD; on vessel does not count).  Leashes are strongly recommended.

Race Start & Finish:
Booker T. Washington State Park
5801 Old Champion Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37416

When:

Apr 29, 2017

Where:

Chattanooga, TN