RiverRocks Calls For Community Events

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

RiverRocks invites the community to create events that celebrate the wonderful outdoor assets in the region. The events will be called Get Out Events to encourage people to get out and enjoy the outdoors as a couple, family or group during RiverRocks. These events will be listed on RVRROX.com, ChattanoogaNOW and in Get Out Magazine. 

The Get Out events will complement the featured RiverRocks Adventure Sports Games (listed below) and provide a way for everyone to join hikes, bikes, climbs, swims and more.

Featured RiverRocks Adventure Sports Games:

·         Rock|Creek StumpJump 50k & 11 Mile Trail Race - Oct. 5

·         Sequatchie Valley Century - Oct. 5

·         RiverRocks Canoe/Kayak Race - Oct. 5

·         RiverRocks SUP Race - Oct. 5

·         Triple Crown of Bouldering - Oct. 12

·         Chattanooga Head Race - Oct. 12

·         Urban Nature 10k  - Oct. 12

·         Five Points Fifty - Oct. 12

·         Swim the Suck 10 Mile Swim - Oct. 12

·         RiverRocks Duathalon – Oct. 13

·         ChattaJack 31 - Oct. 26

Over the Edge, presented by SunTrust and the RiverRocks Opening Party kick off the multi-day adventure sports games on Oct. 2, with local celebrities rappelling 20 stories as a fundraiser for Boy Scouts of America and RiverRocks. The games will conclude with the RiverRocks Finale at The Block on Oct. 12, and the last athletic event on Oct. 26, during the ChattaJack31. Ideally, Get Out events should fall between Oct. 2 and Oct. 13. If you want your event to be part of that excitement, it’s quick and easy to do.

Go to RVRROX.com and select the Submit Your Event icon for full information. You’ll be able to enter your event information, include any of your own sponsors and draw participants and spectators to your event.  Your event will be listed on RVRROX.com and ChattanoogaNow. All events submitted before Sept. 10, will also be in the October issue of Get Out Magazine.


The Fighting McCooks: The First Family Of The American Military

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park will present a special 60-minute program at Chickamauga Battlefield on Saturday, May 6, at 2 p.m., delving into two of the battle’s commanders and one of the war’s most prominent families. Visitors will meet at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, then caravan to the site of Jay’s Mill, where they will participate in ... (click for more)

Alexander: Smokies’ Missing Link Is “So Picturesque, It Is Worth The 75-Year Wait”

Senator Lamar Alexander on Thursday said at the groundbreaking ceremony for the final project to complete the "missing link" of the Foothills Parkway, "if you want to see the Smokies, you’ll drive the Foothills Parkway because it’s the only road that gives you such a spectacular view of the highest mountains in the eastern United States. ... (click for more)

Severe Storms Rake Chattanooga Area; Flash Flooding Possible

Severe storms raked through the Chattanooga area on Saturday. Sale Creek was one of the hardest hit areas. Storm damage on Cooper Road included two crushed cars. Trees were on homes and railroad tracks that are the main line between Chattanooga and Cincinnati. Cooper Road is near Lake Chickamauga. There was also damage along Providence Road at Sale Creek. ... (click for more)

Body Believed To Be A Woman Is Found On Lookout Mountain

Hunters found a decomposed human body on Saturday afternoon in a remote area off High Road, Cloudland, Walker County. Law enforcement believes the unidentified remains to be a female. It appears the body may have been at the location for four weeks. On March 19, a vehicle was found abandoned on private property in close proximity to where the body was located ... (click for more)

No Tax-Supported Entity Should Get Secrecy In Spending

A shadowy situation has emerged in Chattanooga with an organization that manages millions of taxpayer dollars with no transparency and such a surprising disregard for accountability that one wonders what it would take to wake up elected officials who are supposedly in charge. Welcome to the Chattanooga Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, whose lawyer threatened to sue the ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Is Dr. Edwards The One?

Just hours after the chairman of the Hamilton County School Board emailed a list of 14 candidates on Friday afternoon to be considered as the next Superintendent of the 42,000-student system to the other board members, Dr. Nakia Edwards, an Assistant Commissioner with the Tennessee Department of Education, became the early “common sense” favorite. And, at first glance, she has ... (click for more)