Chattanooga will host the IRONMAN 70.3 race this weekend. Activities start on Friday, May 20 with a children’s race at noon and the IRONMAN Expo area will be open from noon to 7 p.m. on the Chattanooga Green.

The Rivermont Park and Tennessee Riverpark boat ramps will be closed to pleasure crafts between Ross’s Landing and the Chickamauga Dam from 5 a.m. through 10 a.m. on Sunday, May 22.

Traffic will be affected throughout the day on Sunday, May 22:

  • Traffic will be stopped from crossing the cyclists’ lane when the athletes are present between 7 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. on West 20th Street, Broad Street, Market Street, and Alton Park Boulevard.
  • Runners will be on the Riverwalk, Amnicola Highway, the Veterans Bridge, Barton Avenue, Hixson Pike and Riverview Road between 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
  • River Street and Heritage Landing Drive from Tampa Street to Heritage Landing will be closed from 4 a.m. until 9 a.m. for the swim portion.
  • The right eastbound lane of Riverfront Parkway between Molly Lane and Market Street.
  • The right southbound lane of Market Street between West 20th St and West 40th Street.
  • The I-24 on ramp and south bound off ramp at Market Street will be closed.
  • Southbound Market Street from 20th to 40th Street will be closed to all traffic.
  • Northbound Alton Park Boulevard from 40th Street to W. 33rd will be closed.
  • Intersections of St. Elmo Avenue at West 42nd Street, along with Tennessee Avenue and W. 45th Street will be a 4 way stop from 7 a.m. until 1:30 p.m.

Several streets crossing the race route will be controlled by Chattanooga Police officers. Additionally. these areas will be closed and/or controlled by police officers as well, along with cross streets, from 9 a.m. Sunday until 1 a.m. Monday, May 23:

  • Right eastbound lane of Fraizer Avenue between Forest Avenue and the Veterans Bridge
  • Right northbound lane of Barton Avenue between Frazier Avenue and Baker Street
  • Right northbound lane of Veterans Bridge between East 3rd Street and Barton Avenue
  • 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

Closed from 9 a.m. Wednesday, May 18 until 5 a.m. on Monday, May 23 for setup and the race:

  • Riverside Drive/Riverfront Parkway between Aquarium Way and Molly Street
  • Chestnut Street between Aquarium Way and Riverfront Parkway
  • The Southbound Veterans Bridge ramp to Riverside Drive