3 Runs to Start Your Saturday On the Right Foot


Whether you are a weekend warrior or a daily trainer, a runner who likes short and speedy runs; Chattanooga has many ways for you to enjoy the wonderful outdoors. Here are a couple of events that will challenge you regardless of your goals.

Saturday, September 13
Here is a group run for those who like running on the road. It leaves from the downtown YMCA. It\’s early, so early I don\’t think there are any coffee shops open, but there are plenty of opportunities to reward yourself afterward.

6:30 too damn early? Here\’s another group road run that leaves from the downtown Sports Barn. Get in upto 10 miles on this early morning road run.

It\’s a StumpJump training run and Salomon demo. Be sure to read about this run, it\’s a must for those running the race come October 4—that\’s 22 days away!

Saturday or Sunday
Not interested in a group run or hike? No worries! Chattanooga is known for its extensive network of trails. Not sure where to run? Again, not an issue—head over to RootsRated to find the best trail for the amount of time you have and the level of difficulty you\’re interested in tackling. Don\’t forget to let someone know you\’re heading out on a run.

Running is a great way to stay in shape and enjoy the outdoors, but don\’t forget—it\’s summer (nearly fall) and it\’s hot! Make sure you prepare for your runs with water to hydrate, clothing to protect from the sun, and sufficient bug protection. We\’ll see you on the trails!