BOOKING IT Through the Bluff

Event Date

Sat, Apr 23, 2022


Gadsden, AL

About This Activity

The Hokes Bluff Library Foundation and our Co-Sponsors: Hokes Bluff Lions Club and Tawanna Lions Club invite everyone to join us as we go "BOOKING IT" THROUGH THE BLUFF on April 23, 2022 with the 10K Run Only beginning at 8:00 AM and the Triathlon starting at 8:30AM.

The race will be an exciting triathlon totaling 42 kilometers starting at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.  Athletes will begin with a 5K run through the streets of Hokes Bluff to Hokes Bluff Ferry Road.  Participants will then kayak 4.5 kilometers paddling with the current on the Coosa River until they reach the designated landing spot at the Veranda Trace boat ramp.  The race will continue, as the challengers complete a vigorous 32.4 kilometers cycle through Eastern Etowah County to the finish line at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.

The triathlon can be completed by an individual athlete or team groups of two or three.  Triathlon minimum age requirement - 14 years old. 

10K RUN ONLY course will make a loop, starting and finishing at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.

ALL proceeds go to the Hokes Bluff Library Foundation.



Individual: $50.00

Team (2): $90.00

Team (3): $125.00

10K Run Only: $30.00

KAYAK RENTAL OPTION - $30.00 BIG advantage to renting kayak a head of time is the kayak co. will have your kayak numbered and ready for you at the water when you finish the 10K run, otherwise, you will be responsible for getting your kayak from staging area to the water.

All TRIATHLON participants are required to be wearing life jackets before kayaks enter the water.


10K Only - 8:00am

Triathlon - 8:30am   ARRIVE EARLY to allow time for check-in and placing bike at Veranda Trace staging area.  Packet Pickup will be open on race day starting at 6:00am.


Triathlon: 1st leg kicks off with a 5K run, goes through beautiful section of town and finishes on Ferry Road which dead ends at the Coosa River.  The 2nd leg is a kayak trip downstream on the Coosa River for approximately a 4.5K paddle. You will exit the Coosa River at the Veranda Trace boat ramp for your final leg on the bike.  You will ride for 32.4K on county back roads with very little traffic and less than a mile on main Road.  You finish back at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.  Triathlon award ceremony will begin at approximately noon - 12:15pm.  

5K (Triathlon):  Pleasant run through farming community on county roads.  Shaded rolling hills, mostly flat, with over a half mile down hill to the finish to the Coosa River!

KAYAK (Triathlon): 4.5K distance paddling with current.  There will be 4 fire department safety boats along the river for your assistance.

BIKE (Triathlon):  32.4K route will have a hydration station at halfway point on Tom Cats Road.  Gadsden Outfitters will supply a sag vehicle on tri route with some limited bike repair on course.

10K RUN ONLY course will make a loop, starting and finishing at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.  There will be a hydration station at the halfway point.  10K award ceremony will begin at 9:15am outside of the Gazebo at Hokes Bluff Community Center.  


You may register on the the day of the event at the Hokes Bluff Community Center from 6:00am to 7:45am.


Registration packets can be picked up Friday, Aprill 22nd at the Hokes Bluff Public Library from 4:00pm - 6:30pm or race day starting at 6:00am at the Hokes Bluff Community Center.


All participants are guaranteed a dry blend race Tshirt if registered by April 9th.  


Custom Handmade Wood Medals for Age Group winners! See picture below.  

      TRIATHLON: Overall Male/Female; Male/Female AGE GROUPS 3 Deep:15 and Under, 16-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 and Up.

      TRIATHLON TEAMS: Male/Female/Co-Ed 1st, 2nd and 3rd in each category.

All triathlon participants will receive a beautiful custom die cast finishing medal!

      10K: Male/Female Top 3, Age Group 3 Deep: 10 and Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60 and Up.


10K @ 9:15am outside of the gazebo at Hokes Bluff Community Center 

Triathlon - approximately Noon - 12:15pm


For more information contact: Devin Forsyth (404) 964-3251,

Registration Forms are available online and at Hokes Bluff Public Library.

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