Music City SUP and Kayak Race 2017

Join us for the Music City SUP and Kayak Race, presented by Nashville Fit Magazine. We'll race along the scenic shores of J. Percy Priest Lake, 20 minutes from downtown Nashville, TN. Join your friends to race a 2-mile or 6-mile course, or sign your groms up for a 1-mile short course. The race is open to standup paddleboarders, kayakers and prone paddlers alike! Hard boards or inflatables. 


The Music City SUP (and Kayak and Prone) Race is back for 2017! We're part of the Southern Stoke Series and presented by Nashville Fit Magazine.


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, and the Nashville Parks Foundation. Our race launches from inside Metro Parks' Hamilton Creek Recreation Area. We're grateful for all both organizations do for our paddling community.

Our event is open to everyone, from first-time racers to pros:


• 1-Mile Grom Race ($25)
• 2-Mile Race ($45)

• 6-Mile Elite Race ($55)

Prices increase by $10 on July 7, 2017.


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


Your race fee includes your registration, a hat, awards for category winners and tons of fun

River Queen Voyages has 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:

If you want to reserve a rec board or kayak, you can do it online at Nashville Paddle. For race boards, contact Chattanooga Paddleboards at There is an additional fee for board and kayak rentals.

PLEASE NOTE: If you register after July 7, you are not guaranteed a hat.

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

Photography by Angela Everett, Nossi College of Art. 

Date: Saturday, July 29, 2017

7 a.m. Day-of registration opens, check in  and vendors open

8 a.m. Day-of registration closes. Racer information meeting and announcements

8:15 a.m. National anthem by Jacky Dustin

8:30 a.m. 2-mile race starts (staggered start for kayaks)

9:30 a.m. 6-mile race starts (staggered start for kayaks)

11:00 a.m. 1-mile fun (kids'/grom) race starts (staggered start for kayaks)

Noon award ceremony 

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


Ideal spots to view the race will be posted.

Pets are allowed on leash (not to exceed 6’). 

Public restrooms will be open in the where Nashville Paddle Co. is based, at the race site.

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. Depending on the forecast, we may consolidate race start times. Race fees are not refundable, but will be donated to the Cumberland River Compact and the Nashville Parks Foundation.

