ROSSVILLE, GA (WRCB) - The Chickamauga Chase started early Saturday morning at the National Military Park.
Before runners sprinted off, there was a moment of silence for the city of Boston and the thousands of people affected by the bombing tragedy.
Hodgen Maiden said he ran, "For confidence, lack of fear and to let the people know that stuff like this shouldn't scare us."
"With it being a terrorist attack, I believe it should not interrupt your life," said another runner.
George Skonberg the Chickamauga Chase director said, "Having today's race go on as scheduled meant a lot to many folks. It is our right to have freedom and happiness."
Saturday's race had a record breaking 1,600 runners.
The spill should be cleared early this afternoon, according to a news release from Chattanooga State.
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