CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - About 10,000 rowers compete this weekend in the Head of the Hooch regatta on the Tennessee River in Chattanooga.

Organizers say competitors come from more than 30 states and range in age from 12 to 80. The "Hooch" refers to the Chattahoochee River in Georgia where the event was once held.

It is billed as the second largest regatta in the country, behind Boston, and will run amid the fall colors of the Chattanooga valley.

Co-hosts of the event are the Atlanta Rowing Club and the Lookout Rowing Club.

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