Tear Drop "Downhill" Half Marathon, 10K & 5K

Event Date

Sunday, April 28, 2019
7:30am - 12:30pm


Dates & times for April 2019
Sunday, April 28, 2019 7:30am - 12:30pm


Chatsworth City Park
499 N. 2nd Ave.
Chatsworth GA 30705


  • Youth 5K: $20
  • Adult Half Marathon: $60


Start of half marathon. Overlook Inn
Sub 1:15 winners came for the fast course!

Lace up your sneakers, lean forward and get ready for the 5th Annual Tear Drop Half Marathon! If you’re looking for a fast and scenic half marathon, 10K or 5K, then join us on Sunday, April 28, 2019.

All distances will start on top of Fort Mountain at an elevation near 3000 feet and finish in Chatsworth, Georgia, for an over 2000-foot drop for the Half Marathon. All courses (13.1, 10K, 5K) will be USAT&F certified for those participants that are looking to set a personal record or for a qualifying time at a race elsewhere. Chatsworth is 80 miles from Atlanta, 40 miles from Chattanooga and 10 miles from Dalton.

The race courses are on all paved roads and features 7 miles of 5-10% grade downhill for the 13.1, 5 miles downhill for the 10K and 2 miles for the 5K (which will improve your time :40- 1:20 per mile!) and then a flat to rolling finish. Again this year, the Half Marathon will run an out and back on top of the mountain, which runners will encounter several climbs (it's not all downhill). The scenic route runs through the Cohutta Wilderness Area and finishes in scenic City Park.

In addition to the half marathon 10K & 5K, there will be plenty of extras for the runners! Beautiful medals will be offered for all finishers. Every participant will receive a T-shirt in addition to post-race food featuring N. Georgia pulled pork BBQ and veggie hotdogs, live music and drinks; beer for 21 and over participants! There will also be great raffle prizes for all participants!

Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly