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3 Sisters Music Festival

3 Sisters Music Festival

September 30 / Ross' Landing / 6:00pm

Not strictly a part of RiverRocks, 3 Sisters bring the most amazing Bluegrass 3 Sistersimaginable to Chattanooga. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this FREE event, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the river, the music and the city.  Past performers have included Yonder Mountain String Band, Dale McCoury, Ricky Scaggs, Ronda Vincent and all the big names in Bluegrass.  Friday and Saturday, don't miss a minute of it.

Check the 3 Sisters website often to get up to the minute information about acts booked for 2016. 

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Rock|Creek StumpJump 50k Trail Race

Rock|Creek StumpJump 50k Trail Race

October 1 / Signal Mountain Middle School / 8:00am

Come run the largest and most competitive 50k trail race in the Southeast! This StumpJumprace takes place on the beautiful singletrack of Signal Mountain and Walden Ridge, featuring a liberal dose of Tennessee mountain stone and over 4400 feet of elevation gain.  The course will challenge you and you will feel the burn as you test yourself against the course.  Register early, the race fills up quickly.

logoStations are spaced for comfort and volunteers take care of all runners.  Bring your attitude and courage and leave no trace behind as we respect this beautiful, wild area within a stone's throw of downtown Chattanooga.

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3 Sisters Music Festival

3 Sisters Music Festival

October 1 / Ross' Landing / 12:00pm

Not strictly a part of RiverRocks, 3 Sisters bring the most amazing Bluegrass Rhonda Vincentimaginable to Chattanooga. Celebrate the 10th anniversary of this FREE event, bring your lawn chair and enjoy the river, the music and the city.  Past performers have included Yonder Mountain String Band, Dale McCoury, Ricky Scaggs, Ronda Vincent and all the big names in Bluegrass.  Friday and Saturday, don't miss a minute of it.

Check the 3 Sisters website often to get up to the minute information about acts booked for 2016. 

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Snail Darter

Snail Darter

October 5 / Tennessee River / 5:00pm

The Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (C.O.W.S.) 7th Annual Snail Darter 1logo Mile Sprint Open Water Race, is a 0.5 mile or 1.0 mile downstream swim held in the Tennessee River along the downtown Chattanooga Waterfront.  The race will be held Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 6:00 pm (arrive at 5:00 pm).  There is a youth division (0.5 mile of 1.0 mile) and adult division (1.0 mile).  Fast youth siwmmers can choose to register for the adult division. Registration Online at It's Your Race ($15) in advance or onsite before the race for $20.   Check in at 5:00 pm and Race Jump at 6:00.   Please also bring friends to kayak pilot for the event.  Kayaks provided by Outdoor Chattanooga. Must be a triathlete or competitive swimmer. Parent or adult friend required to kayak for 6-10.  Kayaks provided for this swim.  Bring your friends to kayak pilot please! We need them.  More information at www.cowsswim.com

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CPR

CPR

October 8 / Downtown Chattanooga / 8:00am

Finally a triathlon that is geared for the true outdoor adventurer For the Climber,CPR
Paddler and Runner and the only multi-sport race where the top climber has just as much a chance of winning as any other sport. This a time trial race starting with six roped climbs on the outside wall at Highpoint Climbing gym, with each one getting progressively harder. The climber must wait for a set time penalty if they fail to complete a climb. The race then heads to the water with a stand up paddle trip from Ross' Landing to Baylor High School, and then run back to Highpoint on an open, unmarked course. The athlete chooses whatever route they wish as long as they don't run on Hwy 27 or run through the Stringers Ridge tunnel. There will be a celebration on the outside deck at Highpoint afterwards starting at noon.

What a cool way to test yourself and have a great day in downtown as well.  Climb, Paddle and Run along with RiverRocks 2016. 
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Swim the Suck

Swim the Suck

October 8 / Suck Creek Boat Launch / 9:30am

The 7th Annual Swim the Suck 10-mile open water swim through the Tennessee Swim the Suck
River Gorge, is know internationally as one of the premier swim events.  A part of RiverRocks from the very beginning, the Swim features athletes from all over the world and is hosted the by Chattanooga Open Water Swimmers (C.O.W.S.) and Outdoor Chattanooga. 

 

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Urban Nature 10k

Urban Nature 10k

October 9 / Coolidge Park / 8:00am

Come out Sunday, October 9, 2016 at 8:00 AM for a fantastic 10K running photo
experience. This unique and challenging run is half on roads in North Chattanooga and half on the trail at Stringers Ridge, a treasure in North Chattanooga. The race begins and ends at Coolidge Park under the Market Street Bridge on the Tennessee River, perhaps the most scenic finish of any race in the city or maybe any city. Come see for yourself. Packet Pickup will start at 6am on race day at the Start/Finish area.

logoThis race benefits Stringers Ridge and is designed to show off this treasure inside our downtown. This fall race offers beautiful views of Stringers Ridge and downtown Chattanooga. With the changing of the leaves and scenic overlooks, this event is hands down one of the most beautiful events around the Southeast.

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Chattanooga Head Race

Chattanooga Head Race

October 9 / Ross' Landing / 8:00am

Since 1992 the Lookout Rowing Club has organized and sponsored the Head Race
Chattanooga Head Race, a 5k timed rowing event ending at Ross' Landing in downtown Chattanooga.  From its beginning the event has focused on being a relaxed, but competivie, rowing event for both new and seasoned competiors. 

The amenities of the City of Chattanooga, including close proximity of hotels, restaurants, parking and spectator viewing create an exciting and memorable event for those who attend. Plenty of spectator spots are available on all the downtown bridges and both sides of the river.  Register a team or simply come watch, it's a great way to spend a fall afternoon on the water.

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The Cannonball

The Cannonball

October 15 / Stringer's Ridge / 8:00am

This cool new race starts at 8:00 AM.  Runners have one hour to complete thephoto
four-mile trail loop that goes along the Stringer's Ridge route Eli Lilly used to set up his cannons and shell downtown Chattanooga.  If you don't finish in the hour, you are eliminated. Simple huh?  

Not so fast.  The race resumes at 9:00 AM and those that are eliminated or don't answer the bell are out.  The race continues every hour on the hour until only one runner remains.  After several loops the race director will have the option to reduce the time by one minute per loop and so on.  Start in the morning and finish under the moon with the coyotes and all the exhausted, eliminated runners around you.  If you have the energy, you can take a winner's lap (or just collect your prize and head for a long soak in the tub.)  You'll love it, a chance to test yourself and all your pals.  The Cannonball also features a 10k if that's more what you're looking for so go to Ultra Signup and register for a chance to be the last man (or woman) standing!  Contact cannonballruntrail@gmail.com or check out the facebook page for more info.

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7 Bridges Marathon

7 Bridges Marathon

October 16 / Downtown Chattanooga / 7:00am

The 7 Bridges Marathon will take runners across the Tennessee river 6 times as 7 Bridges
you traverse the city. You will run by the Tennessee Aquarium, AT&T field, Creative Discovery Museum, Cross the Dam and enjoy a stroll along the River walk, then run through the Art district, Hunter Museum and Historic Walnut street bridge to finish in front of the Carousel in Coolidge Park.

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