The two races take participants on an urban wilderness adventure, utilizing Rome’s riverside trail system, rivers 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 adult-child racing teams on a six-mile course through downtown Rome. The course includes a one-mile paddle, a one-mile run, 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,
including challenges involving moving bricks provided by General Shale and tires from OTR Wheel Engineering.
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 basin.
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