ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK IS CENTRALLY LOCATED BETWEEN NASHVILLE, CHATTANOOGA AND KNOXVILLE, TN. JUST 30 MILES SOUTH OF COOKEVILLE TN., ROCK ISLAND IS "AN 883 ACRE PARK LOCATED ON THE HEADWATERS OF CENTER HILL LAKE AT THE CONFLUENCE OF THE CANEY FORK, COLLINS AND ROCKY RIVERS. THE RUGGED BEAUTY OF THE PARK INCLUDES THE CANEY FORK GORGE BELOW GREAT FALLS DAM. THESE OVERLOOKS ARE SOME OF THE MOST SCENIC AND SIGNIFICANT ALONG THE EASTERN HIGHLAND RIM. GREAT FALLS IS A 30 FOOT HORSESHOE CASCADING WATERFALL, LOCATED BELOW THE 19TH CENTURY COTTON TEXTILE MILL THAT IT POWERED OVER 100 YEARS AGO. ROCK ISLAND BECAME A TENNESSEE STATE PARK IN 1969".
ROCK ISLAND IS A TREASURED AND LOVED STATE PARK LOCATED IN THE HEART OF TENNESSEE. HOME TO GREAT PADDLING, STUNNING WATERFALLS AND UNIQUE HIKING EXPERIENCES, THIS PARK IS UNLIKE ANY OTHER. WE HAVE CREATED THE ROCK & ROW TRIATHLON TO RAISE AWARENESS FOR AND BENEFIT
ROCK ISLAND STATE PARK.
This event is a chipped timed Paddle Triathlon benefiting Rock Island State Park located in middle Tennessee. The race begins with 5 kilometers of Paddling, followed by 5 kilometers of Running (both road and trails) and ending with a quick 5 kilometers of Biking on park roads. The start of the race will be staggered by divisions every 3-4 minutes.
Each contestant will receive their bib and a Rock & Row shirt in their race packet. You may pick up your packet the day of the race (8-9:45AM) or the day before FROM (5:00-7:00pm) at THE PARK'S BEACH PAVILION.
Surrounded by stunning cliffs, the Start / Finish will be centrally located at the Rock Island State Park Beach Pavilion. The Pavilion will also be the location for race Check In, Awards, Parking and Restrooms.
BEFORE PARKING or heading to the CHECK IN, drop your bike off at the Bike transition area. Bike Racks will be available and placement is on a first come basis the morning of the race (View the MAP for Start / Finish and Bike transition area). AFTER you set your bike, drive over to the Pavilion and park your vehicle. If you are using your own boat or board, you may drop the vessel by the water before you park. Volunteers will be on hand to assist if needed. The Race Starts at 10am so pleased be checked in and ready to go by 9:45am.
You can start setting up you bikes at 7:30am the day of the race and Check in will begin at 8:00am. There will be officials on hand to help watch boats, bikes and gear.
Sorry, Headphones are NOT permitted while competing in this event. Why, we want you to be able to hear commands from Race Officials, Park Staff and other contestants attempting to pass slower competitors. FYI, to pass a fellow competitor simply yell "On Your Left' and safely attempt to pass on the left. If you hear "On Your Left" from behind you, simply move to your right as safely as possible allowing the faster competitor to pass. There will be all types of skill levels competing so please stay aware of your surroundings.
ALL Contestants MUST wear Helmets while on their bike, failure to do so will result in disqualification.
All Contestants MUST wear Life Jackets while on the water, failure to do so will result in disqualification.
All Contestants MUST read AND sign all appropriate waivers, failure to do so will result in disqualification. You can download waivers below or copies will be available at check in.
This is a rain or shine event, there are NO REFUNDS. In the event of severe weather the start time may be delayed.
The course may be changed or modified for safety reasons at the race directors discretion.
We are unable to provide bikes or helmets for this event.
STAY AT THE PARK FOR THE RACE! RESERVE YOUR CAMPSITE OR CABIN TODAY!