Community Options To Host National 5K To Support People With Disabilities

Wednesday, January 08, 2014

Community Options will host their sixth annual Cupid’s Chase 5K run in 24 locations across eight states on Feb. 8 All the proceeds from the run will go towards supporting people with disabilities.

The Cupid’s Chase 5K Run is the largest, national, simultaneous charity 5K run in the country held by any nonprofit organization.  Participants will receive an “Available” or “Unavailable” shirt to wear for the race in hopes of sparking a love connection.

The run takes place every year right before Valentine’s Day.  This is one of the first races of the running season around the country and Community Options is expecting 10,000 runners nationwide for this year’s event.

Community Options will be celebrating its 25th anniversary the day after Cupid’s Chase, Feb. 9.

“We are in awe at how rapidly this event has grown nationwide.  I am extremely proud to have this as our organization’s most important event,” said Robert Stack, founder, president and CEO of Community Options.  “This event is even more special to us as we enter our 25th year of service.  We hope that participants recognize the impact they are making in improving the lives of people we support by simply registering for the event.” 

This year's Chattanooga race location is at Tennessee Riverpark on Amnicola Highway.  Below are links to the course map and further information about the race. http://imatter.comop.org/site/DocServer/Chattanoogacourse.pdf?docID=156
http://imatter.comop.org/site/TR?fr_id=1064&pg=entry


Visions Of A Life In Between Is Art + Issues Topic Thursday

Art + Issues: Visions of a Life in Between will be facilitated by Nooga columnist and Lamppost Group storyteller Meghan O'Dea on Thursday at 6 p.m. at the Hunter Museum.  The program will discuss the life between childhood and adulthood-- "embracing the best of both to discover who we were and who we can become."   There was a cancellation of the Bo Bartlett Art ... (click for more)

New Hamilton County Marriage Licenses

Here are the new marriage licenses from the County Clerk's office: BRANDON ELLIS SMITHERS                            MARIELA LISSETTE KEENE 4904 BAL HARBOR DRIVE                             4904 BAL HARBOR DRIVE CHATTANOOGA, TN 37416 ... (click for more)

Woman Says Chattin Killed Deputy Donald Bond, Not Kiser

A woman testified Monday in Hamilton County Criminal Court that it was Mike Chattin - and not his roommate Marlon Duane Kiser - who killed County Deputy Donald Bond at a produce stand in East Brainerd in 2001. Kimberly Annette Bowman called Kiser, who is in the middle of an extended post-conviction hearing, "an innocent man." She said, "I've had this burden on me all these years." ... (click for more)

Legendary Radio Broadcaster Luther Dies At 92 After Record 74 Years On The Air

Legendary radio broadcaster Luther Masingill died early Monday morning at Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and friends. He was 92 and had been on the air for a record 74 years. Luther began his career with WDEF on New Years Day 1941. Throughout his life he was honored with the Marconi Award, inducted into the Tennessee and National Association of Broadcasters Halls of Fame ... (click for more)

Frances Pope Is The Only Answer For East Ridge Mayor

The time is upon us to stand together for a change, a changing of the guard for the better.  A time to elect officials that will actually listen to all the citizens that have concerns. A time to come together to watch East Ridge grow with new development. A time to elect the people in charge of the direction the city goes. A time when community involvement is essential. ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: UT Ain’t Heard Nothing Yet!

Just moments before Florida would seal a football 10-9 victory over Tennessee in early October, the student section in Neyland Stadium stooped to a new low when it vociferously chanted, “F*** you, Florida! F*** you, Florida!” It was shocking, a loud and vulgar display of all that sportsmanship isn’t, and served as a great embarrassment to Knoxville and the university. Jimmy Cheek, ... (click for more)