Saturday, September 11, 2021

2021 Chickamauga Chase


The Chickamauga Chase has been held since 1969 in the historic and beautiful Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The Chickamauga Chase is Chattanooga's oldest continuously run road race, and the signature event 15K is one of America's oldest races at that distance. With the competitive 15K, Trail Race, 5K, 2.4-Mile Scenic Walk and Kiddie K, the Chickamauga Chase is a must do event for the entire family!

The courses take runners past many of the park's historic sites, monuments and markers within the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, located just a few miles south of Chattanooga, TN near the towns of Ft. Oglethorpe and Chickamauga, GA.

Our Special Use Permit with the National Park Service strictly limits the size of The Chickamauga Chase in all events to 2,000 participants. Over the years The Chickamauga Chase has grown steadily from several hundred runners to nearly 1,700. The Trail Race is limited to 400 participants. These limitation are needed to ensure a safe and orderly event, and to preserve the integrity of our great National Park. Please register early to assure your entry!


Virtual Option:

The 2021 Chickamauga Race will also include a virtual option. Participants may choose to run the distance of their choice in a virtual setting anytime between August 28-September 11. A link will be provided to submit results. All results must be submitted by September 13. There will not be overall or age group awards for the virtual races.  Virtual runners will need to between options of picking up race t-shirts or having them mailed for an additional $7 shipping and handling fee. 

**For race updates and information visit the Chickamauga Chase Facebook page!

**Wee Ones: Strollers/joggers are NOT permitted in the 15k, 5k, 8M trail race, but are welcome and encouraged in the 2.4. mile scenic walk.

All distances include a race t-shirt.  Register by August 27th to ensure correct shirt size. T-shirts cannot be guaranteed for walk up participants.  Adult shirts are cotton/poly blend.  Youth/infant shirts are cotton.


  • 5k:  Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters.   Top 3 M/F: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • 15K: Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. Grand Masters.   Top 3 M/F: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
  • 8M Trail: Top 3 M/F Overall.  Top 1 M/F: 19 & under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60+

Chickamauga Chase is the second of three races in the Battle for Chattanooga race series.  The first race in the series was the Fort Oglethorpe 5K on 11/14/2020. Everyone who completed the 5k race is automatically entered in the race series. To continue the series, simply complete any of the three qualifying Chickamauga Chase distances (15k, 5k, 8M trail). There is no additional cost to participate in the Battle for Chattanooga. For more information visit


The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park is located a few miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee near the historic North Georgia towns of Chickamauga and Fort Oglethorpe.  Parking will be in the Recreation Field near Wilder Tower.

NOTE:  If there is inclement weather soon before or on race day, parking will be moved to Oakwood Baptist Church, a short distance away (directions below). We will notify participants via email, Facebook Post, and on CTC website in the event of parking change on race morning. In either case, signs to parking will be prominently posted on Lafayette Hwy. as you enter the Park. Please obey all traffic signs & speed limits.

The Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1970. The CTC is a membership based organization dedicated to stimulating interest in running and fitness for all ages and to promoting wellness through these activities. We encourage anyone with similar interests to become a member and support our goals.  No special qualifications, other than an interest in running and fitness, are required. Members can choose their own level of involvement: participant, volunteer, or sponsor. Everyone, from serious competitor to the casual walker, is welcome.  To learn more or become a CTC member visit:

Established in 1986, Friends of the Park is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, helping to preserve, promote and enhance its resources for the benefit of the public.  For more information or to make a donation visit:

The mission of Wild Trails is to encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running and other forms of outdoor recreation and advocate to protect and preserve land (natural spaces) used for such activities. To learn more:


Located in northern Georgia and eastern Tennessee, the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park preserves the sites of two major battles of the American Civil War: the Battle of Chickamauga and the Chattanooga Campaign. To learn more about the Chickamauga Battlefield, visit:


From downtown Chattanooga: (allow approximately 35 minutes driving time)
Take Hwy 27 south to I-24 east. Take the Rossville Blvd exit south onto Rossville Blvd/US Hwy 27. This road becomes Lafayette Road and leads into the Park. The distance from I-24 to the entrance of the Park is approximately 6.1 miles.

