The "Running with Sasquatch" 5k will begin on the campus of Ivy Academy on Saturday, April 24th, 2021 at 9 a.m.
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.
Depending on the number of participants, there may be 2 start waves. This event will be FUN! Those who beat Sasquatch will receive an "I Whooped Sas'" trucker hat.
Packet Pick up will be Friday, April 23rd from 3:30-6pm and Saturday, April 24th, 7-8:30 a.m.
About Ivy Academy
We are scholars, stewards, and volunteers: WE ARE IVY.
Ivy Academy is a tuition-free public school in Hamilton County, grades 6 - 12. The mission of Ivy Academy is to provide a quality educational program with an emphasis on scholarship, environmental stewardship, and volunteerism for all students, and to prepare them to influence society and nature in positive ways.
Ivy Academy is a tuition-free public charter middle and high school, currently serving grades 6-12 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 a 501 (c3) non-profit program.
Similar to all Hamilton County public schools, we operate by receiving per-pupil education funds from the state. We strive to extend the educational experience of our students through a variety of non-traditional activities, and additional funding resources are paramount to that cause.
Cumberland Trail Spring Festival
SURPRISE! Running with Sas participants will receive free admission to The Cumberland Trail Spring Festival, which begins right after the race at 10 and goes until 3. 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, the wildlife trailer, creek stomp, and more!
Not interested in running/hiking the event but still want to get involved? Sign up for the " Sleepy Sasquatch." Sleep in, skip the run and still get a sweet shirt. All proceeds of this race go directly to benefiting the students of Ivy Academy.
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 sponsoring the race, please contact Phillip Mansueto, firstname.lastname@example.org, 423-305-7494
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!
Awards for overall top 3 male and overall top 3 female runners
Packet Pickup / Race Day Registration
Packet pick-up will be Friday, April 23rd, from 4-6 pm and Saturday, April 24th from 7-8:45 am. Race start time is 9 a.m.
Local time: 11:50 PM
Race day registration starts at 7 a.m. Those signing up on race day are NOT guaranteed a shirt. Please report to the registration table after the race to see if extra shirts are available.