The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

2017 Chickamauga Chase
By John Hunt
Posted: Monday, April 17, 2017
For Immediate Release

One of the oldest and certainly one of the most popular road races on the Chattanooga Track Club schedule will be held on Saturday, April 22 when the 49th annual Chickamauga Chase 15K is contested at beautiful Chickamauga National Park

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The 9.3-mile race is the main event and it starts near Wilder Tower and makes one complete loop of the historical park where all runners will be blessed with beautiful flowering trees and all kinds of wildlife, including deer and wild turkeys.

The route, which includes a series of rolling hills, passes many historical monuments and documents that give details about some of the most vicious and deadly fighting in the Civil War

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While the 15K is the signature event of the day, there is also a 5K and an eight-mile trail run and all three are set to begin at 8:30 a.m. A 2.4-mile walk also starts at that time while the Kiddie K is set to begin at 8:35

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Day of race registration is set to open about 7 a.m., but partipants can go to the track club website and register online. Early packet pickup is set for 3-7 p.m. on Friday, April 21 at Outdoor Chattanooga, located at 200 River Street in Coolidge Park

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Last year’s races attracted 814 participants with 281 in the 15K, 402 in the 5K and another 131 in the trail run

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Paul Stuart was the 15K winner in 2016 with a time of 49:46 while Lizzie Royer was the women’s winner, taking 10th overall in 1:02:29

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Defending champions in the 5K are Lucas Stocks in 18:05 and Kelly McCarthy in 21:11 while last year’s trail run winners included Simon Gloger in 52:44 and Jennifer Stocks in 55:58

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Proceeds from this year’s races benefit the Friends of the Park

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All the races will be held rain or shine

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Contact race director Mark Malecky at 304-9612 or email ChickChaseRD@chattanoogatrackclub.org for additional information.


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