The "Running with Sasquatch" 5k will begin on the campus of Ivy Academy on Saturday, April 8th, 2017 at 9am.
The 5k trail race is an out and back course along the North Chick Creek. The trail will be roughly 4-5ft wide and will accommodate two-way traffic. Expect possible creek crossings, standing water, fallen trees, and rugged terrain, with the turn around at "Pride Rock". 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.
Not crazy about running, but like to walk/hike? Join us anyway! Depending on the number of participants, there may be 2 start waves. This is event will be FUN!
Anyone who "Whoops Sas" will earn an "I Whooped Sas 2017" T-shirt.
Packet Pickup will be at Kelly Subaru from 4pm-6pm on Friday, April 7th, 2017. We will also have race day packet pickup available.
*** Now available: TEAM OPTION! You will not be given a bib but can sign up as a team of 4 or 8. *** Teams are for those wanting to get out there and support Ivy Academy without the worry of recorded timing.
Cumberland Trail Spring Festival
SURPRISE! Running with Sas participants will receive free admission to The Cumberland Trail Spring Festival. There will be nature-themed booths and demonstrations by local naturalists, historians and students at Ivy Academy, wildlife, food and nature craft vendors, guided hikes in the North Chick Gorge, a scavenger hunt, live music, and more!
About Ivy Academy
We are scholars, stewards, and volunteers: WE ARE IVY.
The mission of Ivy Academy is to provide a quality educational program with an emphasis on scholarship, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism for all students, designed to prepare them to positively influence society and nature.
Ivy Academy is a tuition-free public charter middle and high school, currently serving grades 6 and 9-12 in Soddy Daisy, TN. We are adjacent to the North Chickamauga Creek and are able to take full advantage of the trails and creek for specialized, project-based instruction. Ivy Academy is a national leader in Environmental Education and is a USDE Green Ribbon School, and we're a Title 1 school and a 501 (c3) non-profit program.
Similar to all Hamilton County public schools, we operate as a school by receiving per-pupil education funds from the state, but we strive to extend our educational experience through a variety of non-traditional sources, so we need to raise funds to fully meet our mission .
DONATE to Ivy
Want to help students at Ivy? Of course you do! To DONATE, please visit www.ivyacademychattanooga.com
If you are interested in sponsorship of the race, please contact the Race Coordinator, Ginny Kelly: firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 596-0145.
Recycle Your Race Numbers
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: 5:50 PM