Spots Available For Sold Out Chickamauga Battlefield Runs

Thursday, October 10, 2013

The Chickamauga Battlefield Half and Full Marathon, is sold out.  However, runners still have an opportunity to register for the Saturday, Nov. 9, event through a joint venture with the Children’s Hospital Foundation and the Chattanooga Track Club. 

Limited registration numbers are available through Miracle Team, runners who commit their time and energy to raise funds that benefit medical services and support the care that is offered at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.  

To secure a registration number for the full and half marathons along with the added 5K for 2013, participants are asked to raise at least $250 by Nov. 6.  A Junior Marathon is also available for younger runners ages 6-12 years old who want to participate on behalf of Children’s Hospital.  By becoming a Miracle Team member, participants will have the ability to create their very own fundraising page on the foundation’s website to blast to family and friends for donations and support.  They can post information about their running progress, photos, and special stories about the marathon experience. 

For more information on how to join the Miracle Team and secure a spot in the 34th Annual Chickamauga Battlefield Full and Half Marathons, call Katie Jackson at 778-2679 or email katie.jackson@erlanger.org.  To learn more about the team, visit www.runformiracles.org.  Participants can also go to http://beta.active.com/fort-oglethorpe-ga/running/chickamauga-battlefield-marathon-half-marathon-and-junior-marathon-2013 to register. 


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