In addition to large game gun season opening in TN this week, neighboring states are also open to hunting with firearms. Georgia's large game gun season (deer and bear) opened on Oct. 19 and runs through Jan. 1. Alabama deer season opened Sat., Nov. 23 and runs through Jan. 31.
Prentice Cooper S.F. Closed for Managed Deer Hunt Nov. 30-Dec. 5
Funkey Monkey Night Run Dec. 6
The Rhea Family YMCA will host this 5K and 1 mile walk to support their community fund on Fri., Dec. 6, with festivities beginning at 6 p.m. in downtown Dayton.
Candy Cane Dash Dec. 7
The Candy Cane Dash will benefit East Hamilton School's PTA on Sat., Dec. 7. Registration starts at 9 a.m. 5K run begins at 10 a.m.
South Cumberland State Park Plateau Walk Dec. 8
The Friends of South Cumberland State Park will host a 1.5 mile plateau walk on Sun., Dec. 8, beginning at 1 p.m. (CST), beginning at the Greeter Falls parking lot. The hike leader is Emily Herman, of the Tennessee Naturalist Program. For more information email Margaret Matens.
Family Hike at Cloudland Canyon Dec. 14
The Chattanooga Trekkers will host a group hike on the West Rim Loop Trail of Georgia's Cloudland Canyon State Park on Sat., Dec. 14, beginning at 12 noon. The 4.8 mile loop runs around the edge of the canyon, with a couple of good climbs. An RSVP is required. To learn more, email hike leader Valerie Radu.
Run, Run Rudolph 5K Dec. 14
The Salvation Army's Angel Tree program will benefit from the Run, Run Rudolph 5K, starting from Coolidge Park at 8 a.m. on Sat., Dec. 14.
TBRA State Cyclocross Championships at Greenway Farm Dec. 14
The TN Bicycle Racing Assoc. will host the state cyclocross championships at the City of Chattanooga's Greenway Farm Park in Hixson, on Sat., Dec. 14, with racing going on from 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Expect lots of muddy, sandy, sweaty cycling, tumbling and running with bicycles.
South Cumberland State Park Fiery Gizzard/Sycamore Falls Hike Dec. 15
The Friends of S. Cumberland State Park will host a 4-mile afternoon naturalist hike to focus on the winter animal habitats and geology of the Fiery Gizzard, Sycamore Falls areas. Led, by naturalist Jack Furman, the hike will be moderate in intensity and is appropriate for adults and kids ages 12 and older. For more information email Margaret Matens.
Jingle Bell Jog 5K Dec. 16
The downtown Chattanooga YMCA will host the family, 5K Jingle Bell Jog on Mon., Dec. 16, beginning at 6 p.m. Each registered jogger gets a jingly t-shirt.
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