November 14, 2015 - 7:30 am start time
RRCA State Championship Race
The 2015 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship Event for Georgia. State Championship plaques will be awarded to top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaster male and female marathon winners.
Marathon Entry Fees
$ 70 extra early registration (Mar. 1 - Apr. 5)
$ 80 early registration (Apr. 6 - May 31)
$ 90 regular registration (June 1 - Nov. 13 or until event reaches its registration cap)
Marathon participants will receive a gender specific technical, or dry-fit, long sleeve shirt and all marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Online registration opened March 1 and will close automatically when the registration limits are reached or at midnight est. on November 10. Onsite registration available Friday, November 13 at packet pickup, if the event has not sold out.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
There will be no day-of-race registration available for the marathon.
The marathon and half marathon are limited to 1,500 total participants to ensure our participants enjoy a safe quality event and to meet the approval of the National Park Service.
Registration will automatically close when the registration cap is reached. In the past the event has sold out several months in advance. No waitlists will be available.
In 2007, the race introduced a series of commemorative marathon finisher's medals. Each year the marathon finisher's medal features a different state monument located in the battlefield. This year's race will honor the state of Ohio. Stay tuned for more details.
Previous marathon medals featured monuments from the following states:
- Alabama (2014)
- Sesquicentennial of the Civil War (2013)
- Kentucky (2012)
- Pennsylvania (2011)
- Tennessee (2010)
- South Carolina (2009)
- Michigan (2008)
- Georgia (2007)
The marathon, which starts and finishes at the 6th Cavalry museum located near the park's visitor's center, features two loops in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park.
The mostly paved course is challenging but not extraordinarily difficult. Numerous runners have qualified for the Boston Marathon on this course. Results will be provided to the Boston Athletic Association. Approximately 23 miles of the double 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 and the half marathon point will be marked.
The course has been certified by USATF (Certification # GA08015WC).
The marathon will use IPICO Sports timing tags. Runners will receive both a gun time and chip or net time. Overall winners will be based on GUN TIME and Age Group Awards will be based on NET TIME.
Results will be posted on this site as well as ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.
There is a 6 hour time limit for the marathon.
Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:
- Friday November 13 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (est) - First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethrope (2645 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742).
- Saturday November 14 from 6:00 am to 7:00 am (est) at the start/finish location at the 6th Cavalry Museum (6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742)
Runners must show an official photo ID to pick up packet.
If a runner has made every effort to pick up a race packet but is unable to, a runner may authorize another person to pick up a packet using the bib pick-up authorization form. The form must be signed by both the runner and the person picking up the form and must be accompanied by a copy of the runner's picture id.
A pasta dinner will be held on Friday Nov. 13 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).
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+). 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. Overall winners will be based on GUN TIME and Age Group Awards will be based on NET TIME.
All finishers of the marathon will receive a commemorative marathon finisher's medal. Participants who complete their first marathon at the event will also receive a special award. Please let us know, when you register on Active.com, if this is your first marathon.
The marathon awards ceremony will be held at 1:00 pm (EST). If you will be receiving an award, please plan to stay for the presentation as 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 14th ranges from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 63 degrees. The record low for November 14 is 18 degrees (1969) while the record high is 79 degrees (1999).
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.