Saturday, October 02, 2021

2021 Moccasin Bend Fall Classic

The classic 10k race returns to scenic, historic Moccasin Bend for its 37th year! This is the flattest, fastest 10k around and the best race value, just $18 for the 10k and $15 for the 5k (pre-registered). This no-frills race is distance-certified, course timed and managed by the Chattanooga Track Club. 
 

 

The out-and-back course begins and ends on the campus of the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute and race proceeds benefit Johnson Mental Health Center's PATH program providing needed mental health assistance to homeless individuals. 

So that we can offer this race at this low price, no race t-shirts will be provided

The first 100 registrations (10k and 5k combined) and race volunteers will receive a free gift to be revealed later. Sign up early to ensure you receive a free gift. 
 

HEALTH AND SAFETY: COVID-19 continues to be a health concern in our area, as such enhanced safety measures will be in place to limit the potential for exposure.
IF YOU HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19 WITHIN 10 DAYS PRIOR TO THE RACE, OR, IF ON RACE DAY YOU THINK YOU MIGHT HAVE COVID-19 OR HAVE SYMPTOMS OF COVID-19, DO NOT ATTEND THIS EVENT. 

Safety measures: Packet pickup, race-day registration and post-race awards will be outdoors rather than inside the campus gymnasium. If weather conditions are not suitable for these activities to be held outdoors then pre-race activities (packet pickup, race-day registration, etc.) will be held in the gymnasium with a maximum limit of 25 people + volunteers in the building at any time, and post-race activities, including awards, will be cancelled and awards will be mailed. Masking and social distancing is recommended but not required for vaccinated individuals. If additional guidelines are provided by the city, county or our venue host it will be communicated here and by direct email to registered participants. 

SCHEDULE – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 2, 2021

6:00 am – Race set up begins.
6:15 am – Early volunteers check in.
6:30 am – Bib pickup and day-of-race registration opens.
7:15 am – All race volunteers check in.
7:30 am – Day-of-race registration closes.
8:00 am – 10k race start.
8:10 am – 5k race start.
9:30 am – Awards 
9:45 am – Street re-opens, all runners must clear the course.
10:30 am – Clean up and breakdown.
  ** NOTE: the 9:45 cut-off will be strictly enforced. Minimum 10k pace of 16:30 per mile. A participant with a physical disability who cannot maintain the minimum pace should contact the race director regarding special accomodations. 

DIRECTIONS

From US-27 N:  Take Manufacturer’s Road exit just north of Olgiati Bridge. Turn West on Manufacturer’s Road and continue to Hamm Road. Turn LEFT onto Hamm Road. Follow Hamm Road 0.7 miles to Moccasin Bend Road. Turn LEFT on Moccasin Bend Road. Drive 1.8 mile to Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. Follow signs for parking.

Address: 100 Moccasin Bend Road, Chattanooga, TN 37405

PARKING

Race Parking on the campus of Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. At the entrance, drive past the guard shack and turn left. The parking lot is near the gymnasium. Packet pickup and registration will be in the gymnasium.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This out-and-back course begins on Moccasin Bend Road at the front gate of the Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute. The course is straight with no corners until the 5k turnaround at Moccasin Bend Golf Course (1.5 mile point) and the 10k turnaround at Hudson Road (3.1 miles). Total elevation is 258’ with a maximum grade of 1%.

Water stations: There will be two water stations:
#1. 1.5 mile mark (5k turnaround). 10k runners will pass this station twice.
#2. 3.1 mile mark (10k turnaround)

CHARITY

PATH Chattanooga. PATH stands for Projects for Assistance in Transition from Homelessness.

PATH is coordinated through Johnson Mental Health Center which has been the charity partner of the 10k race since it began over 30 years ago. The purpose of PATH is to provide outreach and case management services to individuals with mental illness who are at risk of losing their homes or are currently homeless. PATH provides its services at no cost to eligible individuals.

PATH case managers provide assistance to help individuals find permanent housing, employment, medical care and treatment for mental health conditions and co-occurring addiction.

Start times:

  • 08:00 AM - 10k race - ROY event
  • 08:10 AM - 5K Timed Race

Race director: Sujeel Taj

Location: Moccasin Bend Mental Health Institute 100 Moccasin Bend Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37405

Website: Click here


Event Schedule

Saturday, October 02

06:30 AM - 07:30 AM - Day-of-race registration and bib pick up. Walk-up registration ends at 7:30am. Bib pick-up available until start of race.

08:00 AM - 09:45 AM - 10k race - ROY event

08:10 AM - 09:45 AM - 5K Timed Race

09:30 AM - 09:45 AM - Awards for 10k and 5k. UPDATED: In case of rain, post-race awards will be cancelled. Winners will be contacted and will receive awards in the mail.

09:45 AM - All runners must clear the course.


Events & Pricing

10k race - ROY event - 10K Timed Race
$18.00

5K Timed Race - 5K Timed Race
$15.00

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