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Ross’ Landing
Rain or Shine

Get Out Chattanooga presents the Chattanooga Challenge. Come race with us through the streets of downtown Chattanooga as we challenge you to take on the biggest city obstacle course in the southeast. You don’t have to be a professional marathon runner to endure this challenge. The 10k run features eleven Chattanooga-themed obstacles that must be completed along the way. Crawl over the caboose of the Chattanooga Choo, splash through frigid water that the Tennessee Aquarium’s penguins inhabit, scale a “See Rock City” barn and more.

$45 for individuals and $160 for a four-person team. Register now or day of the race. Registration includes a medal, tshirt and free beer token. All proceeds from the Chattanooga Challenge benefit the Chattanooga Times Free Press Foundation, which supports over 200 nonprofits in the community.
Well, it’s official. You are about to find out if you are up for the challenge!

Thank you for being one of the first brave souls to accept the Chattanooga Challenge. You may be nervous about the details or the specifics of each obstacle. If so, this email will not comfort you one bit. But what this email will do is give you plenty of information to help you make the most of this unique race.

First, let’s start with some details like important race and festival information.

Race Packet Pickup
Friday, March 22nd
4:00p – 8:00p
Big River Downtown – Billiards Side

Happy Hour Drink and Food specials for Chattanooga Challenge packet pick up. Come by for your packet, but stay for some much needed carb-loading and obstacle-guessing.

Day of Race Packet Pickup
Saturday, March 23rd
8:00am – 10:00am
Ross’ Landing

You will be given a cool race bag and an even cooler race t-shirt. You will also get your start time and bib at packet pickup. If you are running as a team, but some of you are just too nervous to leave the house before race day, one team member may pick up an entire team’s race materials.

IMPORTANT – please pin your race bib on the BACK of your shirt. (That’s the side you can’t see when you look down) There is a timing chip embedded in the bib and having it on your back will allow for better functionality when completing the obstacles.

Also, if you are planning on doing this challenge, you deserve to let the world know it. There is a pretty cool feature that of this challenge that enables you to connect on social media while you are in the race. If you download the app linked below and login into either Facebook or Twitter with your credentials before the race, your race progress will be automatically populated to your social media. For example, “John Doe just climbed over the Chattanooga Choo Choo,” will automatically show up on your Facebook feed.

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Click here to view the course map and obstacle descriptions.

After you cross the finish line you will receive a mug and complimentary (FREE) beer token courtesy of Big River. The guys at Big River have brewed up a special Chattanooga Challenge Ale just for the occasion. So call your friends and tell them to come down and celebrate with you. There will be over 50 booths, food and tons of entertainment at the FREE festival.
Local bands will be performing all day with headliner Kat Graham, star of the Vampire Diaries, taking the stage at 8:00pm.
Outdoor adventure films will be shown at 9:00pm

Visit our festival site for more details.

Thank you again taking the Chattanooga Challenge. Your race entry fee is 100% tax deductible, as all race proceeds are benefiting the Chattanooga Times Free Press Foundation. So not only are you gonna break a sweat, but you are going to help a lot of people while doing it! Kudos to you. We’ll see you at the start line and hopefully again at the finish line!

QUESTIONS? Please contact Brooke Fontana
423.757.6308 | bfontana@timesfreepress.com
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