Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

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Date Sunday, June 29 2014
LocationChattanooga, Tennessee
  • Intermediate - 1.5k Swim / 42k Bike / 10k Run


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 TN Riverwalk.  While in town, check out the sites in the Best Adventure Town, according to National Geograhic.  Visit the site of our Host Hotel, Chattanooga Downtown Courtyard by Marriott to make your hotel reservations early.


This downtown triathlon takes the place of the popular Chattanooga Dam Triathlon of years past and the original Riverbend Triathlon from "many moons" ago. The Chattanooga triathlon tradition began over 25 years ago. We are happy to keep it alive and hope you agree we have developed one of the best races in the country - not to be missed!

Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon and Alabama Coastal Triathlon are part of the Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Championship. For more information on the series, please visit HERE.
For newcomers and veterans alike... Hold onto your tri bars- we are promising you a great weekend! 


Don't miss out on your chance for great giveaways from Qunitana Roo, US Stove and other local race sponsors - more details to come.  

Watch Chasing the Finishline, produced by Fox 61 Chattanooga to follow a local athlete training for this year's race.  

Course Overview

This is an awesome event for spectators. Watch swimmers from the Walnut Street Pedestrian Bridge as they come down the river or there is plenty of viewing at the swim exit and transition area.  Stick close to the Finish Line and Expo area to see a little of everything.  There will be a great mix of vendors to entertain friends and family during the race.  Teams and groups traveling together are invited to set up a tent or meeting space, contact us for more details.

Swim Course: Point-to-point swim in the Tennessee River. A true favorite to all swimmers as there might be a slight current to help you to the swim finish. 

Bike Course: This course is challenging but fun. Racers seem to love it. Prepare for some long, steady inclines and the complimentary fast downhill sections on the other side.

Run Course: Much of the run is on a paved greenway along the Tennessee River. You will earn the flat sections as you climb up a steady hill out of the downtown area, AND you get that hill in reverse as you approach the finish line! One fun set of stairs to connect you from Riverfront Parkway to the Greenway. Pure out and back course so lots of good company and a great chance to see your friends (and competition!)

Check out the Event Guide for more information.