VOLUNTEER:  We'd love help! Sign up here to volunteer

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Hope Landis5KayakOpenGirl
Jeremy Landis6KayakOpenGuy
Brenna Landis7KayakOpenGirl
Nadine Landis8KayakOpenGirl
Eden Landis9KayakOpenGirl
Gena Boyte18SUP (All)OpenGirl
Emilie Schramm40KayakU17Girl
Reeve Gabele56SUP (All)U17Guy
Alexis Barber101SUP (All)U17Girl
Grace Holland114SUP (All)U17Guy
Xavier Hylton115SUP (All)U17Guy
Matthew Silvey2SUP 14'OpenGuy
Jennifer Murrell3KayakOpenGirl
Tony Pros10SUP 14'OpenGuy
Lynn Duble11SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Jessica Greenwood12SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Jack Fitzstevens14SUP SurfboardU17Guy
Jeremy Just16SUP 14'OpenGuy
Sarah Milkie19SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Richard Derry23SUP 14'OpenGuy
Brianna Leland24SUP 14'OpenGirl
Ashley Madera26SUP UnlimitedU17Girl
Megan Smith28SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Lindsey Smith29SUP 14'OpenGirl
Joseph Reilly31SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Chris Murphy32SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Damien Ayala34SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Brian Johnson37SUP 14'OpenGuy
Jennah Wave38SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Haley Berl39SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Rangituwaho Sweetman42SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Katy Clarke44SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Helena Champagne47SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Katie Britt51SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Andee Rudloff52SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Bob Diehl54SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Megan Gillon58SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Thomas Holland59SUP 14'OpenGuy
Rhonda Hamilton65SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Glenn Wade66SUP 14'OpenGuy
Susan Cost68SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Kate Cost69SUP 12'6"U17Girl
Joe Stibler70SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Carol Hill72SUP 14'U17Guy
Jordan Slaughter73SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Carol Hill75SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Kathy Rogers77SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Cody Scott78SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Joey Frank83SUP 14'U17Guy
Mitch Cherry84SUP 14'OpenGuy
Emmye Cherry85SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Brent Gabele86SUP SurfboardOpenGuy
Liz Veyhl91SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Lexie Dunn92SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Jake Veyhl93SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Joy Riddle94SUP 14'OpenGirl
Mike Iwashita96SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Julian Desprez99SUP 12'6"U17Guy
Bubba Sloan102SUP 14'OpenGuy
Amy Gillon103SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Angie Nicolletta108SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Emma Sacks111KayakU17Girl
Gillyen Demers113SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Hugh Brooks1SUP 14'OpenGuy
Scott Brisson4SUP 14'OpenGuy
Pete Fitzstevens13SUP 14'OpenGuy
Cam Atchley15SUP 14'OpenGuy
Scott Boyte17SUP 14'OpenGuy
Ted Nelson20SUP 14'OpenGuy
Nancy Packard21KayakOpenGirl
Jerry Jones22SUP 14'OpenGuy
John Hardin25SUP 14'OpenGuy
Peter Shimpeno27SUP 14'OpenGuy
June Mizoguchi30SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Frank Dreiling33SUP 14'OpenGuy
Tim Schramm35KayakOpenGuy
Tammy Perkins36SUP 14'OpenGirl
Brendan Sweetman41SUP 14'OpenGuy
Korey Montgomery43SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Sarah Perrotto45SUP 14'OpenGirl
Jana Lucas46SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Trevor Motz48SUP 14'OpenGuy
Mary Orr49SUP SurfboardOpenGirl
Eric Hall53SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Mike Alan57KayakOpenGuy
Janelle Gallagher60SUP 14'OpenGirl
Tom Christensen62KayakOpenGuy
Karin Helfmann63SUP 14'OpenGirl
Gerald Hamilton64SUP UnlimitedOpenGuy
Lindsay Ford67SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Larry Hill71SUP 14'OpenGuy
Elmore Holmes74KayakOpenGuy
Kim Hillhouse76SUP 12'6"OpenGirl
Butch Gregory79SUP 14'OpenGuy
Mike Nualla80SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Jason Hjelseth81SUP 14'OpenGuy
Muril Robertson82KayakOpenGuy
Ryan Fullerton87SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Ben Friberg88SUP 14'OpenGuy
Hicks Poor89SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Jereme Dees90SUP 14'OpenGuy
Adam Davis95KayakOpenGuy
Pedro Gapero97KayakOpenGuy
Ted Burnell98KayakOpenGuy
Charles Westrip, Charlie Westrip100Tandem KayakOpenGuy
Mardae Weaver104KayakOpenGuy
Audun Hansen105SUP 14'OpenGuy
William Cummins106KayakOpenGuy
Henry Lawrence107KayakOpenGuy
Michael Westenberger109SUP 12'6"OpenGuy
Chris Tietz110SUP 14'OpenGuy
David Sacks112KayakOpenGuy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.


We race in a 2-mile triangle on Percy Priest Lake, staying relatively close to shore. We'll make left-hand 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 around 8:15 a.m., immediately following national anthem.

Launch: This race has a water start. You'll carry your boards from the grassy staging area into the water. The volunteers can carry your board to the staging area if you need help.

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

PaddleGuru software

The race is head inside Hamilton Creek Recreation Area, at Nashville Paddle Co.: From I-40 East, exit at Stewarts Ferry Pike (exit 219). Go straight south on Bell Road for 3.3 miles. (Do not turn left to go over the dam. If your GPS is taking you over the dam, you are going to Hermitage, not Nashville.) After 3.3 miles, turn left from Bell Road into Hamilton Creek Park (across from Ned Shelton Road). You’ll see a big brown sign that says “Hamilton Creek” and a small, blue sign that says “Nashville Paddle.” There are three different launch locations here. We launch from the beach area near the BMX area: When you turn off of Bell Road, turn RIGHT, toward the Music City BMX/mountain bike area. Then follow that road straight. The road will end in a parking area next to a grassy area with picnic tables next to the lake.

You can unload boards here and then park in the parking lot here, or to the left. Do not park on the roadway (do not block access for emergency vehicles). Parking is free.,-86.623198,15z/data=!4m2!3m1!1s0x0:0x40d6449b205b486c?sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiQotjAhL3MAhWCOyYKHSJ7AX8Q_BIIdTAN



Jul 29, 2017


Nashville, TN