Rugged Duck

Knoxville Adventure Collective
Knoxville, TN 37915


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Event Description

Welcome to The Rugged Duck: An event that will test your grit while exploring the rugged outdoor beauty of the trail systems and waterways around Knoxville. Run, ride, and paddle your way through nine courses over four weeks wrapped up with one big celebration and a cold one. 

Registered participants will be invited to join the Rugged Duck Strava club and have access to all course maps and descriptions. Log your activity for each course in the club. Each activity can be submitted multiple times if you choose, and we will select the best time. 

The Rugged Duck is Knoxville's premier adventure challenge and is produced in collaboration by Knoxville Adventure Collective and Dirty Bird Events.  

Date: April 1st through April 30th

Location: Venues across Knoxville

Distance: 3 Paddling Courses, 3 Trail Running Courses, 3 Mountain Biking Courses


Thursday March 30, 2023; 6:00 pm Packet Pickup and Welcome Party at Knoxville Adventure Collective

Saturday April 1, 2023; Competition Begins

Sunday April 30, 2023; Competition Ends

Thursday May 4, 2023; 6:00 pm Post Adventure Celebration and Awards at Knoxville Adventure Collective

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