The race starts in the river right eddy beside the wooden launch ramp at the bottom of the 660 steps to get down into the gorge. The finish line is at the confluence of the river into Tugalo Lake. The race course is 1.54 miles long through all the major rapids of the Tallulah Gorge and drops 413 total vertical feet. The race is a time trial event in which each racer is started in one minute intervals.
There were 35 spots open for boaters to apply and qualification for the race was based on past experience at the Green Race, the Lord of the Fork Race, and the Tallulah Race. A total of 32 racers gave this 2nd annual race a go!
2017 Tallulah Race Results @ 500 CFS
Adriene Levknecht – Photo by Adrenia Clark
1. Adriene Levknecht #7 – 11:24 – Greenboat (11th Overall)
2. Maria Noakes #32 – 13:24 – Greenboat (29th Overall)
3. Morgan Wright #33 – 13:48 – 9R (30th Overall)
4. Jamie O’Donnell #34 – 14:19 – Greenboat (31st Overall)