Music City SUP Race 2016

The Music City SUP (and kayak and prone) Race is back for 2016! We're now part of the Southern Stoke Series and presented by Ryman Hospitality Properties.

This race is a community paddling event produced by a number of local paddling outfitters. Proceeds from the race benefit the Cumberland River Compact, which works to protect our local watershed.

We'll race next to the downtown Nashville skyline in two events, open to everyone from first-time racers to pros:

• 2-Mile Race (two loops, with 5 turns each, $50)
• 6-Mile Elite Race (six loops, $60)

Both races are open to SUP, kayak and prone paddlers, hard boards/boats and inflatables. 

Racers who register in advance will be eligible to win a BOTE board from our sponsor, SweetWater Brewing Co.

And! All racers will receive a 10% discount off registration for the Rock Island Paddle Rampage Sept. 4, thanks to sponsor Hardwin Adventures.

River Queen Voyages and Cumberland Kayak have rental kayaks available for this race. You must contact them directly to make a reservation, in addition to registering for the race. Chattanooga Paddleboards has race boards available for rent.

Need to place to stay? Book your room at the Hotel Preston (733 Briley Parkway) online.

Or call 866-986-8089. Request the Music City SUP Race/Nashville Paddle Co. rate to get the discount. The hotel has free parking.

Everyone who races must sign our digital waiver:

PLEASE NOTE: If you are registering late, you are not guaranteed a t-shirt.

Please e-mail with questions. We look forward to seeing you on the water. 

The Music City SUP (and kayak and prone) Race is back for 2016 and now part of the Southern Stoke Series!

Date: Saturday, July 30, 2016

7 a.m. Day-of registration opens

8 a.m. Vendors open

8:30 a.m. Racer information meeting and announcements

8:45 a.m. National anthem by Jacky Dustin

9 a.m. 6-mile race starts

11 a.m. 2-mile race starts

Noon award ceremony starts in the Cumberland River Compact River Center, third floor of the Bridge Building, overlooking the race

1 p.m. After party with SweetWater Brewing Co. at Acme Feed & Seed. Racer wristband gives you discounts on food.

3 p.m. Cars must be out of the Lot R parking lot

This schedule, like everything in life, is subject to change.


There are three ideal spots to view the race: Along the East Bank Landing Park, from the Cumberland River Compact River Center VIP area, or from the top of the Pedestrian Bridge. 

Pets are allowed on leash (not to exceed 6’). Pets are not permitted inside the Cumberland River Compact River Center or at the after party.

Available on the first floor of the Bridge Building.

Should we experience rain during the race…prepare to get wet! If we have lightning and thunder, we will not go on the water until storms have safely passed and we are cleared from the Coast Guard. Depending on the forecast, we may consolidate race start times. Race fees are not refundable, but will be donated to the Cumberland River Compact.

VOLUNTEER:  Sign up to volunteer:

