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

Starts Saturday July 11th, 2020

Chattanooga, TN

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Description

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 people you've ever met.


The course is basically completely flat, on a paved path that meanders by the Chickamauga Dam, behind the campus of Chattanooga State, and alongside the Tennessee River. IT IS NOT OUR USUAL COURSE. Due to the use of the Riverpark for COVID-19 related purposes, we are currently reserved for the pavilion at the Chickamauga Dam, and will be running 1-1.5 mile out-and-back laps on what is typically the east side of our course. It is POSSIBLE that we will be allowed to use our usual pavilion at the Hubert Fry Center, but that is a complete unknown at this time. We have let the park know that that is what we'd prefer, but at this point, we'll take being able to have a race over no race at all!

There are toilets that flush and sinks with running water and soap. Is this a runner's dream or what?


You will come back to the start/finish/super 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, etc.


Our races are super low-key and non-competitive; we'd prefer to race you vs. you, not you vs. anyone else. There is a 4 hour time limit for all distances. (If you're close to finishing past the time limit, we'll stick around to make sure you get a finish time and a medal - we're not in the business of taking your hard work away from you, nor do we want you to feel rushed in the heat - but we do have to be checked out of the pavilion.)


Your registration fee includes entry into the race distance of your choosing, race swag, finisher medal for all distances, and our usual aid station setup including Gatorade, water, Gu, banana smoothies, unlimited ice, all kinds of snacks and post-race food.


Our vendors aren't all back up and running at 100% just yet, so swag remains a question mark. We will likely do similar to what we did last year, bringing out all kinds of stuff from the warehouse so that you have options and can choose your own swag. Medals are in production, so there will definitely be medals!


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. The waiver that you agree to as part of your registration indicates your acceptance of this policy, which is standard in the industry. Prices are subject to change. The races will go on rain, snow (ha!), or shine. We will delay or cancel due to lightning or any other unsafe conditions. 

There are no Sunday races this year. Sorry!


***********IF YOU DEFERRED OR CHOSE A RACE TRANSFER DUE TO A CANCELLED RACE IN 2020***********


Making individual codes for every person who deferred or transferred a race in 2020 would take a really long time, and it's just way too labor intensive to make sense, so we have set codes for each race that we were forced to cancel last year. If you were one of the people affected (i.e. you paid for a race last year and did not attend and did not choose the virtual option, due to the pandemic), here is what you do: Register, DO NOT PAY, use the coupon code that refers to the race that you did NOT complete and did NOT choose to do virtually. You may only use this code ONCE. The code may be used for a distance equal to or shorter than the one you were originally signed up for. We WILL be checking the list to catch anyone who fraudulently uses a code, and you will NOT be permitted to participate on race day, and will be banned from all future Awesomesauce events, so we suggest you don't try any funny business. DO NOT use the codes if you were NOT signed up for these races in 2020. DO NOT use the codes if you chose to have a virtual packet mailed to you. 


If you pay for your race registration without using the code, you will NOT be refunded. Do not pay and then email us or ask us on race day for a refund because you were due a race deferral/transfer. Runsignup charges us to refund you, and it's a hefty fee that makes us lose a lot of money, so we will not do it.


Things are still VERY touch and go this year, and we do not expect all of our races to be scheduled in 2021. We are taking each state, municipality, and park one at a time and doing our very best to get as many races up and running as possible. Many factors contribute to whether or not a race can happen. If the race you want to hold out for is not open for registration, that is because we simply DO NOT KNOW if it will be happening. We don't have a crystal ball. There are a lot of things outside of our control, many people involved in making decisions as to whether races can go on. Emailing to ask isn't going to get you an answer, because if we had one, we'd post it on our website. Your race transfer/deferral will be good until at least 2022, so you can wait on using it if you'd prefer.

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Race Distances

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Start Location

4301 Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN

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