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June 23, 2024

Publix Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Chattanooga, TN
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Sprint | Olympic
Swim
River
Bike
Rolling
Run
Flat
Avg. Temp
77°F
Avg. Water
83°F
Publix Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon

Conquer the Waterfront

The 42nd Annual Publix Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon invites you to a day of epic racing against the backdrop of the stunning Tennessee River and Chattanooga Aquarium.

🌄 Breathtaking Landscape:
Swim in the shadow of Lookout Mountain, bike along the historic riverfront, and run along the Tennessee Riverwalk. Chattanooga's natural beauty transforms the course into an unforgettable journey.

🥇 Tailored for Success: Whether you aim for a personal best or a day of healthy competition, our course is designed for personal triumphs. With a fast, downstream swim and full course support, you can focus on your performance.

🙌 Spirit of Chattanooga: Experience the city's renowned hospitality. Volunteers, locals, and fellow athletes provide an encouraging environment where camaraderie shines.

Ready to join the ranks of those who've conquered Chattanooga Waterfront? Register now for a triathlon experience you'll cherish for years.
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Event Location
100 Riverfront Pkwy, Chattanooga, TN 37402
The race staging is set on the Chattanooga Green adjacent to the Tennessee Aquarium.

Course Maps

Swim Course

Sprint: 400m
Olympic: 1.5k
Swim Course Map
Swim Course Info
Sprint: 400 meter down river point to point swim.

Olympic: 1.5k down river point to point swim.

With the Olympic swim beginning at the Manker Patten Tennis Center. Athletes will be taken to the swim start via shuttles from the main staging area.

Sprint racers will walk to the swim start at the boat dock under the Market Street Bridge.

Both race distances will finish just before the City Pier.

Bag Drop Info: A bag drop will be available at both swim starts for you to leave your personal belongings.

These items must be in the bag provided to you at packet pick up, clearly marked with your name and race bib number. These items will be available for pick up in the Transition Area at the conclusion of your race.

The swim will be conducted in a time-trial fashion. Race numbers are assigned by estimated swim time. A racer will enter the water approximately every 3 seconds.

Pre-register by the Wednesday night before the race to get a spot in the swim order. UPPER numbers are assigned to late registrants, starting them at the rear.

Determining Swim Time
Pace Chart
Use the US Masters Swimming pace chart to assist as needed.
Wetsuit Rules
USAT Article 4:4
Each age group participant shall be permitted to wear a wet suit without penalty in any event sanctioned by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78 degrees Fahrenheit.

When the water temperature is greater than 78 degrees, but less than 84 degrees Fahrenheit, age group participants may wear a wet suit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Bike Course

Sprint: 20k
Olympic: 40k
Bike Course Map
Bike Course Info
Sprint Map My Ride
Olympic Map My Ride
The race transition area is organized based on your assigned race number.  Each bike rack ROW is also marked with a sign to help you find your row as you complete your swim-to-bike and bike-to-run transitions.

After a small steady climb from the transition area, this is a fast, flat course.

The sprint bike course is 20k out and back on Riverside Drive and Amnicola Hwy.

The Olympic course is two loops of the sprint course.

Bikes will be using the inside lanes of this four-lane road, with cones providing separation from traffic.

The course will be controlled by local police.

Run Course

Sprint: 5k
Olympic: 6 mile
Run Course Map
Run Course Info
Sprint Map My Run
Olympic Map My Run
The course will be primarily on the Riverwalk with a short section on (closed to traffic) Riverfront Parkway.

The Olympic course completes two loops of the sprint course.

With the course being a two-loop course for the Olympic racers, it is very important for runners to STAY LEFT throughout the course to keep a smooth flow and avoid head to head running and crossovers.

Ways You Can Race

TRIATHLON
TRIATHLON

Swim, Bike, and Run. Test yourself against the full course.

SWIM-BIKE
SWIM-BIKE

Running too tough on the knees or just not what you're into? No worries, compete in just the Swim and Bike.

