Chattanooga’s prime location in the Southeast along the beautiful Tennessee River makes us an ideal open water swim destination. We’re conveniently located within a 2-hour drive from many major cities in the Southeast, and if you’re flying to the race our local airport is well-equipped to serve you. The last day of the 4-day Riverbend Music Festival is June 1, so if you plan to stay the night, be sure to catch the spectacular fireworks display over the river.

Coming by Car? There are three major highways that merge in Chattanooga: I-24, I-75 and I-59. Athletes coming from Atlanta, Nashville, Knoxville, Birmingham and Huntsville can all be in Chattanooga in about 2 hours. Click here for directions. 

Coming by Plane? CHA is just 15 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga and only a few minutes from Hamilton Place Mall. This airport is easy and quick with professional service to match. The airport has direct flights to eight cities and one stop service to 1,000 cities. Click here for flight information. 

Where to Stay? Chattanooga has a variety of hotel options available to meet all of your travel needs. Enjoy the race and all of the outdoor fun that Chattanooga has to offer, then kick back and relax in one of our convenient hotels. Scroll down for special rates from our partner hotels.

What to See? Families of all sizes can enjoy the sights, sounds and atmosphere of Chattanooga. From Coolidge Park’s expansive green space and hand-carved carousel, to the eclectic shops of the North Shore, to world-renowned attractions like the Tennessee Aquarium and Rock City, Chattanooga has something for everyone. For more information on planning your visit, click here

Where to Eat? Chattanooga’s dining and drink scene is full of local flavor, with homegrown restaurants ranging from casual to fine dining. Plus, many Chattanooga restaurants boast menus featuring fresh ingredients from local farms. To check out some dining options, click here.

Partner Hotels - note that these special rates are good for a limited time only. Also, the last day of the Riverbend Music Festival is June 1, so make sure you book early.

Chattanooga Choo Choo ● 1400 Market Street, 37402 ● (423) 266-5000
Rate: $125 per night. Tax and applicable parking fees not included. Good thru 5/10/19. 

This historic hotel is located on 16 acres in the hub of the Southside. It’s conveniently located 2 miles from race headquarters and is within walking distance of many locally owned restaurants. To book the event group rate, call 423-266-5000.


Staybridge Suites Downtown ● 1300 Carter Street, 37402 ● (423) 267-0900
Rate: $139 per night. Tax and applicable parking fees not included. Good thru 5/7/19.    

Located downtown, next to the convention center, Staybridge Suites is 2 miles from race
headquarters. A complimentary buffet breakfast is just one of the many amenities this
hotel offers.    BOOK NOW


Courtyard Chattanooga Downtown ● 200 Chestnut Street, 37402 ● 423-755-0871
Rate: $179 per night. Tax and applicable parking fees not included. Good thru 5/3/19.  

Newly renovated and within walking distance of the Tennessee Aquarium and more than 30 restaurants, the Courtyard is less than 2 miles from race headquarters. BOOK NOW