Traveling North or South on I-75: About 5 miles south of Chattanooga, take the Battlefield Parkway Exit #350/Hwy 2A. Travel west for about 6.2 miles. Turn left, south, onto Lafayette Road for about 1 mile to enter the Park.


Parking at Recreation Field: As you enter the Park on Lafayette Rd, please look for event signs along the roadside. These signs will direct you to event Parking. Please obey all traffic signs, speed limits, and Park Rangers! As you get near the Parking area, Park Rangers and volunteers will direct you to your parking spot in the Recreation Field near the Wilder Tower. If parking is in the recreation field, you will walk to the event staging area in the field below Wilder Tower, approximately .4 miles or a 10 minute walk.

Latitude/Longitude coordinates for the Parking Area next to Wilder Field:
Latitude: 34.910536
Longitude: -85.269419

Parking at Oakwood Baptist Church: As mentioned above in “PARKING” - If NPS determines the fields next to Wilder to be too wet for parking, runners will be instructed to park at Oakwood Baptist Church.  (RACERS WILL BE NOTIFIED VIA EMAIL & FACEBOOK). If alternate parking is necessary, signs will direct you to parking at Oakwood Baptist Church. You will be taken to and from the registration/staging area by bus, approximately 4 miles away.

Latitude/Longitude coordinates for the Parking Area at Oakwood Baptist Church:
Lattitude: 34.888828
Longitude:  -85.279385


83 days left to register

Start times:

  • 08:30 AM - 15k Road Race - Timed
  • 08:30 AM - 8 Mile Trail Race - Timed
  • 08:30 AM - 5k Road Race (Run/Walk) - Timed
  • 08:30 AM - Scenic Walk - 2.4 Miles - Untimed
  • 08:35 AM - Kiddie K - Untimed
  • 08:30 AM - Wee Ones - Untimed (Strollers - Scenic 2.4 Mile Walk)
  • 08:00 AM - Virtual Chickamauga Chase 15K, 5K, or 8 Mile Trail Race

Race director: Jason Liggins

Location: 1014 Dallas Road Suite 101, Chattanooga, TN, 37405

Website: Click here

Event Schedule

Saturday, September 11

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM - PRICE INCREASE!

07:00 AM - 08:15 AM - Race day packet pickup and walk up registration at Wilder Field.

08:00 AM - 10:30 AM - Virtual Chickamauga Chase 15K, 5K, or 8 Mile Trail Race

08:30 AM - 09:15 AM - 5k Road Race (Run/Walk) - Timed

08:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Scenic Walk - 2.4 Miles - Untimed

08:30 AM - 10:30 AM - Wee Ones - Untimed (Strollers - Scenic 2.4 Mile Walk)

08:30 AM - 10:45 AM - 15k Road Race - Timed

08:30 AM - 10:45 AM - 8 Mile Trail Race - Timed

08:35 AM - 10:30 AM - Kiddie K - Untimed

Events & Pricing

15k Road Race - Timed - 15 K Road Race
$35.00 ($40.00 in 18 days)

8 Mile Trail Race - Timed - 8 Mile Trail Race
$35.00 ($40.00 in 18 days)

5k Road Race (Run/Walk) - Timed - 5k Road Race
$30.00 ($35.00 in 18 days)

Scenic Walk - 2.4 Miles - Untimed - Scenic Walk
$12.00 ($15.00 in 18 days)

Kiddie K - Untimed - Kiddie K
$10.00 ($12.00 in 5 days)

Wee Ones - Untimed (Strollers - Scenic 2.4 Mile Walk) - Wee Ones

Virtual Chickamauga Chase 15K, 5K, or 8 Mile Trail Race - Virtual Chickamauga Chase
$30.00 ($35.00 in 18 days)

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