11th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Garrard Landing Park and Riverside Park, Roswell
9 a.m. (race), 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (festival)
We welcomed an all-time-high 419 paddlers in 322 boats and over 1,200 festival attendees at Saturday's 11th Annual Back to the Chattahoochee River Race & Festival in Roswell. Check out the race results at right. Friend us Facebook to see more photos and reflections!
The race covered an 8-mile course from Garrard Landing through the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area and to Riverside Park. All of-age racers were treated to a couple of complimentary brews from the SweetWater Beer Barge on the way to the takeout!
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Watch highlights from the event here.
We expanded the time frame and the lineup for the festival, with live music, kids' activies, and environmental exhibitors. The music lineup featured Georgia blues-rock guitar legend Tommy Talton backed by Freddy's Finest, as our previous headliner Jimmy Hall had to cancel due to illness. The festial was kicked off by two of the the Roswell-based Music Matters "Rock U" Bands(Involution and Endless Energy) followed by the Women of Rock trio of Caroline Aiken, Diane Durrett and Donna Hopkins.
Kid-friendly activities included appearances by Captain Planet and One More Generation's Bag Monster, Georgia Disc Dogs, and zombie face-painting by Professor Morte ("Atlanta's Horror Host"). Learn more about our activities here.
Visit the event page for more info here, and check out highlights from last year's event! AND A HUGE THANKS FOR OUR SPONSORS FOR HELPING MAKE THIS HAPPEN! (See the list here.)