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WHAT: Chattanooga Sports, a division of Chattanooga Tourism Co., in collaboration with Erlanger Health Systems and community-wide partners, is set to host the 9th annual Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend from March 1-3, 2024. Anticipating a gathering of over 4,000 runners and spectators representing 37 states and 5 countries, the event is projected to yield a substantial local economic impact exceeding $1 million. Online registration is currently open for all Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend events.

WHERE: First Horizon Pavilion (1826 Reggie White Blvd., Chattanooga, TN 37408) and various locations across Chattanooga.

SCHEDULE:     

Friday, March 1, 2024 

  • 3-7 p.m.          Expo/packet pickup/registration 

Saturday, March 2, 2024 

  • 9 a.m.              5K begins and Expo opens
  • 10 a.m.            5K awards
  • 10:45 a.m.       Kid’s Fun Run (1 mile) 

Sunday, March 3, 2024            

  • 7:30 a.m.         Marathon, relay, and half marathon starts
  • 9 a.m.              Expo opens 
  • 10 a.m.            Half marathon awards 
  • 12 p.m.            Marathon awards 

STORY IDEAS:

Among the roster of runners, there is a wide age range from 1 to 82, with diverse backgrounds and inspiring stories of overcoming challenges, achieving personal milestones, and embodying the spirit of resilience.

EVENT DETAILS:

The Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend, a Boston Marathon qualifier, encourages healthy activity, fosters community collaboration, and showcases Chattanooga as a premier outdoor and sports destination.

Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend:

KID’S FUN RUN : This year, Chattanooga Sports has teamed up with the Tennessee Aquarium and the Creative Discovery Museum to bring a wave of fun for the Kid’s Fun Run participants. Finishers of the Kid’s Fun Run not only receive a goodie bag, a t-shirt, a runner’s bib, and an exclusive finisher’s medal but also enjoy free youth admission to the Tennessee Aquarium and the Creative Discovery Museum with a purchased adult admission on Saturday, March 2.

EXPO EXPERIENCE: The heart of the event, the EXPO serves as the central hub for runners and spectators. Explore over 25 vendors, purchase event merchandise, and engage in health and wellness experiences that amplify the overall marathon experience.

UNIQUE RACECOURSE: Runners will embark on a scenic racecourse route along the Tennessee River through downtown Chattanooga. Course enhancements include vibrant local arts and culture activations, live music, and the energizing beats of live DJs throughout. It's more than a race; it's an immersive experience that captures the essence of Chattanooga's vibrant culture.

GROUP VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Chattanooga Sports offers volunteers a chance to make a difference. Through the Volunteer Fundraiser initiative, volunteers can raise funds for their non-profit organizations while contributing to the success of the Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend.

MAPS & TRAFFIC IMPACT: View maps, parking, and traffic information online for race day. Bike Chattanooga bikes and CARTA's free electric shuttle are great ways to get around downtown Chattanooga throughout the weekend. 

SPONSORS: Thank you to this year’s Erlanger Chattanooga Marathon Weekend sponsors: Erlanger Health System, Coca-Cola Bottling Company United, EPB Fiber Optics, Chambliss Law, Reagan Outdoor Advertising, Publix, Michelob Ultra, Gestamp, Truck ‘N Trailers USA.

 


About the Chattanooga Tourism Co. 

The Chattanooga Tourism Co. serves the community by using visitor-generated funds to inspire people to visit and connect them with authentic Chattanooga experiences. Visitor spending contributes to a quality of place, resident savings, thriving local businesses, job creation, capital investment, and public services including education and safety. The 700+ Tourism Co. partners represent a variety of industries including lodging, dining, food and beverage, attractions, manufacturing, finance, government, healthcare, retail, and more.  
  
MEDIA CONTACT: Hannah Hammon, Chattanooga Tourism Co.   
Hannah@ChattanoogaTourism.com or 256-996-5788