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Old Hickory Still Ascending

This time last year, Old Hickory Fun Run, Raft Up and Pub Crawl organizer Chad Collier had 75 to 80 boats signed up to participate. He ended up with a 145-boat fleet.

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With Nashville as your backdrop, how can you lose? Photo courtesy/copyright Devin Williams/Devin Williams Photography.

Right now, the roster for the sixth annual July 27-28 event presented by Kia of Murfreesboro on Old Hickory Lake about 20 minutes outside of Nashville is sitting pretty at 106 boats—and Collier is working through his second block of hotel rooms for the Tennessee Powerboat Club-backed event.

“I don’t know if everybody just signed up early or if we’ll end up with 175 boats,” he said, then laughed.

Based on the tendency of more than a few poker run participants to sign up at the last minute—as any poker or fun run organizers can attest—a record-setting Old Hickory fleet is a lot more likely than a lot of people having planned ahead.

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