Outdoor Weekend Events September 9th – 11th

There’s plenty of sunshine in this forecast for this weekend’s outdoor events!

Check out some cool bikes, listen to live music and help raise funds for a local orphanage – Our House Our Children at the 15th annual Bikes on Broadway Friday and Saturday in Uptown.

If cars are more you style, International Model A Day is 9:00 a.m. to noon edt Saturday on the 900 Block of Broadway.

You and your furry best friend can run or walk at the Bark at the Park 5K and Dog Walk at Granger Park in LaGrange Saturday morning at 7. If you don’t have a dog – no worries, just request to walk one at registration! Proceeds benefit LaGrange-Troup County Humane Society.

If you’d rather get in a run closer to Columbus and for a good cause – the Run 4 Recovery and Uptown Promenade is Saturday from 8:00 a.m. to noon edt. New Horizons’ inaugural event brings awareness to mental health and addictive disease recovery. All proceeds help to live a life in recovery.  All proceeds ‘will help children, adolescents, adults and families to live a life in recovery.’ For more information or to register click here.

And this weekend’s highlighted event is the September River Clean Up Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. edt. Everyone is welcome to come out and help keep the Chattahoochee beautiful. Gloves and bags are provided to all volunteers.

“Basically the River Clean Up is we get a big group of people together, we go all the way down the river past the take out where we usually go, which is about a half a mile down the river. We’ll get on boats, the sides of the river, just clean up some trash try to keep our community clean and our river,” says Assistant Manager White Water Express Blake Lorentz.

Lorentz adds the clean up keeps the river healthy and beautiful for residents and visitors.

“We like to keep the river clean and most the people that come out are big outdoor enthusiasts just like ourselves and, we have a strong passion for the environment so we like to come out here and keep it as clean as possible for us and also for our guests cause it’s just not a good time if you have a dirty river with the guests coming down,” he says.

More information on the September River Clean Up can be found here.

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