Registration Overview

The 10th Annual Chattajack will commence on October 23, 2021 at 8:30AM.


Priority Registration for qualifying 2019 Volunteers* will be available shortly after the 2019 race.

General Registration will open at Midnight EST on May 1st, 2021.


*All 2019 qualified volunteers will be notified via email with instructions to register.

  • No entries will be accepted after the registration window closes.

  • A password will be needed in order to enter.

  • Price $165

    • price includes $10 Hales Bar Marina (finish line) Usage Fee

  • Divisions: 

    • Unlimited, 14', 12'6 and Tandem SUP

    • Unlimited, 14' and Stock Prone Paddleboards

    • Surfski and Tandem surfski

    • Kayak and Tandem kayak

    • OC-1, OC-2, OC-6

    • C-1, C-2, C-4

  • Entry requirements: The race directors may refuse entry to anyone who cannot prove they are capable of paddling ten miles in less than 2.5 hours.  

Chattajack is honored to be working with members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians to ensure a successful event serving to educate our participants in our area's rich Cherokee history and culture.



In the event that the race sells out, we will maintain a waiting list.  If other paddlers cancel, we will contact individuals on the waiting list to register.
When a name rolls to the top of the waiting list that racer is notified, and will receive a link to register that is valid for 3 days. After 3 days, if the link is not used, the spot will roll to the next person and so on.


If the race sells out and there are paddlers on the waiting list willing to take your spot, we will offer a refund according to the following schedule:

Up to and including July 15th: 75% refund of registration fee  (excluding Run Sign Up service fee)

July 16th – October 2nd: 50% refund of registration fee  (excluding Run Sign Up service fee)
After October 2nd: no refunds

​If we do not have paddlers on the waiting list willing to accept a race entry, then unfortunately we will not be able to offer a refund. The refund is only issued after someone on the waiting list accepts and registers for your spot.

Chattajack does NOT offer racer-to-racer bib transfer or deferrals to the following year.


International athletes registered for CJ 2020 who are unable to travel out of their home country, or into the United States, due specifically to travel restrictions, will receive a full 100% refund upon notifying the race officials.


With the exception of wait list transfers, entries are non-refundable and non-transferable. In the event the race is cancelled due to extreme weather, fire, or for some other unforeseeable event outside of our control, we cannot offer refunds.

In the event that the CDC, Hamilton County Health Dept, Governor of TN, Mayor of Chattanooga, Mayor of Hamilton County, or US Coast Guard deem that Chattajack must be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic we will offer the following options:

  1. Receive a refund. You can log into your Run Sign Up account and request a full 100% refund for any registrations and merchandise purchases, less any transaction service fees charged by Run Sign Up. Please allow 4-6 weeks for all refunds to be processed. This option is available until August 28, 2020.

  2. Roll your registration over to the Virtual Race. If you opt to participate in the Virtual Race you will receive a partial refund for the price difference.


  • A truly unique, absolutely gorgeous, and challenging race course

  • A race morning that includes: live music, a Chattanooga Fire Dept. water cannon salute, and a bag piper

  • Shuttle buses for transportation from the finish line to the start on race morning

  • Secure storage for your board or boat on Friday afternoon and overnight at Basecamp

  • 3 fully stocked aid stations

  • A technical race t-shirt

  • A cotton race t-shirt or tank top (for the ladies)

  • 100+ enthusiastic, knowledgeable race and aid station volunteers

  • 15 or more paid support boats stationed along the course all day in case you need them

  • Unique finisher medals

  • 2 beer tickets and a custom CJ pint glass (if you're over 21)

  • Post race party, raffle and awards, live music entertainment

  • Custom awards

  • Professional medical and communications coverage on the course

  • CHI Memorial on-site ambulance and medical tent at the finish line

  • Professional photographers and videographers on course

  • An always awesome race recap video

  • Memories to last a lifetime!

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