The Chattanooga Track Club

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2019 Scenic City scorcher
By John Hunt
Posted: Saturday, July 13, 2019
For Immediate Release

The fifth annual Scenic City Scorcher will be held on Saturday morning, July 20 with the certified two-mile race beginning at 7:30 from 551 River Street next to Coolidge Park.

The race, which is flat and extremely fast, runs through Heritage Landing and is limited to 175 entries. It is a perfect course for setting state records. There were 33 records broken in 2018, including 15 by females and another 18 by males.

Online registration will be available until midnight on Thursday, July 18. Early packet pickup will be Friday, July 19 from 4-6:30 p.m. at OddStory Brewing, located at 336 East Martin Luther King Boulevard. 

Packet pickup on Saturday morning is from 6 until 7:15 a.m. at Outdoor Chattanooga, 200 River Street. Race-day registration will also start then until the field fills up, but registration closes promptly at 7:15.

John Gilpin was last year’s overall winner in 9:51 while Chase Faudi and Kevin Huwe followed with times of 9:54 and 10:07, all state records for their respective ages.

Jennifer Huwe was last year’s female overall winner as she was 22nd overall in 12:07. Kathryn Vradenburgh, Kristen Bonsor and Emily Bell followed in 24th, 25th and 26th place overall with times of 12:16, 12:19 and 12:24. Those were all state records as well.

There will be a team competition this year. Each team will include five members, including at least two females.

Chattanoogans Christian Thompson and Emily Bell are the current overall two-mile state record holders with times of 9:38 and 11:26. Both were set at this race in 2017.

Contact race director Stacey Malecky at ScorcherRD@chattanoogatrackclub.org or call 842-6265 for additional information.


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