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No matter your age, race, color, creed or financial status, addiction and substance abuse does not discriminate. As a matter of fact, each of us have most likely been affected by addiction or substance abuse in some for or fashion. Now is your opportunity to join the race, literally, in helping individuals to experience freedom from addiction and living a life of restored purpose and eternal hope. How do you ask? By taking part in Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth’s Virtual Freedom 5K.
With your participation you will be helping Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth to make a difference in the lives of those bound by addiction. For over 42 years our non-profit faith-based organization has remained an unwavering and dedicated vessel that has not only changed the lives of over 3,000 men and women that have entered our program, but the lives of thousand others who have been impacted by our events and residents. While the Covid-19 virus has put a damper on intimate public events and settings, we can still make a difference from our very own living room, gyms, walking parks or the hiking trails that our beautiful mountains provide. The Virtual Freedom 5K event is your opportunity to get active, keep fit, and help others become addiction free.
Our goal is to get Chattanooga exercising and competing and for a great cause. Everyone that registers earns a very cool Freedom 5k T-shirt , Freedom 5K Race Day Racing Bib, and Freedom 5K Finishers Certificate. Your results will be posted and compared to those others throughout the event that also ran that distance. Race profits will go to Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth.
You come up with course to match the distance you select. You can run outside or on a treadmill. We ask if you run outside please remember to keep your distance from other people during these times. After registration you can pick the date you run your race. You must run between the dates of Sept 21-25.. You then report the time you ran.
Easy! You map out your distance using a phone app or a GPS watch and Post Virtual Times on this website - Times must be submitted by Sept 25th. We ask everyone to make sure they have their distance correct and be honest with you time :)
Just for a recap : 5k - 3.1 miles
We ask you share you pictures and upload on this website.
How do I see my results and compare it to other runners? Easier! - Go to this website and the end of the event and check it out. You will also be able to print out a finisher certificate there as well.
Giveaways are PICKUP ONLY.....Good luck everyone! Stay Safe!
The Wolftever Creek Greenway is a sparkling gem in the city of Collegedale. Construction began in 1998, and as of 2011, more than 4 miles of greenway, part of which is along a railroad right-of-way, have been built.
Begin your explorations of the delightful Wolftever Creek Greenway at the Imagination Station Playground behind City Hall in Collegedale, TN. From here the trail takes you on several intersects and pathways. For now, the trail ends on Southern Adventist University property near Tallant Road. Future plans to extend the trail will include a Robinson Farm connection, which will travel along the railroad, and another segment that will run from Apison Pike to Landrem subdivision.
The Chattanooga Riverwalk, also known as the Tennessee Riverpark, will ultimately stretch 22 miles from downtown Chattanooga near the Tennessee Aquarium to the TVA Dam and out to Moccasin Bend National Archaeological District (additional loops included in the mileage).
For now, 16 miles of the riverwalk are open and follow the south bank of the Tennessee River. A footbridge on the west end (near John Ross Bridge/Market St./SR 8 takes you to the north bank and Coolidge Park. There are numerous other parking and access points. For more information, contact:
Sunset Rock is an iconic viewpoint on Lookout Mountain, overlooking the city of Chattanooga and the Tennessee River. There are several trails that lead to the overlook. However for a quality hiking experience filled with incredible and picturesque views, the out and back 3 mile loop from the historic Cravens House is the best way to travel.
From the Cravens House parking lot, the trail starts a slow climb towards an intersection about 150 yards in. To the right is the Rifle Pits Trail, but turn left for the Cravens Trail. This goes slowly up, passing large boulders that are great for kids to play on, with a gentle slope dropping off to the right. Halfway up you will pass under the “trail tree;” a large oak with a branch that extends over the trail. At the one mile point you reach another intersection; to the right leads to Point Park, and to the left the Bluff Trail towards the Sunset Rock overlook.
From here the trail gets more technical; while the first mile is appropriate for walkers of any age, the Bluff Trail winds underneath towering sandstone bluffs to the left, and sharp drop offs to the right. You reach a final intersection where a set of stone steps turns to the left. Follow these for a steep 100 foot gain in elevation. Once you reach the top there will be a few small overlooks to the left before finally reaching the main overlook, indicated with a historical marker detailing the significance of this location during the Americans Civil War.
This is a 3.4 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Signal Mountain, Tennessee that features a great forest setting and is rated as moderate. The trail is an approximate elevation gain of 639 feet and is primarily used for hiking, walking, running, and camping and is accessible year-round. The views are absolutely breath taking and will leave you very satisfied for having decided to hike such a gem in our own backyard.
Our House Studios, Inc. is an all-encompassing, full service facility that caters to the beginner and advanced. With over 14,000 square feet of gym space and 50+ classes weekly ranging from OCR training, Kick boxing to obstacle course racing and Next level seniors, they have something to suite everyone including the youth! They are even Spartan certified. The gym is like one big family... a really big family of support and encouragement that you simply will not find elsewhere. Message them for a free tour and class to kick start your journey. They are locate at 4009 Cloud Springs Road, Ringgold , GA 303736 and tell Christy or Victoria that you were sent by Adult & Teen Challenge MidSouth and they will take good care of you.
What better and more relaxing way to complete an exercise regime or participate in a virtual event than from your own home or neighborhood? With all of the comforts you expect from doing things from home, completing the 3.1 mile (5k) event couldn’t be easier. Simply take your exercise to the living room, the stairs, or however else you get your workout in. If being inside has grown old, then put down the home equipment, call your neighbors and go for a walk or run. No matter how you decide to complete the event just know that you will be helping others to break the chains of addiction.
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