The sixth annual Old Hickory Fun Run, Bar Crawl and Raft Up outside Nashville kicked off yesterday with its traditional lunch run and raft up. As of 2 p.m., more than 100 boats had been officially registered, which led to a substantial gathering on Old Hickory Lake.
Yesterday’s lunch run on Old Hickory Lake led to an afternoon raft-up—the first of two this weekend on the popular Tennessee waterway (click image to enlarge). Photos courtesy/copyright Pete Boden/Shoot 2 Thrill Pix.
The fun run kicks off the later this morning, but the party started last night with event’s six-stop bar crawl in downtown Nashville.
“The lake is clear of debris and the weather is perfect,” said Chad Collier, the organizer of the event, which raises money for Operation Stand-Down Tennessee. “Everyone had a great time in Nashville last night. And the boat count for today is still growing.
For more images from yesterday’s Old Hickory lunch run, check out the slideshow above.
“Yesterday was perfect, too—about 88 degrees with low humidity,” he added.
As he was yesterday, Speedonthewater.com chief photographer Pete Boden is on hand to capture all of today’s action, which begins in a few hours. Look for another photo gallery on the website tomorrow.
Without a healthy raft-up or two, the Old Hickory event wouldn’t be complete. Photo courtesy/copyright Chad Collier.