What you need to know to arrive primed, prepared and ready to race!

Packet Pickup

All packets include race shirt and bib with timing chip.



6 Barnhardt Circle, Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742


Days & Times:

Friday, November 8: 12 – 7 pm EST

Saturday, November 9: 6:00 – 7:00 am EST

Bag Check

There will be a bag check area near the start line on race day. Runners should place their belongings in a plastic bag clearly labeled with their race number.


Participants will need to show their race numbers to retrieve their bags post-race. Any outerwear clothing dropped at the first two waterstops will be waiting for you in front of the volunteer tent.

Anything not retrieved by the close of the race will be donated to charity.

Starting Times

7:25 am: Marathon & Half Marathon Wheelchair Division

7:30 am: Marathon & Half Marathon

8:00 am: 5K

10:00 am: Junior Marathon


There are no start corrals separating the half and full marathon. Runners will organize according to where pacers are spaced throughout the start field.


*All Times EST


We recommend arriving no later than 6:15 am EST to avoid backup delays and securing on-site parking. Cars arriving prior to 6:45 am EST can park at the 6 Barnhardt Circle grounds. The lot will close promptly at that time to ensure a safe start and road closures for the race.


Do NOT park on Barnhardt Circle itself or on the grounds next to any monuments within the circle. Follow the instructions of onsite traffic sentries.


St. Gerard Catholic Church, one block from the start/finish area, will provide parking to racers and spectators at $5 per car.


Additional parking is available at nearby businesses and churches on Lafayette Road though we ask you follow all posted signs and regulations.

Aid Stations

There will be six aid stations, approximately every 2 miles, along the marathon/half marathon course stocked with water, Powerade, fruit and basic first aid.


We encourage runners to carry their preferred nutrition.


The 5K course has one aid station with water only.

Medical Assistance

Professional medical personnel will be stationed at the start/finish line. Should any runner need care beyond basic first aid while on the course, please alert a volunteer at an aid station and transportation will be provided to the finish.


Any runner unable to complete the course due to medical need or time limit will receive transportation to the finish.


The Chattanooga Track Club offers free pace teams led by experienced pacers, each carrying a flag for their estimated finish time throughout the race.


Pace times are based on the availability of volunteer pacers – below is a list of the pace groups offered in 2023:


Half Marathon: 1:35, 1:50

Marathon: 3:15, 3:20, 3:25, 3:35, 3:45, 4:00, 4:10, 4:15, 4:30, 5:00, 5:30, 5:45, 6:00

Days Until Race Day


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Other Frequently Asked Questions

Post Race Celebration

Food and beverages will be provided for all finishers in the post-race tent.

Race Day Weather

Average race day temperature in early November is in the low 40s at the start, warming to the low 50s in early afternoon.

Assisting Runners

To ensure safety for all participants, only registered runners are allowed on the course. No additional bicycles or unofficial pacers are allowed.

Race Photos

FinisherPix will be taking professional photos during the race available for purchase in your registration site. They will email your pictures following your race.

Save your spot on the start line!

RACE MEDAL REVEAL: Check out the medal waiting for you at the finish line