Closings for Ironman 70.3 in Chattanooga

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – Thousands of athletes and their fans are coming to Chattanooga this weekend for the Ironman 70.3 race on Sunday.

But it is an all-weekend event. (Here is the schedule)

Participants check in and are briefed on Friday.

There is an IRONKIDS Fun Run on Saturday morning.

But the main event begins bright and early on the Tennessee River at 6:50 AM.

The athletes will swim down the River to Ross’s Landing, run a course along Riverfront Parkway and a loop across the Walnut & Veterans bridges, then bike south through St. Elmo, Chattanooga Valley and Pigeon Cove in Walker County and back again.

The race will conclude by 5PM.

Ironman 70.3 map

Sunday, May 20:

River Street and Heritage Landing Drive from Tampa Street to Heritage Landing will be closed from 4 am until 9 am for the IRONMAN 70.3 swim portion.

The Tennessee River will be closed to pleasure crafts between Ross’s Landing and the Chickamauga Dam from 5:00 am until 10:00 am.  This includes the Rivermont Park and Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps.

Market Street and Alton Park Blvd from E 20th Street to W 40th Street will be closed to all southbound traffic and Alton Park Blvd from W 40th Street to W 33rd Street will be closed to northbound traffic from 6:00 am until 9:30 am.

The right southbound lane of Riverfront Parkway and W 20th Street from Molly Lane to Market Street, the right southbound lane of Market Street and Alton Park Blvd from W 20th Street to W 40th Street, W 40th Street between Tennessee Avenue and Alton Park Blvd, and the I-24 on-ramp and southbound off-ramp at Market Street will be closed from 5:00 am until 1:00 pm and all street crossings will be limited by CPD officers.

The intersections of St Elmo Avenue at West 42nd Street and Tennessee Ave. and W. 45th Street will be all-way stop controlled from 7:00 am until 1:00 pm.  Cyclists will be on Tennessee Avenue and St Elmo Avenue riding with traffic.

The right eastbound lane of Frazier Avenue between Forest Avenue and the Veterans Bridge, the right northbound lane of Barton Avenue between Frazier avenue and Baker Street, the right northbound lane of the Veterans Bridge between East 3rd Street and Barton Avenue, the right westbound lane of Amnicola Highway between Old Curtain Pole Road and Lindsay Street, Riverside Drive between Lindsay Street and Molly Lane, the Battery Place off ramp from Riverside Drive, Aquarium Way between Riverside Drive and Walnut Street will be closed from 5:00 am until 7:00 pm  and all streets crossing this route will be controlled by CPD officers to give right-of-way to the runners for the IRONMAN 70.3 run portion.

Ironman 70.3 bike route


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