FAQ: What is the Blue Ridge Games and how can you get in on the friendly competition? ⛰️

Blue Ridge Games (WSLS 10)

We’re inching closer and closer to the Summer Olympics, and excitement can be felt across the country as we prepare to watch athletes from all over the world come together to compete. While the beloved tournament will wrap up on Aug 11, the fun doesn’t have to stop there!


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On Aug. 12, we’ll be bringing the Olympics to our neck of the woods with the Blue Ridge Games! It’ll consist of interactive outdoor activities spanning across all five of our zones. With it, you’ll have a chance to immerse yourself in the hobbies you love most, while also taking the time to appreciate what makes Southwest Virginia so unique.

You’ll even have a chance to win some great prizes along the way. From gift cards, Virginia State Park passes, a La-Z-Boy Recliner and more, we have a little bit of everything for everyone!

Below you will find a full breakdown of everything you need to know!

What is the Blue Ridge Games?

The Blue Ridge Games are the first-ever interactive outdoor activities that will let you take on your favorite passions and share your adventures with the world. With the friendly competition, you’ll have a chance to bike, fish, hike and scavenger hunt your way to exciting prizes, while also exploring hidden gems all throughout our region.

When does the Blue Ridge Games begin and how long will it last?

The Blue Ridge Games is set to kick off on Aug. 12 right after the Summer Olympics and will last through Sept. 6.

Does it cost anything? If so, how much does it cost?

Whether you’re looking to hit the trails or bait the hooks, we have something fun in store for EVERYONE! Registration is $20 and you’ll receive an exclusive Blue Ridge Games shirt! Or you can register for free without the merchandise!

How can I register?

Registration for the Blue Ridge Games will is open now, so be sure to register so you don’t miss out on the exciting adventure!


Do I have to be an Insider to play?

Yes, you will need to be a WSLS 10 Insider to get in on the fun, but it’s super easy to sign up!

Click here to create an account to join our free membership program. By being an Insider, you will also have access to exclusive content, contests and sweepstakes for exciting prizes and Insider-only community events.

How does it work?

We will have outdoor activities all across our region, featuring some of the many hidden gems that make Southwest Virginia a place to call home. There are four categories: hiking, biking, fishing and scavenger hunting. The competition will highlight popular spots in our region, like Flat Top at Peaks of Otter or The Blue Ridge Tunnel in Nelson County. As you take part in each activity, be sure to share your adventures through PIN IT. All you need to do is upload your photo under the ‘Blue Ridge Games’ channel, select a category based on what the activity falls under and then hit submit.

How does the point system work?

Each activity you do will be worth a certain number of points. Once you rack up 500 points, you will be entered a prize.

Additionally, the top hiker, biker, fisher and scavenger hunter will also be recognized based on their point level!

What are the locations?

We’re coming to your neck of the woods with the Blue Ridge Games, with activities throughout all five of our zones. From the Highlands all the way down to Southside, we have a TON for you to enjoy. Here’s a full list of what you can expect.

About the Author

Jazmine Otey joined the 10 News team in February 2021.

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