Stones River Relay – Saturday, April 5, 2014

A family-friendly  event, benefiting Stones River Watershed projects.
Join us for a 22-mile relay across Cannon County, TN!

Entrants are welcome to participate in 1 or all 3 legs of the relay.

This is a fun, family event. Some do enter competitively. Both children and adults are encouraged to register. However, no children under 6 years old. Children 6-12 years of age must be accompanied by a parent, or designated guardian.

The East Fork of the Stones River begins in Cannon County and flows west and north emptying into Percy Priest Reservoir near Nashville. The East Fork begins as a tiny spring coming forth from a stone outcropping slowly growing as it winds its way through downtown Woodbury and then onward through Rutherford and Wilson counties.

The Stones River Watershed Association (SRWA) is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit all volunteer organization. The mission of SRWA is to protect, preserve, enhance and restore the natural resources within the Stones River Watershed.

The Relay is a community event focused on getting people outside and onto the River. Beginning on Short Mountain – the highest point in middle-Tennessee – the Relay has three stages. The first leg is a run (mostly downhill). Stage two is a bike ride (again mostly downhill). Stage three is a paddle (downstream) : entrants will switch to canoes or kayaks at the Arts Center of Cannon County. At that location the River is deep and wide enough to accommodate a flotilla of paddlers who will work their way downstream ultimately exiting the River at the newly restored Readyville Mill.

Check-in on Event Day will be 8:00 – 8:30 AM at the Arts Center. Boats will be inventoried there; participants and their bicycles will be shuttled to the Short Mountain School where bikes will be inventoried; runners will then be driven to the top of Short Mountain to the Relay starting point. The Run – first leg of the Relay – will begin at 9:30 AM.

Proceeds from the event will be shared by the host sites and SRWA to be reinvested in water-focused environmental projects.

Stones River Relay

Stones River Relay

We warmly welcome your participation in the Relay and with future SRWA activities.

Please contact us at, or contact Faith Bogle at (615) 684-4511 if you have questions about registering for the event or if would like to volunteer to staff the Relay on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

Cody Smith, Winner of the 2013 Stones River Relay

Cody Smith, Winner of the 2013 Stones River Relay

There is a first place trophy – designed by William Kooeinga – that will be awarded to the first individual participant to complete all three legs of the course.

Jackson Kayak – located in Sparta, TN – has donated a kayak to the Stones River Watershed Association to be raffled off to Relay entrants.

We look forward to seeing you on the River!

Written on March 24th, 2013 & filed under