Friday, June 22, 2007

I signed up for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon !!!


I did it, I signed up for the Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon! I am psyched, it's Sat nov 10, so I got time to train. More to come, but here are some details pulled from Active.com site.
Brief Description:
The Chickamauga Battlefield Marathon has been run for over 30 years through the Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park which honors one of the Civil War's most important battles. The race is organized and sponsored by the Chattanooga Track Club. The Battlefiled is 20 minutes south of Chattanooga Tennessee - a city internationally recognized for it's revitalized waterfront and outdoor activities.
Marathon Course:
The USAT&F (GA06019WC) certified 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 Assoc. 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.
Course Map:
The marathon/10-mile course map is available at http://www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/races/courseMaps/ChickMarathonCourse2006wMiles.jpg The course elevation profile can be viewed at http://www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/races/courseMaps/ChickamuagaMarathonElevation2006.pdf

Chickamauga Battlefield Jr. Marathon:
The final mile of the Chickamauga Battlefield Junior Marathon will be run (jogged or walked) at 12 pm on part of the marathon course. Kindergarten through fifth grade students will have logged in 25.2 miles before coming to the event to complete their marathon. They will receive a miniature replica of the finisher's medal. For more information on the Junior Marathon go to http://www.chattanoogatrackclub.org/races.cfm?contentID=eventDetail&recid=187

1 comment:

runron said...

Brain, Thanks for the comment on my blog. The Chickamauga will be my 2nd marathon. My first was the Disney and I'll never run it again.
Too many runners. I guess it's O.K. for a first marathon, but I found it hard to get my pace going.

That's why I pick the Chickamauga. The race director said only have about 3 to 4 hundred runners. Compared to Disney's 12 thousand.

Only problem is Runners World picked Chickamauga as a top 10 marathon. So there may be up to a thousand runners. That's where the director will cut off entries. A thousand is still better the 12 thousand.

I did the Furman First plan and liked it so well I'm doing it again. I like the three day a week running. Then weight training and biking the other days. Bad knees keep me from running every day.
Plus the runs are at a faster tempo. so you get used to running above marathon pace.

Good luck and maybe I'll see you. I'll be the one crawling to the finish line.

I'll send a comment later and see how your training is going.