River + Road + Rock Adventure Triathlon


The race is ON! Please do your best to register by Friday noon to minimize race day signups.

This helps with custom awards planning - thanks for your help!

The Course

Distance Options:

  • Long - 10K Stand Up Paddle, 10K Run (½ road, ½ trail), 4 Climbing Routes (Walnut Street Bridge Wall)

  • Short - 5K Stand Up Paddle, 5K Riverwalk Run, 2 Climbing Routes (Walnut Street Bridge Wall)

  • All division paddle times count towards Southern Stoke Paddle Series points. Racers who do not wish to participate in individual or team triathlon may race just for points. NOTE: Podium awards are for triathlon divisions below. Southern Stoke standings will receive certificate of placement and points will carry but no podium.


Craft Divisions (Pertinent to individual triathlon and for Southern Stoke points):

  • Rec/Surf SUP (under 12'6" - individual triathlon short course ONLY)

  • 12'6" SUP (individual triathlon short course or long course)

  • 14' SUP (individual triathlon short course or long course)

  • Open (individual triathlon LONG COURSE ONLY any other craft: kayak, OC, Prone...)

  • NOTE: All Relay Triathlon teams will compete against one another; there is no designation for craft nor gender blend, but instead for cumulative total team age. Run what ya brung!


Individual/Team Divisions:


  • Individual Triathlon (Racer completes all three paddle, run, and climb portions; men and women awarded distinctly; board craft awarded distinctly)

  • EACH TEAM must complete a registration ($40 per participant online; $120 per team, with payment made by team captain at signup)

  • Relay General: (Three members each complete one sport leg, combined age between 76 and 124; no distinction for gender. NOTE: IF a team wishes to only run 2 people and double up on legs, that double up team member must register twice.)

  • Relay Masters: (three racers each complete one sport leg and Combined Team Age of 125 or higher; no distinction for gender. NOTE: IF a team wishes to only run 2 people and double up on legs, that double up team member must register twice.)

  • Relay Young Bucks: (three racers each complete one sport leg and Combined Team Age of 75 or less; no distinction for gender. NOTE: IF a team wishes to only run 2 people and double up on legs, that double up team member must register twice.)

Registration Info
Registration Dates & Race Fees:

Individual Racers: $60 thru 6/9, $80 race day

Team Racers Per Racer: $40 thru 6/9, $60 race day

Additional lunch tickets must be purchased for non-racers IN ADVANCE online $7 per


  • Online registration will close Friday June 9 at Noon EST or sooner if 200 racer limit is met

  • We will have race day registration if the 200 limit is not met

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


Paddler Premiums:

  • Tri-blend Race tee for all participants

  • Post-race pizza onsite for awards

  • Custom awards for triathlon podium finishers including awards for each relay team member of a team that podiums

  • 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; no expiration date.

  • Two beer tickets for optional after party @ 3rd Deck Burger Bar (food not included). Must be over 21 with ID and remember to tip your servers.

  • Discount coupons from Fleet Feet Sports in Chattanooga

  • Raffle tickets to win great gear including a free pair of kicks from Fleet Feet, A Kula Kooler from L2 Outside and more!

Race Detailed Info
Race Logistics:
  • Packet pickup will be Saturday morning onsite at the race from 6-7:30 am. Please be on time.  

  • The board staging area and race day check in will open at 6:00 am June 9.

  • Boat staging area & Start/Finish will be on the lawn at the Kayak launch under the Walnut Street Bridge, between the the Walnut Street Bridge climbing wall and the Chattanooga Theatre Center (near the Blue Rhino statue at the terminus of Tremont Street)

  • Please use COURSE tab to study the race courses in advance.  We will review the course during the safety meeting but each racer is responsible for their own course navigation.  Run course will be chalked or flagged.

  • All of the climbs are top rope climbs and belayers are provided.  You may bring your own harness and climbing shoes to stage in the board transition area if desired. If you do not wish to bring gear, harnesses are provided and you may climb in regular shoes or barefoot.


Race Overview and Timing Rules:

  • Racers begin race on water with a mass start by course length (long or short).  Race clock begins for each race.  

  • Racers complete their paddle course, bring their boards up the ramp to the lawn, and the paddle time is recorded by timing team as racers cross the sidewalk at the top of the paddle take out ramp. Make sure your number is visible and know your race number if asked.

  • Racers return board/gear to grass and transition to the run, proceeding to their respective courses.  Runners must stay on designated course as posted; runners who shorten the course will be disqualified.

  • Racers complete the run course and return to the transition area to grab any desired climbing gear or proceed directly to climb area.  

  • Racers approach the climb staging area (fenced area at climbing wall) and MUST CHECK IN with a timer, and their race clock pauses as they are assigned a climbing route. This also records their run completion time.

  • The clock starts again once the athlete leaves the ground on the first climb, and the clock pauses when the climber tops out for each climb for the descent and the change of routes. If the climber falls (or elects to stop) from the route and is caught on belay and descneded, the clock also pauses and the climber moves on to the next climb.

