Come out and join us for the 7th annual Run for God - JFest 5K.  Run for God, with major assistance from J103 (voted the best radio station in Chattanooga!), is once again hosting all runners and walkers at Camp Jordan on a flat and fast course. The race finishes INSIDE the Camp Jordan Arena where the crowd noise echoes off the walls and makes you feel like a rock star as you finish! If you have never run JFest, you need to come see what you've been missing.  Whether you are the first finisher or the last, you will enjoy the thrilling finale!  

MEDALS ARE BACK for the first 650 to register!  

The best bling ever awaits you in the afternoon.  You will receive a ticket to the all-day-and-into-the-night concert. The ticket carries with it a $15 monetary value, but you won't find a value like this anywhere else. Some of the biggest names in Christian music will be there.  It is a day you will not soon forget!  

Because the race finishes indoors, you will have plenty of cool, dry restrooms to clean up and change clothes to prepare for the full day of festivities and trust us, you'll want to stick around!  Walkers are welcomed and encouraged to participate as well.  Grab some friends and sign up today!

Registration fees

5K Run/Walk Closed

All 5K finishers receive a moisture wicking T shirt, finishers' medals to the first 650 to register, a ticket to the full day of concerts, and a Run for God 5K sticker.

The JFest Medal!

Register early to receive a great finisher medal!  Supply is limited!



Registration and packet pick-up will be available on Friday, May 19 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. as well as race morning from 6:00 a.m. until 15 minutes prior to race start.  The race will begin at 8:00 a.m.  All participants are encouraged to gather at 7:45 inside the arena for the national anthem and prayer.  Awards ceremony will begin soon after as the final finisher crosses the line.




Join us after the race for free pizza provided by our friends at Little Caesar's!


Male & Female - Overall (1st Place Only)

Overall Masters (1st Place Only)

Age Groups:

9 and Under (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

10-14 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

15-19 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

20-29 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

30-39 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

40-49 (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

50-59(1st, 2nd, 3rd)

60+ (1st, 2nd, 3rd)

Team Competition

Grab some friends and create your own team.  You can register as a church, community organization, or even as a corporation or workplace.  When you register, look to see if anyone has created a team for your organization.  If not, you can start a team and get others to join you!  You will see the Team section as you register.  Gather up all you can and there just may be a team award in your future!


The T-Shirt is made from a light, moisture-wicking material, perfect for the upcoming summer!

Course Map

How are the proceeds used?

100% of the proceeds from our races are used in one of two ways.  When you register, you will be helping to take the name of Jesus to the running world through the "Who do you say that I AM?" ad campaign.  We are seeing eternal decisions made in response to the ads in Runner's World Magazine!  If you'd like to know more, please visit  The second is to keep the day-to-day operations of Run for God moving.  Our revenue comes from books, t-shirts, sponsors, and races.  

Who will be playing at JFest this year?

Here are the great artists playing at J Fest this year:

Zach Williams

Micah Tyler



Ryan Stevenson

Sanctus Real

Family Force Five

Jeremy Camp 




Why do we wait for the last person to finish before giving out awards?

We get this question often, and we understand that some of you fast runners may be waiting a while before getting your award. But here at Run for God, we have decided that EVERYONE should experience that magical finish line experience no matter what their time may be. For this reason, we hope that you will hang around and help us cheer every runner in, and be inspired by those who just a short time ago were saying “I can’t” and are now saying “I did.”


Sticky and Pinky

Sticky and Pinky have been known to show up at our events.  You won't want to miss it if they do!

Run for God Run Club

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Connect is a quarterly publication that plugs you right into what’s going on in and around the Run for God community. Each quarter we’ll highlight students and instructors as well as telling you their awesome sto­ries. We’ll give you updates on what’s on our calendar along with running tips and answers to frequently asked questions. Behind the Scenes will give you and inside look at what goes on each day at the Run for God shop, and we’ll even be hearing from Dean Thompson about his favorite running topics. Don’t know Dean? Be sure and check out Devotions!
The bottom line is that Connect is just as simple as the name states. It’s our way to connect with you. I hope that you’ll enjoy reading this publication as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together! Thanks again for your continued support of Run for God.


Event Schedule

  • May 19 4:00 PM EDT - Early Packet Pick up at Camp Jordan Arena

  • May 19 8:00 PM EDT - Early Packet Pick up ends

  • May 20 6:00 AM EDT - Gates Open

  • May 20 6:00 AM EDT - Registration and Packet Pick-Up Opens

  • May 20 8:00 AM EDT - 5K Begins

  • May 20 9:15 AM EDT - Awards

  • May 20 11:00 AM EDT - JFest Music Begins

Contact Information

Event Location

323 Camp Jordan Parkway East Ridge, TN 37412

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