Chucktown Showdown 2017

Update: Online  registration extended until 6:00pm FRIDAY SEP 15


Welcome to the 5th Annual Chucktown Showdown! Race day will be on September 16, 2017 and the race will benefit Surfers Healing of Folly Beach, South Carolina!


On Saturday, September 16th, the races start and end in water off the end of the Brittlebank Park fishing pier on the west side of the Charleston on the Ashley River. The event feature three races:


  1. The Battery Course: This course is a 4 mile out and back course along the SW coast of the Charleston peninsula. The course is usually flat and protected with occasional wind chop and mild currents. PFD REQUIRED on all craft. Leashes are highly recommended on all paddleboards.
  2. The Harbor course: This is a 9 mile loop course that goes into the main Charleston Harbor with views of USS Yorktown, Ft Sumter, Castle Pinckney and the Ravenel Bridge.  The course can be very challenging with winds, wind chop, and currents.  PFD REQUIRED on all craft. LEASHES REQUIRED on all Paddleboards
  3. The Fun Run: This course is offered to our younger friends, 12 years and under. It is an approximately 1-mile course that features buoy turns and takes place right in front of the dock!


Want to volunteer as part of the Race Crew?


Everyone knows that a good event takes great volunteers to make it a success! That is why we need to you to help us out :)  The sign-up sheet is now live so please click here to lend a hand and volunteer at the 2017 Chucktown Showdown!



Registration  & Entry Fees

Registration fees include the following:

- Race Entry

- Race T-Shirt (guaranteed if registered 2+ weeks before race)

- Lunch Voucher

- Beer Voucher (if 21+)




Cash Prizes for the 2017 Chucktown Showdown


Harbor Course - 9 mile SUP 14' Men and SUP 12'6 Women*

1st Place. $500

2nd Place. $250

3rd Place. $100

4th Place. $75

5th Place. $50


Harbor Course - 9 mile SUP 12'6" Men and SUP 14' Women*

1st Place. $250

2nd Place. $150

3rd Place. $75

4th Place. $50

5th Place. $25



**The above list comprises the target cash prizes.  Final cash prize amounts are subject to change based on sponsor participation and registration levels.



Chucktown Showdown Race Divisions:


Kids Course - 1 mile, All Genders, SUP 12'6 & under, 12U


Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP Surfboard (<12'6), All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP Surfboard (<12’6), All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Women, Prone, All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Men, Prone, All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 14, 50+

Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 14, 50+

Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, 50+

Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, 50+

Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, 17U

Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, 17U

Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 14, All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, All Ages

Battery - 4 mile, Men, SUP 14, All Ages


Harbor - 9 mile, Women, Surfski Single, All Ages

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, Surfski Single, All Ages

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, OC-1, 18-49

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, OC-1, 18-49

NEW: Harbor - 9 mile, Women, OC-1, 50+

NEW: Harbor - 9 mile, Men, OC-1, 50+

Harbor - 9 mile, All Genders, OC-2, All Ages

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, Prone, All Ages

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, Prone, All Ages

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, 50+

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, 50+

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 14, 50+

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 14, 50+

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 14, All Ages (Cash Awards)

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 12'6, All Ages (Cash Awards)

Harbor - 9 mile, Women, SUP 12'6, All Ages (Cash Awards)

Harbor - 9 mile, Men, SUP 14, All Ages (Cash Awards)


Required Minimums for Awards:

a) Cash - 10 per division

b) Trophies - 3 per division


Have a question regarding prizes? Pleases email us at: chucktownshowdownracing@gmail.com


Friday, September 15

12:00pm (Noon) ONLINE REGISTRATION ENDS
Packet Pickup & In-Person Late Registration
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard - Charleston, SC 29403
Technique Clinic with Tommy Buday Jr -
  • 5:00pm-7:00pm
  • Brittlebank Park (Bristol Marina Pier)


Saturday, September 16:

NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION!!!  PACKET PICKUP ONLY!!!

