Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Wednesday, December 18, 2013 - by Ruth Thompson

Here are upcoming news and events from Outdoor Chattanooga:

Featured Outdoor Chattanooga Event  

*Camp Chair Cinema: "Wild Bill's Run" Jan. 10 

The Lookout Wild Film Festival will partner with Outdoor Chattanooga for a free public screening of

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More Outdoor Chattanooga Events

Rapid Learning Kayak Skills Practice Resumes Jan. 7 & 14, 2014

Southern Adventist University's Hulsey Wellness Center will host our Rapid Learning Kayak Skills practice for the remainder of the winter, on the first and second Tues. of each month, Dec. - April, 2014, from 7-9 p.m. That means' we're paddling Jan. 7 & 14. 

Featured Community Event(s) 
*First Day Hikes Jan. 1-5, 2014
State Parks in Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia will be hosting First Day Hikes on Jan. 1, 2014 to help outdoor enthusiasts ring in the new year. Hikes range from 1 mile family strolls to 6 mile adventures.


Chattanooga Named Runner Friendly Community 

The Road Runners Club of America has designated Chattanooga as an "Outstanding Runner Friendly Community." This means that our community and City government does a good job supporting runners and running events. Congratulations, Chattanooga!

Land Trust for TN Conserves 6,200 Acres Near Fiery Gizzard

After years of hard work, the Land Trust for Tennessee has purchased and protected 6,200 acres around the Fiery Gizzard in South Cumberland State Park. With the help of the Conservation Fund and the Friends of South Cumberland, they raised $8.1 million to purchase the land. 

Registration Open for TN Bike Summit May 14-17

The 3rd annual TN Bike Summit will happen May 14-17, 2014 in Nashville. Among this year's guest speakers will be Jim Sayer, E.D. of the Adventure Cycling Assoc., Kim Wiley-Schwartz, Asst. Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Transportation, and Nashville Mayor Karl Dean. Registration is now open.

More Community Events 

Wauhatchie Trail Run Dec. 21

Hosted by the Chattanooga Track Club, this 6.7 mile trail run is a winter institution. Expect rocky, rough trail, steep inclines and the myriad of other challenges that come with running on the side of Lookout Mtn. 

Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude Dec. 31
Celebrate New Year's with a four mile downtown run to raise money for sick children at the annual Karen Lawrence Run for St. Jude


More Upcoming Events


30          Wild Edibles: Eat the Weeds in Your Back Yard


22          Rock/Creek River Gorge Trail Race


12          Father/Son 5K
3           3State/3Mountain Challenge

24-26     V.W. USA Cycling Pro Road and Time Trial National Championships


7           National Trails Day


9           Still Hollow Trail Race


28          Ironman Chattanooga


4           Rock/Creek Stump Jump


1           Upchuck 50K



Battle Of Ringgold Reenactment Will Be Held Oct. 9-11

The Battle of Ringgold Gap Civil War Reenactment will take place Oct. 9, 10 and 11.  The event will close Robin Road between Alabama Highway 151 and Lafayette Street to accommodate the soldiers' camps and parking for the event. Reenactors will begin camping and setting up on Friday, Oct. 9 and open their camps to visitors at 1 p.m.  The reenactment will take place ... (click for more)

Claire Henley: Adventures West (Trial On Mount Whitney)

(Editor's Note: Chattanoogan Claire Henley started an adventure of a lifetime on the remote Pacific Crest Trail in April. Along the way, she had many adventures and found herself a husband named Big Spoon). Two days after my spell of altitude sickness, Big Spoon and I reached the base of Mount Whitney. I felt much better now. My body had acclimated to the High Sierra, and I ... (click for more)

Toddler Killed In Car Accident On Boy Scout Road Friday Morning

A toddler was killed in an auto accident Friday morning.  Hamilton County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an accident with injuries at the 1000 block of Boy Scout Road at approximately 11 a.m. on Friday. Upon arrival, deputies found a single car accident involving four passengers. Three of the four passengers were transported to a local hospital and the ... (click for more)

Triple Murder Suspect, Top 10 Most Wanted Fugitive, Captured In New Orleans

Less than a day after being placed on the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s Top 10 Most Wanted list, Daniel Lee Henry was captured Saturday night in New Orleans, La.  Shortly after 8:30 CST, Henry, 38, was taken into custody without incident at a hotel by authorities from the United States Marshals Service Task Force, which includes law enforcement officers from the New ... (click for more)

We Can Do Something About Mass Shootings - And Response

A friend posted his observation this morning that there was paranoia about reasonable gun laws. I know his heart is saying we have to do something about these mass shootings. Then while scanning the morning news shows I watched a pile o’ pundits from Al Sharpton to Donald Trump pontificate on doing “something” about the problem. Personally, I think there are plenty of gun control ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: How We Learned To Play

A couple of years ago I was reading a fascinating story that asserted the “Little Rascals” taught generations of children how to play with each other. When the comedy show about children in a poor neighborhood originated in 1922, there were just silent movies but in 1929, when the “talkies” were introduced, children and adults alike were mesmerized by the wonderful humor that producer ... (click for more)