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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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Ready to Rock Climb

Ready to Rock Climb

October 2 / Coolidge Park / 5:00pm

Ready to Rock Climb is an introduction to the sport of rock climbing offered by Outdoor Chattanooga at the Walnut Wall in Coolidge Park. 
 
Where: The City of Chattanooga's Walnut Wall overlooks the Tennessee River from a 50' high limestone pier of the historic Walnut Street Bridge in Coolidge Park. Located on the north shore of the river, the wall hosts special climbing programs and activities through Outdoor Chattanooga, and is the practice home for the Chattanooga Area Interscholastic Climbing League. 
 
What: Ready to Rock Climb gives participants the opportunity to try vertical, top roped rock climbing with route difficulty varying from beginner to advanced. No experience is necessary and equipment is provided. Gym shoes and longer shorts or athletic pants are most appropriate.
 
Why: Learn the essentials of rock climbing:
•To understand the risks and benefits involved in the sport of rock climbing.
•To identify and properly use basic climbing equipment including a harness, a locking carabiner, a belay device, a ground anchor, etc.
•Proficiency with tying a figure eight retrace knot.
•Climbing safety procedures including "buddy checks" and belay commands.
•The principles of belaying.
•How climbing routes are graded (to determine the difficulty of a climb).
 
When: October 2, 2016 from 5:00-7:30 p.m.
 
Who: Appropriate for the family, ages 5 and up. No previous experience is necessary. Minors must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian who can sign the assumption of risk and liability release form. 
 
Cost: FREE
 
For more information contact Outdoor Chattanooga.
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Pedal & Paddle on South Chickamauga Creek Trails

Pedal & Paddle on South Chickamauga Creek Trails

October 4 / Tennessee River / 5:00pm

Outdoor Chattanooga wants to get you and the whole family outside for a day of play on Tuesday, October photo
4, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. as part of RiverRocks.


Outdoor Chattanooga will lead a leisurely paced, guided bike tour on the South Chick Creek Connector Greenway Trail from Tennessee River Park at Lost Mound Dr. to Sterchi Farms. Once the group arrives at Sterchi Farms, we'll get geared up and hop into canoes for a beginner friendly paddle on the South Chick Creek Blueway back to where we started. 

The guided tour begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

This event is appropriate for ages 6 and up when accompanied by an adult.
Ages 6-12 recommended to ride with 2 adults in a canoe.

Cost: $20 per person / $10 for children 12 and under.
Price includes guides and all equipment including bikes, helmets + canoes, paddles and PFD's. (We have a limited number of kids bikes)

Registration and payment in advance is required. 
Call Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888 to find out more and to get registered.
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Pedal & Paddle on South Chickamauga Creek Trails

Pedal & Paddle on South Chickamauga Creek Trails

October 4 / Tennessee River / 5:00pm

Outdoor Chattanooga wants to get you and the whole family outside for a day of play on Tuesday, October photo4, 2016 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. as part of RiverRocks.

Outdoor Chattanooga will lead a leisurely paced, guided bike tour on the South Chick Creek Connector Greenway Trail from Tennessee River Park at Lost Mound Dr. to Sterchi Farms. Once the group arrives at Sterchi Farms, we'll get geared up and hop into canoes for a beginner friendly paddle on the South Chick Creek Blueway back to where we started. 

The guided tour begins at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 4. Tour lasts approximately 3 hours.

This event is appropriate for ages 6 and up when accompanied by an adult.
Ages 6-12 recommended to ride with 2 adults in a canoe.

Cost: $20 per person / $10 for children 12 and under.
Price includes guides and all equipment including bikes, helmets + canoes, paddles and PFD's. (We have a limited number of kids bikes)

Registration and payment in advance is required. 
Call Outdoor Chattanooga at 423-643-6888 to find out more and to get registered.

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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 swimmers may 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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Fireside Music Series & Canoe Rentals at Greenway Farms

Fireside Music Series & Canoe Rentals at Greenway Farms

October 6 / Greenway Farm / 7:00pm

Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union sponsors this free, family friendly, outdoor music series at the City of Chattanooga’s Greenway Farms on Thursday evenings in October.  Outdoor Chattanooga invites the public to come out on Thursday, October 6 from 7 - 9 p.m. to listen to The Von Wamps—classy art grass with sounds from the stand up bass and dobro as they play on the porch of the Sniteman Cabin. Bring your family and friends, blankets and camp chairs, marshmallow roasting sticks and a picnic supper, then sit back and enjoy an autumn evening with live music around a campfire. 
 
Before Fireside, enjoy the changing season with a calm water paddle on North. Chickamauga Creek by canoe. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide all the equipment and support staff for you to paddle the creek at your own pace. Children under 30 lbs. should bring their own Personal Flotation Device (life jacket). Meet at the North Chick canoe launch behind the old Sniteman Cabin. 
Canoes available from 5:00-7:00 p.m. (last canoe rental at 6:30 p.m.)
Cost: $25 per canoe | first come, first served.

For more information contact Outdoor Chattanooga:
423.643.6888 or info@OutdoorChattanooga.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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