The Audubon Adventure Pentathlon will be held in downtown Chattanooga on June 8, 2019, and consists of five events: road running, mountain biking, paddling, trail running, and climbing. For experienced athletes, the unique course with its sprint-like distances will be an exciting challenge. But with its moderate trails and short distances, this race is ideal for beginners attempting their first multi-sport race.
We will start at the gorgeous Coolidge riverside park in downtown Chattanooga. It is made up of 5 separate outdoor sports, as follows: Road run 1.7 miles to Stringers ridge nature park, mountain bike 3.9 mile loop back to the trail head, road run 1.7 miles back to Coolidge, paddle (any craft) 3.4 mile loop ending at Maclellan island, trail run .7 mile loop, paddle to Coolidge .6 miles. The clock stops at the shore. Top rope one of the 4 routes on the Walnut bridge climbing wall. The climbing routes are rated between 5.6 and 5.7. This event is open to anyone traveling at about any speed but there will be a 1.5 hour cutoff at the end of the run-bike-run section. That averages to 16 min per mile for the 3.4 mile run and 10 min per mile for the 3.9 mile bike.The race will be followed by post race snacks, beverages and a coupon for free admission to Audubon Acres among other sponsor SWAG.
One of the goals of this race is to highlight Maclellan Island. Racers will get an opportunity to experience this under-utilized recreational area and wildlife sanctuary island in the heart of downtown, owned by the Chattanooga Audubon Society.
All of the proceeds will benefit these two great, local non-profit organizations:
Chattanooga Audubon Society - Educate and promote an understanding of the responsibility to preserve and protect our environmental, cultural, and historical resources through programming and stewardship.
Wild Trails - Encourage and promote a healthy and active lifestyle through trail running, hiking, paddling and other forms of outdoor recreation and advocate to protect and preserve natural spaces used for such activities.
We'll see you on the island!