Race Week Has Arrived
This Saturday, August 22nd, the Billy Lush Board Shop will be hosting the annual Livin’ Lush Cup on the downtown Knoxville waterfront. This year’s race will be the first of its kind as it will be conducted at night and “Under the City Lights.” Not only will this year’s race be unique compared to years past, but no other race in the Southern Stoke series has ever been conducted at night. At the Billy Lush Board Shop we’ve gotten a lot of positive feedback on the nighttime events we’ve held over the past few months, and this race should a spectacle to top them all.
Something For Everyone
Like most paddle board races throughout the country, this is an event suited for all ages and abilities. There will certainly be an abundance of high caliber paddlers in the 5 mile field, but everyone, regardless of experience, is encouraged to participate. In addition to a 5 mile race, there will also be a 2 mile race that is perfect for recreational paddlers and beginners alike. The entry fees are $60 and $45 for the 5 and 2 miles races, respectively.
Schedule of Events
The festivities will begin in the late afternoon with check-in starting at 4pm. Paddlers are welcome to hang out and prepare for their race inside our shop as well as join us for a pre-race dinner at 6pm. We will also have an after-party immediately following the conclusion of both races at our shop and brand new Beer Porch. Below is the full schedule of events:
Race Day Schedule
4:00-7:30 PM: Check In at Billy Lush Board Shop: 900 Volunteer Landing Ln, Knoxville
6:00 PM: Pre-Race Dinner- Billy Lush Board Shop
8:15 PM: Race Briefing inside Billy Lush Board Shop
8:45ish PM: 5 Mile Course
8:50ish PM: 2 Mile Course
Awards and After Party immediately following race finish at the Beer Porch (inside of the Billy Lush Board Shop).