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!

What's YOUR Race?

Some of the best news about the 7 Bridges Marathon is that there is a race for everyone! Do you know which race is right for you?

7 Bridges Marathon
New runners should dedicate at least 4 months to training before running a marathon. Experienced runners are advised to train for at least 2 months. Even if you aren’t quite ready to take on the full 7 Bridges this year, it doesn’t mean you have to forgo the day!

4 Bridges Half Marathon
Most new runners will take 8 to 12 weeks to train for their first half marathon. Serious runners may choose the half marathon to better condition their bodies by varying their training and to prevent burn out from running too many consecutive marathons.

7 Bridges Marathon Relay & 4 Bridges Half Marathon Relay
These relay races are an exciting new addition to our race day! You can choose the 4-person marathon relay or the 2-person half marathon relay to split up the course among your team. It’s another great way to train your body and enjoy a team effort!

2 Bridges 5k
Assuming the ability to run one mile, new runners may take 6 to 8 weeks to train for their first 5k. It’s a great goal for those who want to begin a new and improved life of fitness!

Family Fun Run
All family members ages 8 and up are welcome to run or walk this special 1k race.

7 Bridges Marathon Expo
Remember, the races are only half the fun! You can also enjoy the Marathon Expo for a variety of exhibitors featuring the latest developments in running gear, fitness, and nutrition!

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