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

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Fort Oglethorpe 5k

Event Information

November 14, 2020 - 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 - July 31)
$ 40 (Aug. 1 - Nov. 10)
$ 45 (Nov. 13 - 14)

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 Thurs. Nov. 14, 2019 and closes Tues. Nov. 10, 2020.

On site registration is available for the 5k at packet pickup on both Friday and Saturday.

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

Finisher's Medals

Each year the 5k finisher's medal features a different state monument located in the battlefield. The 2020 medal will be announced later.

Previous 5k medals featured monuments from the following states/events:

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 # pending).

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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

Packet Pick-Up

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.

Pasta Dinner

A pasta dinner will be held on Friday Nov. 13 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 take place at 9:00 am. If you miss the awards ceremony, awards will be available for pickup at the awards tent.


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


On average, Fort Oglethorpe's temperature on November 14th ranges from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 63 degrees. The record low for November 14 is 18 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.