The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Runners Make a Splash in the Scenic City
Posted: Saturday, February 28, 2009
Runners Make a Splash in the Scenic City
Chattanooga, TN– Despite the cold and rainy conditions, The Scenic City Half Marathon/5k and Charity Challenge produced sunny results. This year there were 750 participants raising $20,000 for charities.
Half Marathon and 5k Race
Jeremy Faulk of Bristol, TN won the half marathon in a time of 1 hour, 15 minutes, 46 seconds. Rebecca McDowell of Bristol, TN was the half marathon female champion with a time of 1 hour, 33 minutes, 43 seconds.
The 5k race was won by Patrick Hall of Chattanooga, TN crossing the finish line in 16 minutes, 4 seconds. Michelle Werner,  Ringgold, GA, was the female champion with a time of 21 minutes, 1 second.
Chuck Denham, Lookout Mtn, TN, won the half marathon male masters division. Laura Guerra, New York, NY, won the half marathon female masters division. Steve Bradley, Ringgold, GA, won the half marathon male grand masters division. Dale Tingle, Watkinsville, GA, won the half marathon female grand masters division.
Joe Sneed, Soddy-Daisy, TN, won the 5K male masters division. Rhonda Gage, Chattanooga, TN, won the 5k female masters. Tim Bottenfield, Opelika, AL, won the male 5k grand masters and Cindy Campbell, Roswell, GA, won the female 5k grand masters.
In an effort to give back to the community, the Scenic City Half Marathon and 5k featured a special Charity Challenge. 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 raised additional funds for the charity, if they chose, through a special online fund raising system.

This year’s Charity Challenge included two new charities: Area 4 Special Olympics and Partnership for Families, Children and Adults. Charities that participated again this year included: McKamey Animal Care and Adoption Center, Bethlehem Center, Chattanooga Room in the Inn, Children’s Advocacy Center, Children’s Home / Chambliss Shelter and Tennessee Aquarium.

The races were made possible through the generosity and hard work of numerous volunteers and sponsors.
The Scenic City Half Marathon and 5k was a Chattanooga Track Club event. It was sponsored by Publix, WDOD - The Mountain 96.5 FM, The Chattanooga Choo Choo, Fast Break, Dixie Home Crafters, Enlyten, Front Runner Athletics, Warren McLelland Aerial Photography, Southern Coffee Service, and POWERade.
In an effort to make our runners and volunteers comfortable, special thanks goes to Bluewater Grille, Tony’s Pasta Shop and Trattoria, Rembrandt’s Coffee House, T Bones, and Rush Fitness Complex for your generosity in giving special promotions and discounts.
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.

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