Georgia to Host Chickamauga Battlefield Half Marathon
24 Jun, 2021
The Chickamauga Battlefield Half Marathon runs in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia on Saturday, November 13, 2021.
This marathon includes a run among the paved roads and trails that wind through Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park, where the bloodiest two-day battle of the Civil War claimed the lives of 4,000 Union and Confederate soldiers in September 1863.
Along with those running the full marathon and the 10K, you’ll start from the 6th Cavalry Museum at the northern end of the park, and from there follow a loop route that will take you past many of the memorials, cannons and monuments found throughout the park, all of which tell the story of the battle that spelled “the death knell of the Confederacy.”
Perhaps it’s needless to say, but the park today is a much more peaceful place, with 5,500 acres are filled with forests, streams, wide-open grassy meadows, and horse and hiking trails.
Registration starts at $55 and up