The River City Rush, a race through historic Chattanooga, will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15. The Chattanooga History Center and the Trust for Public Land are co-sponsoring this opportunity to experience Chattanooga from a new perspective.
Four-member teams can register for either a 5-mile run or a 3.5-mike walk, both of which have strategic stops along the way. At each stop, teams will be given tasks that must be completed to earn a clue about the location of the next stop. "The Rush will challenge runners, walkers and history buffs alike" said event co-chair and Trust for Public Land board member Cindy Whitaker. "The tasks will challenge both brain and brawn."
"Our city has its share of hills, so teams can expect a good workout," added Brad Pope, Ms. Whitaker's co-chair and counterpart on the Chattanooga History Center board. "Plus, whether they compete in the run or the walk, participants will come away with new information and insights about Chattanooga."
Registration is $120 per team. Registration forms and race rules and regulations are available on the River City Rush Facebook page or the Chattanooga History Center website: www.chattanoogahistory.org.
The race starts at 9 a.m. on the Tennessee Aquarium Plaza, near the future home of the Chattanooga History Center. Participants will receive game-day T-shirts and gift bags. Teams will also be eligible for prizes at various stops along the route, and prizes will be awarded to the fastest teams at the end-of-race celebration.
For more information, contact Ms. Whitaker at 706.820-2577 or Mr. Pope at 495-7761.