Battle For Chattanooga

    BATTLE FOR CHATTANOOGA  is a series of three races     commemorating this area's Civil War history.  Races are held in     locations where key events of the Battles for Chickamauga and Chattanooga occurred in the fall of 1863. 


The 2023 race series is happening NOW!. The FINAL race of the series will be the Missionary Ridge Road Race, August 5, 2023. 

Battle for Chattanooga kicked off at the 2022 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, Half marathon, Jr. Marathon and Fort Oglethorpe 5K. Everyone who completed one of the three timed events (5K, Half marathon, or Marathon) in that race was automatically entered in the race series. Everyone who then completed a timed event at the April 2023 Chickamauga Chase (15k, 5k, or trail race) needs to complete just ONE more race to claim their finisher's medal!

Complete all three races in the series and claim your custom-designed finisher's medal at the final race!

The new finisher's medal is here!  

Details and rules: 

Participating in Battle for Chattanooga is FREE and open to anyone (runners and walkers) who completes the qualifying events. Complete all three races and receive a custom-designed Battle for Chattanooga finisher's medal. 

To Participate: 

Finish one eligible event in each of the three races in the series. 

Receive your medal at the finish line of the final race in the series. 


Battle for Chattanooga is FREE, simply pay the entry fee for each race you run. 

The three races in the series: 

*note: the first race in the series is in 2022 (November), the remaining races will be held in 2023. Check the CTC race calendar to confirm race dates. 

Complete one eligible event in each of these three races: 

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, Half marathon, and Fort Oglethorpe 5K                    November 12 2022  completed  
       *eligible events:  5K, Half marathon, Marathon

Chickamauga Chase*                                                                                                                    April 15, 2023  completed
        *eligible events: 15k, 5k,  8-mileTrail     

Missionary Ridge Road Race (4.7 mile)                                                                                     August 5, 2023 (click to register)         

The Rules: 

1. Battle For Chattanooga (BFC) participants must complete one eligible event in each of the three races in the series. 

2. Participants' name must be listed in the official race results for each qualifying race. Results posted on the Chattanooga Track Club website. 

3. Medals will be awarded at the final race in the series. If you need to have your medal mailed to you, your request to receive a finisher's medal by mail must be received by August 21, 2023 (no charge for mailing). 

Receiving your BFC finisher's medal: 

There are two options to receive your free, custom-designed, Battle for Chattanooga finisher's medal.  

In-person pickup.  At the final race in the series, Missionary Ridge Road Race (August 2023). Your eligibility will be verified at pickup. 

By mail.   Send an email with your name and mailing address to  

Battle for Chattanooga Race Series is free to the community and 100% funded by the Chattanooga Track Club. To support this and other programs please consider becoming a member of the CTC.

Questions about Battle for Chattanooga? Send an email to

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