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February 24, 2017

Thanks to Kayak Trader and Epic Kayaks & Paddles we'll be awarding a surfski at the 2017 Chattajack after party!! An Epic V-8 ULTRA will go home with one of this year's lucky raffle winners. The Epic V-8 Ultra is a design that’s super-fast on the flats, stable enough f...

September 29, 2016

The heaviest hardware to be earned by a Chattajack participant since the inception of the event: the 5-year belt buckle. Chattajack has seen 8 racers toe the line 5 consecutive years, submit to Mother Nature’s gauntlet, and complete the course (assuming all goes well f...

August 19, 2016

Working with J&J Rax over the past 2 years to enhance the Chattajack experience for racers has been an honor. The thought, time, craftsmanship, and sweat equity they instill into their race contributions would make Antonio Stradivari blush. Last year they offered to ma...

October 20, 2015

J&J Rax went totally above and beyond the awards they gifted for this year’s Chattajack. The craftsmanship instilled into these things hold their own against mom’s English imported mahogany vignette handed down 3 generations. 3 lucky dudes and 3 lucky dudettes will be...

October 11, 2015

Unfortunately we won’t all be going home with one of these but a few, proud, finishers will be. 45 to be exact. Special thanks to Justin Burd, Lindsay Ford, and the Set In Stone, Inc. crew for taking the customization of the CJ trophies to another level this year.

October 10, 2015

Broke Down Hound will be joining us for the 2015 Chattajack award ceremony. Band member Christopher Gehrke has raced Chattajack before so he knows what the stoke is all about. Going to be a great way to celebrate another great CJ wrap, cheer on some podium rockstars, a...

October 9, 2015

Thanks Kona Brewing Company for supporting Chattajack for the 3rd year! You take care of getting yourself across that finish line in 8.5 hours and Kona will take care of you at the award ceremony.

P.S. – All you racers over the age of 21 don’t forget to bring your beer...

January 23, 2015

With your help, Chattajack has grown each year. We have big plans for 2015, including a move to Ross’s Landing, across the River. Ross’s Landing is a large green space/city park beside the TN Aquarium and right on the water. There we will have a 300ft long floating doc...

October 27, 2014

The 3rd annual Chattajack is in the books and it was another unforgettable day. Tons of paddlers achieved massive bucket list checks, others PR’s and some set course records.

During the week preceding the race the Tennessee river had maintained constant high flows provi...

September 15, 2014


Mike Seal will be providing the entertainment(shredding guitar) at the Chattajack award ceremony this year.

If you like guitar check out this clip.

I can’t tell you how pumped I am about this!!‪

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