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Chickamauga Chase 2015
April 18, 2015 @ 7:00 am
Organizer: Chattanooga Track Club, Phone: (423) 842-6265 http://www.chattanoogatrackclub.org
Categories: Gather, Serve & Unite, Health & Wellness, Sports & Recreation
Chickamauga Chase History: This will be the forty-seventh running of The Chickamauga Chase. It has been held since 1968 in the historic and beautiful Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The Chickamauga Chase is Chattanooga’s oldest continuously run road race, and the signature event 15K is one of America’s oldest races at this distance.
Establishment of the National Military Park: 152 years ago, the historical battle took place in the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park where the Confederate victory gave new hope to the South. Soon Chattanooga fell setting the stage for the capture of Atlanta, Sherman’s March to the Sea, and the resolution of the long war. The Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park became the first of America’s great national military parks established to commemorate the heroism of both the North and South.
15K (Main Event), 6.5-Mile Trail Race, and 5K: The timed 15K (9.3-Mile) Main Event, 6.5-Mile Trail Race, and 5K (3.1-Mile) are competitive, certified events with age/gender categories and awards. Participants must let officials know before the race if they decide to change events. Strollers and baby joggers are not allowed in these events.
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