RiverRocks has announced that it will partner with 'Chattanooga Presents' for this year's annual RiverRocks festival, a 10-day outdoor festival held every October.

RiverRocks has been a staple festival in Chattanooga since 2010. The festival focuses on outdoor sports and high-profile adventure sports competitions in the


This year's festival will be held between October 1st-15th, 2016.

Officials say the partnership with 'Chattanooga Presents' will help make the festival more inclusive for athletes and bring even more relevance to the community.

RiverRocks previously partnered with 'Chattanooga Presents' for the first 3 years of the festival.

According to Max Poppel, chair of the RiverRocks advisory board, “After months of debate and deliberation, the RiverRocks board of directors is excited to announce the transfer of management of the RiverRocks festival to Chattanooga Presents, the original team that kicked off the festival seven years ago. Chattanooga Presents! is the perfect organization to steward the RiverRocks mission in a sustainable manner due to their excellence in event production paired with their passion for the mission. The board is confident that Carla Pritchard and her team will continue to grow the festival’s impact to ensure the success of the best outdoor adventure sports festival in the nation.”

This year's schedule of events will include adventure competitions such as Swim the Suck, the Chattanooga Head Race, the StumpJump 50K Trail Race, and more. There will also be more family-friendly events such as a campout event for outdoor lovers, a number of hiking events, and a finale celebration.

For more information, visit their website.