The Chattanooga Track Club

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2017 Market Street Mile
By John Hunt
Posted: Tuesday, May 02, 2017
For Immediate Release



The shortest and fastest and flattest race on the Chattanooga Track Club schedule will be held on Saturday, May 6 when the Market Street Mile is held in downtown Chattanooga.

So you think you’re fast and are capable of breaking a Tennessee state record for your age? Come on down and give it your best shot.

The race starts on Market Street at the corner of Second Street and travels south before turning right on Eighth Street. Another right on Broad leads to the finish line next to the Big River Grille.

This event, which has continued to grow in size and popularity, has been designated as the Tennessee State Championship for one mile by the Road Runners Club of America.

Race-day registration begins at 6:30 with the wheelchair race kicking things off at 7:45.

Following in order every 20 minutes will be those 14 and under males and females at 8. Those 29 and under females are at 8:20 with the 29-under males at 8:40.

Those 30 and older females line up at 9 with the 30 and older males concluding the competition at 9:20.

The Ruby Dress Dash, a one-mile untimed fun run and walk, will be held at 9:45 with the awards ceremony set to begin around 10:15.

This event benefits and Go Red For Women organization in addition to the American Heart Association.

Special awards will be given to the best dressed male and female in the Ruby Dress Dash, so if you think you have it, come on down and flaunt it and you might be rewarded for your effort.

Christian Thompson, who won the Chickamauga Chase 15K on April 22, had the fastest time a year ago with a 4:33 while Emily Bell’s time of 5:26 was the best time for females.

The Tennessee State Record for females overall is a blazing 4:38, which was set by Jasmin Keller at age 27 on July 19, 1997 while the fastest male time belongs to Kevin Odiorne, who posted a time of 4:08 at age 26 on May 15, 1999.


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