General registration for IRONMAN Chattanooga will open online at www.ironman.com/chattanooga on Wednesday, at noon. Athletes will get to compete in IRONMAN Chattanooga on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014 and then annually through Sept. 2018.
In August, the Chattanooga Sports Committee, Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau and IRONMAN announced that Chattanooga had been chosen as the premier Southeast destination to host their 11th full race in the IRONMAN U.S. Series.
One of more than 30 events in the global IRONMAN Series, IRONMAN Chattanooga leads athletes through a 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike and 26.2-mile run on a course that utilizes a variety of Chattanooga’s scenic areas. The race will start with a single loop 2.4-mile swim through the Tennessee River with ample spectator vantage points alongside Chattanooga’s famous Riverwalk. The 112-mile bike course will be made up of a 56-mile, two-loop course with scenic farmland and mountain views. The two and a half loop 26.2-mile run course will showcase beautiful downtown Chattanooga, the South Side, Riverview and the North Shore. Athletes can expect a fast, rolling course with friendly sights and faces along the entire run.
IRONMAN Chattanooga will have a $25,000 USD professional prize purse and will be a P-2000 race. Additionally, the race will offer 50 age group slots to the 2015 IRONMAN World Championship taking place on Oct. 10, 2015 in Kailua-Kona, Hawai`i.
The registration fees for general entry is $650 USD and for the IRONMAN Foundation Entry $1,300 USD.
The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) has been named the Official Charity Partner of the 2014 IRONMAN Chattanooga triathlon. As the official charity partner of the inaugural event, CCFA will send a team of up to 100 athletes through Team Challenge, their endurance training and fundraising program. The program participants will raise funds for research, education and support for the 1.4 million Americans suffering from Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis - two debilitating digestive diseases that affect one in 200 Americans, including 150,000 children nationwide.
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