Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint Triathlon/Duathlon

801 Front Ave
Columbus, GA 31901

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Event Description

Columbus, GA has quickly become a Triathlon Mecca. It is home to a long distance triathlons, sprints, olympics, duathlons, adventure races, and off-road duathlons. The 4-6ft down river swims, fast and flat bike course, and the flat and scenic run course appeal to both the beginner and advanced triathlete. 

Triathlons, especially Sprint races should be FUN.  Start your experience with a water slide into the river (not required) and finish it up with a water slide and splash pad at the finish line. 

Not a big swimmer, but still want to get wet?  Join the Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint Triathlon Floatie Division with a 500m float (bring your best floatie), 12 mile bike, and 5k run.  Awards will be given for the top 3 floaties.

Event details and schedule

Start time:

7:30am Sprint Triathlon

7:45am Duathlon 

Packet pick-up: **t-shirt are not guaranteed for those who register race day or race week**

Friday at Brickyard Bike Co at 507 Dillingham St, Phenix City, AL 36867 from 4pm - 6:00pm

Saturday at trannstion from 530am - 7am

The Swim:
500m downstream.  Athletes will start the swim portion of the race via a water slide. Remain calm, the entry into the water is very tame and controlled.  The river depths are approximately 4-6 ft in depth. The closer to shore, the more shallower the water.  All entries down the water slide must be feet first... no exceptions.  Should an athlete not want to use the slide start, the use of the steps to the waters edge is permitted once the athlete crosses the timing mat.  The start is conducted in a "time-trial" fashion.  Athletes start one at a time.  

The Bike:

12 miles - The bike course begins and ends on the Columbus Riverwalk.

The Run:

3.1 miles - The run course is very flat 1-loop course. An aid stations is located approximately 200 yds out of transition. You will pass this aid station twice.


Categories: Male/Female: Under 14 then 15-19 in 5 year increments up to 70+

Top 3 overall Male/Female and top 3 in age group.

Relay will be top 3.

Each participant will get a cool medal and t-shirt.  Triathletes will be provided a swim cap.

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We welcome clubs to set up tents for member gatherings. Feel free to email us at about the perfect spot for setting up a tent for your group!


In the event of inclement weather? There are no "rain dates" for TriColumbusGA events. If the weather conditions are hazardous, Race Management has the right to change, eliminate parts of the course, or delay up to a point. However, if it is deemed to dangerous to race, the event will be canceled and there will be no refunds. Of course, since we are athletes ourselves, we will do everything in our power to have the event, but your safety is of our utmost concern.

Refunds (Effective 2017): We do not offer refunds for races.  With supporting documentation and under extreme circumstances you may contact to see if a deferral is possible.


SPONSORS: We couldn't make this weekend happen without our sponsors.  Thank you to.... 

WRBL News and Weather

Max Fitness

Brickyard Bike Co

Multisport Athletics

CrossFit CSG


If you would like to volunteer please contact

On behalf of the City of Columbus and TriColumbusGA, we welcome you to our great city. We look forward to seeing you!

Joanne Cogle

Race Director


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