The Chattanooga Track Club

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Elementary Cross Country Finale Thursday
Posted: Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Elementary Cross Country Finale Thursday

Chattanooga, TN – Hamilton County elementary school children will take part in the fourth and final cross county race on Thursday September 25, 2008 at 4:00 pm. The one mile race will take place at the Tennessee Riverpark near the Fishing Park off of Amnicola Highway.

The elementary cross-country series consists of four one mile races, the first of which took place on September 4 at the Baylor School. The races are open to students enrolled in third, fourth, and fifth grades. An average of nearly 600 children have taken part in each of the last three races.

Students from a number of local public and private elementary schools, as well as home-schooled children, are taking part in the series. Schools involved in the races include:
Big Ridge, Brainerd Baptist, Bright, Daisy, Dupont, Ganns Middle Valley, Hickory Valley Christian, Lookout Mountain, McConnell, OLPH, Ooltewah, Red Bank, Soddy,
St. Jude, St. Nicholas, St. Peters, Thrasher, and Wallace Smith.

The cross country races are co-produced by teachers and coaches from the schools and the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC).

CTC’s involvement in the cross-country series is part of a larger effort by the track club to encourage physical activity and fitness among children. Other youth programs offered by CTC include the Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Marathon (more information at and a series of “kiddie k” races offered throughout the year.


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