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9th Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race - RAFT Division

  • Sat, October 14, 2017
  • 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Ocoee River
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  • TVCC membership is not required for this division; however we do suggest a minimum tax deductible donation to Team River Runner of $20 per raft.

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The TVCC Ocoee Raft Race is an event to benefiting Team River Runner - Chattanooga, a registered non-profit organizations aimed at assist with the recovery of those injured while serving our country through paddle sportsTVCC membership is not required for this division; however we do suggest a minimum tax deductible donation to Team River Runner of $20 per raft, which can be made at race day when signing in.

RACE COURSE:  The raft race course is from the put in eddy of the middle Ocoee to below Powerhouse rapid.  Rafts will be released individually at a minimum of five minute intervals.  Any raft leaving the eddy prematurely will be disqualified.  Finish time will be determined when the racing raft tags the time keeper raft with the racing raft.  The time keeper raft will be on the bank in the river right eddy below Powerhouse rapid and will be marked with a bright yellow finish sign.  Verify your race number with a time keeper before continuing to the private boater takeout.  The winner will be determined by the lowest time score.

RAFT TEAMS:  Raft teams may consist of any number of paddlers.  The guide for each raft should wear the race bib number.  The bow of each raft will be marked with an X at check in with colored duct tape to help time keepers and race marshals distinguish racing rafts.

PLEASE RETURN YOUR RACE BIB TO THE RAFT AFTER THE FINISH LINE.  Any raft team not returning their racing bib will be disqualified from awards and will be banned from all future TVCC Ocoee Races.

SAFETY:  All paddlers competing in the race must wear an approved PFD and helmet.  On-water safety will be set up along the river at key locations.  See map at race day registration for safety boater locations.

AWARDS CEREMONY AND AFTER PARTY:  Awards for first, second, and third place will be given out for each division.  Festivities begin following the conclusion of the raft race.  The after party will be held at The Bus Bar at Adventures Unlimited in Ocoee, TN

The race after party is a benefit for Team River Runner.



Check-in for the raft division will begin at 9:00.  Rafts will race following the last entry in the Ocoee Race.  The awards ceremony will be at the Bus Bar stage at the conclusion of the race.  If you have scheduling issues, please contact Jen Maxwell at

9:00-10:30 Check In and number pick up at the  upper  parking lot at the middle put in.
10:30        Safety meeting, updated race information will be provided. Mandatory for all paddlers.
11:00        Racing begins

6:00          After party benefiting Team River Runner (the Bus Bar at Adventures Unlimited)

QUESTIONS:  Direct all questions to Jen Maxwell at

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