The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

2017 FCA 5k
By John Hunt
Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017
For Immediate Release

The annual 5K for FCA has always been held on Labor Day, but the date for the popular race was changed in 2016 and this year’s running will be held on Saturday, Sept. 2 with the same flat and fast course that starts and finishes by the tennis courts at Chattanooga State

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It’s a popular 3.1-mile race that benefits the work of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes in all the area middle and high schools in addition to local colleges.

The race begins on the loop in front of Chattanooga State and exits to Amnicola Highway where it heads toward town before turning into the Chattanooga Riverpark. After passing the Hubert Fry Center, the course turns right toward the boat ramp before turning right again on the sidewalk and coming back up river before re-entering the Chattanooga State campus

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The final half mile returns to the finish line, which is right by the tennis courts

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Race-day registration will start at 6:30 a.m. on Sept. 2 with the 5K race starting at 8:30. The Kiddie K and junior marathon one-mile will follow

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Pre-race packet pickup will be held on Thursday, August 31 from 2-5 p.m. at the Front Runner Athletics on Hixson Pike and on Friday, Sept. 1 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m

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The defending champions for this event include Jessie Martinez and Kathryn Vradenburgh with times of 16:57 and 20:18, respectively

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Contact race director Chad Varga at the Front Runner by calling 423-875-4632 for additional information or go to www.chattanoogafca.org.


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