- Thursday, March 01 12:00 AM-11:59 PM PRICE INCREASE!
- Friday, April 20 3:00 PM-7:00 PM Packet Pick Up & Walk UP Registration - Whole Foods Market (301 Manufacturer’s Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405. FREE PARKING.
- Saturday, April 21 7:00 AM-8:15 AM Race day packet pickup and walk up registration at Wilder Field. 8:30 AM-9:15 AM 5k Road Race (Run/Walk) - Timed 8:30 AM-10:30 AM Scenic Walk - 2.4 Miles - Untimed 8:30 AM-10:30 AM Wee Ones - Untimed (Strollers - Scenic 2.4 Mile Walk) 8:30 AM-10:45 AM 15k Road Race - Timed 8:30 AM-10:45 AM 8 Mile Trail Race - Timed 8:35 AM-10:30 AM Kiddie K - Untimed
ABOUT THE RACE
The Chickamauga Chase has been held since 1969 in the historic and beautiful Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The Chickamauga Chase is Chattanooga's oldest continuously run road race, and the signature event 15K is one of America's oldest races at that distance. With the competitive 15K, Trail Race, 5K, 2.4-Mile Scenic Walk and Kiddie K, the Chickamauga Chase is a must do event for the entire family!
The courses take runners past many of the park's historic sites, monuments and markers within the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, located just a few miles south of Chattanooga, TN near the towns of Ft. Oglethorpe and Chickamauga, GA.
Our Special Use Permit with the National Park Service strictly limits the size of The Chickamauga Chase in all events to 2,000 participants. Over the years The Chickamauga Chase has grown steadily from several hundred runners to nearly 1,700. The Trail Race is limited to 400 participants. These limitation are needed to ensure a safe and orderly event, and to preserve the integrity of our great National Park. Please register early to assure your entry!
12/1 – 2/28 3/1 – 4/19 4/20 – 4/21
- 15k Road Race $35.00 $40.00 $42.00
- 8M Trail Race $35.00 $40.00 $42.00
- 5K Road Race $30.00 $35.00 $37.00
- Scenic Walk (2.4 miles) $12.00 $15.00 $20.00
- Kiddie K (9 & under) $10.00 $13.00 $15.00
- Wee One** $ 5.00 $ 5.00 $ 5.00
*NOTE: Credit Card payments will be accepted on Friday, 4/20 for walk up registrations. A $2.00 fee will apply. Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Checks payable to CTC. Thank you!
**Wee Ones: Strollers/joggers are NOT permitted in the 15k, 5k, 8M trail race, but are welcome and encouraged in the 2.4. mile scenic walk.
All distances include a race t-shirt. Shirt order will be finalized on Monday, April 2nd. Register by April 1st to ensure correct shirt size. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for walk up participants. Adult shirts are cotton/poly blend. Youth/infant shirts are cotton.
**NEW IN 2018** This year’s packet pick up will take place at Whole Foods Market (301 Manufacturer’s Rd, Chattanooga, TN 37405. FREE PARKING. Packets will be available for pick up from 3pm to 8pm on the second floor of the building. Whole Foods will ALSO be offering a $5.00 pasta dinner for racers & their families. Pasta dinner will be available from 4pm – 7pm. Volunteers may also join and enjoy a $5.00 pasta dinner (includes garden salad, pasta & choice of pasta sauce, dinner roll).
We ask to see ID at packet pickup. You MAY pick up someone else’s packet with proof (a text, email, or copy of their confirmation). Your name will be recorded.
Awards will NOT be mailed. If you place in your event and are unable to stay for the award ceremony please arrange for a friend to grab your award. Awards will be available at Fast Break Athletics the week following the race (4/23 – 4/29). They will NOT be available after the 29th of April. Thank you for understanding.
- 5k: Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters. Top 3 M/F: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
- 15K: Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters. Top 3 M/F: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
- 8M Trail: Top 3 M/F Overall. Top 1 M/F: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+
BATTLE FOR CHATTANOOGA
Chickamauga Chase is the second of three races in the Battle for Chattanooga race series. The first race in the series was the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on 11/11/17. Runners who completed any distance in that race (marathon, half, 5k) are automatically entered into the series. To continue the series, simply complete any of the three qualifying Chickamauga Chase distances (15k, 5k, 8M trail). There is no additional cost to participate in the Battle for Chattanooga. For more information visit www.runctc.org/battle
- 15k Road Race, Certification: GA17076WC – CLICK HERE
- 5k Road Race, Certification: GA12024WC – CLICK HERE
- 8M Trail Race – CLICK HERE
- Sunday, 4/1/18
11:59 PM – Deadline for guaranteed t-shirt size. Additional shirts will be available for those who register after this date, but size cannot be guaranteed. Shirts cannot be guaranteed for walk-up registrants.
