The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Posted: Sunday, May 28, 2017

Thank you for running the 50th Chattanooga Chase!  We have a great morning planned and we look forward to seeing you there!  We want to make your race morning as carefree and enjoyable as possible – here is some info we hope will help:

Registration:   Online registration will be open until midnight Friday (5/26).  Walk up registrations will be taken at Fast Break Athletics (19 Cherokee Blvd) from 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday as well as on race morning at Riverview Park beginning at 6:30 am…  So be sure to tell your friends it’s not too late to join in on the fun!!!  You may also add a distance for $10.00 if you initially only registered for one of the two distances.  Cash or Checks (payable to CTC) preferred.   

Packet Pick Up:  There will be an optional packet pick up on Sunday May 28th from 12- 5pm at Fast Break Athletics. You may also pick up your packet on race morning at Riverview Park beginning at 6:30am.

Timing: The race will be timed using an electronic chip on the back of your bib. Please be careful not to bend it.  NOTE:  If you are running the 8k AND the 1 mile race, please KEEP your bib until after the 1 mile race.

Parking:   There is on-street parking in throughout the neighborhoods in the North Shore, but it is limited in the area immediately surrounding Riverview Park.  We HIGHLY RECOMMEND carpooling if at all possible.   


Schedule:  The 8k will begin at 8:00 am, and registration will close PROMPTLY at 7:45 am.  Registration for the 1 mile race will close PROMPTLY at 9:45am and the race begins at 10:00am.


Race Course:  Click here for 8k, and click here for 1 mile. There will be volunteers in orange vest at intersections, several roaming bike sentries, and yellow arrows on the course to direct you.  Please be aware that the course primarily runs through a residential area and the roads will remain open throughout the race. While we will have signage and the residents have been notified of the event, please still use caution. The 8k will have 3 opportunities for water on the course as well as at the finish line. 1 Mile racers will have water available immediately at the finish line.  


T-Shirts:  Support for this year’s race has been overwhelming and wonderful!  However – with a large percentage of registrations pouring in over the past week, we’ll likely not have enough t-shirts to hand out on race morning.  HOWEVER – if you ordered a t-shirt during registration and do not get one this weekend, we will be placing an order and have one for you to pick up at Fast Break Athletics.   ALSO – if you did NOT order one during the registration process and decide you MUST HAVE ONE - you will have the opportunity to place an order.  They will be $10 each (paid in advance cash or check, please).  You can most certainly order extras, if you’d like as well!


Results:  We will post unofficial results on race morning prior to the awards ceremony.  Please be sure to check the unofficial results to confirm that you have been recorded properly (age, gender, etc.)   Overall and age group winner info will be presented at the awards ceremony for each race.   Official results will be posted on the Chattanooga Track Club website later in the afternoon (

The FUN stuff:

  • Refreshments:  After the race, head over to the park for hot dogs from Good Dog, gelato from Milk and Honey, and samples of food from the Monen Family restaurants! For those participants who are 21 & over there will be samples from Chattanooga Whiskey as well as beer from Chattanooga Brewing Company!  PLEASE bring photo ID if you plan to sample beer or whiskey… It will be REQUIRED to gain access to the beer garden for sampling. Thank you so much for cooperation – we want to keep everyone safe!)

  • PREMIUMS:  The FIRST 50 finishers of each race will receive a limited edition black and gold race t-shirt! If you’re one of those top 50, stick around the finish. We’d love to get a group picture! A Rock Creek gift card and hat will also be awarded to the FIRST MALE & FEMALE to the top of Minnekahda. Age group winners will also go home with a special edition chattanooga Chase pint glass.


  • Volunteers:  We are extremely thankful for all who have helped with race preparation and those who will help on race morning.  Be kind to the volunteers – races aren’t possible without them!  ?


  • North Shore: We are INCREDIBLY grateful to the residents of the North Shore for allowing us to run through their neighborhoods and would love to continue doing so for many years to come!   On that note – 1. Please do not litter.  If you use gels or have items to drop – please leave them at the water stations and we’ll dispose of them.  2. If you need restrooms – please visit the either the pavilion or the portalets by the park entrance on Terrace Ave.    There are no restrooms on the course, so please plan accordingly.  


  • MOST EXCELLENT Race Partners!!! This year’s race AWESOMENESS is brought you by quite a few hometown businesses. Please pay them a visit, enjoy their goods and services, and give them a BIG HUG for us!  ?  We wish to thank Fast Break Athletics, Chattanooga Whiskey, Chattanooga Brewing Company, Milk and Honey and the Monen Family Restaurants, Good Dog, The Vine Street Market, Rock Creek, and Danshire Market and Design, Center for Sports Medicine, Chattanooga Track Club.

If you have any questions or concerns – please email us at


Thank you!

Alan Outlaw,

Race Director




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