The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

2017 Turkey Trot 8K
Posted: Monday, November 20, 2017
For Immediate Release

The 25th annual Sports Barn Turkey Trot 8K race will be held on Thanksgiving day, November 23 with the main event set to begin at 9 a.m.

The race, the largest road race in Chattanooga, starts and finishes at the Sports Barn East on Lee Highway. Parking is available at Sam’s Club, located just across the street.

Pre-registered packet pickup will take place on Wednesday, Nov. 22 from 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. at the Sports Barn East and race-day registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday.

While the main race is set to begin at 9, a one-mile fun run and the Kiddie K will begin at 8:30. A three-mile walk is set to start about 8:45.

Proceeds from this year’s race benefit the National Kidney Foundation.

Seth Ruhling is the defending champion after posting a winning time of 26:54 in 2016. Matt Jenkins and Daniel Goetz followed with times of 27:21 and 27:27, respectively.

Jessica Marlier was the women’s winner in 2016 with a time of 31:55. Dianna Leun and Maggie Whitson were second and third with times of 32:45 and 33:39, respectively.

Contact the Sports Barn East at 855-0091 for additional information.


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