BIKE-RUN
BIKE-RUN

Water not your thing? Skip the swim and compete in only the Bike and Run.

RELAY
RELAY

Tri Together! Race with your friends or family in either 2 or 3 person relay teams.

Event Schedule

SATURDAY
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm: Registration & packet pick-up

1:00 pm - 5:00 pm:
Bike Check-In: Encouraged but not Mandatory

3:30 pm:
Race Overview followed by Q&A
SUNDAY
5:30 am - 6:30 am: Registration & Packet Pick Up

6:30 am: Transition Closes. Bikes must be in the transition area

6:45 am:
Sprint Swim Start

7:30 am:
Olympic Swim Start

9:45 am:
Estimated time for Sprint Distance Awards

10:45 am: Estimated time for Olympic Distance Awards

12:30 pm: All participants must be finished to guarantee police and volunteer support*

Bikes may be removed from the transition area after the last biker has returned, or at the discretion of the transition area staff.

*Upon finishing the bike, please ensure you can finish the run by 12:30pm.

Additional Resources

ResultsPhotos
Overall Awards

Top 3 Overall: Male, Female & Non-binary

Top 3 Clydesdale & Athena: Age 39 & Under

Top 3 Clydesdale Age: 40-59 & 60+

Top 3 Athena Age: 40-54 & 55+

Top 3 Bike-Run: Male & Female

Top 3 Aquabike: Male & Female

Top 3 Overall 2 & 3 Person Relay Teams

1st Overall Masters (40-49): Male & Female

1st Overall Grand Masters (50+):
Male & Female

1st Overall Paratriathlete
(Based on classification)

Age Group Awards

Sprint Distance Triathlon:
13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+

Olympic Distance Triathlon:
Same as above starting at 15-19

Club | Team Competition: Clubs, teams, collegiate programs & coaching groups

Individual (Age Group): Open for all age group men and women

Aquabike: Swim and Bike Only

Bike-Run:
Bike and Run Only

Paratriathlete: Physically Challenged Division*

Clydesdale: 220+ pound men

Athena: 165+ pound ladies

2 & 3 Person Relay Teams

*PARATRIATHLETE: Please contact us if you register as a paratriathlete. We want to ensure the racer has a complete understanding of the course, as well as, ensure the race staff has a complete understanding of any special circumstances for the racer.

Downtown Chattanooga is super accessible from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham and more. A perfect family trip with so many kid friendly options or plan a complete outdoor adventure trip with friends.

Where to Stay

SpringHill Suites Downtown Chattanooga/Cameron Harbor
Website Link: www.Marriott.com/CHASH

The SpringHill Suites by Marriott Downtown Chattanooga/Cameron Harbor is the only hotel located on the river in Chattanooga, just 16 minutes from the Chattanooga Airport, and within walking distance of the Publix Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon staging area.  Our hotel’s location is perfect for staying close to the triathlon while also enjoying Chattanooga’s many attractions & points of interest such as the Tennessee Aquarium, Hunter Art Museum, Rock City, and Ruby Falls,  

If you are staying in Downtown Chattanooga, lodging at our hotel is the smart choice. Our guest suites are appointed with contemporary furnishings. The rooms feature a spacious suite that is 25% larger than a typical suite, with sleeper sofas and 55” HDTVs with Netflix and streaming capabilities.

Book your room for the Publix Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon today!

USAT Competitive Rules will be properly enforced. The Competitive Rules are intended to provide for the orderly and consistent administration of events sanctioned by USA Triathlon and are not designed to establish standards of care for the safety of participants or other persons.

Every participant, official, volunteer, and spectator should consider all safety issues and make related decisions prudently without reliance upon the Competitive Rules.

Wetsuits may be worn and considered legal by USA Triathlon up to and including a water temperature of 78°F. When the water temperature is greater than 78°F, but less than 84°F, age group participants may wear a wetsuit at their own discretion, provided however that participants who wear a wet suit within this temperature range shall not be eligible for prizes or awards.

