Rock Island Paddle Rampage-2016 -


The Rock Island Paddle Rampage 2016   - A great time is guaranteed, but get ready to put in some work! This beautiful course on Center Hill Lake sits right next to the damn and acts more like a river in this section. This race will be a great lead up to the ChattaJack or if you just want to have fun then try the 4 mile course.  Beyond the race we also have live music, beer, food, and camping.  This year we are including a 14 mile course and opening up the categories so that more can compete. We hope to see you there. 

When - 9/4/16

Date - September 4th 2016

EVENT TIMING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE 1 MONTH BEFORE RACE

                9:00am - 11:30am - Registration opens for all participants.

                11:45am - Race Speech paddle launch

                12:00pm - 14 Mile race starts

                2:45pm - Race Speech paddle launch

                3:00pm -  4 mile race starts

                6:00pm - Race shuts down all participants will be pulled if they are still on the        course. 

                6:00pm - Music starts and food is served

                7:00pm  Awards


Distances - 14, and 4 miles

Categories for 14 mile Race - 14' SUP - 12'6" SUP - Rec SUP - Rec Kayak 14' and Under - Race Kayak or Surfski over 14' - Male and Female 1st-3rd Place

Categories for 4 mile Race - Paddle board only, no categories, 1-3rd place prize for male and female. 

LocationHorseShoe Bend Marina - horseshoebendmarina.com - (931) 657-5080

Rental Contact – Nashville Paddle Company - (773) 969-6340

Camping - Horseshoe Bend Marina at (931) 657-5080


Admission Includes:
  • Race Entry
  • Race Shirt
  • Beer
  • Entry to campgrounds to watch live music and awards

Nashville Paddle Company will be helping us with rentals. If you need to rent a SUP they will actually carry your gear out to the race and have it waiting for you to pick up. Please be sure to get your board early as they always run out. Check out more details below or come to our website

Rental Contact: Nashville Paddle Company Please know that rentals are separate from the entry into the race. To get your rental please contact Nashville Paddle Company  They will bring the SUP, and required equipment to the event for you.  Cost for rental is $35

Camping - Please contact the marina to reserve a camping spot. They always sell out this time of year. 

Common Questions:

Is there required equipment for the race? PFD's and board leashes are required.
Are there rapids? - The video shows rapids that you will go near but never through. The shallowest section is about 5 feet deep. 
Waterfalls? -  Depending on which course you do will depend on how many you see. Rather or not they are gushing out water really depends on how the weather is. The large waterfalls are always pouring but  participants will need to drive to the main waterfalls shown in the video. These are just 5 min down the road.
What will Nashville Paddle Company Bring? - A board, PFD, leash, and paddle! They will also be out at the event early to help anyone who might be new to the sport and perhaps do some paddle yoga!
What is different about this year? There is a 14 mile course, the 1 and 2 mile course is no more, 4 mile course is open to call categories, the 4 mile course only has awards for 1st place. 
Can I bring my own board? Yes, remember PFD and leashes are required.
How late does the band play? 10pm
When will I get the complete race layout? One week before the race
What categories are there?14' SUP - 12'6" SUP - Rec SUP - Rec Kayak 14' and Under - Race Kayak or Surfski over 14'
Will there be vegetarian food options - Yes
What about lightning? If lightning is in the area we will hold off on the start. If lightning does not clear by 1 hour after the 14mile race start time we will push all participants into the 4 mile competition. If the 4 mile does not clear after an hour past it's start time the race will be cancelled.
What about rain? Race is a go
Can I change my distance on race day? you may change your time 24 hours ahead of time but not on race day. Sorry we are just too busy this close to the race.
Can someone sub for me? You can as long as we are notified 24hrs before the race.
Where do we start? We will start in the water in front of the marina
Is this race part of the Rock Island State Park? It is not but we do work with the park as you will be passing by it. Please do not contact the park with questions related to this event. The RD can be reached at help@hardwinadventures.com
Are there refunds if I do not make it? There are no refunds but we can give you a partial refund if it is a month out.
How bad is the current? Even when the flood gates are open the current is unnoticeable.










