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Record Sell Out for Waterfront Triathlon
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Posted: Monday, July 06, 2009

Record Sell Out for Waterfront Triathlon

July 6, 2009 (Chattanooga, TN) – The Chattanooga Track Club announced today that the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon has sold out with registration topping 1,200 entries. With each entry representing either an individual racer or a team of two or three racers, overall participation in the triathlon is expected to be over 1,300. This marks a record level of expected participation for the race.

The event, which brings competitors from around the country to Chattanooga for race weekend, is expected to generate over $900,000 for the local economy. The race is scheduled for Sunday July 12, 2009.

The intermediate distance Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon features a 1.5k swim down the Tennessee River, a 42k bike along Highway 27, and a 10k race along the Riverwalk. The event will be centered around the swim/bike/run transition area located at Ross’s Landing, next to the Tennessee Aquarium.

As a 2009 USAT USA Triathlon Special Qualifier, Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon will serve as a qualifying event for the 2009 USAT National Age Group Championship to be held August 22, 2009 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon also serves as the Tennessee qualifier for the Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Competition. The top female and male Tennessee finisher at the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon will qualify for the 2009 Best of the U.S. Amateur Triathlete Competition to be held on September 27, 2009 in Mission Viejo, California.

The Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon is co-produced by the Chattanooga Track Club and Team Magic.

Sponsors of the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon include BMW of Chattanooga, Outdoor Chattanooga, Fox61 WDSI, The CW Chattanooga, Sunny 92.3 FM WDEF, The Chattanooga Times and Free Press, Comcast, United States Stove Company, Sunbelt, Chattem, ACME Multisports, Quintana Roo, UTC, Tennessee Department of Transportation, Hammer Nutrition, ACME Metalworks, Mesa Associates, SportsBarn, Southern Coffee Service, Sugars Ribs, Big River Grille, Carter Distributing, Adams Masonry Inc, 1-800-Pack-Rat, Run Happy Ts, and New Balance.

For more information about the Chattanooga Waterfront Triathlon please visit www.ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.

About the Chattanooga Track Club

Founded in 1970, the Chattanooga Track Club (CTC) is a non-profit organization with the goal of promoting running, walking, and general fitness in the Chattanooga area. The club pursues this goal through a number of activities including weekly group runs, annual road races, youth programs, and social events. To learn more please visit ChattanoogaTrackClub.org.


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