THE CAM RUN
The Cameron Bean Memorial 5k
The 5k course will take you out to Moccasin Bend Road where you will go south towards the Hospital, past the memorial for Cameron, turn around and head back the way you came to the start/finish on Hamm Road.
The top 25 men and top 25 women in the 5k will qualify to run the Magnum Mile Saturday night at 8pm, on the GPS track.
CAM KIDS Fun Run
A one mile run for all kids, ages 12 and under. Everyone gets a medal and a t-shirt!
The top 25 men and top 25 women in the 5k qualify to run the Magnum Mile Saturday night on the track at Girls Preparatory School.
This year's Magnum Mile also includes a Magnum Mile Invitational—for High School & Middle School athletes—and the inaugural Magnum Mile Elite!
The evening's schedule of events starts at 7 p.m. with the Invitational, followed by the "O.G." Magnum Mile and then the Magnum Mile Elite.
5K Cam Run
$40 for general registration
$20 for high school students
Cam Kids Fun Run (12 and under)
Packet Pickup Party
Friday, Aug. 25 • 4-6 PM
Hosted by Fast Break Athletics
802 Hamilton Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405
(Packets also available for pick-up at race start from 6-7:15 a.m. on race day)
There are four parking lots along Hamm Rd. that volunteers will direct you to on race morning. Due to limited parking carpooling is strongly encouraged!
Awards for Cam Run 5k
The 1st place male and female in each age group (10 year increments) will receive a custom award.
Saturday August 26, 2023
Memorial 5k Location
10 Hamm Road
Magnum Mile Location
Track at Girls Preparatory School
205 Island Ave.
Chattanooga, TN 37405
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
7:30AM 5k race begins
8:45AM Cam Kids Fun Run begins
9:15AM Magnum Mile qualifiers announced
7 PM - Magnum Mile begins at GPS
ABOUT CAMERON & THE MEMORIAL FUND
On behalf of the Cameron Bean Memorial Fund and Fast Break Athletics, we are proud and honored to host the annual The Cam Run: Cameron Bean Memorial 5K & Magnum Mile, which aims to both remember and capture the energy and essence of our namesake, Cameron Bean.
I pray to be tested daily and to have faith in Christ to get me through the trials.
Cameron Bean’s Bio
Cameron, a Chattanooga, TN native, was a multisport athlete in his youth, and became a standout runner at The Baylor School under the late Van Townsend. Cameron’s uncommon and ferocious work ethic molded him into an accomplished collegiate runner at Samford University. Such accomplishments include:
● Conference Freshman of the Year in cross country & track
● Samford’s 5000m and 3000m indoor record holder
● Samford’s 5000m outdoor record holder
● 2010 SOCON indoor “Most Outstanding Track Performer”
After college, Cameron showed interest in joining an elite running outfit in Blowing Rock, North Carolina, called Zap Fitness. Zap's head coach, Pete Rea, made Cameron an offer: move to Blowing Rock, get your own place to live, get a part time job, and I will coach you. By the end of his third year with Zap, Cameron was a fully funded resident athlete and one of the fastest steeplechase runners in the United States. In July 2015, an undiagnosed hip injury led Cameron away from Zap and toward coaching athletes, training to become an elite triathlete, taking classes to increase his knowledge of the human body, and working at Chattanooga’s specialty running store, Fast Break Athletics.
On September 19, 2015, Cameron set out from Fast Break on a training run. He was traveling southbound on Moccasin Bend Road – safely, running against traffic during daylight hours – when a southbound vehicle came across traffic and struck him from behind at a high rate of speed. He was left at the scene of the accident. Cameron passed away from the resulting traumatic injuries on September 21, 2015, at the age of 28.
Off the track, Cameron was engaging, loving, and larger than life. A young man defined by his faith and invested in his family, friends, and those who shared his passion for running. Cameron was poised and eager to affect the Chattanooga area endurance community in a big way and we strive to continue his legacy.
The Cam Run
Cameron won his last 2 races, the Fast Break 5K and Moon Pie Mini Mile, on August 22, 2015, so fittingly, this year’s race has taken on a new name, The Cam Run: Cameron Bean Memorial 5K & Magnum Mile, and a new life. The 5k will be a morning run along scenic Moccasin Bend Road, where Cameron was struck. Runners will pass a Memorial for Cameron twice during the loop. The morning 5k will qualify runners based on performance for The Magnum Mile, a festive 1 mile sprint under the lights in downtown Chattanooga.
The Cameron Bean Memorial Fund is a Chattanooga, Tennessee based NonProfit Organization committed to promoting and fostering the growth of amateur running in and around the Chattanooga area through running programs, races, camps, clinics and safety advocacy groups.
The Memorial Fund has made possible a Cameron Bean Memorial Track and Field Scholarship at Samford University, Cameron's alma mater, with a request that it be awarded to a Chattanooga area athlete. A donation was given to the Chattanooga Thunder Track Club to help with travel expenses for several youth runners to compete in the 2017 USATF National Junior Olympic Championship in Lawrence, Kansas. A donation has also been made to Friends of Moccasin Bend in support of future running and hiking trails.
An Event of the Chattanooga Track Club
We're excited to share the Cam Run is now an official event of the Chattanooga Track Club! Founded in 1970 and one of the oldest track club organizations in the Southeast, the Chattanooga Track Club is a nonprofit organization dedicated to stimulating interest in running and fitness for all ages. The Chattanooga Track Club organizes local programs and events to encourage interest in running among the youth in our community, which has been a staple value of the Cam Run since its inception.