The island community of St. John will be out again in force this year Sunday August 2nd to support Team River Runner’s 2015 Wounded Veterans program fundraiser. In 2011 a total of 16 teams took part in what was the first annual St. John Chaotic Kayak race on Oppenheimer Beach, 2014 ramped up to 32 teams! 100% of the proceeds will be used to bring wounded veterans and their spouses down island every November for one week of healing in the beautiful waters of St. John

UPDATE Event Renamed to CSM Robert Gallagher Memorial Chaotic Kayak Race

This year’s 2015 Chaotic Kayak Race benefiting Team River Runner’s wounded veteran program has been changed to ‘CSM Robert Gallagher Memorial Chaotic Kayak Race’. Command Sargent Major Robert Gallagher passed away this year due to natural causes with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. He will be missed by all that served with him and all that got to know him in Love City, he was America’s Bad-Ass.

Team River Runner (TRR) was founded at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in 2004 by Washington, D.C. area kayak enthusiast Joe Mornini who has been hosting trips for TRR members to St. John since 2007. While the group was forced to cancel its 2008 trip due to lack of funds, that will never be the case again with the continual support of the St John community.

Please join us for our 4nd Annual St. John Chaotic Kayak, Sunday 2 August, 2015. There will be live music, beer tents, food, kayak races, raffle prizes and more!

To find out how to help this organization, check out

Chaotic Kayak 2015 Event Homepage

Chaotic Kayak Video

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