2017 IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga | Behind The Scenes

Another day, and another IRONMAN 70.3 race in the books. 13 TEAM IMF Athletes showed up to crush the IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga course, and boy, did they! It was an amazing few days filled with Pontoon Boat Dedications with the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, TEAM IMF Celebration Breakfasts at Blue Plate, hot weather (and then nice weather on race day) and so much more. As one of the favorite venues on the IRONMAN Circuit, Chattanooga again did not dissapoint, and we are looking forward to going back twice more this year: The IRONMAN 70.3 World Championships, and IRONMAN Chattanooga. Chattanooga- We will see you soon!

We were honored to partner with the Tennessee River Gorge Trust and provide them with a brand-spakin-new pontoon boat. We love supporting the Trust’s ongoing mission to protect and provide open space, clean air and clean water to the 27,000-acre Gorge.

IMF Staff with the Tennessee River Gorge Trust Boat at “Gorge”ous’s Boat Dedication.

TEAM IMF Athletes had a blast getting to meet one another and hang out at Blue Plate for a TEAM IMF Breakfast on Saturday Morning. Nothing better than celebrating your fundraising & training success with some great pancakes!

IMF Community Relations Manager, Sarah Hartmann, gives an overview of the giveback for IRONMAN 70.3 Chattanooga. The IRONMAN Foundation will be providing over $126,000 in grant funding to the Chattanooga Community this year.

TEAM IMF Athletes listening intently at the team breakfast.

IMF Ambassador and elite athlete, Shay Eskew, gives team members an overview of the race course, and what to expect on race day.

TEAM IMF Athlete, Kailand Cosgrove, and IMF Fundraising Programs Specialist, Julianne Newman, are PUMPED for race day!

In continuation with The IRONMAN Foundation’s Volunteer Appreciation Initiative, 3,000 of these red wristbands were given out by athletes to volunteers on race day.

Standing at the finish line on Saturday…what a different atmosphere Sunday (Race Day) would bring! Pictured: Julianne Newman, Sarah Hartmann, and IMF Athlete & Social Media Extraordinaire Cynthia Steele.

IMF Staff Julianne & Sarah at the TEAM IMF Breakfast with Athlete Chris Worden, and his friend! #ShortPeopleProblems

Chris Worden is having a BLAST on race day!

Congrats Sasha Stone on an amazing race! #RaceForMore

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