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Seven Bridges Marathon

Chattanooga, TN

Race Dates

2017: Sunday, October 15, 2017
2016: Sunday, October 16, 2016

Course Information

Profile: Rolling Hills
Type: Mostly Loop
Surface: Road/Pavement
Certified?: Yes

Race Day Weather

Mean Temp.: 60°F (15°C)
Average High: 72°F (22°C)
Average Low: 48° F (8°C)

Historical Weather

PR Score & Course Score

PR Score: 98.51
Course Score: 98.51

Race Size

2016: 413 Finishers
2015: 587 Finishers
2014: 500 Finishers

BQ Percentages

2017: N/A
2016: 3.9%
2015: 7.2%

Miscellaneous Information

Pace Groups?: No

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Course Description

The 7 Bridges Marathon course travels across the Tennessee river 6 times as runners run through Chattanooga.

Runners pass by the Tennessee Aquarium, AT&T field, Creative Discovery Museum, Cross the Dam and run along the River walk, then run through the Art district, Hunter Museum and Historic Walnut street bridge to finish in front of the Carousel in Coolidge Park.

Marathon Rankings

The Seven Bridges Marathon was the 163rd largest marathon in the U.S. last year and was the 132nd largest in 2015.

Last year 3.9% of finishers qualified for the Boston Marathon and 7.2% of runners qualified for Boston in 2015.

This gives the Seven Bridges Marathon the 427th highest percentage of Boston Marathon qualifiers in the U.S. last year and the 301st highest percentage in 2015.

Its Course Score of 98.51 ranks it as the 254th fastest marathon course in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest course in Tennessee.

The typical race time temperature and humidity levels are the ideal range for optimal marathon performance. This, coupled with the Course Score, gives the Seven Bridges Marathon a PR Score of 98.51. This PR Score ranks it as the 202nd fastest marathon in the U.S. and the 2nd fastest in Tennessee.

Learn more about PR Scores and Course Scores on the FAQ page.

Elevation Chart

Max Elevation: 746 feet (227m)
Min Elevation: 642 feet (195m)


Ratings & Reviews for the Seven Bridges Marathon

5 Stars from 1 Reviews

review of 2013 Seven Bridges Marathon.   

5 / 5 Stars


It was a nice marathon. The hills are not bad. The stations were ok. One thing though They need to mark better the course, since there are no to many runners for the full marathon, some areas were a little bit confused to follow the route. I'll do it again.

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