Ramble Weekend

Pigg River & Blackwater River
701 Waid Park Rd
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151

May 17, 2019




The Annual Ramble Weekend welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for three days of awesome paddling events on Franklin County’s Pigg and Blackwater Rivers.

Kicking off Friday, May 17 with the Blackwater Blackout, first of three paddling events. Enjoy delicious food, live music, and a three-mile float down the Blackwater River in the dark!

Saturday, May 18 the Pigg River Rumble 5K – a trail race featuring dirt road, cinder trail and single track. Creek Freaks of Franklin County will release hundreds of rubber ducks into the Pigg River for the Great Duck Race, followed by the Pigg River Ramble – an eight-mile trek down Pigg River for racers and a four-mile course down Pigg River for floaters. After the race, enjoy a delicious meal and live music.

Sunday, May 19 enjoy 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.

Shuttle service is provided for boats and paddlers at all three events. On-site and online registration is available. For more information, visit www.TheRambleWeekend.com or call (540) 483-9293.

$20 pp | $40 pp all 3 weekend events 13 & up | $5 pp 12 & under | $15 pp all 3 weekend events 12 & under 

Camping: FREE w/ Event Registration


This is a rain or shine event. #RambleWeekend