RiverRocks Calls For Community Events

Wednesday, September 04, 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.


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