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Chieftain’s Challenge 2018

Chieftain’s Challenge 2018

Period: Jul 7 - Jul 7, 2018
Location: Rome, United States

Downtown Rome's inaugural Spirit of the Sun River Festival and Chieftain's Challenge race takes place on July 7, 2018. Novices and elites both have the opportunity to race for cash and prizes. The 1 and 3 mile novice friendly open races are designed for adult recreational paddlers of all abilities. The elite 6 mile race is geared for adult experienced paddlers and those training for the season's sanctioned races. All races touch each of Downtown Rome's three rivers, going both up and down stream, and are open to SUP and non-SUP vessels.

As part of Rome's Downtown Development - Downtown Saturday's series, the Spirit of the Sun Festival will feature live music, fun activities, yoga and SUP demos, an awards ceremony, and the opportunity to enjoy food, drinks, and craft beer from downtown businesses all day.

The race after-party at BridgePoint Plaza will feature a concert with summer vibes from Mario Davis. This celebration of our three rivers - the Oostanaula, Coosa, and Etowah is created to encourage local citizens and visitors to take in the majesty of our rivers that run through downtown and enjoy our riverside walking paths and pedestrian bridges overlooking the race course. Race entry fees include a t-shirt with proceeds going to our local river protectors, the Coosa River Basin Initiative, located in Downtown Rome. Don't miss the opportunity to be a part of the beginning of what is sure to become one of our region's epic SUP racing events!

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