Welcome to our race page. My name is Ann-Marie Fitzsimmons. I am the CSAS Upper School Librarian and one of the CSAS Middle School Cross Country and Track & Field coaches. Funding for public school libraries has dwindled over the last few years. Librarians find it necessary to fund themselves to pay for books, magazines, computers, iPads, furniture, etc.
1. libraries cost money to be useful and effective for students
2. I have a running problem
3. and running is more fun than grant writing (although I know some 6th graders who would beg to differ on that statement), we are having the 3rd Annual CSAS Book It! 5k to fund the underfunded. Proceeds from our race will go largely to the Upper School Library. We also plan to donate a chunk of change to The Chattanooga Community Kitchen as we’ve done in the past.
Rather than canned food donations, we will be taking used, but still usable, running shoes and gear of all sizes to give to the program On My Own 2 Feet & Wheels. On My Own 2 Feet & Wheels is a running and biking program sponsored by The Chattanooga Track Club that trains those in Chattanooga experiencing homelessness for 5k races, and also provides training and bikes to those that complete the program. In fact, On My Own 2 Feet & Wheels will be participating in this year’s race and I am SO happy about that!
We have changed the date of our Book It! Races this year!
(Part of the reason might be that we wanted to be able to wear costumes!)
Please, please wear your costumes.
We will have a costume contest after the awards ceremony!
1/2 Mile: 3 p.m. Start
To be able to include our 2nd graders and under, we’ve added a 1/2 mile course. The race course will be on campus. No parents, please.
Race Fee 1/2 Mile Dash: CSAS Student ($10) Non-CSAS Students ($15)
1 Mile: 3:30 p.m. Start
This is for runners 6th grade and below.
The race course will be off campus. NO parents, please.
Race Fee 1 Mile Fun Run: CSAS Student ($10) Non-CSAS Student ($15)
5k: 4:00 p.m. Start
This will be an out and back starting at CSAS and with a turnaround near The Boathouse Restaurant on the Chattanooga Riverpark. Runners will start first with walkers following. Awards will be given for Top 3 Overall Male and Female, as well as Top 3 Male and Female in Age Groups. This will be a timed race if you choose. Walkers and strollers are welcome!!
Race Fees 5k: CSAS Student ($10) Non-CSAS Student ($15) Individual Adult ($25)
Cost goes up to $30.00 October 21.
For ALL Races
Packet pickup will be from 4:15-6:00 p.m. on October 27 by the CSAS Playground (unless it’s too windy or rainy and then we will move to the Big Gym.). Race Day registration and packet pickup will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Race day. Race Day registration, packet pickup and the all important Start/Finish will be between the big gym and the building. Please park in the student parking lot on the left as you enter Siskin Drive and come on up the stairs by the big gym.
ON-LINE REGISTRATION CLOSES AT midnight on October 24.
You will not be guaranteed a race shirt if you register past midnight on October 20. We must have enough time to order the correct number of t-shirts. This rule applies to everyone. Even Principal Jim Boles who registered late last year and is still arguing this point with the librarian/race director.
Awards Day of Race: Around 5:00 p.m. Costume Contest to follow.
A link to our Facebook Page is here.
Thank you so much to our sponsors!!
Photos from the 2016 Race!
The turnaround point for the 5k will be on the RiverPark near The Boathouse Restaurant. The 1 Mile Fun Run turnaround will be near Manker Patten and Scrappy Moore Field!
Go cheer on your runner!!
Thank you to our Fall 2017 sponsors!