Walker County will be receiving a $160,000 grant from the Ironman Foundation to help install 40 new fire hydrants to help handle emergencies. 

The Ironman Foundation Community Fund provides community and volunteerism grant opportunities to non-profit organizations where Ironman and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon series® events are held.  Part of the bike course runs through Walker County. This bike course was voted as one of the top 10 courses on both the Ironman and Ironman 70.3 global circuit in the 2017 and 2018 Athlete Choice Awards.

This year’s grant funding brings the total giveback to more than $633,000 in the Chattanooga and North Georgia regions.