Age group participants shall not wear wet suits in water temperatures equal to or greater than 84°F.

We use timing chips on disposable self-adhesive ankle bands, body marking or temporary race number tattoos, helmet numbers, bike frame numbers, wrist bands, and bib numbers to ensure we keep track of you during the race and provide you accurate results.

Wear the ankle band on your left ankle and attach your bike frame number to your bike before checking into the bike transition area.

· Photo ID Required.

· All racers, including relay team members, must pick up their own race packet.

· All racers will receive an envelope with a helmet number, bike frame number, bib number, and wrist band to be detached from the bib number and worn at all times.

· All racers will receive an electronic timing chip on a disposable self-adhesive ankle band.

· Be sure you still have your body marking or race bib number and the provided wrist band to retrieve your equipment from the race transition area.

· This area is controlled for your safety so we can insure only racers enter the area and take only their equipment.

· Racers will be allowed to retrieve their bikes after the last biker returns from the bike course or as soon as race staff feels like they can safely escort racers to their bike rack location without interfering with another participants race.

· There is an exit gate marked in transition - please look for this gate to retrieve your belongings - this gate is not typically the bike in / out or run out area, but a neutral location that allows those that finish early to remove items while others are still racing.

Individual
Triathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $79
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $99
01/01/24 - 03/28/24: $109
03/29/24 - 05/09/24: $129
05/10/24 - 06/19/24: $139
06/20/24 - Race Day: $169
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $109
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $129
01/01/24 - 03/28/24: $139
03/29/24 - 05/09/24: $159
05/10/24 - 06/19/24: $169
06/20/24 - Race Day: $199
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $139
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $159
01/01/24 - 03/28/24: $169
03/29/24 - 05/09/24: $189
05/10/24 - 06/19/24: $199
06/20/24 - Race Day: $229

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies
Individual
Triathlon | Swim-Bike | Bike-Run | Clydesdale | Athena | Paratriathlete
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $109
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $139
01/01/24 - 03/28/24: $149
03/29/24 - 05/09/24: $169
05/10/24 - 06/19/24: $179
06/20/24 - Race Day: $209
2 Person Relay
1 person does 2 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $139
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $169
01/01/24 - 03/28/24: $179
03/29/24 - 05/09/24: $199
05/10/24 - 06/19/24: $209
06/20/24 - Race Day: $239
3 Person Relay
1 person does 1 of each of the swim, bike, run segments.
11/27/23 (Cyber Monday): $169
11/28/23 - 12/31/23: $199
01/01/24 - 03/28/24: $209
03/29/24 - 05/09/24: $229
05/10/24 - 06/19/24: $239
06/20/24 - Race Day: $269

Virtual Race Option: $79 Any Category | Any Distance

All events are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. When a race director sanctions with USAT, it is required for each participant to purchase either a one-day license or annual membership in order to participate in said event. A one-day USAT licenses for athletes 18 and older are $13 for Sprint/Super Sprint and $18 for Olympic/International distances. Additionally, relay members are $6 for any distance.

Athletes age 17 and younger can purchase an annual membership for $10 or enjoy unlimited racing until their 18th birthday for $25. Learn more about USAT youth programs HERE.

Annual USAT memberships are also available to those over the age of 18 in different packages. You can learn more about all USAT membership levels and benefits HERE.

Refund and Transfer Policies

Earn a FREE Race Entry!

Volunteer from set up through teardown for credit to a future Magic Sports event!

Volunteers are an essential part of race day! We wouldn't be able to put on this race without all of the hardworking volunteers. There are many volunteer options including Designated Last Place Finishers, Course Fueling Stations, Course Sentries, and more.

If you have a volunteer group that is interested in volunteering at this event, please contact us for more information.

Event Sponsors

Pre-Race Happy Hour Podcast with Race Directors Faye Yates & Joe Fleenor.
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