The third annual General 100 Relay is set to begin at midnight on Saturday, Oct. 6 in Kennesaw, Ga. The route follows 100 miles of the historic “Great Locomotive Chase” through North Georgia. The finish line, located in downtown Ringgold, will feature music, games, free food and beer for the runners.
The General 100 Relay can be run by 4- or 7-person teams. Each person will run approximately a marathon or half-marathon total distance, depending on the team size. Only one team member will take the road at a time. While this individual is completing his or her leg of the relay, the remaining team members will travel by vehicle to the next exchange point.
“We are thrilled to be hosting our third annual team-running relay,” stated Marcy Cirlot Kernea, race director for the General 100. “It’s a really unique event. With just over 100 miles of winding, beautiful, country roads, it is a whirlwind adventure – not for the faint of heart. These runners test their endurance, fight the elements and celebrate accomplishment.”
All proceeds generated from the General 100 Relay Race will benefit The Evitt Foundation. The Evitt Foundation is a 501(c)3 based non-profit organization in Ringgold that is committed to reducing food insecurity in Catoosa County and its surrounding areas through snack pack programs for students and free grocery distributions for local families.
"In 2004 The Evitt Foundation was established to honor the memory and legacy of Ringgold Telephone Company founder, Jim Evitt Sr. During his lifetime, Jim Evitt Sr. was not only just the local pharmacist, a Catoosa County Superior clerk and entrepreneur; but he was also an instrumental part of numerous projects that made Ringgold a better community," officials said.
The General 100 is sponsored by Ringgold Telephone Company, Shaw Industries, Lagunitas Brewing Company, Moe’s and the Chattanooga Times Free Press.
To register a team or for more information about the General 100 Relay, visit www.general100.com.