A run through Civil War history
Chickamauga Battlefield Half Marathon
Fort Oglethorpe, Ga. | Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021
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.)
$55 and up
With all due respect, I and other friends will not support a run that has the high potential to support Confederacy, racism and the problems that continue in Georgia. You may want to think twice next time.
Sandra from Florida
Maybe it’s time to get over the Civil War you think?