The Chattanooga Track Club

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BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk
By Rita Fanning
Posted: Tuesday, May 15, 2007
It doesn’t feel like it some mornings lately, but summer is around the corner and the BlueCross Riverbend Run & Walk is not far away.  Adding the 10K last year also added the need for about 50 volunteers.  That means we need your help if you are not planning to participate.  If you help with the race and one evening at Riverbend, you will receive free entry to the entire Riverbend Festival.  Email me at or call me – 423-309-1278.

The new 10K seemed to be well received.  I got a lot of positive feedback.  No changes are planned for it this year.   Several people asked for more water on the 5K, so a second water stop is planned.  Other than that, it will be the same as in past years.

You can still get a discount on your Riverbend pins when you order them with your race entry – only $23 each, limit of 4.  You can pick up your pins when you pick up your packet at the BlueCross Riverbend Run tent at the Festival.  The tent is located on Chestnut Street next to the Aquarium.  You do NOT need to go into the Festival to get to the tent. You can register there and pickup your packet even if you don’t plan to go to Riverbend. The tent is open from 5:30 to 9:30 each evening the Festival is open.

Entertainment at the Festival looks pretty good with Earth Wind & Fire, Daughtry, Ricky Skaggs, Steve Miller Band, Vince Gill and Randy Owen.  Overall, masters and grand masters winners for the 5 & 10K will get two free tickets to Riverbend for the evening and receive their cash awards on the Riverbend Stage race night.   New for 2007 are the grand masters cash awards for both the 5 and 10K. 

Online registration is open until June 13 at
This is a Chattanooga Track Club event so you can always get information or print an application at

Rita Fanning
Race Director


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