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Apr
19
Wed
Apr 19 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Earth Day Spring Clean Up!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 3:30-6:00 pm

Help keep our county beautiful. Join us in cleaning up three Smyth County public outdoor recreation spots. We will have gloves, trash bags, snacks, and water for you.

Chilhowie: The Recreation Park
Marion: Riverbend Park
Saltville: Saltville Playground and the Salt Trail

We want to thank Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, TVA, and Evergreen Soil and Water Conservation for sponsoring this event!

For more information, please contact us at the Chamber of Commerce: (276) 783-3161 or info@smythchamber.org

                     

Apr
22
Sat
5K Plus: Assault on Molly’s Knob @ Hungry Mother State Park
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am

This is not your average flat, 5K. This trail offers much more of a challenge because of the 1,000 plus feet elevation gain in the first 1.7 miles. The course is approximately 3.4 miles long so it is longer than most 5K runs. It begins at the Molly’s Knob trail head and goes to the summit and back down again. Come and challenge yourself. The view from the top is worth it!

Hungry Mother 50K & 25K @ Hungry Mother State Park
Apr 22 @ 8:00 am

HUNGRY MOTHER 50K & 25K

April 22, 2017

Nestled in the mountains of Southwest Virginia, Hungry Mother State Park offers a challenging network of trails. This 50K is two laps of a 15.6 mile course with approximately 3,500 feet elevation gain per lap. (The 25K will be one lap of the same course.)
The park consists of some well-groomed as well as more technical trail sections. Click HERE for the Facebook event. Click HERE to register. Feel free to call or email us with any questions: 276-783-3161 or info@smythchamber.org

Each participant will receive a high quality athletic event shirt, a goody back from HAMMER Nutrition®, a free meal, a beer ticket, and a unique finisher award. Each participant will also receive a unique art quality print commemorating this event from the letterpress workshop of The Henderson School of Appalachian Arts located right here in Marion, Virginia.

A Smyth County original, the Dog House Grill will be providing the food. Each participant will receive a BBQ sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, and a drink.

Our top male and female will each receive $100 gift card from Altra® and a prize package from BUFF®

There is also a 5K Plus on this day! For more information, click HERE.

Aid Station Distances and Cut Off Times

Start
Water 2.8
Full Aid 5.5
Water 8.2
Full Aid 9.9
Water 11
Water 13.5
Start/Finish Full Aid 15.6 – End of 25k
Water 18.4
Full Aid 21.1
Water 23.8
Full Aid 25.5
Water 26.6
Water 29.1
Finish 31.1 

You will have ten hours to complete the 50K and five hours for the 25K.
There will only be two on course cutoff times for the 50K.
-If you are over 5 hours on Lap 1, then you will not be allowed to start Lap 2.
-If you have not left the aid station at mile 25.5 (which begins the tough climb up to Molly’s Knob) by the 8 hour mark you will be required to continue straight to the Start/Finish area bypassing the climb up Molly’s Knob and the Raider’s Run/Old Shawnee Loop.

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We would like to thank our sponsors below for making this event possible. We are really proud to have such great partners!

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Earth Day Spring Clean-Up
Apr 22 @ 3:30 pm – 6:00 pm

 

Earth Day Spring Clean Up!

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 3:30-6:00 pm

Help keep our county beautiful. Join us in cleaning up three Smyth County public outdoor recreation spots. We will have gloves, trash bags, snacks, and water for you.

Chilhowie: The Recreation Park
Marion: Riverbend Park
Saltville: Saltville Playground and the Salt Trail

We want to thank Upper Tennessee River Roundtable, TVA, and Evergreen Soil and Water Conservation for sponsoring this event!

For more information, please contact us at the Chamber of Commerce: (276) 783-3161 or info@smythchamber.org

                     

Apr
28
Fri
2017 Opportunity Fair of Smyth County @ Chilhowie Christian Church Gymnasium
Apr 28 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2017 Opportunity Fair of Smyth County @ Chilhowie Christian Church Gymnasium | Chilhowie | Virginia | United States

Smyth County Opportunity Fair 2017

Help us make this event a success!  Get involved with the 2017 Smyth County OPPORTUNITY Fair!

2017 Smyth County OPPORTUNITY Fair
Friday, April 28
12:00-4:00 pm
Chilhowie Christian Church Gymnasium

How can you participate?
– Sign on as a sponsor
– Register as an exhibitor
– Donate a door prize
– Volunteer at the event

May
12
Fri
Mount Rogers Summer Naturalist Rally @ Konnarock Community Center
May 12 @ 4:00 pm – May 14 @ 12:00 pm
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion
May 12 @ 6:00 pm
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion | Marion | Virginia | United States

The folks of Marion Downtown and East Main Rides are hosting cruise-in’s on Broad Street in downtown Marion throughout the summer! Join us as we continue the summer cruise-in’s! 50/50 Raffles, music and more! Line up starts at 6pm – come out and socialize with other vehicle lovers and grab a bite to eat at one of our many downtown restaurants! Every first and third Friday from May through September.

Where: Broad Street, Downtown Marion, VA 24354

May
26
Fri
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion
May 26 @ 6:00 pm
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion | Marion | Virginia | United States

The folks of Marion Downtown and East Main Rides are hosting cruise-in’s on Broad Street in downtown Marion throughout the summer! Join us as we continue the summer cruise-in’s! 50/50 Raffles, music and more! Line up starts at 6pm – come out and socialize with other vehicle lovers and grab a bite to eat at one of our many downtown restaurants! Every first and third Friday from May through September.

Where: Broad Street, Downtown Marion, VA 24354

Jun
9
Fri
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion
Jun 9 @ 6:00 pm
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion | Marion | Virginia | United States

The folks of Marion Downtown and East Main Rides are hosting cruise-in’s on Broad Street in downtown Marion throughout the summer! Join us as we continue the summer cruise-in’s! 50/50 Raffles, music and more! Line up starts at 6pm – come out and socialize with other vehicle lovers and grab a bite to eat at one of our many downtown restaurants! Every first and third Friday from May through September.

Where: Broad Street, Downtown Marion, VA 24354

Jun
23
Fri
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion
Jun 23 @ 6:00 pm
Broad Street Cruise In @ Broad Street, Downtown Marion | Marion | Virginia | United States

The folks of Marion Downtown and East Main Rides are hosting cruise-in’s on Broad Street in downtown Marion throughout the summer! Join us as we continue the summer cruise-in’s! 50/50 Raffles, music and more! Line up starts at 6pm – come out and socialize with other vehicle lovers and grab a bite to eat at one of our many downtown restaurants! Every first and third Friday from May through September.

Where: Broad Street, Downtown Marion, VA 24354