Chattajack 31 Returns to Chattanooga
The 2014 SUP racing season hasn’t ended yet, as the Third Annual Chattajack 31 returns to Chattanooga, Tenn. this Saturday, October 25. With a couple hundred participants already registered for the 31.5-mile event, the competition will be heavy as competitors race down the Tennessee River on SUP, prone paddle boards, surf skis, kayaks and outrigger canoes.
Chattajack 31 competitors will take off in Chattanooga to the beat of the Howard High School drumline, lining the banks of the Tennessee River. Competitors will be racing downstream past Lookout Mountain and Moccasin Bend before racing through the Tennessee River Gorge. The 31.5-mile race will test competitors’ endurance, with the finish at Hale's Bar Marina in Nickajack Lake, where guitarist Mike Seal will be performing at the Awards Ceremony.
In addition to the race, the weekend will include a pre-race clinic on Friday afternoon with Larry Cain, 1984 Olympic canoe gold medalist. The clinic will cover SUP technique, race preparation and training, as well as how to choose the right equipment for different length races. OnIt Pro will also be providing board tune-ups with their Xtreme Creme and Blue Goo.