CHATTANOOGA RAT RACE TIMELINE - NEW LOCATION AND TIMES UPDATED 6/1/18

Due to extreme rain all week, TVA has declared the Tennessee River a flood zone through the weekend. Since it is unsafe to race in, we are moving Saturday’s race to Chester Frost Park in Hixson, TN. Unfortunately, we must cancel the 1K Friday night. Several things have changed, so please take note:

Friday 1K is canceled.

The 4.5 mile race is now a 5K due to course and time restraints. This will make a lot of people unhappy, and some very happy.

The new race location is Chester Frost Park, 2277 Gold Point Circle North, Hixson, TN 37343, about 25 minutes from Coolidge Park. The swim will be in a rectangular course, approximately 1800 yards per loop. You will swim 3 loops.

Friday Timeline:
2:00 pm to 7:00 pm – Check In at Outdoor Chattanooga
4:00 pm to 5:30 pm – warm up at Chester Frost Park (weather permitting)
6:30 pm – Swimmer’s Briefing at Outdoor Chattanooga

If you are in town, it would help us out a lot if you could check in Friday.

Saturday Timeline:
11:30 am to 1:30 pm – Check In at Chester Frost Park
1:30 pm to 2:00 pm – Warm up at Chester Frost Park
2:00 pm – Swimmer’s Briefing at Chester Frost Park
2:15 pm – Race start

Awards 30 minutes after last finisher.

There is a 2 hour and 15 minute time limit due to course restraints.

We really do apologize for having to change the course and know it is going to inconvenience some. But safety is our first priority and there is no other option rather than canceling the entire event. We appreciate your understanding.

If you have any questions, please call or email Stan Corcoran at 423-785-7946, corcoran@mccallie.org