The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

2016 CHICKAMAUGA MARATHON
By John Hunt
Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016
For Immediate Release

The 2016 running of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon will be held on Saturday, November 12 with the marathon and accompanying half-marathon both starting at 7:30 from 6 Barnhardt Circle next to the gazebo in Fort Oglethorpe.

This race, being held at the battlefield for the 37th straight year, is a double loop through the park with a few rolling hills along the way. Not considered a difficult course, it’s a great place for personal records and Boston qualifying times.

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n addition to the two longer races, there will also be a 5K and a Junior Marathon, which is a one-mile run for younger runners

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Registration is still open for all events by going to www.active.com. Fees for the two longer races are $90 while the 5K costs $35 and the junior marathon $10. There will be race-day registration for those two shorter events, but not the longer two

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Military persons, law enforcement officers and emergency responders may enter the longer races at a discounted rate of $70 and $25 for the 5K

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Pre-race packet pickup will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, located at 2645 Lafayette Road and that’s also the location for the pasta dinner, which is open to adults for $15 and children for $8

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Volunteer positions are still available for anyone who wants to support the event, but just doesn’t choose to run. Contact Sherilyn Johnson at www.marathon@chattanoogatrackclub.org for more details

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Defending champions in the marathon include Jon Hager and Kathleen Turchin with times of 2:40:22 and 3:06:27, respectively. Lucas Stocks had a time of 1:17:18 in winning the half-marathon a year ago while Hope Good was the women’s winner in 1:30:46

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Ken Porterfield and Kate Umbarger were the 5K winners in 2015 with times of 17:41 and 22:41.

f you have questions about this year’s race, please contact race directors Jenni Berz at 667-9431 or Sherilyn Johnson at 827-5092.


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