Saturday, April 20, 2024

2024 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!

**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.


  • 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, 64-69, 70+
  • 8M Trail: Top M/F Overall, Masters, Grand Masters, Sr. GrandMasters Top 3 M/F: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+



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

**CTC has a no refund policy.  This is due to the planning, purchasing, and ordering deadlines involved in conducting a race.  We are sorry if circumstances prevent you from participating after you have registered on-line.  Please contact the Race Director if you would like to Defer your entry to 2025. No deferral requests will be accepted after 3/20/2024. Thank you for understanding.**

Start times:

  • 08:30 AM - 15k Road Race - Timed (ROY EVENT)
  • 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

Race director: Jason Liggins

Location: Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, GA, 30742

Website: Click here

Event Schedule

Monday, April 01

12:00 AM - 11:59 PM - Last Day to be guaranteed a race t-shirt.

Friday, April 19

04:00 PM - 06:30 PM - Packet Pickup: Chattanooga Track Club Office 1014 Dallas Road Suite 101 Chattanooga, TN 37405

Saturday, April 20

12:00 AM - 07:30 AM - ONLINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT 7:30 AM SHARP! No race day walk up registration.

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

07:00 AM - 08:00 AM - Race day packet pickup at Wilder Field.

08:30 AM - 10:30 AM - 5k Road Race (Run/Walk) - Timed

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

08:30 AM - 10:45 AM - 15k Road Race - Timed (ROY EVENT)

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 (ROY EVENT) - 15 K Road Race

8 Mile Trail Race - Timed - 8 Mile Trail Race

5k Road Race (Run/Walk) - Timed - 5k Road Race

Scenic Walk - 2.4 Miles - Untimed - Scenic Walk

Kiddie K - Untimed - Kiddie K

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