This race takes place at the gorgeous Coolidge riverside park in downtown Chattagooga. It is made up of 5 separate outdoor sports, as follows: Road run 1.7 miles to Stringers ridge nature park, mountain bike 3.9 mile loop back to the trail head, road run 1.7 miles back to Coolidge, paddle (any craft) 2 mile loop ending at Maclellan island, trail run .7 mile loop, paddle to Coolidge .6 miles. The clock stops at the shore. Top rope one of the 4 routes on the Walnut bridge climbing wall. The climbing routes are rated between 5.6 and 5.7. This event is open to anyone traveling at about any speed but there will be a 1.5 hour cutoff at the end of the run-bike-run section. That averages to 16 min per mile for the 3.4 mile run and 10 min per mile for the 3.9 mile bike.The race will be followed by post race snacks, beverages and a coupon for free admission to Audubon Acres among other sponsor SWAG.
All of the proceeds will benefit these two great, local non-profit organizations:
Chattanooga Audubon Society - Educate and promote an understanding of the responsibility to preserve and protect our environmental, cultural, and historical resources through programming and stewardship.
Wild Trails - Encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running, hiking, paddling and other forms of outdoor recreation and advocate to protect and preserve natural spaces used for such activities.
Online race registration will close April 18, at midnight EST or once the maximum field is reached, regardless of the date. Race Fees - Membership to Wild Trails and/or to Audubon Acres will gain you a discount. Click below for details.
Online registration - $65 through 5/6, $75 therafter
Race Day Registration - $85
Race proceeds benefit Wild Trails, Audubon Acres Both are 501(c)(3) organizations. At least 2/3 of the proceeds will go to improving Maclellan island.
Local time: 2:49 PM