12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival
SAVE THE DATE - Saturday, June 14, 2014
Garrard Landing Park and Riverside Park, Roswell
9 a.m. (race), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (festival)
Registration opens April 18.
Paddlers of all ages and skill levels will take to the water on Saturday, June 14, for the 12th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race and Festival. Organized and presented by Chattahoochee Riverkeeper (CRK) in partnership with the National Park Service, Fulton County, and the city of Roswell, the event celebrates the Chattahoochee and fosters a sense of community around the river.
Proceeds go to support CRK’s mission to protect and preserve the Chattahoochee River system for the people and wildlife that depend upon it. Check out highlights from last year’s event!
The community will enjoy live music and an array of exhibits that include local artisans and farmers’ market vendors. Children will be treated to Frisbee dog demonstrations, face painting, balloon artists and more.
When: 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park in Roswell
The eight-mile race includes competitive and recreational categories for kayaks, canoes and stand-up paddle boards, and features exciting Class I-II rapids. Awards, including Best Costume and Best Boat Decoration, will be presented at the end of the race.
The race also includes a team challenge, as a way to build pride, morale and camaraderie for companies, schools, and clubs. As a special treat for racers only, paddlers will be greeted at the end of the course by the SweetWater Beer Barge. Paddlers may enjoy sodas, water, or a SweetWater brew (for patrons 21 and over) before going ashore.
When: 9 a.m.
Where: Garrard Landing Park on Holcomb Bridge Road (start), Riverside Park (end)
Registration: All registered paddlers receive a gift bag, T-shirt, box lunch and a one-year CRK membership. Be sure to register early, as we sold out in 2013.
- Advanced registration (April 18 – June 9): $40 for solo boats, $60 for tandem boats
- Onsite registration (June 10-June 14): $50 for solo, $70 for tandem boats