The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

BlueCross Riverbend Run and Walk - Saturday, June 14, 2008
Hosted By: CTC
ROY Event
The schedule of specific events for this race have not been posted.
 
Race Director: Rita Fanning  :: ritafanning@mindspring.com  :: 706 657-3604  
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Overview Contact Info Course Info Application Registration Location Directions Sponsors Awards Accommodations

 

Application

Race Application

 

Brief Overview

Run in coordination with Chattanooga’s nationally recognized Riverbend Festival, the BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk includes a 10k race, a 5k race, a 5k walk, and a 1-mile fun run/walk.

Fees: Early Registration: $14 Adults, $8 Children & Seniors/ June 4-13th $18 Adults, $12 Children & Seniors/ Race Day $24 Adults, $18 Children & Seniors

Junior Marathon: The BlueCross Riverbend Run 1-Mile will be one of the first events of the Chickamauga Battlefield Jr Marathon, open to 07/08 K-5 students. Participants will do the 1st mile of their marathon here, then run, jog or walk 24.2 more miles with an adult keeping an official log of their mileage. On Nov. 8, they will complete their Marathon at the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and receive a finisher's medal.

Riverbend Pins: Special advance rate Riverbend admission pins are available for only $23 (limit 4) with your BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk entry until June 5 (while supplies last). Pins allow admission for all nine days to the Festival. Children 10 and under are admitted free. Pre-paid pins may be picked up with race packet at the festival before going into the gates.

Early Packet Pickup: Race packet pickup will be available at the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee tent at the Riverbend Festival on the Chestnut Street side of the Tennessee Aquarium from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT Friday, June 6 through Friday, June 13 (the booth is closed Monday, June 9). The tent can be reached without going into the Riverbend Festival.

Race Day Packet & Chip Pickup: Race day packet and chip pickup begins at 6:30 a.m. EDT at BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

 

Contact Info

Rita Fanning - ritafanning@mindspring.com - 423-309-1278

 

Awards Info

Cash awards for 10K - 1st place winners, male and female, will receive $100 cash awards, 1st place masters (40 & over) winners, male and female, will receive $50 cash awards and 1st place grand masters (50 & over) winners, male and female, will receive $25 cash awards. All cash award winners will receive two (2) tickets to the June 14 Riverbend Festival. Cash awards will be presented at the Festival on June 14 in the evening. Winners must be present to receive cash awards.

Cash awards for 5K - 1st place winners, male and female, will receive $50 cash awards, 1st place masters (40 & over) winners, male and female, will receive $25 cash awards and 1st place grand masters (50 & over) winners, male and female, will receive $15 cash awards. All cash award winners will receive two (2) tickets to the June 14 Riverbend Festival. Cash awards will be presented at the Festival on June 14 in the evening. Winners must be present to receive cash awards.

10K Age Group Awards: 1st overall, 1st masters and 1st grand masters, male and female. Three (3) age group awards, male and female, 18 & under, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

5K Age Group Awards: 1st overall, 1st masters and 1st grand masters, male and female. Three (3) age group awards, male and female, 8 & under, 9-12, 13-18, 19-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over.

5K Wheelchair Competition: Award to the 1st 5K wheelchair finisher. Wheelchair participants are invited to participate in either the 5K or 1-mile event.

 

Location

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (gold) building, 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, TN 37402.

 

Accommodations

Hotels close to the race start include the Days Inn Rivergate, 901 Carter St, 423-266-7331; the Marriott at #2 Carter Plaza, 423-756-0002; and The Read House, 827 Broad St, 423-266-4121. Hotels fill up early due to the Riverbend Festival. Please make your reservations early.

 

Registration

Register online at http://www.active.com/event_detail.cfm?event_id=1528050 on or before June 11, 2008.

Register by mail - print the application from this site by clicking application above, print, complete, and mail with your check to Friends of the Festival, 180 Hamm Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405. Applications must be received by June 3rd to receive best price. All mailed applications must be received by June 11th. Please register in person (see below) after the 11th.

Register in person at the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee tent at the Riverbend Festival on the Chestnut Street side of the Tennessee Aquarium from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. EDT Friday, June 6 through Friday, June 13 (the booth is closed Monday, June 9). The tent can be reached without going through the Riverbend Festival entry gates.

 

Directions

To Start
From Nashville-Take I-24 East to Hwy 27 North.

From Atlanta-Take I-75 North to I-24 West. Follow Hwy 27 North.

From Knoxville-Take I-75 South to I-24 West. Follow Hwy 27 North.



From Hwy 27 North or South exit onto 4th Street. Turn right on Chestnut Street. Turn right on 6th Street. Free parking garage is on the right.



To Packet Pickup Tent at Riverbend Festival
From Nashville-Take I-24 East to Hwy 27 North.

From Atlanta-Take I-75 North to I-24 West. Follow Hwy 27 North.

From Knoxville-Take I-75 South to I-24 West. Follow Hwy 27 North.



From Hwy 27 North or South exit onto 4th Street. Park at first available legal parking place. Free parking is available in all Unum Parking lots off of 4th and 3rd Streets near Cherry Street and Walnut Street. Walk on Broad Street north (toward the river) to the front of the Tennessee Aquarium. Turn left and walk down the sidewalk to the back of the BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk tent.

 

Sponsors

 

Course Info

Both the 10K (TN 06018 DJR) and 5K (TN 06017 DJR) races are certified and are scored with the ChampionChip(r) system.

The 5K is a scenic flat/rolling course that crosses the Tennessee River on both the Walnut Street and Veterans Bridges. The start and finish are on Pine Street near the BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Building.

The 10K course utilizes the first two miles and last mile of the 5K plus a tour of the Tennessee Riverwalk (moderately hilly).

The 1-Mile is a flat out and back course on the streets of downtown Chattanooga.

 

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