Rugged Duck

Knoxville’s Adventure Challenge

Date: April 1st through April 30th

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

The Rugged Duck will test your grit while exploring the rugged outdoor beauty of the trail systems and waterways around Knoxville.

Registration Information

Adventure Challenge
Early – $35
Regular – $45
Late – $55

* Early Registration (thru 2/5/23)

* Regular Registration (2/6/23 thru 3/5/23)

* Late Registration (3/6/23 and after)

Paddling Courses

Tennessee River

Mountain Biking Courses

Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park, Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness, I.C. King Park

Trail Running Courses

Sharp’s Ridge Memorial Park,, Concord Park, Dickerson Quarry


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


Top performances will be recognized.


Bike Rental Available ($15 a day)
Kayak Rental Available ($15 a day)
Email [email protected] to reserve dates

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.

Unsportsmanlike conduct, course cutting, littering, or violation of any of the policies set forth will be grounds for disqualification.

Although we will make every effort, event t-shirts are not guaranteed to participants who register during the late registration period.

Dirty Bird Events has a no refund policy. Race entries cannot be transferred between events, years, or individuals. Refunds will not be issued in the case of inclement weather, natural disaster, or other unforeseen circumstances out of our control.

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