7 Bridges Marathon

Chattanooga's Marathon - October 18, 2015

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!

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. How long is a Marathon?
A. A marathon is 26.2 miles or 42.195 kilometers.

Q. Can I use this race to qualify for the Boston, London,  or NYC Marathon?
A. Yes. The course has been certified by USATF rules and we submit results to Boston Marathon.

Q. How long is a Half Marathon?
A. A half marathon is 13.1 miles or 21.0975 kilometers.

Q. How will the course be marked?
A. The course will be marked at every mile.

Q. How often will there be aid stations?
A. Aid stations will be approximately every mile. There are 22 total water stops.

Q. What kinds of energy food is at the stations?

A. Aid stations will be stocked with Powerade and "Gu"s

Q. Is it hilly?
A. The course is "fast" and would not be considered "hilly' for East Tennessee but would certainly not be considered flat.

Q. Who do the proceeds benefit?
A.  A portion of the 2014 proceeds go to Habitat for Humanity, Collegedale Academy, and Team CMB after race costs are paid.

Q. Is there a time limit for the Marathon?
A. Officially 7 hours, however if you cross the Dam by 11am you can take as long as you like.

Q. What Drink/Gel will be on the course and where?
A. PowerAde and Water will be available approximately every mile. PowerGel will be at aid stations mile 6, 12, 18 and 24.

Q. What is the course Certification Code? 
A. We are currently re-certifying for minor to start and finish but here are previous year's maps/certifications: TN12022MS (marathon),  TN12015MS (5k)  -- Does not work on mobile.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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