Tenn. – Clarksville Riverfest is excited to host not one but two water competitions as part of this year’s festival, Rally on the Cumberland and the Cardboard Boat Regatta.
Rally on the Cumberland
Back for a sixth year, Rally on the Cumberland is a six-mile canoe race beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 9 on the Cumberland River. Participants will begin at the Montgomery County Conservation Club and end at the McGregor Park boat ramp.
The race will be paddled in heats and include the following divisions: Youth Division (singles), Youth Division (doubles), Beginner (singles), Beginner (doubles), Intermediate (singles, Intermediate (doubles), Advanced (singles), and Advanced (doubles).
The entry fee is $10 per paddler, ages 13-17; and $20 per adult, ages 18 and up. All participants in the race must provide their own boat. Those who do not own a canoe/kayak, may can contact our official outfitter, Blueway Adventure at (931) 320-8466.
Cardboard Boat Regatta
Sailors of all kinds are invited to enter the 12th annual Riverfest Regatta, presented by US Bank, beginning at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at McGregor Park.
The Regatta is no ordinary boat race. Individuals and teams will compete in boats made of cardboard, plastic bottles, or other approved materials. Several divisions will race down the 100-yard long course on the Cumberland River. To find out the complete list of materials, visit the Festival website at www.clarksvilleriverfest.com.
The heats will be timed with the fastest time in each division declared the winner.
Competition will be in five divisions: Adult Open, Youth with Adult, Business & Industry, Church/Civic Organization, and Government. All boats will be judged prior to the racing competition for a variety of awards. All awards will be announced and presented at the conclusion of the Regatta.
The entry fees is $10 for Government, $15 for Youth or Adult, and $25 for Businesses and Churches/Civic organizations.
Registration for the Rally on the Cumberland and the Regatta is available online at www.ClarksvilleRiverfest.com and ends Wednesday, Sept. 5. No walk ups or late entries will be accepted, so register soon.
About the Festival
Riverfest is Clarksville’s longest running community festival, and brings more than 30,000 people to the banks of the Cumberland River in an arts and recreation celebration. This year, Riverfest will be Sept. 6-8, 2018. Music, art, family events, and more will fill Liberty Park on Sept. 6, and McGregor Park on Sept. 7-8. Admission and entertainment at the festival are free and open to the public. More announcements about Riverfest events and entertainment will be made soon. To stay up to date on Riverfest, visit the festival website, www.clarksvilleriverfest.com and follow “Clarksville Riverfest” on Facebook. The festival is brought to you by the City of Clarksville Parks & Recreation Department and Miller Lite. For information call 931-645-7476 or visit www.cityofclarksville.com.