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We’re within100 days until Chattajack.  It seems like a long time away on one hand yet on the other it seems rather close, especially since it’s approaching the point where you have fewer days left to train than there are days since you registered.  Time goes by quickl...

July 15, 2019

Hopefully everyone is having a great summer, local/regional racers are going great, and your only friends are paddlers (& your dog)! Slowly but surely the months are ticking by as we creep ever so slowly closer to OCTOBER! Don’t worry, it’s going to be just fine, just...

April 29, 2019

It’s an honor that Chattajack gets to play a small part in what this team does for the Tennessee River Gorge day in and day out. They work tirelessly to protect the gorge in the present and future as well as understand the ecosystem’s health contained within the gorge...

April 29, 2019

Gotta admit, we’re pretty excited with how the 2019 Chattajack artwork turned out. Big round of applause for Blaze Syka who we had the honor of working with this year as our partner artist.

October 2, 2018

Little diagram giving an idea of Chattajack’s 2018 division breakdowns. Paddleboards (sup + prone) make up half the field, OC’s make up almost a quarter of the race, kayaks about 1/8 and skis 1/8.

October 2, 2018

Chattanooga’s Market Street Bridge has served as the starting point to Chattajack since the race began. Paddlers have staged upstream of the bridge, a countdown was initiated and the race began. As the race has grown the number of paddlers has increased making it a lit...

September 1, 2018

Carolyn Insler (Visions Stained Glass) has been working with stained glass for over 40 years. She’s a huge asset to the Chattanooga community and it’s an honor to have her creating division trophies for the 2018 race. We simply cannot thank you enough. Some video clips...

September 1, 2018

Take a minute to read this inspiring trip report that John P. Batson put together describing his experience in the 2017 Chattajack. Physical and mental fortitude at its finest! (Side Note: John made a commitment in 2017 to train hard in standup paddling. He logged over...

August 15, 2018

In the coming days and weeks we’ll begin sharing with folks who some of the sponsors are for this year’s Chattajack. We personally can't thank them enough. Sponsors are a BIG deal at Chattajack for a number of reasons.


1. Some contribute generous items to the raffle of...

August 10, 2018

It’s no big surprise that the CJ weather on race day can swing a multitude of directions. It might be a blue bird day with temps in the 80’s/no wind....or….it can be downright COLD (2017), rainy (2017), windy (2016), or even frosty (2013). Although these variables add...