The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Teenagers Dominate Inaugural Half Marathon & 5k
Posted: Saturday, March 01, 2008

Teenagers Dominate Inaugural Half Marathon & 5k

Event Raises $13,000 for Local Charities


Chattanooga, TN –The Inaugural Scenic City Half Marathon and 5k was dominated by teenagers. The half marathon was won by 20 year old Josh Wheeler, of Boone, NC, in a time of 1 hour, 14 minutes, 56 seconds. Jan Gautier, 42, of Chattanooga, TN, was the half marathon female champion, covering the course in a time of 1 hour, 27 minutes, 48 seconds.


The 5k champion was 18 year old Brian Mirrielees, of Fort Thomas, KY. Fourteen year old Catherine Ellise, of Lookout Mountain, GA, was the 5k female champion.


William Warner, 54, of Ringold, GA, won the half marathon male masters division in a time of 1 hour, 22 minutes, 51 seconds. Madelyn Patton, 45, of Madison, AL, won the half marathon female masters division in a time of 1 hour, 38 minutes, 44 seconds. 


Jim Broyan, 55, of Ooltewah, TN, won the 5k male masters division. Paula Cooper, 53, of Hixson, TN, won the 5k female masters division .


Charity Challenge

The event also featured a special charity challenge, with race participants and volunteers raising money for eight local charities. The charity challenge raised more than $13,000 for the charities.


As part of the Charity Challenge, a portion of each participant's entry fee was donated to a charity of the participant's selection. Participants also had the opportunity to raise additional funds for the charity, if they choose, through a special online fund raising system.


Charities participating in the Charity Challenge include McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center, Bethlehem Center, Chattanooga Room in the Inn, Children’s Advocacy Center of Hamilton County, Children’s Home/Chambliss Shelter, Kidney Foundation of the Greater Chattanooga Area, Tennessee Aquarium, and VORP Community Reconciliation Inc.


The Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge was a Chattanooga Track Club event. Event sponsors included: Sports Barn, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Publix, PowerAde, Fast Break Athletics, Front Runner Athletics, the Plaque Shack Inc, and East Ridge Bicycles.


To learn more about the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge please visit 



About the Chattanooga Track Club

Founded in 1970, the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting running, walking, and general fitness in the Chattanooga area. The club pursues this goal through a number of activities including weekly group runs, annual road races, youth programs, and social events.


Corporate Sponsors of the Chattanooga Track Club include BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee and Sports Barn.


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