The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Posted: Monday, February 27, 2012

Come Run Chattanooga’s Oldest Race, The Chattanooga Chase



The Chattanooga Chase is the oldest race in Chattanooga. This year will mark the 45th running of this historic event. The event will feature an 8km, (5 mile) competitive race through the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the Chattanooga Country Club. The race begins and ends at Riverview Park, 1000 Barton Ave, Chattanooga. The race will begin at 8:00am with registration opening at 7:00am. You can preregister online at and searching Chattanooga Chase in the search bar. New this year is a competitive 1 mile run that will start at 10:00am.  Runners can run in either event or both events. The event will be capped at 500 total racers.

Course Description

The Chattanooga Chase offers a challenging yet rewarding course. The first mile is relatively flat with miles 2 and 3 being fairly uphill. Participants then have the fortune of having mile 4 being significantly downhill, with mile 5 gently sloping downhill back to Riverview Park. The 1 mile course is flat and fast starting and ending next to Riverview Park. Weather is typically low 70's.


Known for its awards the Chattanooga Chase will give out awards in the 8km event to the top 3 overall, masters and grand masters winners, male and female. Awards will be given out to the top 3 in the following age groups, male and female; under 14, 15 – 19,   20 – 24, 25 – 29, 30 – 34, 35 – 39, 40 – 44, 45 – 49, 50 – 54, 55 – 59, 60 – 64, 65 – 69, 70+  Awards for the mile will be male and female top 3 overall,  top 3 masters and top 3 male and female for the following age groups. 14 and under,  15 - 29, 20 – 39, 40 – 59, 60+. Those who do not place in their age group but run under a given time according to their age and gender will also receive an award. Those who run in both events will receive a medal after the 1 mile run. Cash prizes for the top 3 overall male and female for both events will be given out. 8km - $100, $50, $30, & the 1 mile - $40, $25, $15 for first, second, and third respectively.



All participants who preregister will receive a technical t-shirt from The North Face. Race day registrants will receive a technical t-shirt if they are still available.  Registration fees are as follows. Please note shirts will be limited to one per participant.

                Event                                     Register on or before 5/14/12                         Register after 5/14/12 or on race day

                8k Run                                                   $25.00                                                                   $30.00

                1 Mile Run                                             $15.00                                                                   $20.00

                Both Events                                          $35.00                                                                   $40.00


Please mail registration to P.O. Box 11241 Chattanooga, TN 37401 and makes check payable to Chattanooga Track Club

By signing this I know that running a road race is a potentially hazardous activity, which could cause injury or death. I should not enter and run unless I am medically able and properly trained, and by my signature, I certify that I am medically able to perform this event, am in good health, and am properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to deny or suspend my participation for any reason whatsoever. I assume all risks associated with running in this event ,including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including high heat and/or humidity, traffic and the conditions of the road, all such risks being known and appreciated by me. I understand that bicycles, skateboards, baby joggers, roller skates or blades, animals, and radio headsets are not allowed in the race and I will abide by this guideline. I hereby grant full permission to use my name and any photographs, videotapes, or other record of this event for any purpose. Having read this waver and knowing these facts and in consideration of your accepting my entry, I, for myself and anyone entitled to act on my behalf, wave and release the Chattanooga Track Club, Chattanooga Chase, and all sponsors, their representatives and successors from all claims or liabilities of any kind arising out of my participation in this event, even though that liability may arise out of negligence or carelessness on the part of the persons named in this waiver.  I understand that the entry fee is non-refundable and non-transferable


For more information visit the Chattanooga Track Club’s website at or contact race director Chas Webb at or by cell phone at 203-246-6681


Chattanooga Track Club • 1014 Dallas Road • Suite 101 • Chattanooga, TN 37405 • (423) 842-6265