Help us make room for the new Fall clothing and gear! Marmot stuff is now up to 40% off. Women’s Marmot Sale Men’s Marmot Sale Men’s Marmot Eldridge Shirt Women’s Marmot Sequence Jacket Men’s Marmot Matheson Short Women’s Marmot Samantha…

John Anderson with his family at the Hardrock 100 finish.

Congrats to Rock/Creek Race Team runner John Anderson, who finished the Hardrock 100 endurance race Sunday in 22nd place out of a field of 126 finishers. We can’t wait to get the full story, but meanwhile thought we’d share some…

Travel gear list: Iceland, two weeks, one pack

How to Pack for Iceland An inexperienced traveler fits two weeks into one backpack By Drew Streip It’s no secret that I’m not the most rugged outdoorsman: I’ve never owned a tent, I Instagram my latte art, I do more…

Brian Costilow running on Lookout Mountain

Depending on the distance, the time of year, and the location or terrain, the gear needed to contribute towards a successful ultra marathon finish may vary. Having run over 45 ultra marathons within the past 14 years, I have had…

Rock/Creek Race Team member to attempt Grand Slam of Ultrarunning

This Saturday, local Rock/Creek Race Team member, Nathan Holland will join a mass of anxious, highly-trained, and headlamp-clad runners, in the pre-dawn darkness of Squaw Valley, California.  It will be the starting line of the 41st Western States 100-Mile Endurance…

Rock/Creek announces the Second Annual Women's Trail Running Summit

After a very successful Women’s Trail Running Summit last summer, Rock/Creek is pleased to announce a 2nd Annual Women’s Trail Running Summit.  Last year’s event, held at Wasson Lodge in Camp Ocoee, sold out in under an hour and included…

The Best Rain Jackets Under $199: Our Picks

Choosing a waterproof-breathable rain jacket means dealing with a bit of option paralysis — there are so many choices, and prices range from $100 to $500 (and up)! We’ve dug into individual brands before, like our Marmot rain jacket guide,…

Layering clothing for outdoor sports

What is Layering? If you’ve spent any time in the outdoors, you’ve heard the term “layering.” If you’re new to outdoor activities, though, or maybe if you own a fleece or rain jacket but not much else in the way…

How to Clean Chaco Sandals

Here at Rock/Creek, we consider ourselves to be Chaco Sandals experts. After all, we live in a climate where we can wear ours almost year-round, and many of us do. This also, of course, means we’re experts in what Chacos…

Join us for Tellico Wild this weekend

Tellico Wild: Explore our Big Back Yard! A Weekend of Wilderness on the Cherokee National Forest July 31st, August 1st and 2nd Tellico Plains, TN Tennessee Wild is hosting a weekend of free outdoor activities to connect people to their…

There was quite a bit of debate around here about whether Scott Jurek, ultrarunning legend, could take Jenn Pharr Davis’ Appalachian Trail record for the fastest known time for a supported thru-hiker(runner?), but on Sunday, he did it. Jurek’s new…

Lula Lake Lands New Executive Director

Mike Pollock tapped as new leader Lookout Mountain, GA July 1, 2015 — The Lula Lake Land Trust has tapped long-standing board member Michael Pollock to be its new Executive Director. Following an exhaustive national search dating back to November…

Every once in a while we have the opportunity to hire a new group of retail associates, and with our new outdoor store opening in Cleveland, TN, along with a few of our friends who are moving on for their summer…

Father's Day Gift Ideas for the Outdoorsy Guy

Looking for the Perfect Gift for your hubby, brother, or dad? Our gear experts have scoured the site for the very best Gift Picks for Him: Father’s Day gift ideas from clothing to gear for climbing, kayaking, and hiking to…