Start Times for Race Day

Start Times for the April 29, 2017 Third Annual Powell River Kayak & Canoe Regatta are as follows:

9:00 am     Women’s Single Kayak 18 – 34 Years

9:20 am     Men’s Single Kayak 18 – 34 Years

9:50 am     Double Kayak & Canoe – Open

10:15 am    Women’s Single Kayak 35 – 54 Years

10:35 am    SUP and Racing Kayak – Open (these two categories will start together; prize money in each category will be awarded separately)

11:00 am    Men’s Single Kayak 35 – 54

11:35 am    Recreational Paddle – Open, all ages, men & women, kayaks or canoes

12 Noon     Women’s Single Kayak 55+

12:25 pm    Men’s Single Kayak 55+

For GPS directions to the Start Line use the address 557 Narrows Road, Tazewell, TN  37879 or go to this link for descriptive driving directions. There are also directions to both the Start and Finish Lines on our Regatta Map.

Sign-In: At the sign-in Registration Desk at the Start Line, you will be given a bib number to wear during the race and will receive a laminated copy of the race course map and Race Rules. Remember to sign in at least 30 minutes before your Race Start Time. The first race will start at 9:00 am. Event Start Time Schedule here.

Camping at Well Being Conference Center next to the Powell RiverFood & Camping:  Hot breakfast, coffee, snacks available adjacent to the Start Line at the new Powell River Pavilion at Well Being Retreat Center. Camping along the river in the mowed pasture adjacent to the Start Line is also available at $20 er tent per night. Bathrooms with hot showers provided. Bring your own tent or RV. (No hookups for RV.) Free live Mountain Music Friday evening at 8pm at the Powell River Pavilion by Liza Jane Alexander and Curly Cottrell

What to Bring: Here’s a list of required and recommended things to bring.

Picture of Powell River Pavilion at Well Being Conference Center
Powell River Pavilion at Well Being Retreat Center

Awards: If you win your category or place second in your category, you will be told when you take-out – just past the finish line – and you will be awarded a certificate and a cash prize: $150 for 1st; $50 for 2nd place in each category (except the Recreational” category). Also, all first place winners will receive a $25 gift certificate to Uncle Lem’s Mountain Outfitters in Knoxville.

Food at the Finish Line: Heavy’s Barbeque, a well-known local restaurant, will have food available at the Finish Line. Directions to the Finish Line if you are driving there are on the Regatta Map.

Shuttle Service: There will be volunteers with trucks and kayak trailers to offer a free shuttle service back to the Start Line for boats, equipment and paddlers. There will be at least 6 vehicles making round trips to provide this service.