Race Day Info
Saturday November 9, 2013
Marathon & Half Marathon Wheelchair Division - 7:25 am (eastern)
Marathon - 7:30 am (eastern)
Half Marathon - 7:30 am (eastern)
5k Wheelchair Division - 8:00 am (eastern)
5k - 8:05 am (eastern)
Junior Marathon - 12:00 pm (eastern)
Start / Finish Area
The start/finish is located at the 6th Cavalry Museum in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia (6 Barnhardt Circle).
Getting To The Race
Shuttle buses for race participants will run from the following hotels to the race site between 5:45 a.m. and 6:35 a.m. and return to the hotels beginning at 1:30 p.m. (learn more about local hotels):
- Best Western Battlefield Inn, Ft. Oglethorpe (1 mile from race start) - 706-866-0222 (shuttle departs the hotel at 6:00 am & 6:30 am)
- Super 8, Ft. Oglethorpe (1.2 miles from start) - 800-804-6835 (shuttle departs the hotel at 6:05 am & 6:35 am)
- General Bragg Inn (formerly Econo Lodge) (Chickamauga, GA - 4.3 miles from start) - 877-207-3191 (shuttle departs the hotel at 6:30 am)
- Hampton Inn Ringgold-Ft. Oglethorpe (Ringgold, GA - 7.4 miles from start) - 706-935-4800 - special rates available - reference "Fort Oglethorpe Rate" (shuttle departs the hotel at 5:45 am)
- Hometown Inn (Ringgold, GA - 7.5 miles from start) - 706-937-7070 (shuttle departs the hotel at 5:50 am)
Please note, these shuttle buses are provided by the race, not by the hotels.
For those driving to the race, 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.
Overflow parking will be available at the Women’s Center at Hutcheson Erlanger Health System, which is a short walk to the Start/Finish Area. Follow the signs to the lot. Directional signs will also guide you to the start / finish area.
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.
Packets, including your race number and timing chip, can be picked up:
- Friday November 8 from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (est) - First Baptist Church of Fort Oglethrope (2645 LaFayette Road, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742).
- Saturday November 9 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. Runners may not pick up a packet for another runner.
Need a confirmation of your registration? Check out Active.com.
A pasta dinner will be held on Friday Nov. 8, 2013 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).
The menu is buffet style: Pasta with marinara sauce, Pasta with ground turkey meat sauce. Grilled lemon chicken tenders, Roasted potatoes, Sautéed green beans, Italian Salad, Rolls, and desserts.
Entertainment by Barefoot Nellie.
Tickets must be purchased in advance from www.chattanoogatrackclub.org.
No Race Day Registration
Online registration closes at 11:59:59 on November 6, or when registration limits are reached.
On-site registration will be available for the 5k, if space is available, on November 8 during packet pick up. Please note the marathon and half marathon have sold out, so registration for these events will NOT be available at packet pick up.
There will be NO race day registration.
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 pickup 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
All aid stations will have water, PowerAde, fruit and basic first aid. Stations are located at approximate 1.5 - 2 mile intervals on the course.
Portalet bathrooms will be available at approximately miles 4 and 10 for the half marathon and approximately miles 4, 11, 15, and 22 for the marathon.
Transportation to the finish will be provided to any participant who can not complete the race. For medical assistance on the course, or transportation to the finish, ask the nearest race volunteer. Medical personnel will be stationed at the start/finish line.
Half Marathon Pace Groups: 1:40, 2:00, 2:15, 2:30, and 2:45. Look for the yellow pace group corral signs at the start.
Marathon Pace Groups: 3:15, 3:40, 3:50,4:00, 4:15, 4:30, and 4:45. Look for the blue pace group corral signs at the start.
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.
Family and friends can enjoy the start/finish area and Expo while you run the race. We will have entertainment by NO Big Deal, a variety of vendors – including food vendors and the Kid’s Zone.
Free shuttle buses will be provided between the start/finish area and special marathon and half marathon spectator areas within the Battlefield. Buses depart from the flag pole at 6th Cavalry Museum at Barnhardt Circle. For safety reasons we ask that spectators not drive on the race course.
The best place to watch the 5k and Junior Marathon is at Barnhardt Circle.
Post Race Food
Food and beverage will be available for race participants at the end of their race. The race expo will have food vendors to accommodate family and friends.
Awards ceremonies will be held by the start/finish line at 9:30 am (for the 5k), 10:30 am (for the half marathon), and 1:00 pm (for the marathon). If you will be receiving an award, please plan to stay for the presentations as awards will not be mailed.
Official Race Photos
Official race photos will be provided by Purple Wing Motos and Photos. Look for Photographer Ahead signs on the course. Racers receive a 20% discount on purchases made before November 24th. Racers will be notified by email when photos are available for viewing. All racers, please make sure your bib number is visible so that images can be indexed by your name and bib number.
Race Day Weather
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).