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

A scene from the race course.

Fort Oglethorpe 5k

Event Information

November 11, 2017 - 8:00 am (EST) start time

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

5k Entry Fees

$ 25 (Mar. 1 - Apr. 30)
$ 30 (May 1 - Aug. 31)
$ 35 (Sept. 1 - Nov. 7)
$ 40 (Nov. 10 - 11)

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 the all women and men who serve, we offer a 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.

Registration

Link to registration on Active.com.

Online registration opens March 1, 2017. Online registration will close automatically when the registration limits are reached or at midnight EST on November 7.

Limited on-site registration on will be available Friday, November 10 at packet pickup, only if the race has not sold out. There will be no day-of-race registration available for the marathon.

Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Finisher's Medals

Wilder Tower.In 2013, the race introduced a series of commemorative 5k finisher's medals. Each year the 5k finisher's medal features a different state monument located in the battlefield. The 2017 medal will feature Wilder Tower. Built in 1892 as a monument to the men of the Lightning Brigade, said to have been the first units from the Army of the Cumberland, under the leadership of John T. Wilder, to be engaged at Chickamauga and also the last unit to leave the battlefield. The men of the Lightning Brigade were said to have reflected the fighting spirit of their combative commander.

Previous 5k medals featured monuments from the following states:

Race Course

The 5k route starts and finishes at the 6th Cavalry museum. The course has been certified by USATF (Certification # GA14072WC).

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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 ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.

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. 10 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).

Awards

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.

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.

Safety

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

Weather

On average, Fort Oglethorpe's temperature on November 11th ranges from a low of 42 degrees to a high of 64 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.