Rugged Duck

Knoxville’s Adventure Race

Date: April 1st through April 30th

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

The Rugged Duck is a month-long virtual adventure race with predetermined paddling, running, and mountain biking course all in Knoxville, TN. Participants have the month of April to paddle, run, and mountain bike three different courses for each discipline- adding up to the nine courses total.

Athlete Guide

Registration Information

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

* Early Registration (thru 2/5/23)

* Regular Registration (2/6/23 thru 3/12/23)

* Late Registration (3/13/23 and after)

Paddling Courses

Airport Runaround Paddle
Boyd Island Paddle
Downtown Paddle

Mountain Biking Courses

Sharp’s Ridge Veteran’s Memorial Park Mountain Bike
Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness Mountain Bike
I.C. King Park Mountain Bike

Trail Running Courses

Sharp’s Ridge Veteran’s Memorial Park Trail Run
Concord Park Trail Run
Fort Dickerson Park Trail Run


Wednesday March 27, 2024 pm

6:00 pm Packet Pickup and Welcome Party at Knoxville Adventure Collective

Monday April 1, 2024

Competition Begins

Tuesday April 30, 2024

Competition Ends

Wednesday May 1, 2024

6:00 pm Post Adventure Celebration and Awards at Knoxville Adventure Collective


Top 3 Overall Performances (all 9 courses) for Male and Female
Top Male and Female Paddler, Mountain Biker, & Trail Runner
Random finisher awards.


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

Registered participants must download the RaceJoy app to gain access to all course maps and be eligible for awards. Log your activity for each course in RaceJoy.

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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