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Ramble Weekend

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: May 18, 2018 to May 20, 2018
  • Times: Vary by event
  • Admission: Each event $20 pp or ALL 3 paddling events $40 pp | Youth 12 & under FREE | Camping $10 per night
  • Waid Park
    Location: Blackwater River & Pigg River
    701 Waid Park Road
    Rocky Mount, VA 24151
  • Phone: (540) 483-9293
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The 17th annual Ramble Weekend welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for three days of awesome paddling on Franklin County's Pigg and Blackwater Rivers, food, live music, and fun for the whole family! The weekend kicks off Friday, May 18 with the Blackwater Blackout , the first of three paddling events. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and a three-mile float down the Blackwater River in the dark! The festivities continue Saturday, May 19 with the Pigg River Rumble 5K - a trail race featuring dirt road, cinder trail and single track. After the foot race the racing continues on the water where the Creek Freaks of Franklin County will release hundreds of rubber ducks into the Pigg River for the Great Duck Race, followed by the much anticipated Pigg River Ramble - an eight-mile trek down the Pigg River for racers or a four-mile float down the Pigg River for non-racers. After the race, the fun continue with an awards ceremony, delicious food and live music. Finish the weekend Sunday, May 20 with Breakfast on the Blackwater - a great riverside home-style breakfast provided by the Hub Restaurant, followed by a leisure three-mile float down the Blackwater River. Primitive camping is available at Waid Park. Shuttle service is provided for boats and paddlers at all three events. On-site and online registration is available. For more information, visit TheRambleWeekend.com or call (540) 483-9293. This is a rain or shine event. #RambleWeekend

Ramble Weekend
  • 701 Waid Park Road
  • Rocky Mount, VA 24151
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  • Blackwater River & Pigg River
  • Each event $20 pp or ALL 3 paddling events $40 pp | Youth 12 & under FREE | Camping $10 per night
  • Recurring daily