Fort Oglethorpe 5k
November 9, 2019 - 8:00 am (EST) start time
Start/Finish: 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. (directions)
5k Entry Fees
$ 25 (until Apr. 30)
$ 30 (May 1 - Aug. 31)
$ 35 (Sept. 1 - Nov. 5)
$ 40 (Nov. 8 - 9)
5k participants will receive a commemorative short-sleeved technical shirt and all 5k finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Additional race merchandise will be available for purchase at the race expo on Friday and Saturday.
Military, Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders Discounted Entry
In honor of all the women and men who serve, we offer an online discount entry fee ($5 off the 5k) for all law enforcement, emergency responders and military.
You must show proof of service i.d. at packet pick up.
Online registration opens Wed. Nov. 14, 2018 and closes Tues. Nov. 5, 2019.
On site registration is available for the 5k at packet pickup on both Friday and Saturday.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Each year the 5k finisher's medal features a different state monument located in the battlefield. The 2019 medal will be announced later.
Previous 5k medals featured monuments from the following states:
- Minnesota (2018)
- Wisconsin (2017)
- Florida (2016)
- Ohio (2015)
- Alabama (2014)
- Sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2013)
The 5k route starts and finishes at the 6th Cavalry museum. The course has been certified by USATF (Certification # GA14072WC).
The 5k will use IPICO Sports timing tags. Runners will receive both a gun time and chip or net time. Overall winners and Age Group Awards will be based on gun time.
Results will be posted on this site as well as ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.
Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:
Runners must show an official photo ID to pick up packet. To pick up packets for other racers please complete the Packet Pickup Authorization Form.
A pasta dinner will be held on Friday Nov. 8 from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at the site of the packet pickup (First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethrope at 2645 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742).
Special awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as the male and female masters (40+) winners, the male and female grandmasters (50+) winners, and the male and female senior grandmasters (60+) winners. Awards will also be given to the top three finishers, both male and female, in the following age groups: 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & over. Overall winners will be based on gun time. Age group awards will be based on gun time.
All finishers of the 5k will receive a commemorative marathon finisher's medal.
The 5k awards ceremony will be held at 9:30 am (EST). If you will be receiving an award, please plan to stay for the presentation as awards will not be mailed.
Bicycles, skateboards, baby strollers/joggers, roller skates, and animals are not allowed. Headphones are strongly discouraged.
On average, Fort Oglethorpe's temperature on November 9th ranges from a low of 42 degrees to a high of 65 degrees. The record low for November 9 is 22 degrees while the record high is 81 degrees.
Directions to the Start
The start/finish is located at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (6 Barnhardt Circle). Please note, on-site parking closes at 6:45 am.