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Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga Announced

Credit: Arne Heggestad
Credit: Arne Heggestad

Following the success of Ironman Chattanooga in September, Ironman has announced the inaugural Sunbelt Bakery Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga set to take place on Sunday 17 May 2015. The event marks the 26th race in the Ironman 70.3 US Series with Sunbelt Bakery as the event’s title sponsor.

Ironman CEO Andrew Messick said, “Chattanooga proved to be an incredible host this past September and we look forward to expanding our relationship with this great community.”

The race will take athletes through a 2km swim, 90km bike and 21.1 km run on nearly the same course as Ironman Chattanooga. Beginning with a point-to-point swim down the Tennessee River, athletes will then head to transition at Ross’s Landing Park before starting the one-loop bike course that will travel through north Georgia and historic Chickamauga. The course features mountain views as it parallels Lookout Mountain.

Athletes will then begin the double-loop run through the ‘Scenic City’. After running through downtown Chattanooga, The Tennessee Riverwalk, Veterans Bridge, North Shore, Walnut Street Bridge and the Riverfront Parkway before finishing at Ross’s Landing.

“It’s truly an honour to be chosen to host an additional IRONMAN event,” said Bob Doak, President & CEO of the Chattanooga Area Convention & Visitors Bureau.

“According to Ironman, we are one of only 10 cities globally that host both an Ironman and an Ironman 70.3 triathlon. That’s phenomenal. Including participants, families and spectators, we’re expecting more than 6,000 people and an estimated economic impact of US$3-4 million annually.”

Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga will offer 30 age group slots to the 2015 Ironman 70.3 World Championship taking place on August 30 2015 in Zell am See-Kaprun, SalzburgerLand, Austria.

General registration for Sunbelt Bakery IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga will open on Tuesday, 18 November 2014 at 12:00 midday ET at ironman.com/chattanooga70.3.