The Alabama Beta is an event series and resource hub based in central Alabama built for a community of outdoor-minded people seeking adventure and supporting local conservation efforts. Participants will “Choose Your Own Adventure,” meaning we will provide ample opportunities for all walks of life to have a great time in the woods and on the water.

This year’s event is WET & WILD. All of the objectives this year are centered around getting into the many wild places and wet spaces in the Coosa River basin.

Whether you’re a hiker, climber, kayaker, or conservation enthusiast, we’ve got an objective for you. We’ll have you chasing waterfalls and exploring the rivers and lakes that you’re used to in no time. Imagine the best of summer camp, hanging out with your friends on the trail or basking in the sun, all while exploring the best outdoor activities that the Coosa River basin has to offer.

Each objective is weighed based on its level of difficulty and/or impact on the surrounding natural world. Your team of 1-5 has roughly 40 hours to complete as many objectives as possible to win awesome gear and a hand painted paddle from Hank’s Bait Shop. Teams score points by uploading photos and videos to Instagram with specific hashtags when they complete each objective. We want to get you outside, exploring, and building community all FOR the river.

A Few Sample Objectives in the Neely Henry Area:

4 points: SUP or Climb Gadrock*
2 points: Noccalula trail or waterfall
4 points: Paddle Big Wills Outfitters*
1 point: Beer at Back Forty Beer Company

Watch this short hype video about this event! 

WHEN AND WHERE:

Friday, July 15

Opening Ceremonies at Coldwater Brewpub in Anniston

Saturday, July 16

Night Camp-Out at Cherokee Rock Village

Sunday, July 17

Sunday Night Awards at Back Forty Beer Company in Gadsden

Follow the Alabama Beta on social media and be sure to check out #betaobjective19 for awesome pictures from the last event!

Check out some pictures from previous Alabama Beta Events…

Tickets go on sale for you and your team on May 16th!