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2015 MISSIONARY RIDGE ROAD RACE
By John Hunt
Posted: Monday, August 03, 2015
For Immediate Release

The annual Missionary Ridge Road Race will take place on Saturday, August 8 with the start and finish for the unique 4.7-mile race at Bragg Reservation.

The race, which benefits the American Red Cross and the Team Bruner Scholarship Fund, starts at 8 a.m. sharp while a one-mile is set to begin two minutes later.

Online registration ends at midnight on Aug. 6 while race-day registration is $30 for the longer race and $15 for the one mile.

For the first time, there will be cash awarded to the top three overall male and female finishers with first place being awarded $75, second gets $50 and $25 for third.

In addition, there will be the usual age group awards and the Arnold Godwin Award, which is presented to the oldest participant.

As has been the case for a number of years, there is no parking on the ridge or at Bragg Reservation, but parking is available at McCallie School, 500 Dodds Avenue and a shuttle service will transport runners starting at 6 a.m. and back at the end.

The course is a scenic out-and-back route going out South Crest Road to a loop at East Crest before coming back to the finish along the same route. It’s a fast course, but there are a couple of challenging hills along the way.

Thomas Barker is the defending champion after posting a time of 25:43 a year ago. Geno Phillips and Dean Thompson followed with times of 25:54 and 26:27, respectively.

Jessica Marlier was the women’s winner in 2014 after finishing eighth overall in 27:56. Laura Gearhiser and Lisa Logan followed with times of 34:09 and 34:21.


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