Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon, Half, Jr. & Fort Oglethorpe 5k

A scene from the race course.

Fort Oglethorpe 5k

Event Information

November 11, 2023 - 8:00 am (EST) start time

Start/Finish: 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. (directions)

RRCA Georgia State Championship Race - 5k Distance

RRCA State Championship

The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded their first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

The 2023 Fort Oglethorpe 5k has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship Event for Georgia. State Championship medals will be awarded to top overall, master (40+), grandmaster (50+), and senior grandmaster (60+) male and female 5k winners.

5k Entry Fees

$ 30 (until Dec. 31)
$ 35 (Jan 1 - July 30)
$ 40 (July 31 - Nov. 2)
$ 45 (Nov. 3-4, 10-11)

5k participants will receive a commemorative short-sleeved t-shirt and a 5k commemorative finisher's medal.


Online registration closes Nov. 4, 2022 unless the registration limits for the race are reached earlier.

If the race does not sell out, on-site registration for the 5k will be available Friday Nov. 10 and Saturday Nov. 11 at packet pickup.

Registrations are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.

Packet Pick-Up

Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:

Race Course

The 5k route starts and finishes at the 6th Cavalry museum and includes a loop through the Fairlawn Acres neighborhood, including a section on the Honor Park trail. The course has been certified by USATF (Certification #GA19001MS).

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Race Timing

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


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 net time.


Bicycles, skateboards, baby strollers/joggers, roller skates, and animals are not allowed. Headphones are not allowed.


On average, Fort Oglethorpe's temperature on November 11th ranges from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 63 degrees. The record low for November 11 is 22 degrees while the record high is 79 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 to enable to start of the marathon and half marathon.