The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Chickamauga Chase Info!
Posted: Thursday, April 04, 2019

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 limitations 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!
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 our signature 15K event is one of America's oldest races at that distance. 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. With the competitive 15K, Trail Race, 5K, 2 Mile Scenic Walk and Kiddie K, the Chickamauga Chase is a must do event for the entire family!

We are pleased to announce that $2.00 of every 5k, 15k, 8M, and walk registration will be donated to National Park Partners! This organization works year-round to maintain and improve the Battlefield, as well as 5 other local National Parks – making them wonderful places to run, walk, bike, hike, and learn! To learn more about them, please see below or visit their website:

Pricing below for 5k, 15k, 8M, and Walk includes a $2.00 donation to National Park Partners (NPP) to support their work maintaining the Chickamauga Battlefield. We enthusiastically support this organization and thank YOU for supporting them as well! All participants may also make additional donations to NPP via the registration process. Register by January 31st to take advantage of best pricing!

Scenic Walk (2 Miles) =  $15.00
Kiddie K (10 & under) = $13.00  (are you a TryKidz member? DISCOUNT!)
5K Road Race = $37.00
15k Road Race = $42.00
8M Trail Race = $42.00

Click HERE. Must be received in CTC PO Box no later than 3/22/19 to guarantee correct t-shirt size.

All distances include a race t-shirt. This year’s adult shirts will be cotton/poly blend, gender-specific and will run S-XXL. Youth shirts will be cotton and will run S, M, L. Adults wanting smaller sizing may order youth (cotton) t-shirts if desired


There will be an optional packet pick up on Friday, 4/12. at Whole Foods Market (301 Manufacturers Road, Chattanooga, TN, 37405) from 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM on the second floor. Whole Foods will once again be offering a $5.00 Pasta dinner for racers! Present bib at 1st floor register to purchase. NEW THIS YEAR - Our friends from Oddstory Brewing Company will be joining us at Whole Foods. You must present bib & valid ID to enjoy their featured brew!

Packets will also be available race morning. See schedule & details below. We will 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. Registrations will also be taken at packet pick up if race cap has not been met. *NOTE: Credit Card payments will be accepted on Friday, 4/12 for walk up registrations. A $2.00 fee will apply. Cash or check are preferred methods of payment. Cash or checks ONLY on race morning. Checks payable to CTC. Thank you!

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 (4/15 – 4/20). They will NOT be available after the 20thth of April. Thank you for understanding


5k: Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters. Top 3 M/F: 14 & Under, 15-19, 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, 65-69, 70+

8M Trail: Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters. Top 3 M/F: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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 11/10/2018. Runners who completed any distance in that race (marathon, half, 5k) are automatically entered in the series. To continue the series, simply complete any of the three qualifying Chickamauga Chase distances (15k, 5k, 8M trail). To complete the series, you must finish with the Missionary Ridge Road Race (4.7 miles, 8/10/2018). There is no additional cost to participate in the Battle for Chattanooga. For more information visit


15k Road Race CLICK HERE - Certification: GA17076WC

5k Road Race CLICK HERE - Certification: GA12024WC

8M Trail Race CLICK HERE

2M Scenic Walk CLICK HERE (Link coming soon! New course in 2019 with ARCH FINISH!)

Kiddie K CLICK HERE (Link coming soon!)

Sunday, 3/24/19
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


Monday, 4/1/19
Postmark deadline for mail-in registrations. Please mail by Monday, March 11th to guarantee proper t-shirt size


Wednesday, 4/10/19
11:59 PM – Online Registration CLOSES


Friday, 4/12/19
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Optional packet pick up. 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, 4/13/19
7:00 AM – Packet pick up and walk up registration begins at Wilder Field for all distances.
8:15 AM – Packet pick up and walk up registration CLOSES for all distances.
8:30 AM – 15k, 5k, 8M Trail Race
8:32 AM - Scenic 2M Walk begins
8:35 AM – Kiddie K begins (.6 Miles, 10 & under)
9:15 AM – 5k course closes (45 minute cutoff)
9:30 AM – 5k Award Ceremony
10:45 AM – 15k course closes (2 hour,15 minute cutoff)
10:15 AM – 8M Trail Race Award Ceremony
10:30 AM – 15k Award Ceremony

Race photos will be taken by Tennessee Sports Pics. We will notify participants via Facebook and email. To learn more about them – please visit their Facebook page:

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


The Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a nonprofit, 501c3 organization founded in 1970. The CTC is a membership based organization dedicated to stimulating interest in running and fitness for all ages and 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:

National Park Partners champions the conservation of the natural, historic, and cultural resources of Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, including Moccasin Bend National Archeological District. To see maps, upcoming events, or make a donation – please visit their website at

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:

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:


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


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:
Latitude: 34.910536
Longitude: -85.269419

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:
Lattitude: 34.888828
Longitude: -85.279385


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