General Info

Race Dates

October 18, 2014Off Road Duathlon
November 22, 2014 – Adventure Race
April 25, 2015Half
June 6, 2015 – Y KIDS TRI
July 18, 2015 – Sprint
August 8, 2015 – Olympic

Point to Point Race

All the Chattahoochee Challenge Triathlons are a point to point races, meaning you will start and finish the race in two different places. The Swim Start is separate from the transition area; transition is located in the Ironworks parking lot adjacent to the Columbus Trade Center and the finish will be Downtown in front of the Columbus River Center.

Finish Festival

The venue for the finish is truly spectacular and unlike anything at any triathlon.  Family and friends can visit the open farmers market located half a block away from the finish line, enjoy coffee at some of our local coffee shops, play in some of our water features, or visit our race vendors.

USA Triathlon Sanctioning

The Tri Columbus GA Chattahoochee Challenge Triathlon is sanctioned with USA Triathlon. Please see the Rules and Regulations page for more information.

 Age Groups and Divisions

You can register for one of these divisions only. For example, you can register in your age group OR in a special division, but not both. It is possible to change divisions after you register, however, if you move to a division that requires an additional fee, you will be responsible for paying the difference. It you move to a division or race that is less expensive, refunds will not be issued.

  • Under-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+
  • Coed Relay
  • Male Relay
  • Female Relay
  • Challenged Athlete (please let us know what type of support your will be using or in need of)
  • Public Service/Military

Age Limits

Athletes must be over the age of 18 to participate in the Chattahoochee Challenge Half on their own accord.  Athletes ranging from the ages of 14-17 years of age will be permitted to race upon the discretion of the Race Director and are required to be under the supervision of an USA Triathlon Certified Coach.  This is non-negotiable for liability and safety reasons.  Athletes, under the age of 14, wishing to participate in the Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint or Olympic races are strongly encouraged to be accompanied by an adult.  Athletes, ages 10 or under, wishing to participate in either the Chattahoochee Challenge Sprint or Olympic are REQUIRED to be escorted by an adult for the duration of the event.  Failure to do so will result in disqualification of the athlete.


Awards will be given to the overall winners and the top three winners of each division. Awards will also be given to the three top relay teams.

Medical Director

There will be a very well equipped medical tent at the finish line.  EMS will be onsite at all times

Goodies you will get by participating

A race logoed t-shirt, swim cap, and goody bag filled with sponsor gifts and giveaways. The Finish Festival will include an athlete post race area with food and beverages, and sponsor booths.

Wave/Time Trial Starts

We will be conducting wave starts in a time trial fashion for the Half Triathlon and in a time trial fashion for the Sprint and Olympic races.

Please remember these things: Don’t forget to wear the chip timing device on your LEFT ANKLE. You must know your wave start number (half only)!!  2013 will be a time trial start for the Sprint and Olympic races.