Courtney Reid

2nd Lap of the Marathon along the TN Riverwalk - Around mile 16

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Courtney Reid is known around Chattanooga and the greater southeastern US for her smooth vocals and soulful sound. Though she is originally from Memphis, Courtney has laid down some serious ties in the Chattanooga music scene over the past few years. Her greatest musical influences are Whitney Houston, Beyoncé, and Stevie Wonder, and through their inspiration, Courtney has created a sound all her own. Courtney now sings back up for Shirley Jones, who has popular songs such as "Who Can I Run To" and "You Gonna Make Me Love Somebody Else," and with the Nashville-based Power Players and the Higher Ground band. You can catch her around town performing at JJ’s Bohemia, the Camp House and Jazzanooga.

Fortwood

Corner of Fortwood Place & Vine Street

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

A prime spot to cheer on runners as they come down Fortwood and turn onto Vine St. to run through the beautiful campus of University of Tennessee Chattanooga. There will be live music in Perkins Park, inspirational posters, and cowbells! With the help of UTC Greek Life, this will be an amazing spot to watch the race and have a fun time!

Hip Hop CHA

High St. & 3rd St.

7:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Hip Hop CHA and the Ferger Place Neighborhood. We know this is a tough hill along the course so we've amplified it with some upbeat tunes brought to you by Hip Hop CHA and the residents of Ferger Place! With all of their cheering and encouragement you will be at the top of that hill in no time! Hip-Hop Cha is a music organization lead by artist C-Grimey and Kay B Brown dedicated to education, entertainment and inclusion. Providing a variety of events, workshops, and conferences Hip-Hop Cha uses the universal language of music to bring people together

Hip Hop CHA

MLK Blvd. and University St,

8:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Hip Hop CHA animates another section of the course as they spin some energetic music. You'll be dancing all the way down MLK on this stretch of the course located between miles 9 and 10. Hip-Hop Cha is a music organization lead by artist C-Grimey and Kay B Brown dedicated to education, entertainment and inclusion. Providing a variety of events, workshops, and conferences Hip-Hop Cha uses the universal language of music to bring people together

Kofi Mawuko

Walnut St. Bridge

7:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Kofi Mawuko, a native of Ghana and long-time resident of Chattanooga, has been performing since age 10 as a member of the Kyirem Children’s Cultural Performing Troupe, which led to tours throughout Africa, Cuba, Europe and Russia. After relocating to USA, Kofi widened his array of percussion talents by performing with jazz, blues, hip-hop, funk, rock and roll, techno/DJs and bluegrass artists around the Southeast. He has recorded studio tracks for and performed solo with Grammy Award-winning artists, and has opened for international known artists, such as Ladysmith Black Mbazo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Ruben Studdard and The Dirty Dozen Brass Band. Kofi and his wife, Rebekah, are the founders of Mawre & Co., an educational, cultural enrichment and entertainment company, and Ogya World Music Band. Their work in establishing sustainable performance arts programs in the community has garnered recurring contracts and grant awards from local and national agencies.

Main Street-Jacob Shaw

Main St. at Williams St.

8:15 AM - 1:15 PM

This is the final stretch of the race! With less than a mile to go, you'll be anxious to see that finish line and have them medal around your neck! DJ Jacob Shaw will be there along with the crew from Lululemon and Fleet Feet to push you those final steps. Keep going, you can do it! Born and raised in Chattanooga, Jacob is one of Chattanooga's finest independent DJ's. He's the owner and operator of SRF Productions, a live sound and lighting company that hosts electronic dance music events in the Chattanooga area. Jacob likes to DJ and break dances (yes, break dance!) under the moniker "Era-Step." You can catch spinning the sounds of drum, bass, hip hop, electronica, and other experimental grooves to get you moving.