Next weekend is Outdoor KnoxFest 2012, a three-day urban adventure weekend packed with events and activities for the avid adventurer, weekend warrior, the novice outdoor enthusiast, and everyone who loves the outdoors.
Some of the events in this year's event include:
* An Urban Adventure Race that offers a 6-8 hour challenging course for teams of three who will bike, run, paddle, swim, orienteer and face a few surprises as they maneuver a unique course in and around downtown Knoxville and the Knoxville Urban Wilderness.
* A scenic 40-mile ride designed by the Smoky Mountain Wheelmen Bicycle Club will highlight East Knox County. The route skirts the French Broad River as it winds past pastoral farmland and tranquil woods.
* Former Olympian Missy Kane, along with a prominent local historian, will be leading a 3-mile hike on the trails at Fort Dickerson Park. Missy also leads several hikes in the Smokies in association with Friends of the Smokies.
There will also be mountain bike races, trail running races, a climbing wall, fishing, and several other events.
Proceeds from the event benefit Legacy Parks Foundation, a Knoxville-based non-profit working to expand and promote outdoor recreational venues and opportunities throughout east Tennessee.
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Hiking Trails in Great Smoky Mountains National Park