Fort Oglethorpe 5k
November 13, 2021 - 8:00 am (EST) start time
Start/Finish: 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. (directions)
COVID-19 Safety Protocols
Race Start: *Wave starts may apply depending on health and safety guildelines.
Race Registration: All racers must register online in advance. No registrations will be allowed at packet pickup.
Packet Pickup: Racers are encouraged to pick up their packet on Friday to limit lines and crowding race morning. If picking up race morning, please come early to prevent crowding at the end of packet pick up.
Face Masks: Racers may be required to wear face masks from the time they arrive at the race site until the start of the race (including while waiting at the start). A final decision about face masks will be made closer to the race date.
Learn more about the Chattanooga Track Clubs's guidelines for returning to racing.
RRCA Georgia State Championship Races
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 2021 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
$ 25 (until Apr. 30)
$ 30 (May 1 - July 31)
$ 35 (Aug. 1 - Nov. 5)
$ 45 (Nov. 12)
5k participants will receive a commemorative short-sleeved t-shirt.
Online registration opens Mon. Feb. 15, 2021 and closes Fri. Nov. 5, 2021 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. 12 and Saturday Nov. 13 at packet pickup.
Registrations are non-refundable, non-transferable, and non-deferrable.
Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:
- Friday, November 12 from 12 noon - 2pm and from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (EST) - St Gerald Catholic Church (3049 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742).
- Saturday, November 13 from 6:00 am to 7:00 am (EST) - St Gerald Catholic Church (3049 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742).
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).
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.
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 13th ranges from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 63 degrees. The record low for November 13 is 18 degrees while the record high is 78 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.