7 Bridges Marathon


October 21, 2018

The 7 Bridges Marathon will begin in Coolidge Park on the North Shore of Chattanooga. Crossing the Market Street Bridge, the race will lead runners on a scenic tour of downtown Chattanooga’s bridges and riverside neighborhoods.

The half marathon course (13.1 miles) will accompany the full marathon (26.2 miles) over three bridges, splitting off at the Chattanooga Food Bank on the Tennessee Riverwalk. While the half will return over the Walnut Street Bridge and finish in Coolidge Park, the full marathon will continue over three more bridges (the C.B. Robinson, Thrasher, and Riverpark Bridges, respectively) before returning downtown to cross Walnut for the Coolidge Park finish. Come on and race!

Get a Taste of Scenic City

Did you know that Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the South’s top travel destinations? It’s true—the Scenic City, or Gig City, has been repeatedly counted as a top place to go or city to live in over the past several years.

Our Scenic City is called such for its many breathtaking views, and we’re excited to continue to introduce Chattanooga to new visitors with the Seven Bridges Marathon. Whether you’re a new or a veteran runner, or a new tourist or a seasoned Chattanoogan, we know you’ll love getting to explore the sights of our incredible city in a whole new way.

On October 16, 2016, the Seven Bridges Marathon races will offer you a compelling journey through the some of our parks and bridges. You can make an entire trip of the race and explore Chattanooga for the weekend or longer.

Need a few recommendations for your stay? Feed your hunger with some of our race sponsors like the Chattanooga Wing Company. These wings are marinated for 24 hours, smoked in an underground smoker, grilled, marinated again and flash-fried. Finally, they’re topped your choice of signature sauces, from mild and hot Buffalo styles to unique tastes like Caribbean Island Fire, 1505 Garlic Parmesan and Smokey Whiskey River.

If you’re looking for a sweeter treat, check out Piece-A-Cake Bakery. You’ll ooh and ahh over their incredible edible cake designs and go wild for their freshly-baked cookies.

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Chattanooga, Tennessee is one of the South’s top travel destinations. In fact, the New York Times named Chattanooga TN one of the “Top 45 Places to go" in the World. Only four US destinations were named and the Scenic City was the only place outside of California. And it’s no wonder. Tucked between the mountains of Southeast Tennessee, along the beautiful Tennessee River, Chattanooga TN is one of America’s most breathtaking cities. But that’s just the beginning of what the Scenic City has to offer. There’s a world of outdoor adventure, amazing restaurants, live events, art and world-class attractions waiting for you here. So, go ahead. Plan your Chattanooga TN vacation today. - Chattanooga CVB