The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon - Sunday, July 10, 2011
Hosted By: CTC
The schedule of specific events for this race have not been posted.
Race Director: Sherilyn Johnson / Jenni Berz  :: or  
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Brief Overview

This sellout intermediate distance triathlon has quickly become one of the top races in the southeast. Brought to you by Chattanooga Track Club and Team Magic in the heart of downtown Chattanooga. Be ready for a fast, down river swim, a challenging bike course and a scenic run along the city's riverwalk. Chattanooga is a great place to bring the family too!

Thank you to the sponsors and organizations who help make this event possible:

Outdoor Chattanooga and the City of Chattanooga, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, BMW of Chattanooga, Rudy Project, TDOT, Chattanooga Times Free Press, Fox 61/CW Chattanooga, Big River Brewery and Grill, Technology Projects, Walnut Hill Townhomes, Chattanooga Coke, Powerade, Dasani, Marriott Courtyard, US Stove, Chattem-Hamico, Tennessee American Water Co., Greenlife Grocery, Milestones Jewelry, Bluff View Art District, 1800PackRat, Repubic Parking, Sports Barn, River City Bicycles, Suck Creek Cycles, Scott's Bikes, Cycle Sport Concepts, TN Valley Canoe Club, Purple Wing, Chattanooga Triathlon Club, Chattanooga Track Club, Chattanooga Ski Club, Chattanooga Amatuer Radio Club, over 400 volunteers and   Hammer Nutrition, Stuffit's, Acme Multisports, Greenlayer, Shave Secret


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12/1/10 to 12/31/10 - $85
1/01/11 to 6/15/11- $95
6/16/11 to 7/06/11 - $125

12/1/10 to 12/31/10 - $150
1/01/11 to 6/15/11 - $170
6/16/11 to 7/06/11 - $195



WDSI/Fox 61


American Bicycle Group

Pack Rat Portable Storage & Moving

212 Market


Course Info

1.5k swim / 42k bike /10k run

The main staging area is on the two lawns at the corner of Chestnut Street and Riverfront Parkway. The finish line is on Riverfront Parkway between the river and the transition area.

The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number. Since you will be starting the swim based on your race number assigned by age group per USAT rules for championship and qualifier racers, you will be traveling the same distance through transition as those you are competing against in your age group. The bike racks are marked by ranges of "7" numbers, beginning with 1 through 7 and so on. You do not have to rack in numerical order ON the rack, but your bike must be racked on the rack designated for your race number range.

The swim course is 1.5k point-to-point in the Tennessee River. The swim will go with the current. Shuttles will take athletes from the main staging area to the University of Tennessee Chattanooga Rowing Center. The shuttles will leave from the corner of Chestnut and Riverfront Parkway, adjacent to the race transition area. The swim exit will be at the North Terrace on the waterfront, before the City Pier. You will run up some stairs from the waterfront to the transition area. The race transition will be on the waterfront side of the Chattanooga Aquarium on Riverfront Parkway on the "South Green." SHOULD YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE ON THE SWIM AND TAKE A LIFE PRESERVER FROM THE WATER VOLUNTEERS, PLEASE RETURN IT TO THE FOOD TENT IN THE POST RACE AREA. If you DO use a flotation device to MOVE FORWARD, you will be disqualified from the race.

The water temperature is expected to be somewhere close to 28 degrees C / 82 degrees F, which means NOT wetsuit legal. Feel free to bring a wetsuit just in case we dip below 78 F!

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion with individuals starting the race at approximately 5 second intervals based on race number, with racer number 1 being first. Since this race is the USA Triathlon National Championship Special Qualifier, we will organize racers by age group per USA Triathlon rules for championship and qualifier races. There will be an ELITE wave offered this year.

We do change the swim order a bit each year - just remember - we must start you in your age group range since this race is a qualifier for the USAT National Championship AND someone will always have to start at the end, sorry. Also, remember due to weight limitations at our swim start, we must do this race as an interval start. For those of you to the rear of the start, thanks for your patience and understanding.


SWIM START ORDER: Assigned based on submitted estimated swim time within your age group. All categories start within their age group except ELITE & RELAY TEAMS.



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