Sunday, June 5, 9 a.m.–1 p.m. High Country Outfitters brings “Stand Up for the Hooch,” paddleboard racing to the Chattahoochee River. Two- and 6-mile courses; free kids’ race for ages 6-12. Cash prizes for the 6-mile race. Event benefits Sandy Springs scholarship program for those ages 4-17. 2-mile, $60; 6-mile, $75; free for spectators.  Visit or call 404-977-2523 for details and registration. Morgan Falls Overlook Park, 200 Morgan Falls Rd., Sandy Springs, 30350.

Patricia Fulton tries her hand at stand up paddleboarding on the Chattahoochee River. The sport, which uses boards 10-12 feet tall and long oars, has exploded in popularity in recent years.

Joe Earle

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