Submitted by the Coosa River Basin Initiative
Think you have seen all of Rome? Think again! See Rome like you have never seen it before during the Coosa River Basin Initiative 6th Annual 7 Hills 3 Rivers Adventure Race and 3rd Annual Family Challenge.
The two races take participants on an urban wilderness adventure, utilizing Rome’s riverside trail system, hidden wetlands and forests in the downtown area.
Adult racers will scale all seven of Rome’s famous hills and paddle the three rivers on a course that covers five miles on foot, 11 miles by bike and four miles in canoes or kayaks.
The Family Challenge will take parent-child racing teams across six miles of river, riverfront trails and hidden wetlands in downtown Rome. The course includes a one-mile paddle, a one-mile run and a four-mile bike ride.
Participants should expect to get wet and muddy. The course includes crossings of creeks and rivers and a muddy slog through a swamp. Race teams will also face mystery events and challenges.
Racers may participate as solos, tandem or three-person teams. Children participating in the Family Challenge must be accompanied by at least one parent or other adult guardian.
Awards will be presented to the fastest finishers in each category.
Registration fees are $60 per person for the adult race and $37 per person for the Family Challenge. Fees increase by $10 after Sept. 5. Information, course descriptions and online registration details can be found at www.7Hills3Rivers.net.
Event proceeds benefit the Coosa River Basin Initiative and will be used to protect our drinking water sources in North America’s most biologically diverse river