Unless you’ve been hiding under a river rock yourself, you know that the giant celebration of all things outdoors in Chattanooga, River Rocks, concludes this weekend. Whether you’re a participant or an audience member, there will plenty to choose from.
Beginning Friday, Oct. 11 and continuing through Sunday, Oct. 13, the crowd favorite hot-air balloon rides will again be hovering above the action below. Wanna float? Call (615) 995-2685 or visit smokymtair.com
On Friday evening is the relaxed and friendly 3.5-mile Southside Inspiration Group Run, making its way through the sights of the Southside.
Saturday, Oct. 12, you’ve got a whole range of choices, from rowing (Chattanooga Head Race), trail running (Stringer’s Ridge Urban 10K), mountain biking (Five Points Fifty) and swimming (the Swim the Suck 10-mile swim). Not exhausted just thinking about all that? The Block Party event will be held beginning at 5:30 p.m. that evening to preview the new The Block climbing center downtown on Broad St. Major musical entertainment will be provided by the acts at Scenic City Rocks Live (broadcast live on Hippie Radio, 106.9).
Finally, on Sunday, the festival winds up with the River Rocks Duathalon at Enterprise South, which combines a two-mile run with a 10-mile mountain bike ride.
For a complete calendar of events and more information, visit riverrockschattanooga.com