Sportsbarn Hosts Triathlon Benefitting Local Families Trough First Things First

Monday, July 21, 2014

Area athletes are invited to test their physical strength at the 18th Annual Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 10.  The event starts at the Chickamauga Dam where competitors will swim, ride, run or even paddleboard to downtown Chattanooga.    

Each year, more than 700 participants and spectators turn out for the sprint triathlon presented by the Sportsbarn.  Proceeds benefit First Things First, a non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening area families.    

The triathlon begins at 7 a.m. with participants swimming or paddleboarding one quarter-mile in the Chickamauga Lake, and then riding 8.2 miles to downtown Chattanooga via Amnicola Highway.  The race ends with a 2-mile run along the Chattanooga riverfront and the North Shore.   

Cash prizes will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners overall and in each age group.   The Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon welcomes Race Day Events as the official time-keeper.  Their service provides net and split times for every individual athlete. 

The cost to participate in the triathlon is $50 per person and $75 per relay team.  After Aug. 9, the cost is $55 per person and $80 per relay team.  The registration fee includes food and an event T-shirt.   Register online at www.sportsbarn.net or by calling the Sportsbarn at 266-1125.  Pre-registration is required. Registration closes at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 9.

The Sportsbarn Sprint Triathlon is sponsored by Personal Fitness Specialists, KZ106, Talk Radio 102.3, L2 Boards, Earth Fare, Summit Physical Therapy and Southern Coffee Service.

CHI Memorial Awarded Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers

CHI Memorial has earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Heart-Check mark for Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers. The Gold Seal of Approval and the Heart-Check mark represent symbols of quality from their respective organizations.  CHI Memorial underwent a rigorous onsite review ... (click for more)

Assisted Living Locators Launches Newest Office In Chattanooga

Assisted Living Locators announce the launch of its Assisted Living Locators franchise in Chattanooga.  Assisted Living Locators provides a free, community-oriented, hands-on assistance in locating quality assisted living options in the Southeast Tennessee and Northern Georgia area.The franchise is owned by John R. Rouser, an Assisted Living Locators Elder Care advisor. ... (click for more)

Man Killed By Train At Sale Creek

A man was struck and killed by a train in North Hamilton County on Wednesday evening. The sheriff's office said the incident occurred in Sale Creek.   (click for more)

Tram Up 1st Street That Proved A Dud Also Falters At Auction

Most of the 21st Century Waterfront development was a major success. Except for that non-working tram going up the steep hill at First Street. The city has finally given up on the unusual mode of transit and has placed it up for auction. But there were only four bids submitted and the high was only $92.50. The owners of the firm that built the tram, Outdoor Engineers ... (click for more)

The Truth About The Rising Costs To East Ridge On The Fire Hall Property

Re:East Ridge Has To Pay Unexpected $428,000 On Bass Pro Shop Deal   H ere is the truth about this article.    One section of the article says: " Unknown to anybody on the council today, the agreement limited use of the land to a fire hall."     In a letter dated Dec. 15, 2010, Mayor Lambert asked TDOT officials to ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: I Know About Dowries

There is a lawyer in Kenya who wants to meet President Barack Obama very badly. He knows the President will visit Kenya in July and the noble, young lawyer, Felix Kiprono, is very sincere when he says he wants to marry the oldest of the Obama daughters, 16-year-old Malia. He became interested in Malia in 2008 and can proudly say he has dated no other women since then, it has just ... (click for more)