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Jfest 5K and Kiddie K

...benefiting Volunteers in Medicine

Do you want to race with an Olympian? Can you beat the US record holder for the Half Marathon distance? Then come join us as Ryan and Sara Hall will be joining us for the Jfest 5k and Kiddie K to be held at Chattanooga State on Saturday, May 18th. The beautiful CERTIFIED course which runs along the TN River is flat and fast so you can achieve that 5K PR! Runners will get an awesome view of the TN River and the Jfest stage as they run along the TN Riverwalk.

All 5K runners and walkers will receive a high quality custom finishers medal, t-shirt, and a ticket to J-Fest! Special VIP packages are available which will include an autographed race bib and photo with Ryan and/or Sara.

All proceeds from this race will be used to support the services offered by Volunteers in Medicine, a free health clinic for low-income, uninsured residents of Hamilton and surrounding counties.

Please note: T-shirts & sizes are guaranteed through May 6 only. After that it will be on a first come basis as t-shirts are available. Medals are guaranteed up to 700 registrants on race day. If more than 700 run, medals will be ordered for post-race distribution. Thank you for registering early to keep our costs low and revenues high to support VIM medical services in our community

ONLINE REGISTRATION will close on Thursday, May 16th at noon EST! Walk up registration will still occur Friday/Saturday at packet pick-up.

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Registration fees

Kiddie K Closed

Registration closed
  • A family friendly 1K race for the kids! XS Adult t-shirts for the first 25 to register.

    1. $20.00
      Feb 4 – Apr 30
    2. $20.00
      May 1 – May 16

5K Race Only Closed

Registration closed
  • Race entry, T shirt, and Jfest Ticket.

    1. $40.00

      Early bird pricing!

      Feb 4 – Apr 30
    2. $50.00
      May 1 – May 16

VIP 5K Race Entry Closed

Registration closed
  • Race, photo with Ryan and Sara Hall, signed bib, T-shirt, and Jfest ticket.

    1. $55.00

      Early bird pricing!

      Feb 4 – Apr 30
    2. $65.00
      May 1 – May 16

VIP Dinner and Race Closed

Registration closed
  • Dinner and photo's with Ryan and Sara Hall, race entry, signed race bib, T shirt, and Jfest ticket.

    1. $90.00

      Early bird pricing!

      Feb 4 – Apr 30
    2. $100.00
      May 1 – May 16

Dinner Only Closed

Registration closed
  • Dinner, photo's with Ryan and Sara Hall

    1. $50.00
      Feb 4 – Apr 30
    2. $50.00
      May 1 – May 16

How are the proceeds used?


The mission of the VIM Chattanooga Clinic is to understand and serve the health and wellness needs of the medically underserved in our community by providing quality, compassionate and personalized care in a faith-based caring environment.


May we have eyes to see, with Christian love, those to whom we have been blind, arms to embrace those who have been excluded, hands to touch those needing compassion, wisdom and skill to alleviate suffering, with hearts bonded together.

"I was sick and you cared for me..."  Matthew 25

More about Ryan and Sara!


Packet Pick-Up and Dinner Location

The BX Crossing  - Brainerd Baptist Church

4011 Austin Street

Chattanooga, TN 37411

3:30 - 7:30 pm

Race Day Pick-Up at Chatt State

Open at 6:30 am


Medals are large, high quality, and custom made which are available to 5K finishers. 

Kiddie K finishers will receive "mini-medals".



Awards will be as follows:   Male/Female Overall 

Top 3 Male/Female: 19 & under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and older.

Course Layout

Coming Soon!


Event Schedule

  • May 17 4:00 PM EDT - Registration/ Packet Pick-Up

  • May 17 5:30 PM EDT - VIP Fundraiser Dinner

  • May 18 6:30 AM EDT - Race Day Registration/Packet Pick-Up

  • May 18 8:00 AM EDT - 5K Race Start

  • May 18 9:15 AM EDT - Kiddie K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Chattanooga State Community College, Amnicola Highway, Chattanooga, TN, USA

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