As race directors, there's no worse news to deliver than this. We wanted to wait until as late as possible to make the final call, but there's no way we can still host this race. Benton county is still in "phase 1" and per the governor's mandates and the Benton county health dept., we're not allowed to have any outdoor gatherings of any size at all. Given the pace of Benton county’s recovery there doesn’t appear any way to get to phase 3 or 4 by October (we need to be in phase 3 to host groups of up to 50 people).
We were hoping by now we'd be able to have the race, even if it meant starting the runners in smaller groups, but it just won't work this year.
A new race date will be chosen soon. We will share it with you as soon as possible.
thank you for your understanding.
Jesse, Ashley and Jason
Remember, just because everything has been cancelled doesn’t mean you can’t still get outside and get your miles in. If you do please remember to maintain appropriate social distancing and wear your masks when you can’t. If we work together and do the right thing we can beat this virus and get everything re-opened sooner. Hopefully we will be able to return to some kind of normal soon.
About the event
The Chamna Chase is back! This year's race will be a community event in the beautiful Chamna Natural Preserve. Halloween costumes are strongly encouraged! T-shirts are available for purchase along with your registration. Order a shirt by September 1st to ensure getting one at a low price. The race distances are 6k, 10k, and a half marathon. There will also be awards and snacks for all entrants after the race. Please hang around, cheer for the other runners and congratulate the finishers! This will be a fun family event. Dogs are welcome, but please respect the city dog laws. Dogs must be on a leash or at heel.
The half is a double out and back with a loop in the middle
Local time: 2:29 PM
10K course will follow the first out and back and loop of the heavy half course
The 6K course is more or less a big loop.
Courses will be dirt trail (occasionally rocky) as much as possible. Half and 10K will include some sections of pavement.
Please note that the course will be subject to change up until race morning. Course will be marked with fluorescent tape.
Courses are planned to be the same as last year.