The Grab Bag, An Awesomesauce Event presented by Run Chattanooga

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Chattanooga, Tennessee

Sat 4th May 2024

5 races

Organiser's 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 runners you've ever met.Please read ALL information before signing up so you know what you're getting yourself into! This is NOT a typical race!The course is mostly flat, some small inclines/declines, on a paved path that meanders by the Tennessee River, behind the campus of Chattanooga State to the Chickamauga Dam, with restrooms with toilets that flush. Yep, you read that right, toilets that flush and sinks with running water and soap in heated buildings. Is this a runner's dream or what?You will pass the start/finish/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, and eat and drink to your heart's content! This means you're never alone, everyone can cheer each other on, and it's much more about camaraderie than competition.All races are super low-key and non-competitive; we'd prefer to race you vs. you, not you vs. anyone else. Our races are more like large group runs than typical road races. If you want a competitive, mainstream race, there are tons to choose from. That's just not who we are. If you are a slower runner, a walker, a first-timer, or someone who is intimidated by regular races, we have a welcoming atmosphere focused on having fun and reaching your goals. You'll have a hard time finding a more supportive atmosphere than at an Awesomesauce Events race!There is a time limit of five hours for all distances.Your registration fee includes:- entry into the race distance of your choosing- online results- Race swag: because this is a grab bag race, we're going to be bringing out shirts and other swag from races that no longer exist (and are never coming back.) Races like Go Bananas, Nacho Average Fiesta, Awesome Possum, Born to Be a Unicorn, Naughty or Nice, Oh My Gourd, and more! You'll get to choose your swag! - There is an option in your registration to add $5 to choose TWO swag items. You don't have to, but as part of our farewell tour, we'd really love to not be holding onto so much stuff, and would love your help in getting it out of our warehouse.- Similarly, your race medal will be a medal from one of these no-longer-existing races. There's a whole lot and we'll let you pick what you want!- Your race bib will also be randomly selected from past races! There's no guarantee - or requirement - for the bib, the medal, and the swag to match.- The most epic aid station setup you've ever seen including Gatorade, water, Gu, fruit, candy, cookies, chips, pickles and pickle juice, and tons of other goodies.Packet pickup is from 8am - 9am on Saturday ONLY. 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. Please don't ask, it makes our race director cry when she has to say no. We spend a lot of time and money preparing for every runner, and the money spent on you, in many cases, cannot be recouped by us. The races will go on rain, snow, or shine, unless the park service prohibits us from having a race. We have run in sub-freezing temperatures and temperatures in the 90s, so don't expect a cancellation for extreme temps!
Awesomesauce Events produces low-key, laid-back running events that are focused more about camaraderie instead of competition. Our courses are not certified and not Boston qualifiers, but they are measured accurately and are USATF sanctioned. You won't find mid-race splits or mile markers or bands on every corner or an army of volunteers with their arms outstretched holding drinks just for you. There are plenty of races that are more serious, and we choose to run for fun. We do time our races and the results are posted online, but you will not be timed to the millisecond by chip timing equipment. If these things are important to you, we welcome you to search out other race companies. Our races are more like having a picnic with your friends with some running or walking thrown in for fun. We welcome fun-loving, laid-back, family atmosphere type people who are more worried about having a good time over running absolutely as fast as they can. 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. Prices are subject to change. The races will go on rain or shine. (We reserve the right to cancel, delay, or pause mid-race if there are dangerous weather conditions, including lightning or high winds.)
We recommend visiting our website to learn more about us, about how we operate, and find out what to expect!

Races

  • Half Marathon

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • 10k

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • 5k

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • Fun Run

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • Virtual Option

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  • Half Marathon

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • 10k

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • 5k

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • Fun Run

    Sat 4th May 2024

  • Virtual Option

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