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Kathy Rogers1SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Lynn Duble2SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Robin Boyea6SUP UnlimitedOpenGirl
Brendan Sweetman8SUP 14'OpenGuy
Rangi Sweetman9SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Anne Coverdale10SUP 14'OpenGirl
Amy Gillon12SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Tony Pros14SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Zack Rankin17SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Matthew Silvey21SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Debbie Renner22SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Holly Myers24SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Richard Derry26SUP 14'OpenGuy
Michelle Kearney29SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Julian Desprez30SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Brian Johnson39SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Joseph Reilly40SUP 14'OpenGuy
John Collins42SUP UnlimitedOpenGuy
Andee Rudloff43SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Halle Rudloff44SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Patrick Hahs45SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Scott Ealy46SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Susan Murphy47SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Alex Pricope48SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Ashley Orr49SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Liz Veyhl50SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Jake Veyhl51SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Katy Clarke55SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Michele O'hern56SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Josh Chrisman58SUP 14'OpenGuy
Andrea Keener60SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Lawson Bair69KayakOpenGuy
Kody Mayberry71KayakOpenGuy
Chris Woodward72SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Megan Gillon73SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Nicholas Diguiseppe79SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Thomas Hill80SUP 14'U17Guy
Lindsay Stillman82SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Brian Caine83SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Andrew Jarratt84SUP 14'OpenGuy
Stephanie Hall85SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Glenn Wade88SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
John Cobb90SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Butch Gregory91SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Abbey Kate Gregory92SUP SurfboardU17Girl
Ashley Sassaman93SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Stephanie Hansen95SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Jay Hansen96SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Heather Copeland99SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
V Noble Redmon Iii100SUP 14'OpenGuy
Charlotte Bergman103SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Kimberly Sarubbi104SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Ken Dunlap105SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Tiffany Peters106SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Cara Mia Pinto107SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Tim Dunn108SUP 14'OpenGuy
Lexie Dunn109SUP 14'OpenGirl
Bob Diehl112SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Simon Tuson113SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Emilie Schramm118KayakU17Girl
Brandon Zimmerman121SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Donald Bey3SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Mary Hickerson4KayakOpenGirl
Janelle Gallagher5SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Michelle Moulton7SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Tammy Perkins11SUP 14'OpenGirl
Eddie Gillon13KayakOpenGuy
Christa Bowdish15SUP 14'OpenGirl
Mark Rankin16SUP 14'OpenGuy
Scott Brisson18SUP 14'OpenGuy
Erin Lynch19SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Jeff Lynch20SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Carla Maxson23SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Nathan Gordon25SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Sarah Milkie27SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Stefan Halushka31SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Amy Fowler32SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Jason Fowler33SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Toome Brandon34SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
John Hardin35SUP 14'OpenGuy
Christi Williams36SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
David Widmer37SUP 14'OpenGuy
Brooke Widmer38SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Brent Mock41KayakOpenGuy
Ashley Chrisman52SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Mark Chrisman53SUP 14'OpenGuy
Phil Meyer54SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
June Mizoguchi57SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Mike Iwashita59SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
M E Sorci61SUP 14'OpenGirl
Mark Snider62KayakOpenGuy
Chris Murphy63SUP 14'OpenGuy
Kim Hillhouse64SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Lindsay Ford65SUP 14'OpenGirl
Adam Davis66KayakOpenGuy
Eric Hall67SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Steve Hall68SUP 14'OpenGuy
Matthew Vance70SUP 14'OpenGuy
Jacob Crox74SUP 14'OpenGuy
Korey Montgomery75SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Larry Hill76SUP 14'OpenGuy
Hal Turner77SUP 14'OpenGuy
Dottie Hodges78SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Theodore Bapty81KayakOpenGuy
John Diller86SUP 14'OpenGuy
Tabitha Price87SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Hicks Poor89SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Allison Ware94SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Grayson Smith97SUP 14'OpenGuy
Anne Grose98SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Marcus Larson110KayakOpenGuy
Nick Jimenez111SUP 14'OpenGuy
Tim Schramm114KayakOpenGuy
Kyle Ellison115SUP 14'OpenGuy
Paul Plummer116SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Trevor Motz117SUP 14'OpenGuy
Kurt Weigand119SUP 14'OpenGuy
Andrew Helton120KayakOpenGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


We race in a 1-mile loop in downtown Nashville, launching from the EAST SIDE of the river. The loop has 5 turns

1st leg = 0.42mi (2200')

2nd leg = 0.05mi (250')

3rd leg = 0.39mi (2100')

4th leg = 0.05mi (250')

5th leg = 0.05mi (250')

Finish = 0.03mi (150')

1 mile lap w/ 5 turns

Launch is from the sloped concrete and grass "beach" closer to Nissan Stadium (not from the docks where we were in 2013). Those who don't want to do the buoy turn in the middle of the "W" can choose to around bridge (starting line) and back. That's slightly longer but with fewer turns. 


Racers will be body marked instead of race numbers. We will have body marking at packet pickup the morning of the race.  Race numbers need to be at least 3” on the right side of your body. We will need to mark your body below your race shirt or shorts. It’s imperative that the timers see your race number when you finish.

Racers will be allowed in the water to warm up by 8:45 a.m., immediately following national anthem.

Launch: Racers will launch on and off boards from the sloped concrete "beach" (not the dock) on the east side of the river. You will paddle up river (away from bridge columns) to await your air horn start behind the start line. We will have volunteers along the dock to help you safely come off the water. The volunteers can carry your board to the staging area if you need help.

All racers will stage their boards in the grassy tiered lawn area. Look for signage. Racers are encouraged to bring SUP bags or other protection for your SUP when not racing. 

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East Bank Landing is the park next to Nissan Stadium (formerly LP Field) on the east side of the Cumberland River.


Available for free our event in Lot R. (You must be out of this lot no later than 3 p.m.) You do not need a parking permit.

For more parking options downtown, visit:



Jul 30, 2016


Nashville, TN