November 9, 2013 - 7:30 am start time
Half Marathon Entry Fees
$ 55 early registration (March 1 thru June 30)
$ 65 regular registration (July 1 thru September 30)
$ 75 late registration (October 1 thru November 6)
Half marathon participants will receive a technical, or dry-fit, short sleeve shirt and all half marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Online registation (through Active.com) opens on March 1, 2013.
Please note, we are offering only online registration - no paper applications will be available.
The race is limited to 1,500 participants. Once the combined registration for the half marathon and the full marathon reaches 1,500 registration will automatically close.
Prior races have sold out months in advance of the event. We expect this year's event to sell out, so do not wait to register.
Please understand we had to choose a registration limit that insures our participants enjoy a safe, quality event and meets the approval of the National Park Service.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Each year the half marathon finisher's medal features a different state monument located in the battlefield. This year's commemorative half marathon finisher's medal will be announced shortly
Previous half marathon medals featured monuments from the following states:
- Kentucky (2012)
- Pennsylvania (2011)
- Tennessee (2010)
- South Carolina (2009)
- Michigan (2008)
The half marathon, which starts and finishes at the 6th Cavalry museum located near the park's visitor's center, features a single loop in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.
The mostly paved course is challenging but not extraordinarily difficult. Approximately 12 miles of the loop portion of the course winds through the historic military park. Traffic is usually light in the park. Sentries will be posted at each major turn and all turns will be marked. Each mile of the course will be marked.
The course has been certified by USATF (Certification # GA08014WC).
The half marathon will use IPICO Sports timing tags. Runners will receive both a gun time and chip or net time. Per USATF Rule 245 all awards are based on gun times.
Results will be posted on this site as well as ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.
There is a 6 hour time limit for the half marathon.
Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:
- Friday November 8 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (est) - location to be announced
- Saturday November 9 from 6:00 am to 7:00 am (est) at the start/finish location (6th Cavalry Museum)
Runners must show an official photo ID to pick up packet. Runners may not pick up a packet for another runner.
Special awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as the male and female masters (40+) winners, male and female grandmasters (50+) winners, and 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: 19 & Under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Over. Per USATF Rule 245 all awards are based on gun times.
All finishers of the half marathon will receive a half marathon finisher's medal.
The half marathon awards ceremony will be held at 11:00 am. Please stay to pick your award if you are a winner. Awards will not be mailed.
Bicycles, skateboards, baby strollers/joggers, roller skates, and animals are not allowed. Headphones are strongly discouraged.
On average, Fort Oglethorpe's temperature on November 9th ranges from a low of 42 degrees to a high of 65 degrees. The record low for November 9 is 22 degrees (1951) while the record high is 81 degrees (2005).
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.