If you’ve ever been to a Run Chattanooga event, you know we spare no expense at our aid stations. Since this race includes ultramarathon distance, we’ve expanded our aid station offerings even further!
The main aid station will be located at the group camp dining hall. Each loop is approximately 3 miles, so you will pass by the aid station multiple times throughout the race.
This is a cupless race. Bring something to hold liquids while you are running! Whether that’s a water bottle or a fancy backpack that holds 5 gallons of liquid, it’s completely up to you.
The aid stations will have throughout the day and night: water, Gatorade, ginger ale, Coke, Mountain Dew, other sodas, fruit juices, coffee, hot chocolate, and chocolate milk (as well as non-dairy chocolate milk.) We’ll also have plenty of ice and popsicles!
If there’s something you like to drink, please let us know before the race, via email or Facebook message, and we’ll make sure we have it on hand!
Let’s be honest: we think ultramarathons are really just eating contests with some running thrown in. We also know that the food is what is going to keep you going during this race, so we will be prepared!
The following food will be available: oatmeal, bagels, potatoes, bananas, hard boiled eggs, candy bars, chocolate candy, gummy candy, hard candy, oranges, apples, grapes, fig newtons, various cookies, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, cold cut sandwiches, peanut butter crackers, trail mix, potato chips (in a variety of flavors), pretzels, raisins, dried fruit, tortilla wraps (hummus and kalamata olive wraps, bean and cheese burrito wraps, pizza wraps, peanut butter and jelly wraps), muffins, cupcakes, Pop Tarts, brownies, pudding cups, and of course energy gels. This is not an exhaustive list, and our race director will likely add more than this to the aid station tables.
After noon, you can expect to see the addition of quesadillas, soups (chicken noodle, vegetable, lentil, vegetable broth), pizza, hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled cheese sandwiches.
Inside the lodge, we’ll have build-your-own ice cream sundaes, and ingredients for s’mores will be available near the campfire.
If you’ve ever finished a race and gotten nothing but a green banana and maybe some cold pizza, you’re in for a real treat! The aid station food is also your post-race buffet, and all runners going half marathon or further, your registration fee covers all you can eat, whether you’re running a half marathon or 100 miles. Wristbands that cover food for spectators, crew, and runners going less than the half marathon distance are available for purchase.
Aid stations will also have a variety of medical aid products, including, but not limited to, ibuprofen, Tylenol, Tums, Immodium-AD, Vaseline, salt tablets, band aids, medical tape, feminine products, baby wipes, and sunscreen.
Crews may access the aid stations via bicycle or vehicle on paved roads only.
Crews, pacers, and spectators may purchase wristbands for access to the aid station food and pre- and post-race food. Wristbands give access to all of the runner food including pre-race pasta dinner on Friday night, food all day on Saturday, food all day on Sunday, and on Monday until noon.