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

A scene from the race course.

Junior Marathon

Event Information

The Junior Marathon is an event for runners of all ages who are looking to complete a marathon, one mile at a time. Before race day, participants run or walk a total of 25.2 miles, logging one mile at a time. On race day, the last mile will be completed on part of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon and Half Marathon course.

November 9, 2024 - 10:00 am (EST)

Start/Finish: Old Post Bandstand on Barnhardt Circle in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. (Use 6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Olgethorpe, GA 30742 for GPS directions)

Junior Marathon Entry Fees

$ 10

Junior marathon participants will receive a t-shirt and all junior marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.

Junior Registration

Online registration closes Nov. 6, 2024 unless the registration limits for the race are reached earlier. If the race does not sell out, on-site registration for junior marathon will be available Friday Nov. 8 and Saturday Nov. 9 at packet pickup.

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

Logging Miles

Prior to November 9, 2024 Junior Marathon participants must run and/or walk a total of 25.2 miles. Participants need to track their own mileage. Feel free to use the official Junior Marathon Mileage log (download in pdf) if you want (not required).

Participants may divide up the mileage however they like, although it is suggested that they log a mile at a time. Younger participants must complete their mileage under adult supervision.

Packet Pick-Up

Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:

The Last Mile

On November 9, 2024 participants will jog or walk the last mile of their marathon on part of the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon course.

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