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PATH Foundation Unveils First “triPATHlon” Event for Chastain Park

March 15, 2011
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I received this email today from the Chastain Park Civic Association regarding a newly unveiled Triathlon coming to Chastain Park in May.  The event sounds awesome and will a park highlight in 2011.

Unique, Intown Location for Fully Sanctioned USTA Sprint Triathlon
AtlantaPATH Foundation today announced the debut of the Chastain Park “triPATHlon” event which will be held Sunday, May 8, 2011.

The first-ever triPATHlon – a benefit event for coordinating sponsors the PATH Foundation, Chastain Park Conservancy and Chastain Park Athletic Club – starts at 7:30 a.m. and includes a 400-yard swim in the Chastain Park pool, a 15-mile bike ride through one of Atlanta’s most beautiful neighborhoods around Chastain Park and concludes with a 5K run on the Chastain Park trail.

“This is a signature event to celebrate PATH’s 20th anniversary,” said Ed McBrayer, executive director of PATH Foundation. “We have built over 160 miles of walking and biking trails since 1991, and our first triathlon is a great way to mark the organization’s birthday.”

“The unique part of this race is being able to have all segments of Atlanta’s first in-town triathlon at the Chastain Park,” said Gip Johnson, executive director of the Chastain Park Conservancy. “Chastain Park is a valued resource to the people of Atlanta, and we hope everyone will come out and support this great event.”

“The Chastain Park Athletic Club welcomes triathletes and fans to our vibrant community,” said Jim King, chairman of CPAC. “We hope all participants come back often to train, compete and relax with family and friends.” CPAC operates Chastain Pool through a very successful public/private partnership with the City of Atlanta.

The triPATHlon is a fully sanctioned USTA sprint triathlon and one of a few in-town triathlon events in the country. Registration is limited to 550 participants.

The entry fee is $75 for USTA members and $85 for non-members.

To register for the event, visit

About PATH Foundation
PATH Foundation is a nonprofit group that has developed trails for recreation and commuting since 1991. PATH has completed more than 160 miles of trails in Georgia, including The Silver Comet, Arabia Mountain, Chastain Park, Freedom Park, Lionel Hampton, Northwest Atlanta, South Decatur Trolley, Stone Mountain and Westside. PATH plans to build more than 100 additional miles of trails during the next 20 years. PATH Foundation can be reached at 404-875-7284 or via

About Chastain Park Conservancy
Founded in 2003, the Chastain Park Conservancy (CPC) is a volunteer, not-for-profit, organization dedicated to stewardship and renewal of Chastain Park’s natural and developed resources. The Conservancy is a grass roots organization whose Board of Directors and active volunteers are committed to reaching the parks full potential as a world-class source of recreation, entertainment and pride.

About Chastain Park Athletic Club
The Chastain Park Athletic Club is a 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organization that has operated the Chastain Park Pool since July 4th, 2002.  CPAC was successful in forming a public/private partnership with the City of Atlanta to maintain, operate and revitalize the pool, while promoting aquatics, sports, and safety. The 400+ member Chastain Park Tidal Waves swim team was 2009 Atlanta Swim Association Champs and runner up in 2010 and 2008. For membership and community outreach info go to

2 Comments leave one →
  1. Martha Glisson permalink
    May 7, 2012 9:21 am

    Dear Chastain friends,
    I have lived near Chastain for my entire life, and I would like to make a respectful request:
    Could you PLEASE, when this event is coming up on a Sunday, directly notify area churches of what is going forward?
    We were caught in the backwash of the cycling phase for nearly half an hour, trying to get to church. It made us and a lot of other people awfully late.
    If you’ll just LET US KNOW ahead of time, we can plan accordingly.
    Martha Glisson



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