The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

By John Hunt
Posted: Monday, November 07, 2016
For Immediate Release

The 2016 running of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon will be held on Saturday, November 12 with the marathon and accompanying half-marathon both starting at 7:30 from 6 Barnhardt Circle next to the gazebo in Fort Oglethorpe.

This race, being held at the battlefield for the 37th straight year, is a double loop through the park with a few rolling hills along the way. Not considered a difficult course, it’s a great place for personal records and Boston qualifying times.

n addition to the two longer races, there will also be a 5K and a Junior Marathon, which is a one-mile run for younger runners


Registration is still open for all events by going to Fees for the two longer races are $90 while the 5K costs $35 and the junior marathon $10. There will be race-day registration for those two shorter events, but not the longer two


Military persons, law enforcement officers and emergency responders may enter the longer races at a discounted rate of $70 and $25 for the 5K


Pre-race packet pickup will be held on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at First Baptist Church in Fort Oglethorpe, located at 2645 Lafayette Road and that’s also the location for the pasta dinner, which is open to adults for $15 and children for $8


Volunteer positions are still available for anyone who wants to support the event, but just doesn’t choose to run. Contact Sherilyn Johnson at for more details


Defending champions in the marathon include Jon Hager and Kathleen Turchin with times of 2:40:22 and 3:06:27, respectively. Lucas Stocks had a time of 1:17:18 in winning the half-marathon a year ago while Hope Good was the women’s winner in 1:30:46


Ken Porterfield and Kate Umbarger were the 5K winners in 2015 with times of 17:41 and 22:41.

f you have questions about this year’s race, please contact race directors Jenni Berz at 667-9431 or Sherilyn Johnson at 827-5092.


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