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

A scene from the race course.

Marathon

Event Information

November 13, 2021 - 7:30 (EST) am start time*

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

COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Race Start: *Wave starts may apply depending on health and safety guildelines.

Race Registration: All racers must register online in advance. No registrations will be allowed at packet pickup.

Packet Pickup: Racers are encouraged to pick up their packet on Friday to limit lines and crowding race morning. If picking up race morning, please come early to prevent crowding at the end of packet pick up.

Face Masks:  Racers may be required to wear face masks from the time they arrive at the race site until the start of the race (including while waiting at the start). A final decision about face masks will be made closer to the race date.

Learn more about the Chattanooga Track Clubs's guidelines for returning to racing.

RRCA Georgia State Championship Races

RRCA State Championship

The RRCA Championship Event Series is one of the oldest distance running traditions in the US, dating back to 1958 when the RRCA awarded their first championship designation. The goal of the RRCA Championship Event Series is to shine a spotlight on well-run, community-based events, and to promote the sport of running by recognizing the top performing runners in the Open, Masters (40+), Grand Masters (50+), and Senior Grand Masters (60+) categories for both men and women as RRCA Champions.

The 2021 Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship Event for Georgia. State Championship medals will be awarded to top overall, master (40+), grandmaster (50+), and senior grandmaster (60+) male and female marathon winners.

Marathon Entry Fees

$ 70 (until Apr. 30)
$ 80 (May 1 - July 31)
$ 95 (Aug. 1 - Oct. 31)
$ 110 (Nov. 1 - Nov. 10)

Marathon participants will receive a commemorative long-sleeved technical shirt and all marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal. Runners completing their first ever marathon will also receive a framed copy of their bib at the finish line to mark their achievement.

Military, Law Enforcement & Emergency Responders Discounted Entry

In honor of all the women and men who serve, we offer an online discount entry fee ($10 off the marathon) for all law enforcement, emergency responders and military.

You must show proof of service i.d. at packet pick up.

Marathon Registration

RaceCTC.org.

Online registration opens Mon. Feb. 15, 2021 and closes Wed. Nov. 10, 2021 unless the registration limits for the marathon & half marathon are reached earlier.

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

Registration Limits

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. No waitlists will be available.

Finisher's Medals

Each year the marathon finisher's medal features a different state monument located in the battlefield.

Previous marathon medals featured monuments from the following states:

1st Marathon?

Will this be the first time you run & finish a marathon? If so, let us know when you sign up and we'll have a framed copy of your bib waiting for you at the finish line to commemorative your achievement.

Race Course

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 # GA08027WC).

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Race Timing

The marathon 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.

There is a 6 hour time limit for the marathon.

Packet Pick-Up

Details to be posted closer to race date.

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: 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. Age group awards will be based on gun 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. To receive your special first timer award, please let us know, when you register, if this is your first marathon.

Awards will be available shortly after race results are available.

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 13th ranges from a low of 41 degrees to a high of 63 degrees. The record low for November 13 is 18 degrees while the record high is 78 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 (EST).