The Chattanooga Track Club

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Splash Into Spring Kayak Festival
By Tammy Sitton
Posted: Saturday, April 29, 2006

Contact: Marcus Hulsey

(423) 842-6629.

Rock/Creek Outfitters and Outdoor Chattanooga


Splash Into Spring Kayak Festival

Come Celebrate the Arrival of Spring with a Day of Good Food, Great Music, and Everything Kayaking at Greenway Farms in Hixson, TN on Saturday, May 6th

Proceeds to benefit Rapid Learning’s Scholarship Fund

Hixson, TN -  Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning Kids Club in association with Rock/Creek Outfitters’ Demo Days proudly present a boating demo day and spring kayak festival on Saturday, May 6th from 10am – 4pm.  Splash Into Spring Kayak Festival will be held on OutVenture’s headquarters at the Greenway Farm, located at 5051 Gann Store Road in Hixson, TN.  All skill levels are welcome, and admission to the public is FREE!  The event will include an opportunity to demo new whitewater and sea kayaks, receive hands on instruction from top paddlers, test drive the new line of Kelly Subarus, win a FREE Jackson Kayak, and enjoy food and t-shirts available for purchase. Registration is from 10-11am so get their early, classes are limited to a first come first serve basis.

Clay Wright and Wayne Dickert will both be offering hands-on instruction to kayakers of all skill levels.  Clay Wright is currently a member of the Jackson Kayak Team.  Wayne Dickert is not only an Olympic athlete, but he is also the recipient of the 2005 National Outdoor Book Award, the highest honor in the outdoor publishing world.  Music will be performed by Ducktown Station.  This bluegrass band is guaranteed to keep you entertained while you enjoy food and t-shirts for purchase. Proceeds from concessions and t-shirt sales will benefit the Rapid Learning Scholarships Fund.

Rapid Learning Kids Club of Chattanooga (RLOC for short) is a club that exists to promote the exciting world of whitewater kayaking to both youth and adults. We provide Weekly Rolls Practices, Day Trips and Summer Kayak Camps. Ask us how you can join this dynamic program or renew your membership at the event.

Splash Into Spring is organized by Outdoor Chattanooga & Rock/Creek Outfitters.  This festival is made possible by its sponsors, Kelly Subaru, Jackson Kayak, Coca-Cola, UTC-Campus Recreation, Basic Kayaking, and the TN Valley Canoe Club.  Don’t forget to come and celebrate the arrival of spring with a day of good food, great music, and everything kayaking!

About Rock/Creek Outfitters and Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning:

Rock/Creek Outfitters is a specialty outdoor retailer with two decades of brick and mortar experience. We are committed to personal and professional leadership in the outdoor industry and the larger community, especially with regard to environmental initiatives. We use outdoor retail as a platform to encourage all people to get outside and become active.

Outdoor Chattanooga’s Rapid Learning is a club that exists to promote the exciting sport of whitewater kayaking to both youth and adults.  It is a division of recreation whose mission is to make outdoor recreation an attractive, healthy, and distinguishing lifestyle for its resident and visitor populations of Chattanooga, which, in turn, will maintain and enhance the value of the region's natural and built resources, and help grow the region's economy.

For more information, please visit  or contact Marcus Hulsey at 842-6629.


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