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  1. The Insider’s Guide to Watching and Cheering at IRONMAN Chattanooga

    This Insider's Guide to IRONMAN Chattanooga will help you support the athletes and spectate for this epic full-day event.

  2. A Family Affair: The Tennessee Ragnar Relay

    If you’ve never traveled from Chattanooga to Nashville in a van filled with smelly friends and their smelly shoes, you might consider putting a team together and partaking in the Ragnar Relay.

  3. Father & Son Marathoners and 7 Bridges Competitors: Jean Paul and Devin Vaudreuil

    Meet Jean Paul and Devin Vaudreuil, a father and son duo participating in this year's 7 Bridges Marathon on October 18th in Chattanooga.

  4. Bouldering in Chattanooga's Backyard

    It's widely known that Stone Fort, or Little Rock City, offers some of the best bouldering in Chattanooga. Here's an introduction for those who don't know.

  5. The Best Dog-Friendly Trails in Chattanooga

    A guide to some of the top dog-friendly trails in Chattanooga, from the remote Cumberland Trail to the easy double-track at the Guild Hardy.

  6. A ChattaJack Competitor and Veteran Waterman: Steve Dullack

    Steve Dullack has been a waterman all his life. From his early days as a surfer in SoCal, to his college rowing days, it was only natural that he'd become an elite stand-up paddler as well.

  7. The 10 Best Waterfalls near Chattanooga

    From Foster and Fall Creek Falls, to Lula and Laurel, here's your guide to finding the best waterfalls near Chattanooga.

  8. The Perfect Weekend Guide for Outdoor Adventure around Chattanooga

    From exploring the trails of Lookout Mountain, to paddling downtown on the Tennessee River, here's how Chaco spends a weekend in Chattanooga.

  9. So, You Want to Go to Snow Falls?

    A step-by-step guide on how to get to Snow Falls—easily one of the most gorgeous hikes in the Chattanooga area.

  10. An Inside Look at the Southeastern Climbers Coalition

    The ongoing work from the Southeastern Climbers Coalition to preserve crags and boulder fields in the Southeast has been instrumental for the climbing community.

  11. The 10 Best Hikes in Chattanooga

    From the slopes of Lookout Mountain to the steep bluffs of Signal, here is an insider's guide to 10 of the best hikes in Chattanooga.

  12. Escape the Crowds at Zahnd: Chattanooga's Hidden Boulder Field

    The Zahnd boulder field on Lookout Mountain is one of the most secluded climbing spots in the Chattanooga area—the perfect place to bag a first ascent.

  13. A Paddler's Guide to Leaving No Trace

    There are few things more memorable than an overnight river trip. Here are some simple ways to minimize your impacts while paddling, so that you can enjoy many more trips to come.

  14. Trail Running in Chattanooga

    In a city like Chattanooga, filled with so many outdoor adventures, you're missing out if you aren't partaking in the outdoor fun in at least some way. And trail running is one of the most approachable and enjoyable activities you can choose in the Scenic City.

  15. 5 Cool Summer Camping Spots Near Chattanooga

    These campsites near Chattanooga offer plenty of water—plus mountain biking, hiking and running trails—are great places for summer camping.

  16. A Beginner's Guide To Outdoor Climbing Equipment

    From bouldering to traditional climbing, here's a quick and dirty guide to outdoor climbing equipment for beginners.

  17. How to Spend a Week Climbing in the Southeast

    Rock climbing in the southeast is unique in the sense of how concentrated the different climbing locations are. From Asheville, NC to Birmingham, AL, to some classic spots in between, you can spend a surprisingly small number of hours in the car and more time on the rock.

  18. Award-Winning Climbing Film Meru Coming to the Chattanooga Film Festival

    On Thursday, March 31, the epic and award-winning climbing film, Meru, will hit the big screen at the Chattanooga Film Festival. This is one you won't want to miss!

  19. Hospital Boulders: High Quality Sandstone in the Hills of Alabama

    Located in the hills of northeastern Alabama, Hospital Boulders is a sandstone gem offering a lifetime's worth of climbing challenges.

  20. Little Cedar Mountain and the Legend of Chief Dragging Canoe

    The fascinating tale behind Chattanooga's Little Cedar Mountain and its most imposing historical figure: the bloody and uncompromising Chief Dragging Canoe.

  21. Chattanooga's 10 Best Outdoor Kissing Spots

    From the Walnut Street Bridge to the top of Sunset Rock, here's your guide to some of the best kissing spots in Chattanooga. (Chapstick, not included.)

  22. First Chattanooga Marathon To Attract Runners from Across the Country

    Organizers of the new Chattanooga Marathon are working to create an event that draws both local runners and visitors from across the U.S.

  23. Gym To Rock: Getting to Grip with Outdoor Climbing Etiquette

    Making the transition from gym to rock has a few more implications than just getting to grips with new holds. Here are a few tips for being respectful at the boulderfield.

  24. 19 Things to Knock Off Your Chattanooga Bucket List in 2016

    Waterfalls, amazing singletrack trails, and scenic vistas are just a taste of the things to cross off your Chattanooga bucket list this year.

  25. Let's Do Brunch: A Guide on How to Run and Brunch in Chattanooga

    Let's face it: everyone loves brunch. Here, we’ve come up with a collection of Chattanooga's finest pairings of runs and brunches to satisfy any runner’s appetite.

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