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Riverfest Regatta adds new plastic bottle division to race


Riverfest 2012Clarksville, TN – The Riverfest Regatta, sponsored by U.S. Bank, is not your typical boat race. The boats racing down the Cumberland River Saturday morning, September 8th, will be made of cardboard, a few other approved materials and this year, plastic bottles!

Not only will teams be racing for bragging rights, but trophies will also be awarded to the first-, second- and third-place teams in each division.

Competition will be in five divisions: Adult Open, Business and Industry, Church/Civic, City Department and Military.

Clarksville Police Department entry in the 2011 Riverfest Regatta.

Clarksville Police Department entry in the 2011 Riverfest Regatta.

Prior to the race, boats will also be judged for the following awards

  • Titanic Award – best sinking of a boat.
  • Ship Shape Award – best boat design.
  • Cardboard Queen Award – prettiest boat.
  • Team Attire Award – most creative costumes.
  • Team Unity Award – most spirited and organized team.

If you think you have what it takes, visit to find out more information and to register online. All entries must be received no later than September 5th.

Don’t miss the spectacle! Everyone is invited to watch as groups attempt to paddle their cardboard or plastic bottle boats to the finish line on the Cumberland River at 9:00am Saturday, September 8th, at McGregor Park’s courtesy boat dock.

For more details on the U.S. Bank Riverfest Regatta, please visit




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