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Chickamauga Chase

EVENTS
  • Chickamauga Chase:- Run 15 Kilometers
  • Chickamauga Chase:- Run 3.1 Miles
RACE DATE
Saturday, April 21, 2012
Start Time
8:30 AM
REGISTRATION WEBSITE
Location
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
CITY
Chickamauga
STATE/TERR
Georgia
Zip
30707
COUNTRY
USA
Phone
423-309-1278
Description
Certified 15K (Main Event), Certified 5K, Scenic Walk (Strollers welcome, walk only!) & Kiddie K. Registration begins 7:00 a.m. EST. 15K, 5K and Scenic Walk simultaneous start time is 8:30 a.m. EST. Kiddie K begins shortly afterwards. The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is located a few miles south of Chattanooga, TN, near Ft. Oglethorpe, GA and the historic small town of Chickamauga, GA.
Chickamauga Chase History1This will be the forty-fourth running of The Chickamauga Chase. It has been held since 1968 in the historic and beautiful Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The Chickamauga Chase is Chattanooga's oldest continuously run road race, and the signature event 15k is one of America's oldest races at that distance.Fees215K and 5K - $25 by April 5, $30 April 6-20, $35 Race Day. Price includes cotton t-shirt. Add $5 for unisex or ladies technical shirt (adult sizes only). Scenic Walk - $15 by April 5, $18 April 6-20, $20 Race Day. Price includes cotton t-shirt. Add $5 for technical shirt. Kiddie K - $10 by April 6, $13 April 6-15, $15 Race Day. Price includes cotton t-shirt. Technical shirt not available in youth sizes. Wee-One (Scenic Walk, Infant in Stroller) - $5 includes wee-one cotton t-shirt.Chase Merchandise Available3Additional Chickamauga Chase adult 100% cotton t-shirts - $10 each (while supplies last). Chickamauga Chase adult unisex or ladies cut technical shirts $15 each (while supplies last). Chickamauga Chase, adjustable-closure, embroidered ballcaps - $15 each. Chickamauga Chase performance runners caps - $20 each.CTC Discount4Current Chattanooga Track Club (2012 dues paid) members get a $3 discount off the Chickamauga Chase 15K or 5K entry fee.Help the Friends of the Park5The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park was established in 1896 as the first national military park to commemorate the events and sacrifices of one of the bloodiest and most strategic battles of the Civil War. Please help us to preserve the heritage of the Park by supporting the Friends of the Park with an additional donation to this not-for-profit organization. Proceeds from The Chickamauga Chase will benefit the Friends of the Park.15K (Main Event) & 5K6The timed 15K (9.3-Mile) Main Event and 5K (3.1-Mile) Runs are competitive events with age/gender categories and awards. Both race courses are certified. Participants must let officials know before the race if they decide to change events. Strollers and baby joggers are not allowed in these events.15K7The 15K is a loop course through the Chickamauga & Chattanooga Military Park where monuments and cannons from the civil war can be seen as participants run this moderately rolling course.Scenic Walk8The Scenic Walk (approximately 2.4 miles) is non-competitive. Strollers and baby joggers are encouraged in this event. The baby/child in the stroller must be registered to participate, however the fee is only $5 which does include a wee-ones t-shirt.Kiddie K9The Kiddie K, approximately 1 kilometer (.6 mile), is a non-competitive run/walk for children age 9 and under only.Age Group Awards10Framed and matted prints with display easels and hand-calligraphied event and year information will be presented to the top three male and female winners in the following age divisions: 14 & under (5K only), 15-19 (19 & under for 15K), 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. No duplication of awards.Overall Awards11Unique Battlefield-theme awards have become a favorite for Chickamauga Chase participants. Male and female Overall, Masters and Grand Masters (the Jack McFarland Award for the 15K) will be presented special custom-made awards.Friday Registration/Packet Pickup12Registration & Packet Pickup Friday, April 20 is from 11:00 a.m. to 7 p.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street, Chattanooga, TN 37405, 423-643-6888 (in Coolidge Park). Credit cards will not be taken, please bring cash or check.Friday Registration/Packet Pickup Directions13From I-75 take I-24 west. Exit right #178 to Hwy 27 N, Downtown. (I-24 east exit right on #178 to Hwy 27 N, Downtown) Cross the Tennessee River, take the first exit, Manufacturer's Rd., turn right. Turn right on Cherokee Blvd. Cross Market St. where the street name changes to Frazier Ave. Turn right on Tremont St. Take the first right on River St. Outdoor Chattanooga is in the first building past the parking lot on the left. DO NOT use Mapquest directions. They are incorrect.Race Day Registration/Packet PIckup14Registration & packet pickup Race Day is at the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park registration area from 7 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. The park has limited registrations to 1700 total in all events, therefore registration will close if/when that number is reached. Reminder - you will have to walk 1/4 mile or take a bus to registration (depending on the parking area) so come early if you plan to register on race day. Credit cards will not be taken, please bring cash or check.Race Day Directions15From I-75, take Exit 350 west on GA Hwy 2A (Battlefield Parkway) for approximately 7 miles. Turn left (south) on Lafayette Rd. for approximately 1 mile and enter the park. Watch for CHASE signs to park.Race Day Parking16Parking will be in the recreation field on Glenn-Viniard Road 1/4 mile from registration/start unless park rangers have determined the field too muddy for parking. In this case, signs will direct you to alternate parking at Oakwood Baptist Church where buses will take you to and from the registration/start/finish area (approximately 4 miles away).Bag Check17Parking in the recreation field is approximate 1/4 mile from the registration/start area. If alternate parking is used at Oakwood Baptist Church, due to muddy conditions in the recreation field, it will be about 4 miles from the registration/start area. Therefore a bag check area will be available so you do not have to return to your car.Results18Complete results from the 15K and 5K races will be posted on our website, www.chickamaugachase.com, and the Chattanooga Track Club's website, www.chattanoogatrackclub.org. Results may also be published in the Sunday Chattanooga Times-Free Press and will be in the Chattanooga Track Clubs newsletter, Jogging Around.Facebook19Like us on Facebook for Chickamauga Chase updates. Just search for Chickamauga Chase.Lodging20The closest lodging is at the Super 8 Motel in Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. The motel is located approximately 1 1/2 miles north of the park entrance at 2044 Lafayette Rd. A special rate is available by calling 706-861-1744 and referencing the Chickamauga Chase.Timing21Timing/Scoring for the 15K and 5K by the Chattanooga Track Club using the IPICO Sports Tag System.Additional Race Information22Visit www.ChickamaugaChase.com

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