The Chattanooga Track Club

Promoting Running and Fitness in Chattanooga

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon - Sunday, July 16, 2006
Hosted By: CTC
The schedule of specific events for this race have not been posted.
Race Director: Calder and Betsy Willingham  ::  :: 423 756-4060  
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Brief Overview

Welcome to the 2nd Annual Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon! 

This downtown triathlon takes the place of the popular Chattanooga Dam Triathlon.  This downtown triathlon was a huge in its' inaugural year in 2005.  Look for a great weekend expo, great downtown Chattanooga restaurants and entertainment, and a fantastic day of racing along Chattanooga's revitalized waterfront.  You will experience some of the same run and bike course as in the past and some brand new stuff as well.  For newcomers and veterans alike...hold onto your tri bars, we are promising you a great weekend!  The 2006 event will serve as a SPECIAL QUALIFIER FOR THE 2007 USAT NATIONAL AGE GROUP CHAMPIONSHIP, location to be announced. This means the top 33% in each age group will qualify to compete in the USAT National Age Group Championship. 




Register online:


Prices: USAT Member: $75.00
Non-USAT Member: $84.00
USAT Relay Team: $125.00
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Online Reg. Closes: July 12, 2006 11:59 PM Pacific Time
Distance: 1.5k swim / 40k bike / 10k run
Directions: The main staging area is on Riverfront Parkway on the waterfront side of the Chattanooga Aquarium. Take I-24 into Chattanooga. Take Exit 178 onto US-27. Go about 1.2 miles to exit 1A, or look for signs for downtown Chattanooga and the Tennessee Aquarium. The major downtown streets of Broad and Market will lead you to Riverfront Parkway, the main drive along the Tennessee River in downtown Chattanooga. Event parking will be under the Olgiati Bridge.
Please Note: Team Magic events are all sanctioned by USA Tri, which serves as our insurance provider. If you are not a member of USA Triathlon, you must purchase a one-day membership in order to participate. This fee is $9 per individual, including all non-USAT relay team members.
cont.: Late registration & packet pick-up will be held at the main staging area from 12:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Sat. & Sun. morning from 6:00 am - 6:45 am. We suggest getting your race materials on Saturday so you can review all race information and attend the 3:00 pm race briefing.
Refund Policy: Team Magic events have a NO REFUND policy. A refund of 50% of the registration fee will be offered until ONE MONTH prior to the race date in question. You must email us at to receive this refund. There will be NO REFUNDS after this time. Race registrations are non-transferable.
cont.: If you realize you cannot race within one month of the race, you can request your race packet by email at for that race up until the opening of late registration on race weekend. After that time, your packet will no longer be available.
Confirmation, Refunds, & Race Results: Confirmation notices will be sent all entrants via e-mail or U.S. postal. You must send a self-addressed stamped envelope to request course maps or "tips for beginners" or you can print them from our web site. A race program with course maps and detailed race information will be in the race packet you receive at registration. CONFIRMATION PACKETS AND RACE PROGRAMS WILL NOT BE MAILED IN ADVANCE.
Post-Race Activities: Stay around for great food and drink, live music, sport expo, and the awards ceremony with lots of cool prize drawings. All activities will be nearby the race transition and finish area, on the beautiful Chattanooga Waterfront!
Swim Course: 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 `The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion with individuals starting the race at approx. 5 second intervals.
cont.: Please be sure to provide an accurate estimated swim time when you register, as race #'s will be assigned from fastest to slowest swim time within each age group. PROFESSIONAL RACERS WILL ALSO START BASED ON THEIR AGE. THERE WILL NOT BE AN ELITE START. Age group start order will be announced as the race approaches. The swim exit will be at the new "amphitheater" on the waterfront.
cont.: 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. 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!
Bike Course:

The bike course has been changed!

It now goes out Amnicola on to DuPont Parkway,

Out DuPont Parkway to Hwy 153

Right on Hwy 153 across the dam,

Right on Amnicola

Down Amnicola to DuPont Parkway

Right on DuPont Parkway

Out DuPont Parkway to Hwy 153 again

Right on Hwy 153 across the dam again

Right on Amnicola again

Back to The Waterfront.

Run Course: The 10k run course is an out-and-back course on the Riverwalk, with short segments on streets or sidewalks. You be climbing and descending some stairs in the first and last 1/2 mile or so as you head up and down from the waterfront from the Riverwalk to another connecting point to the Riverwalk. Water stations will be located approximately every mile and in the transition area.
USAT Annual Membership: USAT Annual Memberships available online please click here if interested in purchasing an annual membership.

CTC - ROY points are accumulated, in this race, only by volunteering.  Please email Tammy Sitton,, if you are interested in helping out. 



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