Appalachian Challenge

Appalachian Challenge The 3rd Annual Appalachian Challenge will take place at 10:00am on Saturday, August 1, 2015 @ Sportsmans Marina 23511 Sportsman Drive. Abingdon, VA 24211

Race Name - Appalachian Challenge Date - August 1, 2015 Southern Stoke Paddle Series Long Course is 12 miles, Short Course 3miles & Fun Race First Place, Second Place, and Third Place Medals will be awarded on each course in each class for both men and women A Personal Flotation Device is required to be with competitor but it is not mandatory that it be worn. Any competitor on the water without a PFD will be disqualified. The United States Coast Guard recommends and many states require wearing lifejackets while operating personal watercraft (PWC) such as a Stand Up Paddle board. Race Classes: 12 mile M/W 14 M/W 12'6 Kayak & Surfski 3 mile M/W 14 M/W 12'6 M/W SUP Rec Kayak 1mile Fun Race Open

Mission: The Appalachian Challenge Stand Up Paddleboard Race will be held on South Holston lake at Sportsmans Marina. This event will be open to all types of paddle craft (Canoes, Kayaks, Surfski, etc).

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04/18/2016

THE APPALACHIAN CHALLENGE WILL NOT BE HELD THIS YEAR. Sorry. Please take advantage of the other races in the Southern Stoke Paddle Series.

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It's been another great year of racing.  Thank you Southern Stoke Paddle Series.
09/16/2015
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It's been another great year of racing. Thank you Southern Stoke Paddle Series.

Race Management from start to finish.

Congrats to Rand Perkins taking 1st at the Appalachian Challenge! More pics to come!
08/02/2015

Congrats to Rand Perkins taking 1st at the Appalachian Challenge! More pics to come!

We are ready to go SUP racing tomorrow!!
08/01/2015

We are ready to go SUP racing tomorrow!!

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Bristol Yoga will have Sup Yoga classes from 2pm-4pm! Classes are beginner friendly and advance Vinyasa starts at 4.

07/20/2015

App Challenge Long Course is 12 mile, App Short Course is 3 mile and Fun Race is 1 mile

First Place, Second Place, and Third Place Medals will be awarded

A Personal Flotation Device is required to be with competitor but it is not mandatory that it be worn. Any competitor on the water without a PFD will be disqualified.

Race entry includes Appalachian Challenge T-shirt and a free Damascus Brewery Cold beverage.

Onsite primitive CAMPING & small camper trailers avaliable for $10. Marina Restrooms will be open for overnight campers.

Race Classes
12 mile
14' SUP Men/ Women
12'6"SUP Men/Women
Under 12'6 Sup
Surfski (ALL)
Kayak (ALL)
Prone

3 mile
14' SUP Men/Women
12'6" SUP Men/Women
Under 12'6 SUP
Kayak (ALL)
Prone

Fun Race
All paddle craft
Rental boards available for $10 (Yolo roughnecks 11')

Race Day Registration: 8:30 - 9:15
Racers Meeting: 9:30
12 mile race: 10:00
3 mile race: 10:05
1 mile race 10:15
Awards Ceremony 1:00 pm
After Party starts @ 8pm sponsored by Sportsman's Marina

Sup Demos til 4:00 pm
"SUP YOGA Saturday" presented by Bristol Yoga
Classes from 2pm-4pm with Advanced [email protected]

12 Mile Appalachian Challenge (2 Laps)

Are you ready for the Appalachian Challenge?
07/18/2015

Are you ready for the Appalachian Challenge?

12 Mile Appalachian Challenge (2 laps)
07/14/2015

12 Mile Appalachian Challenge (2 laps)

3 mile Short Course
07/14/2015

3 mile Short Course

Fun Race Course
07/14/2015

Fun Race Course

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Appalachian Challenge
07/09/2015

Appalachian Challenge

We are lining up some great sponsors for the Appalachian Challenge! Hala Gear, Iron Mountain CrossFit, Gurrnaid, Bristol...
07/05/2015

We are lining up some great sponsors for the Appalachian Challenge! Hala Gear, Iron Mountain CrossFit, Gurrnaid, Bristol Yoga, The Damascus Brewery

07/03/2015

We have two Southern Stoke races in July you don't wanna miss!

July 12, 2015
4th Annual Stand Up for the Hooch – Chattahoochee River, Atlanta, GA – Hosted by High Country Outfitters – Register on Paddle Guru

July 18, 2015
Black Warrior SUP Championship – Tuscaloosa, AL – Hosted by Smith Lake Paddleboards – Register on Paddle Guru

We will have camping available at the Appalachian Challenge. Please send us a pm if your interested. No hookups, just pr...
07/01/2015

We will have camping available at the Appalachian Challenge. Please send us a pm if your interested. No hookups, just primitive field sites. Sportsman's Marina

Can't wait to see this place packed with racers August 1, 2015 for the Appalachian Challenge! TRI SUP Sportsman's Marina
05/14/2015

Can't wait to see this place packed with racers August 1, 2015 for the Appalachian Challenge! TRI SUP Sportsman's Marina

03/14/2015

BIG discounts on Sups this weekend at the Boatshow! $200-$900 savings!

Appalachian Challenge
02/19/2015

Appalachian Challenge

Appalachian Challenge's cover photo
02/19/2015

Appalachian Challenge's cover photo

Warrior's Challenge May 2, 2015 registration is open.  We have added K1, K2,OC1,& OC2 this year.  This is a flat water r...
01/14/2015
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Warrior's Challenge May 2, 2015 registration is open. We have added K1, K2,OC1,& OC2 this year. This is a flat water race at Warriors' Path State Park that is part of the Southern Stoke Paddle Series. This race is hosted by TRI SUP and is one of the two races that will be hosted in the TRICITIES.
https://paddleguru.com/races/WarriorChallenge2015

Race Management from start to finish.

11/11/2014

The Appalachian Challenge will be held on August 1, 2015 @ a new location. Stay tuned for details!

Appalachian Challenge's cover photo
11/11/2014

Appalachian Challenge's cover photo

Southern Stoke Paddle Series
09/26/2014

Southern Stoke Paddle Series

River Rox race October 12th will have 1000 bucks cash for Mens 14' and Womens 12'6. We also have great prizes from Quickblade-Sanuk- and Quiksilver!!

08/24/2014

I would like to thank the Sugar Grove Baptist Church, the Watauga Lake Triathlon, the Southern Stoke Paddle Series, and all the participants,spectators, and volunteers for a great 2nd Annual Appalachian Challenge SUP race.

We are looking forward for next year to be bigger and better with more vendors, racers, and spectators.

2014 WLT/Appalachian Challenge t shirts are available at TRi.SUP for only $10.00 plus shipping.

This page will be updated as we get closer to race time next year.

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23511 Sportsman Dr
Abingdon, VA
24211

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