Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Date Sunday, June 26 2016
LocationChattanooga, Tennessee
  • Intermediate - 1.5k Swim | 42k Bike | 10k Run
  • Sprint - 0.25mi Swim | 10.5mi Bike | 3mi Run


Welcome to the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon! We are honored to host the 2016 USA Triathlon Southeast Regional Championship for the Intermediate Distance.

Competitors who compete at Regional Championships and finish in the top 33 percent or top five (whichever is greater) in their respective age groups automatically qualify for the 2016 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships. Find out more HERE about the 2016 USA Triathlon Olympic-Distance National Championships set for Aug. 13 in Omaha, Nebraska.


Join us for 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.  


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!

For newcomers and veterans alike... Hold onto your tri bars- we are promising you a great weekend! 

NEW for 2016 is a sprint triathlon! We are excited to be offering this for the first time!

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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: Both the intermediate and sprint courses are point-to-point, down river 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. The sprint and intermediate are on the same course, with the sprint just turning around sooner. 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!)


Watch Chasing the Finish Line, produced by Fox Chattanooga, beginning May 23 and follow a local athlete training for this year's race  Check out one of our favorite radio stations BIG 95.3 for the Greatest Hits from the 60"s to the 80"s. 

Many of our partners like to give away cool stuff race weekend.  Check them out at the Expo.  United States Stove Company and Quintana Roo!  Visit these and other vendors:  Fox Chattanooga, Chattanooga Sports Committee, Owen Cyclery, Fast Break Athletics, Berz Financial Partners, Loadebar, Tikiz Shaved Ice and Ice Cream, The A-Team Massage, Community Coffee, Whole Foods Market, Chattanooga Allergy Clinic, YeeHaw Brewing Company, Swim Zone, Red Bank High School, USA Triathlon Southeast Region

Want a Sneak Preview of the QR giveaway? Click HERE