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Chattanooga Races

Chattanooga is home to a number of incredible competitive running races, both on the road and the trail. Check out some upcoming events on the calendar and get signed up!


Juneteenth Freedom Run and Walk • June 16, 2023

Join neighbors in Chattanooga for this second annual race—including a 1M, 5K, 10K, & half marathon—to show our unity as we celebrate Juneteenth and honor Mrs. Opal Lee, the “grandmother of Juneteenth” who campaigned for decades to make Juneteenth the federal holiday that it is today!

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Scenic City Scorcher • July 15, 2023

The Scenic City Scorcher is a certified 2 mile race on Chattanooga's northsore. All are welcome to race - TN residents are eligible to set 2-Mile state records at every age, so all ages are encouraged to participate!

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Missionary Ridge Road Race • Aug. 5, 2023

Join us for the 50th running of the Missionary Ridge Road Race! This 4.7 mile road race and one mile fun run starting and finishing at Bragg Reservation on beautiful Missionary Ridge. Experience stunning views of Chattanooga and Lookout Mountain as you run through the historic neighborhood of Missionary Ridge.

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Southern 6 Trail Race

Southern 6 Trail Race • Feb. 19, 2023

Come join us for the 13th annual McKee Southern 6 Trail Race presented by Southern's Outdoor Adventure Program! Everyone and anyone is invited to run in the six kilometer trail race and compete for cash prizes. The event will take place on the campus' White Oak Mountain trails in Collegedale, Tennessee.

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River Gorge Trail Race • March 18, 2023

The Bad Beard River Gorge 6.5 and 10.2 mile Trail Race, presented by Bad Beard Events, is a Southeastern classic that runs the Mullens Cove loop in the Prentice-Cooper Wildlife Management Area just outside Chattanooga, Tennessee. The highly technical single-track loop trail boasts magnificent bluff views of the Tennessee River, as well as cascading streams lined with rhododendron and towering hemlock. One of the most beautiful trails in the Chattanooga area, this is a bucket list race for both the leisure and competitive trail runner.

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Chickamauga Chase • April 15, 2023

The Chickamauga Chase has been held since 1969 in the historic and beautiful Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. The Chickamauga Chase is Chattanooga's oldest continuously run road race, and the signature event 15K is one of America's oldest races at that distance. With the competitive 15K, Trail Race, 5K, 2.4-Mile Scenic Walk and Kiddie K, the Chickamauga Chase is a must do event for the entire family!

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Chattanooga Chase • May 29, 2023

Established in 1968, the Chattanooga Chase is the oldest competitive road race in the Chattanooga area. Founded by a small group of locals who shared a passion for fitness, over the years the race flourished, diminished, and ultimately saw a revival in recent years on the wave of a new collective passion for running in our community. Today, the annual race on Memorial Day attracts more than 1,000 runners who come out to conquer the scenic and challenging 8k course that weaves through the historic Riverview neighborhood, as well as a 1-mile community fun run.

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