This Event Took Place Sat. Nov 16, 2013

Course Description

Join us for Running with Sasquatch, a 5k trail race on Saturday, October 31st at 9am.

The 5k trail race along the North Chick Creek on a down and back course. Trail will be roughly 4-5ft wide and will accommodate two-way traffic. Expect areas in which you will have to cross small creeks, standing water, fallen trees, and rugged terrain. There will be several overlook areas, which we encourage you to stop and enjoy the view. Turn around point will be at "Pride Rock". Runners are expected to run on their right side to and from the turn around point. The Running with Sasquatch 5k will begin and finish on the campus of Ivy Academy.

Running with Sasquatch 5k is open to running, hiking, walking, dancing, etc. Depending on number of runners compared to walkers/hikers, there may be 2 start waves. PLEASE participate at your comfort level, as this is a fun event to raise awareness and funds for Ivy Academy.

If you feel like you have what it takes to "Whoop Sas" then please feel free to try. Anyone who "Whoops Sas" will earn an "I Whooped Sas 2015" Shirt.

Come kick off your Halloween festivities with a great race! If you're running, you get to eat more candy later, right?! Costumes are encouraged, but not mandatory. However, please make sure your costumes are "trail appropriate" and won't hinder your enjoyment and safety during the race.

If you would like to help prep the course before the event or volunteer with the event, then please contact Molly Wilkins, Race Liaison at This trail is only open to those who participating in the event.

About Ivy Academy

Ivy Academy is a tuition-free public charter high school and middle school, serving grades 6 & 9-12 in the 2015-2016 school year. Located in Soddy Daisy, adjacent to the North Chickamauga Creek; we have access to many trails and creeks.  Ivy Academy instruction happens more in the outdoors than in the four walls of the classroom.  The foundational element of Ivy Academy’s curriculum is to develop environmentally conscious citizens who have an appreciation of the woods, mountains, valleys and streams – our precious natural resources. Ivy Academy is a natural leader in Environmental Education and is a USDE Green Ribbon School. We are a Title I, Nonprofit 501(c)(3) program. For more information about our school, or to make donations, visit

Donate to Ivy

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for signing up for Running with Sasquatch. Your registration improves our students education. ALL proceeds go directly to benefitting Ivy Academy students. If you are interested in donating or sponsorship of the race, please contact the Race Liaison, Molly Wilkins: or (423) 305 7494


Top Overall Male and Female "I Whooped Sas 2015" Shirt for anyone who "Whoops Sas"
Best Costume- Individual
Best Costume- Group


Each participant will receive a Running with Sasquatch race shirt. The best way to secure your desired size is to register early. Ivy Academy has partnered with a local shirt distribution company to benefit the most in raising funds for our program. If you do not receive your desired shirt size then we will do our best to accommodate with extra shirts and sizes.


Water will be available near mile marker 1. We encourage you to bring your own water supply, especially if you are hiking / walking the 5k. Please remember to Leave No Trace.

Deadlines and Cut Offs

The deadline to register for the event is 8:00am on Oct. 30th!!

A max of 175 runners/hikers will be allowed for the race, to minimize impact on our trail systems. Depending on the ratio of runners to hikers, there may be 2 start waves.

Recycle Your Race Numbers

Ivy Academy is an outdoor environmental science school and we take pride in reducing our impact on the environment. There will be a "Recycled Race Number" drop box at the Running with Sasquatch 5k. All those who recycle their numbers will be eligible for door prizes at the completion of the event. Run-N-Recycle.

Local time: 8:44 AM


Phillip Mansueto
Race Director
Lisa Walker
Race Director

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