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Sports Backers Announce 2016 Riverrock Event Schedule

Andy Thompson

@richmondoutside
February 8, 2016 1:59pm

The Sports Backers announced the full schedule of events for Dominion Riverrock today. The nation’s largest outdoor sports and music festival is May 20-22 this year and features several new events and challenges to go along with all of the usual favorites, such as trail running, mountain biking, kayaking, stand up paddleboarding, bouldering, freestyle biking, and ultimate air dogs. Riverrock will once again be capped off by free concerts, with food carts, interactive vendor booths, and Sierra Nevada craft beer available all weekend.

Bouldering is one of the many spectator-friendly events at Dominion Riverrock. Credit: Dave Parrish

Bouldering is one of the many spectator-friendly events at Dominion Riverrock. Credit: Dave Parrish

New this year is the Bust the Banks Half, a trail half marathon, that will take place on Sunday, May 22 at 8 a.m. Bust the Banks will have participants take on Richmond’s urban singletrack on foot on a challenging 13.1 mile course alongside rapids and rocks with amazing views of the city skyline. In addition, the James River Scramble 10k Trail Run presented by Goal Zero will have a new start time, taking place at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 21. Trail running enthusiasts can also take part in the new ‘Trail Takedown’ challenge, which awards a special medal (along with bragging rights) to finishers of both the James River Scramble 10k Trail Run and Bust the Banks Half.

The 5Point Film Festival On the Road film series will kick off the weekend on Thursday, May 19 at the Byrd Theatre with a series of 12 to 14 short documentary adventure films. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and films will run from 6:308:30.

Click here for the full schedule of events. The full band lineup will be released tomorrow, February 9, at 10:00am.


About Andy Thompson

I was the Outdoors Columnist at the Times-Dispatch from 2007 to 2013, writing twice a week about mountain biking, fishing, hunting, paddling and much more. I live a 1/4 mile from the James River, close enough to see bald eagles soaring over my house on their way to find a meal. Pretty cool, eh?


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