Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 @ 9:00 AM

Running with Sasquatch

8520 Dayton Pike

Soddy Daisy, TN 5K, 5K - 6 Person Relay

This Event Took Place Sat. Apr 6, 2019

COVID19 Considerations

Given COVID19, this year's race will look a little different. To promote social distancing and healthy habits we will have multiple days/time slots available to run your 5k on the Ivy Academy Campus. This is a trail run, hike, or now Wildflower Walk option. Those looking to Run can participate on 4/20 at 5 pm, 4/22 at 5 pm, or 4/24 at 9 am. Those attending the Wildflower Walk can attend 4/14 or 4/21 at 4- 6 pm. . Please arrive 60 - 90 minutes early for packet pickup. Those who "Whoop Sas " by beating his time will be awarded an "I whooped Sas' " trucker hat. We hope you have what it takes to whoop Sas'! The first 120 participants will receive a Running with Sasquatch water bottle, filled with goodies.

There will be Ivy Academy staff on the trail to help guide and supervise runners. Please be sure to bring your own water source.

Course Description

The "Running with Sasquatch" 5k will begin on the campus of Ivy Academy, at 8520 Dayton Pike, Soddy-Daisy, TN 37379

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." We encourage you to bring your own water supply, especially if you are hiking/walking the 5k. Those who beat Sasquatch will receive an "I Whooped Sas'" trucker hat.



There will be Ivy Academy staff on the trail to help guide and supervise runners. Please be sure to bring your own water source.

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.

Race Schedule / Time Slots

Time slots available:
Wildflower Walk 4/14 4-6 pm and 4/21 4-6 pm
5k Run 4/20 at 5 pm, 4/22 at 5 pm and 4/24 at 9 am

Please arrive 60 - 90 minutes early for packet pickup.

Packet Pickup / Sign-Up Slots

Please arrive early for packet pickup. Packet pickup will begin 60 - 90 Minutes prior to every time slot available. Only the first 120 participants will receive a Running with Sasquatch water bottle.

There will be Ivy Academy staff on the trail to help guide and supervise runners. Please be sure to bring your own water source.

Wildflower Walk Option

Ivy Academy's trail runs along the south bank of the North Chickamauga Creek. During late February through early May over 30 species of wildflowers can be viewed on the Running with Sasquatch trail route. A host from Tennessee State Parks or the Ivy staff will provide a guided hike to view these spring ephemerals on both Wednesdays during the participation window. Come see our hidden gems.

Sleepy Sasquatch Option

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 water bottle. All proceeds of this race go directly to benefiting the students of Ivy Academy.

Awards

Those who " Whoop Sas", will earn an " I whooped Sas" trucker hat. Do you have what it takes? Top 3 Male and Top 3 Female Awards.

Over $500 in Giveaways

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!

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, pmansueto@ivyacademychattanooga.com, 423-305-7494

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