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Cheers to Clean Water: Tennessee River Paddle-Off

901 Langford Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920
901 Langford Ave
Knoxville, TN 37920

(865) 254-5544

  • Date(s): June 9, 2019 to June 9, 2019
  • Event Time(s): 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
  • Price: $25.00 full registration, $15.00 celebration only, $10.00 kids race, free to float!
  • Location: Suttree Landing Park

Join us for the 3rd Annual Cheers to Clean Water Celebration on June 9th, 2019! This year, we are headed to the south waterfront for the Tennessee River Paddle-Off to celebrate the amazing resource we have in our backyards, the Tennessee River!


Participants are encouraged to bring a kayak, canoe, or paddle board and take part in a competitive race, or just float and enjoy the river. There are two route options: 4k (from Suttree Landing Park to the western tip of Dickinson Island), and 8k (from Suttree Landing Park and going up and around Dickinson Island). Friendly floaters can go as far as they would like (stay tuned for a map of the route).


Following the float is a celebration in the name of clean water at Suttree Landing Park, with craft libations from Alliance Brewing Company, Hi-Wire Brewing & Printshop Beer Co., live bluegrass music from Check Engine, raffle prizes, and educational activities for adults and kids alike.


With full registration, participants will receive entry to the event, one dry bag (13.75"), one 16oz steel cup, and 2 drink tickets. Race Only and Kids 12 & under race registrants receive entry to the event and one dry bag. Celebration only registrants receive entry to the event, one 16oz steel cup, and 2 drink tickets. Those who want to free float the river as part of this event receive free entry, with suggested donation of $5.


All proceeds from this event benefit the Water Quality Forum, a coalition of diverse partners working together to keep our waters in East Tennessee clean. A portion of the proceeds go directly to WaterFest, the Water Quality Forum’s largest annual education event. The event serves 800 students in kindergarten through third grade, introducing them to water science concepts and engaging them in fun, hands-on activities that teach them about their local water resources and how to protect them.


Boats are available for rent, but supplies are limited! Make sure to choose desired boat upon registration.
The City of Knoxville Solid Waste Department is also facilitating a river cleanup by boat! This will take place DURING the race. A limited number of boats will be provided.


Earn money back by referring others!
Share your unique link to refer others to this race. When they register using your link, you'll receive $5 back!
BUT DON'T WAIT, this referral offer only lasts until May 24th!
Your unique link will appear in on your confirmation page and in your email after you register.
Each registrant can earn up to $10 back by using their referral code.


Thank you to our Sponsors:
Erosion Supply, Inc., Waste Connections, Fulghum MacIndoe, Visit Knoxville, Waste Management, Keep the TN River Beautiful, and East Tennessee Whitewater Club


Cheers to Clean Water: Tennessee River Paddle-Off
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  • Suttree Landing Park
  • $25.00 full registration, $15.00 celebration only, $10.00 kids race, free to float!