Chucktown Showdown Main Event
  • 6:00 - 7:15am Packet Pickup @ Brittlebank Park
  • 7:15 - 7:30am: Mandatory Race Meeting (all racers in Harbor/Battery courses) Brittlebank Park
  • 7:30am - 7:50am: Launch and warm-up from Bristol Marina Pier
  • 8:05am: START Harbor Course Race @ Brittlebank Pier
  • 8:10am: START Battery Course Race @ Brittlebank Pier
  • 11:00am Beer Garden opens @ Brittlebank Park
  • 11:00am: Food Trucks opens for Lunch @ Brittlebank Park
  • 11:00am START Kids Race @ Brittlebank Pier
  • ~ 12:30pm Awards Presentation @ Brittlebank Park

Chucktown Showdown After Party @ Mex1 Cantina

  • 6:00pm-10:00pm
  • 2205 Middle St, Sullivan's Island, SC 29482 (6:00-10:00pm)


Sunday, September 17th:

SUP Surf Contest

  • 7:30am-12:00pm
  • 9th Block, Isle of Palms, SC


Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Ken Bowman1SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lisa Schell4OC-150+Girl
Wade Causey5Surfski Single50+Guy
Chris Cannavaro6Prone (All)18-49Guy
Mike White7SUP 14'18-49Guy
John Batson9SUP 14'18-49Guy
Eric Carter10SUP 14'18-49Guy
William Schaet12Surfski Single50+Guy
Jeremy Whitted15SUP 14'18-49Guy
Justin Schaay17SUP 14'18-49Guy
Eric Mims18Surfski Single18-49Guy
Cindy Massa, Ted Burnell19OC-250+Mixed
Robert Lake20Surfski Single18-49Guy
Hamilton Plaza, Carmen Molini22OC-250+Mixed
Martha Criscuolo24SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Mark Poole25Surfski Single50+Guy
Mike Hill26SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michele Hoban27SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Doug Young28SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Jenna Blackburn34SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jenny Alderman35SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Terry Smith39SUP 14'18-49Guy
Chuck Sisunik51SUP 14'50+Guy
Troy Gossard54SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mac Barnhardt, Robert Cornwell57OC-218-49Guy
Robert Cornwell, Mac Barnhardt58OC-250+Guy
Matt Cesmat59SUP 14'50+Guy
Chris Mulstay60Surfski Single18-49Guy
Daniel Lauder61SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tommy Buday62SUP 14'18-49Guy
David Hurlock63Surfski Single50+Guy
Nathan Champion65SUP 14'18-49Guy
Jeff Baxter67SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Doug Haynie68SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brenda Norman69SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Tharin Walker70OC-118-49Guy
Kevin Mcfarland71SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Teresa Plitt73SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Ralph Dismukes80Surfski Single50+Guy
Kata Dismukes81Surfski Single18-49Girl
Flavio Costa82Surfski Single18-49Guy
Jamie Penland86SUP 14'18-49Guy
Andy Anderson91SUP 14'18-49Guy
Erin O'brien93SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jennifer Covington95SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Andy Weinbach96SUP 14'18-49Guy
Peter Lempesis97OC-118-49Guy
Kim Hillhouse98SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Isabelle Picard102SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Bill Kraft103SUP 14'18-49Guy
Corey Taylor104SUP 14'18-49Guy
Ashley Starkey105SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Amy Clark106SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Joey Huempfner107SUP 14'18-49Guy
Caleb Clark108SUP 14'17UGuy
Ian Clark109SUP 12'6"17UGuy
John Beausang110OC-118-49Guy
Steve Dullack111OC-118-49Guy
Jeff Hood112OC-150+Guy
Kurt Weigand113SUP 14'18-49Guy
Michael Dolan114SUP 14'18-49Guy
Barry Blackburn117OC-118-49Guy
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Campbell Carter2SUP 12'6"17UGuy
Kristin Hall8SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
David Jeffcoat11SUP 14'18-49Guy
Debbie Gillikin13SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Trish Lord21SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Skip Sergent23SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Phillip Eldred30SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Megan Cliff32SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Mike Fox33SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Alice Batson36SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Morgan Crawford37SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Krysten Wood38SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Kathryn Rowe52SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steve Phillips53SUP 14'50+Guy
Georgia Bloomer-rancourt55SUP 12'6"17UGirl
Keith Kopasky56SUP 12'6"50+Guy
Nicki Bloomer64SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Alice Freeman66SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Rebecca Trapp72SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Erin Atkinson74SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Michael Faulkner75SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
David Russotto76SUP 14'50+Guy
Danielle Goldston77SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Alana Sommers78SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Jake Custer79SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Cliff Willey83SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Joe Calandra87SUP Surfboard50+Guy
Steve Fisher88SUP 14'50+Guy
Chris Willey89SUP 14'18-49Guy
Joshua Hall90SUP 14'18-49Guy
Kate Borg92SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Charmaine Saulsbury94SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Jeanna Bunting99SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Marie Fogle100SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
Michael Willey101SUP Surfboard18-49Guy
Mitch Cherry115SUP 14'50+Guy
Emmye Cherry116SUP Surfboard18-49Girl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Campbell Carter3SUP 12'6"12UGuy
Mason Kober16SUP Under 12'6"12UGuy
Jolie Mello29SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl
Gracyn Ross31SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl
Georgia Bloomer-rancourt55SUP Under 12'6"12UGirl
Koi Mcfarland84SUP 12'6"12UGuy
Diego Costa85SUP Under 12'6"12UGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

