Great Gatlinburg Shark Race

If you want to find out how much a rubber shark is worth then make plans to be at the 5th Annual Great Gatlinburg Shark Race held in downtown Gatlinburg TN. On Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 3 pm in downtown Gatlinburg TN rubber sharks, with numbers on the bottom, will be dropped into the Little Pigeon River.

The first rubber shark to cross the finish line will win this year’s grand prize package, that will include a Ford F-150 truck with a 2 year lease and ownership of a Sea-Doo watercraft with a trailer. Even if your shark is not the winning one then runner-up prizes will be given away. The 1st runner up in the 5th Annual Gatlinburg Shark Race will be the winner of a $2,500 furniture shopping spree at Braden’s Lifestyles. Second runner-up will win a 4 day/3 night vacation at any Westgate property. If you are the lucky 3rd runner-up you can take home a 6-foot air hockey table from Mountain Streams and Spas. Oh the prizes do not end there because the 4th runner-up will receive a $250 Wal-Mart shopping and the 5th runner-up will be the lucky winner of a VIP package for six people in Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge.

Tickets will be $10.00 and they can be purchased at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, Food City store locations, Gatlinburg Welcome Center, Braden’s Lifestyle Furniture and Mountain Motor Sports. Do not have time to get them in town? Order them online by going to or by calling the United Way office at 865-453-4261.

Not only do you win great prizes when entering a rubber shark into the Great Gatlinburg Shark race but all of the money raised from this fun event will go to the United Way in Sevier County. Purchasing a ticket is an exciting way to help out people in the community that you love so much. The Great Gatlinburg Shark Race is sponsored by Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, City of Gatlinburg, Rusty Wallace Ford, Mountain Motor Sports, Braden’s Lifestyle Furniture, Westgate Resorts, Mountain Stream Spas, Wal-Mart, The Mountain Press, WATE-TV6, WIVK, Charter Media and LAMAR Outdoor Advertising. Get ready and come and join the fun with all of these sponsors in downtown Gatlinburg Tennessee and do not forget to bring a rubber shark.

September is the perfect time to rent on of our Gatlinburg cabins. The streets are not as crowded as some other months such as October and July. In September, you can enjoy the streets of downtown Gatlinburg TN and your choice of Gatlinburg cabins are high, so come into town and have a great mini-vacation.