Red Bull will be showing a screening of the flick, Congo: The Grand Inga Project, at Richmond’s historic Byrd Theater on Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. This movie screening kicks off an action packed weekend of Dominion Riverrock festivities. The screening is free and open to the public. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Steve Fisher, iconic kayaker and director of the film gives a glimpse of his journey to tackle the Inga Rapids with his brave team of paddlers. This deadly stretch of whitewater covers 50 miles in the heart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The crew has quite a journey through the massive whirlpools and waves. The documentary shows the team exploring past attempts to conquer the Congo as they train and prepare for their first successful mission.
About the Congo: The Grand Inga Project
The Grand Inga Project follows four of the world’s most successful and fearless paddlers; Tyler Bradt, Steve Fisher, Ben Marr and Rush Sturges, as they attempt the first descent in kayaks through the world’s biggest rapids on the Congo River.
Dominion Riverrock is open to the public and is free to all spectators. For event registration and further information about Dominion Riverrock 2013, please visit .
Dominion Riverrock, Richmond’s riverlife celebration starts this Friday and runs through Sunday. Last year over 65,000 people attended the event over the three days. And the weather looks to be just as good this year, with highs in the 80s and chances for scattered thunderstorms. Registrations for the sporting events on May 17-19 will be accepted online until tonight (Tuesday, May 14) at 11:59 p.m. Admission is free, but anyone wishing to compete in a Dominion Riverrock event must pay to enter. Walk-up registration for all events will be accepted on site unless the event has reached its capacity.
Dominion Riverrock also features live concerts throughout the weekend, an interactive village, and sporting events including the Miller Lite Filthy 5k, James River Scramble 10k Trail Run, Urban Assault mountain bike race, Boulder Bash, Slacklining, and more. For event registration and further information about Dominion Riverrock 2013, go to www.dominionriverrock.com.
Schedule of Events:
Thursday, May 16
|Registration and Athlete Check-In
||4:00 – 7:00 p.m.
Friday, May 17
Saturday, May 18
Sunday, May 19
The Sports Backers announced last week that Dominion Riverrock will feature yoga this year. They’ll be partnering with Project Yoga Richmond to introduce “yogaROCK” to the three-day festival scheduled for May 17-19. YogaROCK is a one-hour yoga session on Brown’s Island and will take place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 18.
“Yoga is something that people are doing down by the river every day, so the partnership with Project Yoga Richmond was a perfect addition to Dominion Riverrock,” said Megan Schultz, Dominion Riverrock event director.
Yoga on the James
The class is a mixed-level flow and is billed as being great for beginner to advanced yoga practitioners. In addition to the session led by certified yoga instructors, all participants will receive an event t-shirt, a goodie bag, a post-event beer or soda, and access to the rest of the happenings including live concerts at the festival.
“We are so excited to be a part of this year’s Dominion Riverrock festivities and grateful for the opportunity to share yoga on a large scale,” said Elizabeth Sobka, an instructor at Project Yoga Richmond. “For me personally, a regular yoga practice has provided benefits including flexibility, focus, breath control, and strength in muscles I didn’t even know I had.”
Sobka guarantees yogaROCK participants will leave feeling “more open, stretched, and ready to take on the rest of the weekend’s events.”
Registration for yogaROCK is now open at www.dominionriverrock.com. The cost of registration is $25 through May 14. All participants must bring a yoga mat.
The Sports Backers announced today that they’ll be enlarging their footprint, adding a day and three events to Dominion Riverrock — the popular festival and celebration of river-centric recreation.
The 4th annual Riverrock will run from May 18-20 (previously it was two days). It will expand onto the grounds of the American Civil War Center across the canal from Brown’s island, and it will include three new events…