StumpJump Vendor Fair Kick-off, Featured Speaker and more with RiverRocks Chattanooga

The Inaugural RiverRocks weekend is fast approaching, with events spanning water, land and air! Rock/Creek is proud to incorporate our StumpJump Vendor Fair and featured StumpJump Speaker, Jen Pharr Davis into RiverRocks’ Friday events.
Friday-
12:00pm-5:00pm StumpJump Vendor Fair/ Packet-Pick Up
[open to public]
5:00pm- 6:30pm Carbo Dinner [ticketed event]
7:00pm Feature Speaker: Jen Pharr Davis [open to public]

Jen Pharr DavisStop by Coolidge Park, behind the Outdoor Chattanooga building on Friday October 1, 2010 from 12:00pm- 5:00pm for a preview of the hottest gear in the outdoor market from our race sponsors. Come with your gear wish lists in mind and visit with Patagonia, Salomon, Vasque, The North Face, SmartWool, Deuter, Outdoor Research, La Sportiva, Columbia, SkullCandy, Keen, Mountain Hardwear, Toyota of Cleveland, and nonprofit friends- Cumberland Trail Conference, TN River Gorge Trust. [Open to Public].
StumpJump 50K and 11 miler runners may pick up their packets during the vendor fair and browse around until the 5:00pm start of the Carbo dinner for 50K participants. Additional Carbo dinner tickets will be available for purchase at the packet pick up table. Numbers are limited, so it is first come first serve for additional tickets.
Once racers are fed and happy, join Rock/Creek and the community of trail runners at 7:00pm for the featured StumpJump Speaker, Jen Pharr Davis.
Accomplishing 2,175 miles in 57 days, 8 hours and 35 minues, Jen is the record holder as the fastest woman on the Appalachian Trail Thru Hike. She holds three endurance records on three long-distance trails and has hiked more than 8,000 miles of trail in North America. Her talk is Open to the Public and starts at 7:00pm in the tent in Coolidge Park.
Friday October 1- Thursday October 14:
RiverRocks Adventure Film Festival:


Also kicking off on Friday October 1st, is the RiverRocks Adventure Film Festival!
Special Adventure Film Festival pricing allows everyone to enjoy all five films at their leisure-Adventures in Wild California, Everest, Journey Into Amazing Caves , Grand Canyon Adventure 3D and Hubble 3D – for just $20. Click the poster image above for days and times for each film, or click the link here > [http://www.tnaqua.org/IMAX/IMAXAdventureFilmFestival.aspx]
Friday October 1, 2010- Wacky Paddler Olympics
5:30pm at Ross’ Landing

Quite possibly, the silliest event Rock/Creek could be a part of in the roll out of RiverRocks events is the 1st annual Wacky Paddler Olympics.
On Friday October 1st starting at 5:30pm stroll across the Walnut Street bridge and down to Ross’ Landing Downtown to watch canoeists and kayakers joust, flip off platforms, and dive. If you fancy yourself to be a Knight or Countess in shining neoprene jousting for your lady or gentleman’s hand, then Outdoor Chattanooga’s Wacky Paddler Olympics are for you.
Register today at the link provided
http://www.outdoorchattanooga.com/2215.htm
Climbing Events in Chattanooga TN:
And where would we be without a little climbing in our life? Here’s a line up of the climbing events being conducted in and around Chattanooga through our two gyms. Tennessee Boulder Authority and Urban Rocks.
The following are Events that TBA Gym will be hosting:
CLIMBING
October 1, 4pm-10pm Kid’s Climbing & Game Night; $4 for kids 12 and under. Shoe Rental included.
October 2, 6pm-8pm “Climber’s Buffet”; $1 per climb or $5 all you can climb (Sundown in St. Elmo)
October 6, 6pm-9pm Local’s Climbing Comp.; $15 per person. $5 from each entry will be donated to RiverRocks.
YOGA
October 2, 10am-11:15am $5 Yoga for Every Body; $5 per person.
October 4, 9pm-10pm $5 Night Owl Yoga; $5 per person.
October 7, 9pm-10pm $5 Night Owl Yoga; $5 per person.
October 9, 10am-11:15am $5 Yoga for Every Body; $5 per person.
Urban Rocks will have a RiverRocks Ruckus on Friday October 8 from 4pm-8pm where families are encouraged to come climb for FREE! Details can be found on their Urban Rocks Facebook Event Page here >