The Ardmore Institute of Health presents the 24th Annual Chigger Chase

in United States at Ardmore Regional Park

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  • 5 Mile

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  • 5K

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  • 1-Mile

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  • Children's 1/2 Mile
    (for ages 7-12)

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  • Children's 1/4 Mile
    (for ages 6 and under)

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About The Races

The 24th Annual Chigger Chase is it Saturday, November 23rd, kids race starts at 4 PM and the timed 5k and 1-mile start at 5:00 PM. For Group Discount Registration please call the park office at 580.223.4844.

All adult races will finish through the lights!!!

Watch out for our speedy Charlie the Chigger! Beat him & you get a special prize! 5KM ONLY!

5K Run

  • Chip-timed
  • USATF-sanctioned and certified
  • Out-and-back course through the Christmas lights
  • For all those that beat Speedy the Chigger you will receive a pair of Ardmore Institute of Health and Speedy Chigger socks!

1 Mile Run

  • Open to both runners and walkers
  • All ages welcome
  • Out-and-back course through the Christmas lights
  • 5K and 1-Mile races start at 5:00 PM
  • Course closes and car traffic opens at 6:00 PM

Children's Runs

  • Led by Charlie the Chigger!
  • 1/4 mile: ages 6 and under
  • 1/2 mile: ages 7 to 12
  • All competing children will receive a medal
  • Children's races start at 4:00 PM

Mascot Run at 3:30pm - this will be for all area school and business mascots at no charge. We will donate $100 to one of the local schools. We will also have a local photographer onsite for the kids to have their pictures with the mascots too! Pictures start at 3pm!

Packet Pick-Up/Race Day Registration

Packet pick up will be at Regional Park on Friday, November 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

$35 for the 5K
$30 for the 1 mile
$15 for the 1/2 mile
$15 for the 1/4 mile

Packets available for pick up day of race from 2:00 to 3:30 PM.

Race day registration 2:00-3:30 PM.


From I-35 North or South:
Take Exit 33 to Hwy 142 bypass.
Go east 1/4 mile on HWY 142.
Turn north into park.
Follow signs to pavilion.


Awards given for 5K and Children's Runs - 1 Mile and event is a fun run and is not timed and prizes are not awarded.

  • Top three males and females in all races
  • Top three males and females in each division in the 5K (5 year USATF age divisions)

Souvenir T-Shirts

Participants registered by October 30th will receive a commemorative shirt.
Participants who register after October 30th are not guaranteed a shirt.

Our t-shirt sizes this year will be 5k and 1 mile; unisex & children - s,m,l,xl, xxl (extra $2)

Youth will receive short sleeve cotton shirts and adults will receive long sleeve unisex shirts.

Note: We do not guarantee sizes or cut of shirts. Due to the increase in numbers over the past few years, it's become impossible to predict sizes for our shirts. We do our best to fulfill the orders. Thank you for your understanding as we continually strive to improve upon the Chigger Chase each year.

Runner Protection and Aid

  • Southern Oklahoma Ambulance Service will provide emergency assistance and aid.
  • Water will be provided at the end of the race.
  • The park will be closed to vehicle traffic during the race.
  • Exclusions by the insurance underwriter prohibit audio headsets, baby strollers, baby joggers, roller skates, roller blades, skateboards and bicycles.
  • Dogs or other animals are NOT allowed on any of the courses.
  • Motorized wheelchairs are not allowed in the run.

Proceeds Benefit

Ardmore Regional Park and Trail Development.


For event-related questions, please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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