Join us for the Chase the Hooch as swimmers race their way down the Chattahoochee River in a 2.4 mile swim.
River depths are consistently 4-6ft. Participants receive a race specific towel. Swim teams are welcome and encouraged!
Event details and schedule
Our annual Chase the Hooch 2.4 Open Water Swim race will be held on Saturday September 5th beginning at 8am EST from the steps below Woodruff Park in Uptown Columbus!
We are excited to welcome you to the city of Columbus and to showcase all it has to offer.
Start:The swim will start at 8am at the steps below woodruff park and the finish is 2.4 miles south. The riverwalk is completely walkable and we will transport shoes and gear for you to the finish line.
Parking:We would suggest that your family and friends park either in the parking lot at the start, at the parking lot behind the trade center, at the halfway point at the Civic Center Parking lot/Golden Park, or at the finish at Bull Dog Bait and Tackle Shop. Swimmers may wear Swim-Its or Buoys (such as the New Wave Buoy) if they would like extra reassurance. We will have plenty of boats in the water, however, we would like you all to be comfortable. The water temp is approx 84 degrees. We will supply you a swim cap and a cool towel. **Race towel is not guaranteed for those who register on race day**
Refunds (Effective 2017): We do not offer refunds for races. With supporting documentation and under extreme circumstances you may contact Tricolumbusga@gmail.com to see if a deferral is possible.
Weather: In the event of inclement weather…There are no “rain dates” for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.We look forward to meeting each of you and kicking off another great day. As always, please let me know if you have any other questions! Please be sure to "like" the TriColumbusGa Facebook page for any and all updates! or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will send out an athlete letter the week of the race. Joanne Cogle Race Director