(WDEF) One of the oldest, most scenic and challenging races on the Chattanooga Track Club's schedule will be held on Saturday, August 10th when the 40th Annual Missionary Ridge Road Race is contested at Bragg Reservation.
The race, perhaps the only 4.7-mile race around, starts at 8 a.m. with the start and finish at Bragg Reservation. The course goes south on Crest Road before looping around East Crest and returning to the finish. It is a rolling course with two significant climbs, but if you're properly trained for hills in Chattanooga, it's a great course.
The race benefits the local chapter of the American Red Cross and also is a major contributor to Team Bruner scholarships, in memory of Dalton's John Bruner, who collapsed and died near the finish several years ago.
Awards will be presented to the overall and masters winners for both males and females in addition to a special award honoring the oldest participant, one given in memory of Arnold Godwin, a long-time CTC member who always said that Missionary Ridge was his favorite race on the track club schedule.
Online registration is available here
while other details can be obtained here