- Friday, 4/13/18
Postmark deadline for mail-in registrations.
- Thursday, 4/19/18
11:59 PM – Online Registration CLOSES.
- Friday, 4/20/18
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM - Packet Pick up: 3 pm to 7 pm. Location TBD. Walk up registrations will be accepted. Note price bump for walk up registration. Credit cards accepted, $2.00 Fee. Cash / check preferred.
- Saturday, 4/21/18
- 7:00 AM – Packet pick up and walk up registration begins at Wilder Field for all distances. Cash / Check only for walk up registrations.
- 8:15 AM – Packet pick up and walk up registration CLOSES for all distances.
- 8:30 AM – 15k, 5k, 8M Trail Race, Scenic Walk begin
- 8:35 AM – Kiddie K begins
- 9:15 AM – 5k course closes (45 minute cutoff)
- 10:45 AM – 15k course closes (2 hours 15 minute cutoff)
- 10:00 AM – 5k Award Ceremony
- 10:15 AM – 8M Trail Race Award Ceremony
- 10:30 AM – 15k Award Ceremony
Race photos will be taken by Cox Sports Photos. We will notify participants via Facebook. Cox Sports Photos will also contact participants directly via email with link to race photos. To learn more about them or to access prior year photos, visit: www.coxsportsphotos.com/home.asp
RACE DAY PARKING
The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is located a few miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee near the historic North Georgia towns of Chickamauga and Fort Oglethorpe. Parking will be in the Recreation Field near Wilder Tower.
NOTE: If there is inclement weather soon before or on race day, parking will be moved to Oakwood Baptist Church, a short distance away (directions below). We will notify participants via email, Facebook Post, and on CTC website in the event of parking change on race morning. In either case, signs to parking will be prominently posted on Lafayette Hwy. as you enter the Park. Please obey all traffic signs & speed limits.
ABOUT THE CHATTANOOGA TRACK CLUB
The Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970. The CTC is a membership based organization dedicated to stimulating interest in running and fitness for all ages and to promoting wellness through these activities. We encourage anyone with similar interests to become a member and support our goals. No special qualifications, other than an interest in running and fitness, are required. Members can choose their own level of involvement: participant, volunteer, or sponsor. Everyone, from serious competitor to the casual walker, is welcome. To learn more or become a CTC member visit: www.runctc.org
ABOUT FRIENDS OF THE PARK
Established in 1986, Friends of the Park is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, helping to preserve, promote and enhance its resources for the benefit of the public. For more information or to make a donation visit: http://www.friendsofchch.org/
ABOUT WILD TRAILS
The mission of Wild Trails is to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation and advocate to protect and preserve land (natural spaces) used for such activities. To learn more:
ABOUT CHICKAMAUGA AND CHATTANOOGA NATIONAL MILITARY PARK (NPS)
Located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. To learn more about the Chickamauga Battlefield, visit: https://www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm
DIRECTIONS TO RACE
From downtown Chattanooga: (allow approximately 35 minutes driving time)
Take Hwy 27 south to I-24 east. Take the Rossville Blvd exit south onto Rossville Blvd/US Hwy 27. This road becomes Lafayette Road and leads into the Park. The distance from I-24 to the entrance of the Park is approximately 6.1 miles.
Traveling North or South on I-75: About 5 miles south of Chattanooga, take the Battlefield Parkway Exit #350/Hwy 2A. Travel west for about 6.2 miles. Turn left, south, onto Lafayette Road for about 1 mile to enter the Park.
DIRECTIONS TO PARKING / ALTERNATE PARKING
Parking at Recreation Field: As you enter the Park on Lafayette Rd, please look for event signs along the roadside. These signs will direct you to event Parking. Please obey all traffic signs, speed limits, and Park Rangers! As you get near the Parking area, Park Rangers and volunteers will direct you to your parking spot in the Recreation Field near the Wilder Tower. If parking is in the recreation field, you will walk to the event staging area in the field below Wilder Tower, approximately .4 miles or a 10 minute walk.
Latitude/Longitude coordinates for the Parking Area next to Wilder Field:
Parking at Oakwood Baptist Church: As mentioned above in “PARKING” - If NPS determines the fields next to Wilder to be too wet for parking, runners will be instructed to park at Oakwood Baptist Church. (RACERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL & FACEBOOK). If alternate parking is necessary, signs will direct you to parking at Oakwood Baptist Church. You will be taken to and from the registration/staging area by bus, approximately 4 miles away.
Latitude/Longitude coordinates for the Parking Area at Oakwood Baptist Church: