Saturday, August 12 2017 will be the annual running of the Missionary Ridge Road Race with proceeds from the race to be split equally between the local chapter of American Red Cross and Team Bruner Scholarships. Parking and Shuttle Instructions: There is NO PARKING at Bragg Reservation. Parking and a free shuttle service will be available at McCallie School, 500 Dodds Avenue. The shuttle service will operate from 6:00 AM until complete from the school parking lot to the reservationAdd Missionary Ridge and other attractions to your Chattanooga trip itinerary using our Chattanooga tour planner.
Course Information This is a 4.7 mile out and back course atop Missionary Ridge. It starts at the Bragg Reservation and goes out South Crest Road, extends around East Crest Road and then returns on South Crest Road to the finish line at Bragg Reservation. Trees shade the scenic course and there are two good hills with the rest of the course gently rolling. Awards Information: Awards will be for the top overall male and female; top overall male and female masters; top male and female grand masters, top male and female senior grand masters and top three male and female by age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & better. A special award will be presented to the oldest participant in the race in honor of Arnold Godwin, a long time runner in the Chattanooga area. This was his favorite race each year. Door prizes will be given out after the race while waiting on the results from the run.
Missionary Ridge Reviews
Ride along the top of Missionary Ridge to enjoy the breathtaking view of Chattanooga and points east and also to drink in the history of the Battle of Missionary Ridge. Plaques along the road explain ... more »
Always enjoy a quick view of the city whenever on the ridge. It is easy to access and it is full of choice spots where you may view a broad expanse of the city, especially on clear days. The Civil War... more »
MISSIONARY RIDGE - (Chattanooga, Lookout Mountain, And Missionary Ridge Battles, known properly as part of the Battles of Chattanooga) A young Union soldier, while advancing up the ridge, grabbed his regiment's colors and led his comrades up the slopes. He was later awarded The Congressional Medal Of Honor for his bravery. He was Arthur MacArthur, Jr., the father of General Douglas MacArthur.
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