Chattanooga, which hosted the inaugural Ironman Chatanooga back on Sept. 28, will host its first 70.3 on May 17, 2015.

Ironman announced today that Chattanooga, which hosted the inaugural Ironman Chatanooga back on Sept. 28, will host its first 70.3 on May 17, 2015. The race will officially be named the Sunbelt Bakery Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga triathlon.

“After the phenomenal success of Little Debbie Ironman Chattanooga, we are extremely excited to add an IRONMAN 70.3 race, providing another opportunity for athletes to race and take in the beauty of this area,” said Andrew Messick, Chief Executive Officer of Ironman in the press release about the race. “Chattanooga proved to be an incredible host this past September and we look forward to expanding our relationship with this great community.”

Sunbelt Bakery Ironman 70.3 Chattanooga will lead athletes through a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike and 13.1-mile run on nearly the same course as IronmanN Chattanooga. The race will start with a point-to-point 1.2-mile swim down the Tennessee River. Athletes will exit the water and transition at Ross’s Landing Park before starting a one-loop 56-mile bike course that will travel through north Georgia and historic Chickamauga. The course will feature incredible mountain views as it parallels Lookout Mountain. Athletes will then begin the double-loop 13.1-mile run through the “Scenic City.” After running through downtown Chattanooga, The Tennessee Riverwalk, Veterans Bridge, North Shore, Walnut Street Bridge and the beautiful Riverfront Parkway, athletes will come to a triumphant finish at Ross’s Landing.

Registration for the event opens Nov. 18 at Ironman.com/chattanooga70.3.

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