  • There will be a time penalty for each failed climb, calculated on race day to be the time of the day’s slowest successful climber for that route plus two minutes. Multiple falls/route stop/non-complete will result in an additional penalty for the racer (one noncomplete= penalty of slowest time+2 minutes; three noncompletes=penalty of slowest time on EACH failed route+6 minutes).  

Race Awards


TRIATHLON AWARDS: Podium Presentation and custom race award for places 1-3 in the following divisions:




Female and Male 1-3:

  • Rec/Surf SUP
  • 12’6” SUP
  • 14’ SUP


Female and Male 1-3:

  • 12’6” SUP
  • 14’ SUP
  • Open Craft (all other, including OC, Kayak, Prone, other)



Any Craft/Any Genders:

  • Relay General
  • Young Bucks (Combined age under 75)
  • Masters (Combined age over 125)


Any Craft/Any Genders:

  • Relay General
  • Young Bucks (Combined age under 75)
  • Masters (Combined age over 125)


SOUTHERN STOKE SERIES POINTS: Posting of results and certificate (no podium presentation) for places 1-3 in the following divisions:



  • Female and Male 1-3:
  • Rec/Surf SUP
  • 12’6” SUP
  • 14’ SUP



  • Female and Male 1-3:
  • Rec/Surf SUP
  • 12’6” SUP
  • 14’ SUP

Chattanooga Accommodations

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Lawn at kayak Launch at Coolidge Park - adjacent to Walnut Street Bridge climbing wall

6:00 am Packet pickup, Board staging and race day registration: Coolidge Park under Walnut Street Bridge adjacent to climbing wall)

7:30 am Registration closes; Packet Pickup Closes

8:00 am Mandatory Racer Meeting (all short and long course racers; all sports)

8:25 am National Anthem and Short Course start

8:30 am Long Course start

8:40 am Short Course start

12:30 pm Lunch Opens

1-1:30 pm Awards and Pizza - Outdoor Chattanooga (top of Coolidge Park)

After Party 3rd Deck Burger Bar: Beer ticket redemption and order food on your own

3rd Deck Burger Bar at the Southern Belle Riverboat: 201 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

Lindsay Ford1SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Megan Smith7SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Butch Gregory11SUP 14'50+Guy
Laura Kilpatrick13SUP Under 12'6"18-49Girl
Greg Highwood14SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Tj Gephart17SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Mark Baldwin25SUP 14'18-49Guy
Mel Whaley29SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Victoria Mchugh34SUP Under 12'6"50+Girl
Mitch Cherry36SUP 14'50+Guy
Christopher Reeves5SUP 14'18-49Guy
Lhimell Igot9SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Eric Bednorz10SUP 14'18-49Guy
Tony Trapani12SUP 14'50+Guy
Coleman Bradley23Open18-49Guy
Eric Hall26SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Natalie Sims31SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Steven Moore35Open18-49Guy
Steve Chase, Jerry Jones, Scarlett Underwood4SUP Relay (3 Person)AllMixed
Nancy Packard2SUP Under 12'6"AllGirl
Julie Soutuyo3SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Lindsey Smith8SUP 14'18-49Girl
Lynn Duble15SUP 12'6"50+Girl
Bruce Franks20SUP 14'50+Guy
Chris Murphy24SUP 14'18-49Guy
Brett Gould32SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Austin Gould33SUP Under 12'6"18-49Guy
Jason Hjelseth6SUP 14'18-49Guy
Cam Atchley16SUP 14'18-49Guy
Larry Hill18SUP 14'18-49Guy
Korey Montgomery19SUP 12'6"18-49Girl
Pete Fitzstevens21SUP 14'18-49Guy
Rand Perkins22SUP 14'50+Guy
Chuck Sisunik27SUP 14'50+Guy
June Mizoguchi28SUP 12'6"18-49Guy
Joel Hjelseth30SUP 12'6"50+Guy

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

  • 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 visible to timing team upon exit up ramp.
For all triathlon and paddle-only divisions: 5K/Short=1 lap; 10K/Long=2 laps:
Paddle Courses


5k paddle upriver and back, 5k run across Walnut Street Bridge and along Riverwalk, 2 climbing routes (one 5.6, one 5.7): (Course is generally flat along the paved Riverwalk with a slight incline up and over the Walnut Street Bridge)

10k paddle (2 laps upriver and back), 10k run downtown and on Stringer's Ridge, 4 climbing routes (one 5.6, one 5.7, one 5.8, one 5.9): Run course through Coolidge and Renaissance Parks, leverages city side streets to Stringers' Ridge Park, and back.  Viewranger details coming soon for trail segment.

Race Start & Finish:
Coolidge Park
150 River Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405

We will be on the lawn just East of Walnut Street Bridge and West of Chattanooga Theatre Center adjacent to the river and launch (steps with rails). Paid parking is available in multiple lots along River Street.


Jun 10, 2017


Chattanooga, TN