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Chattanooga’s Riverrocks Adventure Sports Games Attracts Top Athletes Oct 2-13

August 20, 2013
The Tennessee River, Chattanooga © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

The Tennessee River, Chattanooga © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

RiverRocks, one of the most anticipated events of the year for outdoor enthusiasts, is rolling out a new format as an Adventure Sports Games event and will be held Oct. 2-13 in downtown Chattanooga. Individuals, including some of the nation’s most elite athletes, will compete in what has become the fall’s premiere adventure sports competition.

In addition to the 10 sports games, RiverRocks will feature a number of entertainment events including the opening ceremonies on Oct. 2 at Center Park, Over the Edge, an urban rappelling fund-raiser, Oct. 3 at Center Park and the 3 Sisters Bluegrass Festival Oct. 4-5 at Ross’ Landing. The RiverRocks Adventure Games will conclude on Oct. 12 with closing ceremonies including a preview of The Block, a new urban outdoor climbing wall, 30,000 square foot climbing facility and shops located in the heart of downtown.

Under the new format, the RiverRocks Adventure Games will feature a wide range of competitive outdoor sports games including a rock/creek stump jump 50K and 11 mile trail race; the Sequatchie Valley Century; a canoe/kayak race; the Chattanooga Head Race; the Triple Crown of Bouldering; the Five Points Fifty; a 10-mile swim; the Urban Nature 10K; the Duathalon; the ChattaJack and much more. The winners of these events will receive medals featuring actual river rocks made by Set In Stone.

The public can add their own twist to the fun of RiverRocks by creating a new outdoor adventure game or event. RiverRocks will be making a call for community events in the coming weeks.

“RiverRocks happens at the perfect time of year, when people are more inclined to get out and enjoy the beautiful fall weather,” said Bob Doak, President and CEO of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau. “Because of the city’s outdoor appeal and amenities, we’ve seen some incredible accolades such as ‘Best Town Ever’ by Outside magazine, one of the ‘Best Adventure Towns in the U.S. to Live + Play’ by National Geographic Adventure magazine and Men’s Journal named us one of the ‘South’s New Adventure Mecca’s’ as well as one of the ‘50 Great American Places. Over the past three years, we’ve seen an increase in visitors and we’re expecting tens of thousands of people to attend this year’s festivities. It’s no surprise that people are traveling great distances to experience our outdoor opportunities.”

For more information on events and activities, visit www.RiverRocksChattanooga.com.

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Sports Tour Operator offers Baseball Tours; Go Free with Group of 10 with Follow the Leader Promotion

March 13, 2013
Tampa Bay Rays at spring training. Sports Travel & Tours operates baseball tours that takes fans to the action. © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Tampa Bay Rays at spring training. Sports Travel & Tours operates baseball tours that takes fans to the action. © 2013 Karen Rubin/news-photos-features.com

Sports Travel and Tours, a New England based sports tour operator has announced their lineup of baseball tours for 2013 and its new Follow The Leader promotion, whereby if you organize 10 or more people to travel on a Baseball Road Trip, you go for free.

“Our new Follow The Leader promotion adds a new way for fans to share their love of the game (and travel for free).” notes Director of Sales, Teresa Weybrew. “There is no better way to enjoy the game of baseball than with family and best buds! Our customers have friends and family who say, ‘I didn’t know there was such a thing’ when they tell them about Baseball Road Trips, so this should be easy! Fans find 10 or more people to travel on a Baseball Road Trip and they go for free!”

“I’ve visited all 30 big league ballparks and enjoy the camaraderie of baseball fans from all over the world: sharing one common interest – baseball. I plan a trip every year and often coordinate with other travelers whom I’ve met during past trips,” said Stephanie London, a librarian from Milwaukee. The tours bring together an eclectic group of fans, ranging from teenagers bonding with their mothers and fathers, to retirees from all walks of life gathering to spend a few days out in the sun enjoying their favorite sport.

“All of our trips include tickets to incredible baseball games, great hotel accommodations and luxury motor coach transportation to games and between cities. City tours, baseball stadium tours, and leisure time for sightseeing are included whenever possible,” says Jay Smith, president of Sports Travel and Tours.

An experienced tour host accompanies guests to ensure that all participants can simply relax and enjoy themselves. Most trips are scheduled in May, June, July and August, with trips geographically designed to see the East, West, Central and Southern ballparks.

Sports Travel and Tours, www.sportstravelandtours.com, 800-662-4424.

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London hotels website offers discounted rooms for Six Nations Final Rugby Clash in Twickenham in February

January 27, 2012

The major booking website for London hotels, LondonTown.com, has announced details of discounted rooms at select London hotels, close to Rugby Road and Twickenham Stadium, for fans travelling to the Six Nations final in February.

The match takes place on 26th February, between England and Wales. England come to the tie as reigning Six Nations champions, while Wales are fresh off a major semi-final in the 2011 World Cup. Kicking off at 4pm, anticipation for the match is high, with Wales currently on top form, and expectations for England as high as ever. The hosting nation are the current holders of the Six Nations trophy, but Wales have picked up a number of neutral fans since their good run in the World Cup, and the young side has been winning plaudits from all corners. It promises to be as close a contest that the Six Nations has ever witnessed.

Tickets are available directly from rfu.com. To help travelling supporters stay close to the action on the nights before and after the game, LondonTown.com has released limited double rooms at reduced rates at top London hotels.

Among the discounts, the Continental Hotel has a number of double rooms within its four-star premises. Starting from just 50 pounds (a 78% discount), rugby fans can stay within a half hour’s walk from Twickenham Stadium.

Almost as close, the Richmond Hill hotel is less than two miles from Twickenham Stadium. The Richmond offers a 78% discount on selected double rooms. Starting from 63 pounds per night, the Richmond is a modern hotel set in a 17th Century building. One of the finest London hotels in the area, this four star is available at the discount only when you book through LondonTown.com. See their website for more information

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