The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Junior Marathon Registration Extended Until Sept 30
Posted: Thursday, September 13, 2007

Junior Marathon Registration Extended Until Sept 30


Registration for the inaugural Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Marathon will remain open until September 30, 2007. Children currently enrolled in first through six grades are eligible to participate in the event.


To participate in the junior marathon children need a parent to register them for the event and they need to pick up an official Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Marathon log sheet. Then, over the course of the next few months, children will run, jog, or walk a total of 25.2 miles at their own pace. Children can divide up the distance in any way they like; they just need to complete a total of 25.2 miles with adult supervision before November 10.


The final mile of the junior marathon will be completed during the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon on Saturday, November 10, 2007 at 12pm. Runners who submit a completed log sheet and finish the last mile will receive a race number, t-shirt, finisher’s medal, and goody bag.


The junior marathon is part of the track club’s new youth running program designed to promote physical fitness among children. As CTC President Melodie Thompson explains, “The Chattanooga Track Club is interested in promoting fitness in the greater Chattanooga area to fight the epidemic of childhood obesity in Tennessee and North Georgia. The Junior Marathon is the club’s first step towards achieving this goal.”


Registration forms are available at local YMCA and Sports Barns locations as well as Front Runner and Fast Break Athletics. You can also download a registration form at


The event is free to members of the Chattanooga Track Club and costs $5 for non-members.


The Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Marathon is sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, Chattem, and the Chattanooga Track Club.



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