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City of Knoxville, Tennessee
Madeline Rogero, Mayor
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For Immediate Release
Urban Wilderness Challenge Set for April 16
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February 25, 2011 - Outdoor enthusiasts will have a chance to explore Knoxville's urban wilderness in the heart of the city with two races set for April 16, 2011.

Two exciting races to choose from:

  • The Adventure Race offers a challenging course for teams of three who will bike, run, paddle, swim, orienteer and face a few surprises as they maneuver a unique course in and around downtown Knoxville. The race will last six to twelve hours. The Adventure Race is capped at 60 teams.
  • The Citizen's Race takes teams through undiscovered trails and forests on foot, bike and by water on a less-technically difficult route. The race will last two to four hours and is a great family adventure. The Citizen's Race is capped at 100 teams.

    The event aims to gain support for the proposed Urban Wilderness and Historic Corridor, a 1,000-acre recreational venue along Knoxville's south waterfront. Legacy Parks Foundation is championing the effort to connect ten city parks, three civil war forts, four wildlife areas and forested lands through a series of trails and greenway. All proceeds from the Urban Wilderness Challenge benefit that effort.

    But it's more than a race - it's a daylong adventure for participants and spectators alike!

    Activities for spectators and the outdoor-curious include:

  • Group bike rides
  • Guided wildflower hikes
  • Boat rides
  • Bike and boat rentals
  • The climbing wall
  • Music under the stars

    REGISTER NOW!

    Registration information is available at Active.com and at the Legacy Parks website.
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