MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: SPRINT & OLYMPIC
July 9, 2017 This event goes on, rain or shine.
Description / Location
7/9/17 Register Now! Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. Flagstaff has amazing summer weather with flora in full bloom. This is our 33rd annual event with fun, prizes, and a great course. This is the 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. Here is why: It is the most beautiful course in the entire Southwest. We start at the boat docks, about ten miles south of Flagstaff, AZ on Lake Mary Road at mile post 333. Click Here for Directions from downtown Flagstaff. RFID Race Timing Systems by 4Peaks Racing. This event goes on, rain or shine.
Sprint Race Distances: 750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, and 5 km Run
Olympic Race Distances: 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike, and 10 km Run
2017 Start Time: TBD
This is the City of Flagstaff Reservoir: Upper Lake Mary. Average lake temperature for the last 9 years has been exactly 71° F. Wetsuits OK. Wave starts. Get your new Mountain Man swimsuit at Swimzee.
Is there a more beautiful bike course in the West? Out and back course on paved roads with wide bike shoulders. Sprint course is relatively flat; the Olympic course has a climb rewarded with great views of Mormon Lake and the San Francisco Peaks. Race numbers must be attached to your bike frame. Cyclists are personally responsible for the proper working condition of their bike. Bike helmets are required. Bike elevation graph HERE
Out and back run on paved roads along beautiful Lake Mary. The Sprint course is a flat out and back; the Olympic course climbs a decent hill (385') and is otherwise flat. Race numbers must be worn and visible from the front. Water aid stations are every 1.5 miles. Run defensively and follow all instructions of safety personnel. Traffic will not be stopped for this event, except at the intersections and turnarounds, and then at the discretion of the safety personnel. Run elevation graph HERE
Race Fees / Registration Deadlines
Time to make plans! July 9, 2017
Could be a little cool in the early morning for Phoenix types, but for all others: perfect for racing. The Flagstaff monsoon season should also be through, but check the local weather forecast for rain.
Packet Pick Up and/or Late Registration
Friday 7/7 No info sessions, no maps just a quick pick up and run. All athletes must present a picture ID to pick up their packet. You can only get your own packet, not any other competitors packet.
Saturday 7/8 at race site (Upper Lake Mary Day Use Area/Docks) with an EXPO. All athletes must present a picture ID to pick up their packet. You can only get your own packet, not any other competitor’s packet. All timing chip pick up is on race morning. There will be an information session. For the one or two who can’t make it, please get your packet on event morning at least 45 minutes prior to the start of your event. Your triathlon club is welcome to set up a tent next to the transition area. PARKING: Either park in the day use area (all day pass for $8), or park completely off of the pavement along the road. Do not park in any areas with “No Parking” signs posted.
No race day registration.
This is a USAT sanctioned event. You must be an annual member and have your membership card with you OR pay a one-day event fee of $15 at packet pickup.You may also purchase it on line through USAT an annual membership.
USA Triathlon offers an Adult ($50) and Youth ($10) Annual Membership. This 12 month membership eliminates the requirement to purchase one-day memberships for any USA Triathlon sanctioned event and comes with exclusive sponsor discounts from USA Triathlon Partners.
Little America is the feature hotel of the Mountain Man Triathlons. They are one of the sponsors of the post-race festivities and have a block of rooms set aside for athletes. Just call to reserve your room and let them know that you will be there for Mountain Man.
Several U.S. Forest Service campgrounds are located on the course. They don’t take reservations and are on a first come first serve basis. Also, camping is allowed anywhere in the Coconino National Forest but not in the transition parking lots. Feature hotel information coming soon.
There are many great activities in Flagstaff. Make your experience amazing by spending the weekend. Plan your adventure HERE.
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