July Triathlon: Super Sprint, Sprint, & Olympic

This event goes on, rain or shine.

2023 Dates Confirmed – Early Bird Registration is Open!

July 16, 2023

Registration by ACTIVE Network

41Days 02Hr 41Min 13Sec

Mountain Man Triathlons started in 1984 and are one of the longest standing triathlons in the West. This local race has that good old hometown feel. Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. Flagstaff has amazing summer weather, that is cool, clean and green with flora in full bloom. This event includes medals and t-shirts for all finishers, awards, food, fun, and a great course. It is one of the most beautiful courses in the West, and we work hard to make sure that you can enjoy race day.

The Course


  • Super Sprint: New this year – 100 m, 4 mile Bike, and 1 mile run
  • Sprint Race: 750 m Swim, 20 km Bike, and 5 km Run
  • Olympic Race: 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike, and 10 km Run

The Swim

This is the City of Flagstaff Reservoir: Upper Lake Mary. Lake temperature is typically 68-71° F on race morning. Wetsuits OK. 2021 will be a rolling start (no mass waves). Rent your wetsuit at WetsuitRental.com or purchase one at JustWetsuits.com.

The Bike


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.

The Run

Moxie Team runners

Out and back run on paved roads along beautiful Lake Mary. The Sprint course is a flat out and back; the Olympic course climbs “the hill” (385′) and is otherwise flat. Race numbers must be worn and visible from the front. Water aid stations are every 1.5 miles. 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.

Sprint Map

Olympic Map

Super Sprint Map

    The Rules

    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 online through a USAT.

    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.

    All athletes are responsible for knowing and adhering to USAT rules and regulations. Please review these rules and be respectful of all athletes before, during, and after the event.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Event Details

    Packet Pick-Up

    No race day registration.

    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. Pick up your packet at one of the following times.

    • Friday 7/14 Packet pick-up at Single Track Bikes located at 575 W. Riordan Rd., Flagstaff – 4:00-6:00 PM. No info sessions, just a quick pick-up and run.
    • Saturday 7/15 Packet pick-up, info session, and Q&A at race site from 2:00-4:30 PM (Upper Lake Mary Day Use Area/Docks). Timing chips will be provided at packet pick-up.

    For the one or two who can’t make it, please get your packet on event morning BEFORE 6:00 AM. Your triathlon club is welcome to set up a tent next to the transition area.

    Race Fees/Registration

    Early registration makes logistics easier and more cost-effective for us, so the earlier you register the less you pay.

    Prices increase incrementally on 2/1, 3/1, 5/1, 6/1, 7/1, and 7/11. Super Sprint: $50-$70, Sprint: $95-$150 and Olympic: $125-$180.

    Online registration closes on 7/14. No race day registration, but in-person registration is available at packet pick-up sessions.

    Cancellation Policy

    You can manage and Self-Edit your registration information through ACTIVE up until a week before the event.

    COVID-19 Mitigation Guidelines Press HERE


    If there are spots available (first come first serve), then we recommend parking in the day-use area (all-day pass for $9). You can also park along the road, but be sure to park completely off of the pavement/asphalt – you may receive a ticket for parking on the pavement. Do not park in any areas coned off, or with “No Parking” signs posted. This is for the safety of participants, spectators, and drivers. Citations may be given to those in violation.

    Schedule of Events

    Start Time: The transition area will open at 5:45 AM. The rolling start for the Super Sprint swim will start at 6:30 AM.

    Swim Times and Format:

    6:30 AM – Rolling start for Super Sprint

    7:00 AM – Rolling start for all Olympic categories.

    7:20 AM – Rolling start for all Sprint Categories


    Awards ceremonies are contingent on results posting, but we aim to host them at approximately 9:30 AM (Sprint) and 10:30 AM (Olympic).

    Past Race Results

    2022 Results

    2021 Results

    Past Race Results

    Awards & Goodies

    All finishers receive medals. Handcrafted trophies designed by local artist Marvin Toya for the top Overall and Master’s Male and Female winners. Awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place by age group. T-shirt and a water bottle or Mountain Man Mug at packet pick-up. Post-race snacks and food. See a past example HERE.

    The Weather

    Could be a little cool in the early morning and a chance of monsoon rain later in the day: perfect for racing. Low 80’s for the high.

    There are plenty of online resources to check the weather for the upcoming week, for example, The Weather Channel for Flagstaff, Arizona.

    Accommodations & Area Info

    There are many great activities in Flagstaff. Make your experience amazing by spending the weekend. Plan your adventure HERE.

    Learn more about this beautiful mountain town HERE.


    Flagstaff has many great lodging options.

    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. Please check the forest service website for any fire or camping restrictions.

    There are many great activities in Flagstaff. Make your experience amazing by spending the weekend. Plan your adventure HERE.

    Training Resources

    Looking to upgrade your gear, training schedule, or just learn a little more? Check out the links HERE.

    Race Types & Categories for Everyone

    Mountain Man offers many different race types and distances. To learn more, go HERE.

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