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

A scene from the race course.

Race Day

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.

Starting Times

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Marathon & Half Marathon Wheelchair Division - 7:25 am (EST)

Marathon - 7:30 am (EST)

Half Marathon - 7:30 am (EST)

5k - 8:00 am (EST)

Junior Marathon - 10:00 am (EST)

Start / Finish Area

The start/finish is located at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (6 Barnhardt Circle).

Getting To The Race

Due to current health and safety guildelines we will not be offering a shuttle bus service this year. The good news is that we have plenty of parking within walking distance of the race start.

Parking is available at the 6th Cavalry Museum. To ensure a prompt start of the race, on-site parking closes at 6:45 am (EST). Please arrive before 6:45am if you plan to park on site.

DO NOT park on this road or on the grounds next to any monuments. You will be towed. If parking at businesses or churches close to the Start/Finish, please be respectful of the properties.

St. Gerard Catholic Church, a one block from the start finish area will also provide parking and restrooms. The cost will be $5.00 cash only.

Packet Pick-Up

Information will be posted closer to race date.

Pasta Dinner

To be updated shortly.

Bag Check

Before the start of the race, participants may store a bag in the "bag check" area near the start/finish area. Participants should place their belongings in a plastic bag and clearly label the bag with their race number. Please do not check valuables.

Bags will be available for pick-up after the race. Participants will need to show their race numbers to retrieve their bags. Bags that are not retrieved after the race will be thrown out or donated to charity.

Aid Stations on the Race Course

We encourage races to carry their favorite nutrition. Aid statoins will be set up based on current health and safety guildines (to be updated closer to the race date).

Transportation to the finish will be provided to any participant who cannot complete the race. For medical assistance on the course, or transportation to the finish, ask the nearest race volunteer. Professional medical personnel will be stationed at the start/finish line.

Pacers

As a benefit to marathon and half marathon runners, we offer free pace teams led by experienced pacers for the following times (look for the pace time flags at the race start):

Half Marathon: 1:30, 1:45, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, 2:45

Marathon: 3:15, 3:30, 3:45, 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, 4:45, 5:00

Assisting Runners

As a safety precaution, bicycle riders are highly discouraged from accompanying runners on the course. Runners who are not registered in the event should not accompany a participant. Any assistance to a participant, other than that provided at designated aid stations, may lead to disqualification. Disqualified participants will be ineligible for awards.

Spectators

Spectators are essential race supporters. Please know how much we value their presence and energy. The capacity for spectators will be based on current health and safety guildines (to be updated closer to the race date).

Post Race Food

Food and beverage will be provided for race participants at the end of their race.

Awards

Awards ceremonies will be based on current health and safety guidelines.

Official Race Photos

To be updated shortly.

Race Day Weather

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 while the record high is 79 degrees.