Event-Rock Island Paddle Rampage

When - 9/4/16

Date - September 4th 2016

EVENT TIMING IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE 1 MONTH BEFORE RACE

                9:00am - 11:30am - Registration opens for all participants.

                11:45 - Race Speech paddle launch

                12:00pm - 14 Mile race starts

                10:45 - Race Speech paddle launch

                3:00pm -  4 mile race starts

                6:00pm - Race shuts down all participants will be pulled if they are still on the        course. 

                6:00pm - Music starts and food is served

                7:00pm  Awards

  •          8:00pm firework show


Distances - 14, and 4

Categories for 14 mile Race - 14' SUP - 12'6" SUP - Rec SUP - Rec Kayak 14' and Under - Race Kayak or Surfski over 14'

Categories for 4 mile Race - Paddle board only and 1st place prize for male and female. This race is more for fun and 

LocationHorseShoe Bend Marina - horseshoebendmarina.com - (931) 657-5080

Rental Contact – Nashville Paddle Company - (773) 969-6340

Camping - Horseshoe Bend Marina at (931) 657-5080

Event Entries Click on an event to see who entered.

NameNumberCraftAgeGender
John Hardin1SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Chris Murphy8SUP 14'AllGuy
Justin Burd9Surfski SingleAllGuy
M E Sorci12SUP 14'AllGirl
Steve Hall14SUP 14'AllGuy
Lindsay Ford18SUP 14'AllGirl
Ted Burnell19Surfski SingleAllGuy
Jacob Crox20SUP 14'AllGuy
Debbie Renner21SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Mike Iwashita22SUP 12'6"AllGuy
Myrlene Marsa23Surfski SingleAllGirl
Megan Smith25SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Bruce Franks27SUP 14'AllGuy
Tim Schramm28Surfski SingleAllGuy
Larry Hill34SUP 14'AllGuy
William Cummins37Surfski SingleAllGuy
David Long38Surfski SingleAllGuy
Elmore Holmes40Surfski SingleAllGuy
James Suh41SUP 14'AllGuy
Allison Ware42SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Pete Fitzstevens45SUP 14'AllGuy
Brendan Sweetman47SUP 14'AllGuy
Bill Kraft49SUP 14'AllGuy
Isabelle Picard50SUP 12'6"AllGirl
Cindy Sorci51SUP 14'AllGirl
NameNumberCraftAgeGender
Tina Errthum2SUP (All)AllGirl
Tony Pros3SUP (All)AllGuy
Janelle Gallagher4SUP (All)AllGirl
Dawn Powell5SUP (All)AllGirl
Buford Powell6SUP (All)AllGuy
Jerry Jones7SUP (All)AllGuy
Melissa Clinton10SUP (All)AllGirl
Anne Coverdale11SUP (All)AllGirl
Eric Hall13SUP (All)AllGuy
Matthew Silvey15SUP (All)AllGuy
Ted Nelson16SUP (All)AllGuy
Katy Clarke17SUP (All)AllGirl
Helena Champagne24SUP (All)AllGirl
Lindsey Smith26SUP (All)AllGirl
Jayne Brucks29SUP (All)AllGirl
Wayne Brucks30SUP (All)AllGuy
Leigh Linhoss31SUP (All)AllGirl
Sarah Milkie32SUP (All)AllGirl
Sarah Shearer33SUP (All)AllGirl
Carol Hill35SUP (All)AllGirl
Jorge Vela36SUP (All)AllGuy
Cam Atchley39SUP (All)AllGuy
Jesse Byers43SUP (All)AllGuy
Rangi Sweetman44SUP (All)AllGuy
Cindy Massa46SUP (All)AllGirl
Julian Desprez48SUP (All)AllGuy
Camille Harlin52SUP (All)AllGirl
Andrew Helton53SUP (All)AllGuy
Mimi Hickerson54SUP (All)AllGirl

Results Select an event to view results.

Note: All live times are unadjusted and unofficial.

Go to http://hardwinadventures.com/rock-island-water-rampage/rirr2016/ 

This will allow you to download the google earth layout. To view the file be sure to download google earth on your computer. 

Use the force... Or just look up Horseshoe Bend Marina and copy the directions from your location. 

When:

Sep 4, 2016

Where:

Walling, TN