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2019 Annual TVCC Ocoee River Race

  • Sat, October 12, 2019
  • 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Ocoee River
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Registration

(depends on selected options)

Base fee:
  • The race is free for all paid club members with current TVCC membership. You must be a club member to race in this class.

Registration is closed

RACE COURSE:  The course is on the middle Ocoee from the put in eddy to just below Powerhouse rapid.  Paddlers will be released at 30 second to one minute 30 second  intervals.  Any person leaving the eddy prematurely will be disqualified. Finish time will be determined when the paddler tags the time keeper raft with their kayak.  The time keeper raft will be in the river right eddy below Powerhouse rapid.  Verify your race number with a time keeper before continuing down to the takeout.  The winner in each division will be determined by fastest time.  In order to comply with our Forest Service Permits, we ask for racers to paddle down to the private boater takeout. 


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


RACE DIVISIONS:  In the spirit of amateur competition, all professional, sponsored, and members of any paddling race team must race in the elite division.  Long boats are defined as any kayak 9’1” or over in length or any open boat 9’3” or over in length.  Race divisions include Elite Men’s Long Boat, Elite Men’s Short boat, Elite Women’s Long Boat*, Men’s Long Boat, Women’s Long Boat, Men’s Short Boat, Women’s Short Boat, OC1 Long Boat, OC1 Short boat, C-1,  Hand Paddles (short boat only), Tandem**, Tandem-Adult child** (child < 16 years old) and SUP. Paddlers who do not fit into one of the above categories will race for time only. Additional classes can be made if more than 3 racers of that craft pre-register.  Wildwater and Wavehopper  style boats will race in their own class separate from long boats (these boats need three to make a class-not guaranteed).

*This class may be combined with Women’s Longboat if less than 3 boaters pre-register.

**Tandem partners racing ONLY in the tandem class do not require a separate registration


REGISTRATION: Pre-registration is Highly Recommended! Race day registration will be granted only if we have not met your cap on number of racers. The race is free for all paid club members with current TVCC membership.  You must be a club member to race.  Membership applications can be completed at www.tvccpaddler.com/join

If spaces are still available, walk-up registrations will be charged a late fee of $20.


Racers can race in up to two divisions only. Long boats will race first, followed by short boats, then second classes.  There will be a cap of 100 racers, so please pre-register for a spot!


Junior participants (age 17 and under on race date) must have a parent/guardian present on race day.


TVCC reserves the right to deny race entry to any paddler for any reason. 



ACA INSURANCE: This year's Ocoee Race is using ACA Insurance. Please provide your ACA number when registering or you will be charged a $5 event insurance fee.

o Adult waiver- https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5d5323e6df762/web/

o Minor waiver- https://waiver.smartwaiver.com/w/5d53244cd7a50/web/



SAFETY:  All paddlers competing in the race must wear an approved PFD and helmet.  All boats are required to have appropriate flotation.  On-water safety will be set up along the river at key locations.  See course map at race day registration.


AWARDS CEREMONY AND AFTER PARTY:  Awards for first, second, and third place will be given out for each division.  Festivities begin at 6:00pm a the Bus Bar at Adventures Unlimited in Ocoee, TN.  The race after party is a benefit for Team River Runner - Chattanooga (www.teamriverrunner.org).


RACE DAY SCHEDULE:
8:00a-10:30a  Check-in and number pick up at the upper parking lot at the middle put in.
9:15a   Mandatory pre-race safety meeting and updated race information will be provided.

11:00a   Racing begins

6:00p   After party benefiting Team River Runner and Hiwassee/Ocoee Friends of the River at the Bus Bar at Adventures Unlimited.


QUESTIONS:  Direct all questions to Cat Vogel at cvoge003@odu.edu


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