Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon

 
4.8 (1 reviews)

Fort Oglethorpe, GA
November 11, 2017

The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon starts and finishes at the 6th Cavalry museum and 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. Approximately 23 miles of the double loop portion of the course winds through the historic military park.

Race Reviews: 1
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
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Marathon morning dawned cold (temps not far above freezing). Large half marathon field and much smaller marathon field. Course was through Chickamauga Battlefield. Marathon did two loops while half did one loop. Footing was a bit rough getting from start area to roads in park. There were three places where the loops for the marathon and the half were different. They were well marked but you need to be alert. Marathon sometimes aligns with prime foliage, but not this year. Spectators were few. Volunteers were many. Tech shirt was a bit bland. Medals and post race food were well done. Plenty of parking near start and finish. Needed to go to Chattanooga for hotels - about 10 to 20 miles away. Overall Chattanooga Track Club did nice job organizing this marathon.
Overall Rating:
 
4.8
Course:
 
4.5
Organization:
 
5.0
Value:
 
5.0
Reviewed by Brian M. on 12/23/2015
Racing Experience: 20+ Marathons
Location: South Lyon, MI

Review: Marathon morning dawned cold (temps not far above freezing). Large half marathon field and much smaller marathon field. Course was through Chickamauga Battlefield. Marathon did two loops while half did one loop. Footing was a bit rough getting from start area to roads in park. There were three places where the loops for the marathon and the half were different. They were well marked but you need to be alert. Marathon sometimes aligns with prime foliage, but not this year. Spectators were few. Volunteers were many. Tech shirt was a bit bland. Medals and post race food were well done. Plenty of parking near start and finish. Needed to go to Chattanooga for hotels - about 10 to 20 miles away. Overall Chattanooga Track Club did nice job organizing this marathon.

Elevation Profile


Course Vitals

Course Layout: Loop
Elevation Gain: 350 ft.
Difficulty Rating: 2.25
Surface: Mostly Road/Paved
Certified: Yes

Gender Distribution


Total Number of Participants: 350

Finishing Times

Age Distribution

Boston & NYC Qualifiers

Total Qualifiers:

Boston 30

New York 12

 

Percentage of Total Finishers:

Boston 8.5%

New York 3.4%


Note: Data based off of 2016 race results