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

A scene from the race course.

Looking for a 1st Time Marathon or Half Marathon?

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon & Half Marathon may just be the event for you.

Run on a scenic course, the race is the right balance of being large enough that you will have others to run with and small enough that you don't have to stress about all those pre-race logistics like a crowded expo, locating parking near the event, or fighting your way through crowds at the starting line.

Organized by a local non-profit running club, the race prides itself on being a family friendly race with enthusiastic volunteers (look for the southern belles) and great post-race food (try the soup and the banana pudding!).

Best of all, runners finishing their very first marathon or half marathon get a framed copy of their bib at the finish line to commemorative their achievement.

Learn more about what we hope will be your first marathon or half marathon:

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A two lap, 26.2 mile, race through the Chickamauga Battlefield.

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Half Marathon

A one lap, 13.1 mile, race through the Chickamauga Battlefield.