Sunday, March 3, 2019 • Chattanooga, TN • Course Map
Set for its fourth annual running through the streets of the “Scenic City,” the Erlanger Health System Chattanooga Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay and Classic 150 5K features a series of running events spread out over all three days of the first weekend in March, culminating with the 13.1-mile and 26.2-mile events on Sunday.
Runners will start the half and full marathons – which are sponsored by Erlanger Health System – at the intersection of 3rd and Broad Streets in downtown Chattanooga, just steps from the nearby Tennessee Riverwalk, the Tennessee Aquarium, and AT&T Field, the home of the Chattanooga Lookouts minor league baseball team.
From there, the course unfolds into the heart of downtown and past the station for the Chattanooga Choo-Choo, the inspiration for the famed 1941 Glen Miller song. By the time runners reach the mile 2 marker along 20th Street, they’ll begin hitting a few hills, and the next stretch of the race will bring them past Finley Stadium to Riverfront Parkway.
Along this stretch, runners can expect to climb and descend a few hills as they make their way north toward the riverwalk and Ross’s Landing Park, where you’ll pass by the gorgeous, stark glass structures that make up the aquarium, which is home to some 12,000 animals, from sea, river, lake and land.
Where are the biggest hills?
The biggest hills of the race are next, as runners hit the midpoint of the race along the Riverfront Parkway and head into the campus of the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga, mostly along 5th Street, Fortwood Place and Vine Street.
After that, the course flattens out (though there are still a few hills in the early going of the second half of the race). Runners will next pass by the Chattanooga National Cemetery, whose history dates back to 1863, when it was established as a burial ground for Civil War soldiers. Today, it is the final resting place for some 50,000 souls.
Most of the remainder of the race unfolds along Main Street with only a few hills and a few turns off of Main, before heading into the home stretch and the finish line at Finley Stadium, the home of the UTC football team.
Photos courtesy Chattanooga Marathon
Race Weather & Climate
Nestled along the Cumberland Plateau of southern Tennessee, roughly a 2 1/2-hour drive north from Atlanta and about 3 1/2 hours south from Nashville, Chattanooga typically sees still quite cool temperatures in March, with plentiful wet weather and an average of over an inch of snow.
On race day (March 3), the average low is 37ºF and the average high is 59ºF.
- 2018 Chattanooga Half Marathon Results
- 2017 Chattanooga Half Marathon Results
- 2016 Chattanooga Half Marathon Results
Starting Location Map
Finish Line Location Map
- $70 – $100 for the half marathon
- $90 – $120 for the full marathon
- $30 – $40 for the 5K
- $180 – $220 for the marathon relay
To reserve your spot in the 2019 running of the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon, Half Marathon, Relay or Classic 150 5K race, register online at GetMeRegistered.com here.
Official Race Website
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