Saturday, February 22, 2014 - 8:00 am start time (eastern)
Start/Finish at 50 yard line on Davenport Field at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, TN.
RRCA State Championship Race
The 2014 Scenic City Half Marathon has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship Event for Tennessee. State Championship medals will be awarded to top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaster male and female half marathon winners.
Half Marathon Entry Fees
- $50 Oct 11, 2013 to Jan 12, 2014 (early registration)
- $60 Jan 13, 2014 to Feb 19, 2014 (regular registration)
- $70 Friday Feb 21, 2013 (late registration - if race has not sold out)
$7.50 of each registration fee will go to the participant’s selected Charity as part of the Charity Challenge.
Half marathon participants will receive a technical race t-shirt, technical race hat and finishers will also receive a finisher's medal.
All participants of the Scenic City Half Marathon, 5K & Charity Challenge will be entered in a drawing to win a Litespeed C3 road bike!
Online registration closed at 11:59pm on Wednesday Feb 19 for both the half marathon and 5K.
If the races have not sold out, on-site registration will be available Friday night at packet pickup for both the 5K and half marathon. There will also be race day registration on Saturday for the 5K, if the race has not sold out. There will be no race day registration on Saturday for the half marathon.
Participants must be 14 years or older to register for the half marathon.
Registrations are non-refundable and non-transferable.
However, a Half Marathon registered participant may switch to the 5K race. Please visit the registration help table at packet pick up Friday night or Saturday morning to make the change.
Packets, including your bib number, timing chip, and technical shirt can be picked up:
- Friday February 21 from 4 pm to 8 pm (EST) in the Tennessee River Room at the host hotel, the Chattanooga Marriott Downtown (2 Carter Plaza, Chattanooga, TN 37402), or
- Saturday February 22 from 6:30 am to 7:30 am (EST) at Finley Stadium.
Runners must bring an official photo ID and Active.com confirmation number to packet pick up. Runners may not pick up a packet for another runner.
Packet pickup will be organized by bib number. A list of participants and bib numbers will be available at packet pickup. To speed things up, you can also look up your bib number in advance.
The half marathon course is currently being certified.
The half marathon course will start and finish in on the 50 yard of Davenport Field at Finley Stadium in Chattanooga, Tennessee, home of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Mocs Football and Lady Mocs Soccer.
From there it will run towards the river and business district along Riverside Drive and then along the Tennessee River via Amnicola Highway.
After turning around, the course will run back along the scenic Tennessee Riverwalk for 4 miles, passing marshes, river views and wildlife sanctuaries. Runners will then continue through the historic Bluff Art District and past the Hunter Museum.
The course then proceeds over the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge and enters the Chattanooga North Shore district. After passing the local shops and restaurants on Frazier Avenue, the route crosses back over the river on the Veterans Bridge.
The course continues past Ross’ Landing and the Tennessee Aquarium towards the finish on the 50 yard line of Davenport Field at Finley Stadium.
There is a 3.5 hour time limit on finishing the half marathon.
- All half marathon participants start at about 8:00 AM
- Walkers are welcome but must start at the back of the pack.
- Volunteers with mile pace times will help position runners at the start.
Aid Stations & Bathrooms
Aid stations containing water and sports drinks will be available approximately every two miles on the half marathon course. Portalets will be available at about mile 4. Tennessee River Park bathrooms will be open and are located at about mile 7 and mile 8.5.
The time limit for the half marathon is 3.5 hours. Half Marathoners must maintain a 17 minute 30 sec mile pace in order to stay ahead of street re-openings. Once the streets are re-opened and course support shut down, any remaining runners/walkers will need to move to the sidewalks.
The race will utilize IPICO timing chips that will be affixed to each racer’s shoe laces. Each runner will also receive a bib number to be worn during the race.
Runners will receive both a gun time and chip or net time. Overall awards are based on gun times. Age group awards are based on chip or net time.
Results will be posted on this site as well as ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.
Awards will be given to the overall male and female winners, as well as the male and female masters (40+), grandmasters (50+) and senior grandmasters (60+) winners. Awards will also be given to the top three finishers, both male and female, in the following age groups: 16 & Under, 17-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75 & Over. No duplicate awards.
The 2014 Scenic City Half Marathon has been designated as the Road Runners Club of America (RRCA) State Championship Event for Tennessee. State Championship medals will be awarded to top overall, master, grandmaster, and senior grandmaser male and female half marathon winners.
All finishers of the Scenic City Half Marathon will receive a finisher's medal.
Bicycles, skateboards, baby strollers/joggers, roller skates, and animals are not allowed in the race. Headphones are strongly discouraged.
On average, Chattanooga's temperature on February 22nd ranges from a low of 36 degrees to a high of 57 degrees. The record high for February 22nd is 77 degrees (1980) while the record low is 3 degrees (1963).
Directions to the Start
The start/finish is located at Finley Stadium in downtown Chattanooga (1826 Carter St.)