The 4 mile Battery Course starts at the Brittlebank Park fishing pier and travels southeast along the coastline of the Charleston peninsula until it reaches the 2 mile mark (Yellow Buoy) near the end of the Battery (tip of the peninsula). Racers make a right-hand (clockwise) turn around the Buoy and head back to the Brittlebank Park for the final Yellow Turn Buoy (clockwise) and finish at the fishing pier.  The course is a Clockwise loop.

The 9 mile Harbor Course starts the same as the Battery Course but continues past the Yellow Buoy near the end of the Battery (tip of the peninsula).  Once cleared of the peninsula, racers will turn left (now heading NE), continue until you reach Shuttes Folly Island, make a right-hand (clockwise) turn around to the backside (northeast side) of Shuttes Folly Island (now heading SW), heading back up the Ashley River to Brittlebank Park for the final yellow turn buoy for a right-hand (clockwise) turn toward the finish at the fishing pier.  The course is a Clockwise loop.



Come experience the history & charm of Charleston, South Carolina in the beautiful Lowcountry!


The Chucktown Showdown will start and end at Brittlebank Park, (0 Lockwood Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29403)

Hotel recommendations:

  • Host Hotel: Charleston Marriott, 170 Lockwood Boulevard - Charleston, SC 29403 (843) 723-3000
  • Holiday Inn Express Charleston Downtown - Ashley River; 250 Spring St, Charleston, SC 29403; (843) 722-4000
  • Hilton Garden Inn, 45 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC, 29401; (843) 637-40743.
  • Holiday Inn Charleston Riverview, 301 Savannah Highway, Charleston, SC 29407; (843) 556-7100
  • Courtyard Charleston Waterfront (Marriott), 35 Lockwood Drive, Charleston, SC 29401; (843) 722-7229
  • Comfort Inn, 144 Bee St, 29401, (843) 577-2224
  • Charleston Harbor Resort and Marina; 20 Patriots Point Drive, Mount Pleasant; (843) 856-0028
  • Best Western Patriots Point, 259 McGrath Darby Blvd, 29464, (843) 971-7070
  • Hampton Inn Charleston / Mt. Pleasant - Patriots Point 255 Sessions Way, 29464, (843) 881-3300


When:

Sep 16 to Sep 17, 2017

Where:

Charleston, SC