Heather Allsup Wins Litespeed Bicycle At Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k And Charity Challenge

Tuesday, February 26, 2013
The Chattanooga Track Club and corporate partner Litespeed Bicycles kicked off the 2013 Season with a membership drawing for a 2013 C1 bicycle. The drawing was held at the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge.  Heather Allsup, from Fort Payne, Ala., was the winner. 
To enter the drawing, CTC members had to join CTC or renew their membership by Jan. 31.  If members also signed up for the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5k and Charity Challenge by Jan.
31, they received a second entry. Ms. Allsup ran the 5k on Saturday and, in addition to winning the Litespeed Bicycle, was awarded first place in the Female 30-34 category with a time of 25:30.
Heather Sweet, director of Media Operations and Marketing for American Bicycle Group, presented the C1 to Ms. Allsup at Saturday’s event. “This was a top-notch event and we loved being a part of the festivities and the drawing”, said Ms. Sweet. Ms. Allsup will be going to Hub Endurance, at 17 Cherokee Boulevard, next to Fast Break Athletics, to get her bike fit and build.
The American Bicycle Group, based in Chattanooga, manufacturers Litespeed and Quintana Roo bicycles. For details on the full line of their products, visit www.americanbicyclegroup.com 
Local dealers East Ridge Bicycles and HUB Endurance provide a 10% discount to CTC members on Litespeed and Quintana Roo products.  Members should visit  the Chattanooga Track Club website, www.chattanoogatrackclub.org, to access discount coupons.  Stay tuned for more membership promotions throughout the year.  

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