November 9, 2013 - 7:30 am start time
Marathon Entry Fees
$ 70 early registration (March 1 thru June 30)
$ 80 regular registration (July 1 thru September 30)
$ 90 late registration (October 1 thru November 6)
Marathon participants will receive a technical, or dry-fit, long sleeve shirt and all marathon finishers will receive a commemorative finisher's medal.
Online registation (through Active.com) opens on March 1, 2013.
Please note, we are offering only online registration - no paper applications will be available.
The race is limited to 1,500 participants. Once the combined registration for the half marathon and the full marathon reaches 1,500 registration will automatically close.
Prior races have sold out months in advance of the event. We expect this year's event to sell out, so do not wait to register.
Please understand we had to choose a registration limit that insures our participants enjoy a safe, quality event and meets the approval of the National Park Service.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
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 commemorative marathon finisher's medal will honor the sesquicentennial of the Civil War.
Previous marathon medals featured monuments from the following states:
- 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. Per USATF Rule 245 all awards are based on gun times.
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 8 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (est) - location to be announced
- Saturday November 9 from 6:00 am to 7:00 am (est) at the start/finish location (6th Cavalry Museum)
Runners must show an official photo ID to pick up packet. Runners may not pick up a packet for another runner.
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. Per USATF Rule 245 all awards are based on gun times.
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 9th ranges from a low of 42 degrees to a high of 65 degrees. The record low for November 9 is 22 degrees (1951) while the record high is 81 degrees (2005).
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.