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  1. The Beast of the East: StumpJump 50K

    Known as the "Beast of the East," the Rock/Creek StumpJump 50K is one of the premier ultra-races in the Southeast.

  2. The Southeast's Premier Climbing Comp: The Triple Crown Bouldering Series

    Entering its 13th year, the Triple Crown Bouldering Series is the premier climbing competition in the Southeast, and whether participating or spectating, it shouldn't be missed.

  3. Chattanooga's Ultimate Long-Distance Mountain Bike Race: The 5-Points 50

    Now entering its third year, the 5-Points 50 has already established itself as one of the can't-miss mountain bike racing events in the Southeast.

  4. Chattanooga's Swimming Event of the Year: The Swim the Suck

    The Swim the Suck is a 10-mile swim through the gorgeous Tennessee River Gorge, and it is Chattanooga's signature swimming event of the year.

  5. A Marathon with All the Right Ingredients: The 7 Bridges Marathon

    Happening on October 18th, 2015, the 7 Bridges Marathon is a great way to experience some of downtown Chattanooga's most well-loved features.

  6. The Best of Both Worlds: The Urban/Nature 10k

    The Urban/Nature 10k is a fantastic Chattanooga race that offers the best of both worlds for road runners and trail runners alike.

  7. A Mad Dash Along the Tennessee River: The Chattanooga Head Race

    Entering its 23rd year, the Chattanooga Head Race is a thrilling event that pits roughly 400 competitors against each other in a time-trialled regatta—and it shouldn't be missed.

  8. An Endurance Paddling Event Unlike Any Other: ChattaJack31

    Traveling 31 miles from downtown Chattanooga through the scenic Tennessee River Gorge to Nickajack Lake, the ChattaJack31 is arguably one of the most unique and impressive paddling events in the country.

  9. Chances Are, You're Paddling that Stand-Up Paddleboard Wrong

    Riding a stand-up paddleboard takes practice, but the author discovered that learning the right technique from the start makes a difference.

  10. The 5 Most Technical Mountain Bike Trails in Chattanooga

    It’s true: Chattanooga is beginning to develop a reputation as a mountain biking destination. Here, 5 experts-only trails where you can test your mountain biking skills (and suspension!).

  11. Chattanooga Track Club Celebrates 45 Years of Running

    The Chattanooga Track Club has become the force behind the city's running community with 20 races and countless other events.

  12. How Chattanooga's RiverRocks Festival was Born

    Chattanooga's RiverRocks festival each October has become a celebration of the city's recreational opportunities and cultural charms.

  13. 3 Ways to Stay Psyched on Climbing During a Hot Chattanooga Summer

    While a hot Chattanooga summer is bad news for anyone who loves mild temperatures, it's especially bad for climbers in the area. Here's how to stay psyched on sending even when the temps aren't on your side.

  14. Meet Fennel Blythe: The Fearless Artist and Athlete Who Just Won't Stop

    A conversation with Fennel Blythe—a Chattanooga artist, entrepreneur, and adventurer who's life story is nothing short of amazing.

  15. 4 Fantastic Spots for Cooling off After Climbing in Chattanooga

    Blessed with a unique dose of crags and nearby swimming holes, here are the best spots for cooling off after climbing in Chattanooga.

  16. The Summer Sike Movie Series Returns to Chattanooga

    For the second year in a row, the beloved Summer Sike Movie Series will return to the outdoor lawn and patio at Chattanooga's Crash Pad Hostel.

  17. Getting Traditional on Sunset Rock

    Since the 1960's, Sunset Rock has been considered by many to be the "Crown Jewel" of traditional climbing in Chattanooga.

  18. The Beginning of the RootsRated Road Tour: Chattanooga

    The RootsRated Road Tour kicked off in Chattanooga on May 1, 2015. Here's what to expect from this grassroots cross-country road trip.

  19. A Conversation with Pro Climber Kai Lightner

    At 15 years old, competition climber Kai Lightner has already achieved more than most climbers achieve in an entire lifetime.

  20. 18 Photos of the Triple Crown Bouldering Series by Carlo Nasisse

    A compilation of excellent photos of the Triple Crown bouldering series, taken by professional photographer Carlo Nasisse.

  21. Chattanooga’s Original Rock Gym Celebrates 15 Years

    The Tennessee Bouldering Authority (or TBA) was Chattanooga's original rock gym, opening its dusty doors to the public in the late 1990's.

  22. Climbing in Horseshoe Canyon: A Sandstone Paradise

    Just outside of Jasper, Arkansas is a sandstone paradise that attracts climbers both near and far to its majesty: the Horseshoe Canyon Ranch.

  23. Your Guide to Spring Bouldering at Rocktown

    Here is a guide to spring bouldering at Rocktown, one of the Chattanooga area's best places to climb before the humidity really kicks in.

  24. Why You Should Run the Chickamauga Chase

    Historically one of the oldest road races in Chattanooga, the Chickamauga Chase now hosts a trail race that shouldn't be missed.

  25. Take the Stage: 4 of the Southeast's Favorite Multi-Day Trail Races

    These weekend stage races around in the Southeast provide both an impressive running challenge and an enjoyable outdoor escape with fellow runners.

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