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Freeze Your Half Off, An Awesomesauce Event presented by Run Chattanooga

Sat January 6, 2024 Chattanooga, TN 37406 US Directions


Half Marathon

9:00AM EST - 2:00PM EST


9:00AM EST - 2:00PM EST


9:00AM EST - 2:00PM EST


4301 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN US 37406


What's better than running by yourself? Running with a bunch of crazy fun people, that's what! Spend your Saturday morning running or walking along the beautiful Tennessee River, with a bunch of the funnest runners you've ever met.

Please read ALL information before signing up so you know what you're getting yourself into! This is NOT a typical race!

We're back for year...10! You read that right. TEN. What started out as a casual group run with paper plate medals has turned into a perennial event that will kick off the Awesomesauce Farewell Tour of 2024. There will be an option to sign up for all four Riverpark races at the same time. There are bonus medals for running two, three, and all four races. If this is something you'd be interested in, we HIGHLY recommend that you hold off on registering for this race until we can confirm the dates for all four 2024 races, because you'll get a little discount if you sign up for all four all at once. The option will magically appear in the registration just as soon as we can get those dates confirmed. 

The course is mostly flat, some small inclines/declines, on a paved path that meanders by the Tennessee River, behind the campus of Chattanooga State to the Chickamauga Dam, with restrooms with toilets that flush. 

Yep, you read that right, toilets that flush and sinks with running water and soap in heated buildings. Is this a runner's dream or what?

You will pass the start/finish/aid station area multiple times throughout the race. This means you're welcome to leave a drop bag to access your own personal goodies and you can shed layers as you warm up. This is also a good place to reapply sunscreen, address any potential issues such as blisters, and eat and drink to your heart's content! This means you're never alone, everyone can cheer each other on, and it's much more about camaraderie than competition.

All races are super low-key and non-competitive; we'd prefer to race you vs. you, not you vs. anyone else. Our races are more like large group runs than typical road races. If you want a competitive, mainstream race, there are tons to choose from. That's just not who we are. If you are a slower runner, a walker, a first-timer, or someone who is intimidated by regular races, we have a welcoming atmosphere focused on having fun and reaching your goals. You'll have a hard time finding a more supportive atmosphere than at an Awesomesauce Events race!

There is a time limit of five hours for all distances.

Your registration fee includes:
- entry into the race distance of your choosing
- online results
- as we have been doing through the past year, because it worked out really well for this particular race, for swag, we're going to bring out a variety of things for y'all to choose from - winter hats, shirts, coffee mugs, pint glasses, and whatever else we decide might be fun to choose from - for your race swag. 
- As you may have heard, our medal company has closed. We might go back to the coffee mug medal, we might come up with something different. Either way, we'll make sure you have something that shows that you finished, and that you're awesome. Obviously.
- The most epic aid station setup you've ever seen including Gatorade, water, Gu, fruit, candy, cookies, chips, pickles and pickle juice, and tons of other goodies.

Packet pickup is from 8am - 9am on Saturday ONLY. 

As with any other race put on by any other company, registration fees and add-on fees are final and are not refundable or transferable for any reason. Please don't ask, it makes our race director cry when she has to say no. We spend a lot of time and money preparing for every runner, and the money spent on you, in many cases, cannot be recouped by us. The races will go on rain, snow, or shine, unless the park service prohibits us from having a race. We have run in sub-freezing temperatures and temperatures in the 90s, so don't expect a cancellation for extreme temps!

Awesomesauce Events produces low-key, laid-back running events that are focused more about camaraderie instead of competition. Our courses are not certified and not Boston qualifiers, but they are measured accurately and are USATF sanctioned. You won't find mid-race splits or mile markers or bands on every corner or an army of volunteers with their arms outstretched holding drinks just for you. There are plenty of races that are more serious, and we choose to run for fun. We do time our races and the results are posted online, but you will not be timed to the millisecond by chip timing equipment. If these things are important to you, we welcome you to search out other race companies. Our races are more like having a picnic with your friends with some running or walking thrown in for fun. We welcome fun-loving, laid-back, family atmosphere type people who are more worried about having a good time over running absolutely as fast as they can. As with any other race put on by any other company, registration fees and add-on fees are final and are not refundable or transferable for any reason. Prices are subject to change. The races will go on rain or shine. (We reserve the right to cancel, delay, or pause mid-race if there are dangerous weather conditions, including lightning or high winds.)

We recommend visiting our website to learn more about us, about how we operate, and find out what to expect!

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