Ivy Academy To Host Inaugural 5k Trail Run/Hike: Running With Sasquatch Saturday

Friday, November 15, 2013

Ivy Academy, Tennessee’s only Green Ribbon High School, will host its first 5k trail run/hike on Saturday at 9 a.m. The race will be held at Ivy’s campus, at 8443 Dayton Pike in Soddy-Daisy, along the North Chickamauga Creek gorge.  

Race director Phillip Mansueto says, “This event is anticipated to be the largest fundraiser in the school’s history, with hopes of bringing close to $10,000 for Ivy Academy students.” 

The event will include several Sasquatch sightings, as well as a well-known Chattanooga trail runner, Tom Sell, dressed and racing as Sasquatch himself.

 Participants are challenged to race “Sasquatch” in hopes of earning bragging rights for not only sighting Sasquatch, but out-running him in a 5k trail race. 

Ivy Academy is an outdoor environmental public charter high school that is recognized nationally for reducing its impact on the environment. There will be a "Recycled Race Number" drop box at the conclusion of the Running with Sasquatch 5k. All those who recycle their numbers will be eligible for recognition at the completion of the event.


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