701 Waid Park Rd
Rocky Mount, Virginia 24151
The 18th Annual Ramble Weekend welcomes outdoor enthusiasts of all ages for three days of awesome paddling events on Franklin County’s Pigg and Blackwater Rivers.
The weekend kicks off Friday, May 17 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 18 with the Pigg River Rumble 5K – a trail race featuring dirt road, cinder trail and single track. The 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 the Pigg River for racers and a four-mile course down the Pigg River for floaters. After the race, enjoy a delicious meal and live music.
Finish the weekend Sunday, May 19 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 www.TheRambleWeekend.com or call (540) 483-9293.
This is a rain or shine event. #RambleWeekend