Outdoor Chattanooga News And Events

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Here are upcoming news and events from Outdoor Chattanooga:

Final Fireside at the Greenway Farm
Join Outdoor Chattanooga for a free, family friendly, outdoor music series known as Fireside at the Greenway Farm. Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union has become a sponsor. Bring your blankets, camp chairs, marshmallow roasting stick and picnic supper, then sit back and enjoy an autumn evening with live music from local artists in a rustic setting behind the gardens at the Sniteman Log Cabin.
The final concert is Thursday, October 22, from 7 - 9 p.m. featuring the Tin Cup Rattlers, an old time string band.

Before Fireside, enjoy the changing season with a a calm water paddle on North Chickamauga Creek in a canoe. Outdoor Chattanooga will provide all the equipment and support staff for the public to paddle the creek at their own pace. Children under 30 lbs should bring their own Personal Flotation Device (life jacket). Launch site is behind the old Sniteman Cabin. Canoes are available from 6-7 p.m. for $20 per canoe. First come, first served. For more information, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888
More Outdoor Chattanooga Events
As part of the River Rocks Finale, Outdoor Chattanooga will open the Walnut Wall to the public to climb for free from 4-8 p.m. on Sat., Oct. 24. The Walnut Wall overlooks the Tennessee River from a 50' high limestone pier of the historic Walnut Street Bridge in Coolidge Park. Outdoor Chattanooga's staff will be on hand to show you the "ropes" on this top roped climbing wall by providing belay and equipment.  Minors must be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent who can sign the assumption of risk and liability release form. Appropriate for ages 5 and up. No previous experience is necessary. 
Adventure Kids After School Program November 3, 10, 17

The Adventure Kids After School program is an awesome opportunity for kids ages 9-13 to build outdoor skills in a variety of settings. Adventurers can choose from Rock Climbing, Mountain Biking or Archery. Programs will be offered on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. The last sessions will occur on November 3, 10 and 17. Outdoor Chattanooga guide staff will provide instruction and equipment for kids with all skill levels including true beginners. Cost is $20 per participant per date and activity. Pre-registration is required and space is limited due to small group sizes. To get registered or for more information, email Outdoor Chattanooga or call (423) 643-6888
Featured Community Events
Fundraisers at the Flying Squirrel October 20 & 22
Come to the Flying Squirrel to support two great organizations in Chattanooga.Tonight, Tuesday, October 20 from 5 p.m. to close benefits City of Chattanooga's Therapeutic Recreation, which provides programs for citizens with disabilities.Thursday, October 22 from 5 p.m. to close, benefits Lula Lake Land Trust's conservation and educational efforts. 10% of all food and beverage sales on each night will go to the respective organizations. 

Final Week of RiverRocks Adventure Sports and Games 23-25
RiverRocks is a multi-day festival that brings world-class and amateur athletes to the Scenic City to compete in a variety of athletic events that highlight the outdoor lifestyle in Chattanooga. For more information and RiverRocks event schedule, click here. The final week of RiverRocks events are highlighted below.

Ragnar Relay October 23
This weekend's events begin at 7 a.m. Friday, October 23 with the start of the Ragnar Relay. The Ragnar is an overnight adventure race where teams of 12 or 6 people run relay-style from Point A to Point B. In this case, it's Chattanooga to Nashville. Spectators can cheer the racers as they leave Coolidge Park to begin the 196 mile run to the finish line at Walk of Fame Park in Nashville. The Race will conclude by 8:00 p.m. Sat., Oct. 24

Velo Vixens Women's Symposium October 23-25

Full itinerary / Event & Lecture Schedule:
October 23rd
 at Outdoor Chattanooga--Free to the public
6:00pm - 9:00pm :: Community Event at Outdoor Chattanooga-door prizes, Q&A Sessions and presentations by Courtney Mild and Pro Tri-Athlete, Hallie Blunck.

October 24th at Outdoor Chattanooga--Free to the public
10:00am :: Claire Bartlett - Intro to Sports Psychology - Performance Enhancement
11:00am :: Emily Findley - Biomechanics
12:00pm :: Allie Whittler - Nutrition at Noon
1:00pm :: Danny Thompson - Nutritional Testing
2:00pm :: Andy Sweet - Optimizing Endurance
3:00pm :: Virginia Lee - Stretch, the long and short of it
4:00pm :: Yoga with Lulemon - behind Outdoor Chattanooga

October 25th at Outdoor Chattanooga--Free to the public
1:00pm :: Kyle House - Crosstraining & importance of Nutrition-Southern Sqweeze
2:00pm :: Virginia Lee - Time to Breathe - Techniques & Importance
4:30pm :: Yoga with Yekatarina Smith - behind Outdoor Chattanooga
RiverRocks Finale October 24
The RiverRocks Finale is the closing ceremony to the month long festival that highlighted all the amazing spaces and awesome outdoor activities the Scenic City has to offer. If you missed all the other events, be sure to come out to Coolidge Park on Sat., Oct. 24 from 4-8 p.m. to celebrate with friends and family. Admission and participation is FREE. There will be plenty of family friendly activities and music. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Activities include: Yoga, Rock Climbing, Slacklining, Volleyball, Disc Golf, and street performances. 

MoveRight Celebration October 25
Join GreenTrips to celebrate all the great ways to get around the community atCambridge Square in Ooltewah, TN on Sun., Oct. 25 from 2-5 p.m. There will be FREE, fun activities for the whole family, live entertainment and awards for theMoveRight Challenge winners! Activties will include: 
- Scavenger Hunt
- Bike Races (free opportunity to try the Bike Chattanooga bikes)
- Bike Rodeo featuring tricks and safety tips
- Parachute Games
- Limbo Contest
- Stuff the Subaru Challenge
- Cornhole & more!
For more information and updates, visit the event Facebook page
Community News
 will be closed for routine reservoir maintenance, which includes access to the boat ramp, biking and hiking trails. Closed: Oct. 17 - Nov. 21
T-WALL/PRENTICE COOPER will be closed to recreation the following dates for hunting.
Sep. 19-25
Oct. 8-10 
Oct. 29-31
Nov. 6-8
Nov. 28 - Dec. 3 
ROCKTOWN will be closed to recreation the following dates for hunting.
Oct. 18-19
Nov. 13-15
Dec. 10-13
Passes are required for Rocktown and can be purchased here.
Upcoming Events for 2015
23/24   Ragnar Relay
24       Chattajack 31
          River Rocks Finale

20      *Ice on the Landing
6-7    *Mainx24
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