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Record Participation Expected at Battlefield Races
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Posted: Monday, November 03, 2008
Record Participation Expected at Chickamauga Battlefield Races

(Nov. 3, 2008 - Fort Oglethorpe, GA) The Chattanooga Track Club announced today that registration for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon has topped 1,200 entries. Registration for the half marathon, which has exceeded 700 runners, has closed.

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, scheduled for Saturday November 8 at 7:30 am, has been run through the nation’s oldest military park for nearly 30 years. This year’s event features several changes and new features.

New Race Features
This is the first year a half marathon will be run in conjunction with the marathon. In past years the marathon was accompanied by a 10-mile race (2001 – 2007) and a 5k race (1990 – 1991).

The event also features a new start/finish location at the 6th Cavalry Museum on Barnhardt Circle in historic Fort Oglethorpe. The move to the new start/finish location was made possible through a partnership with the Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Committee.

This year the race will also feature several spectator areas within the Chickamauga Battlefield. Free shuttle buses will run between the start/finish area at the 6th Cavalry Museum and the spectator areas within the Battlefield.

Chickamauga Battlefield Jr. Marathon
The Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Marathon, in its second year, has also experienced record registration numbers. 250 first through sixth grade students will participant in the final mile of the Junior Marathon on November 8 at 12 pm.

Participants in the junior marathon have spent the last few months individually logging 25.2 miles. Children were able to divide up the distance in any way they liked; they just needed to run, jog, or walk a total of 25.2 miles with adult supervision before November 8.

On race day the students will run the final mile of the marathon, marking the completion of a full marathon. Runners who submit a completed log sheet and finish the last mile will receive a race number, t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and goody bag.

More Information
For more information about the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, Half Marathon, and Junior Marathon please visit www.BattlefieldMarathon.com.

The Chickamauga Marathon, Half Marathon, and Junior Marathon is a Chattanooga Track Club event. Sponsors of the Chickamauga Marathon and Half Marathon include Fort Oglethorpe Tourism Committee, Fuller Rehabilitation, Hutcheson, National Park Service, PowerAde, Sports Barn, Ankle & Foot Center, Out of the Blue Café, Southern Coffee Service, and Lookout Tomato & Banana.

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. To learn more please visit www.ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.


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