August Triathlon: Olympic and Long Course (70.4 miles)

MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: OLYMPIC & LONG COURSE (70.4 miles)

August 19, 2018 This event goes on, rain or shine.

Description / Location

8/19/18 – Results Posted Here

What a great day at Mountain Man! Thank you to all athletes, volunteers, and Sponsors for helping to continue to make Mountain Man an amazing event. Save the date for next year: August 18th, 2019.

Come join us and experience one of the Southwest’s best venues. This local, family-run event is the 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. The race course includes breathtaking views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. Right after the monsoon season with flora in full bloom. This is our 34th annual event with medals for all finishers, great awards, food, fun, and a great course. The Upper Lake Mary boat docks are about ten miles south of Flagstaff, AZ on Lake Mary Road at mile post 333. Press Here for Directions from downtown Flagstaff. RFID Race Timing Systems by 4Peaks Racing. This event goes on, rain or shine.

Past Race Results

Olympic Race Distances: 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike, and 10 km Run

Long Course (70.4 miles) Race Distances: 1900 m Swim, 56.1 mi Bike, and 13.1 mi Run

2018 Start Time: First Swim Wave: 6:10 AM, Transition area closes at 5:55 AM

The Swim

MMSP_Pro_DD-0079_720x400 This is the City of Flagstaff Reservoir: Upper Lake Mary. Average lake temperature for the last 9 years has been 70-71° F. Wetsuits OK. Wave starts. Rent your wetsuit at WetsuitRental.com or purchase one at JustWetsuits.com.

The Bike

MMSP_Bik_MR-0211 Please take a close look at the course map. Cut off time for the 70.4 swim and bike is 5:00 hours. You will not be allowed to start the run if you enter transition past this time. Beautiful vistas with lake views the whole way. Out and back for the Olympic course on paved roads with wide bike shoulders. With new road improvements completed last year, the Long Course bike is also out and back with the turnaround a mile past the Discovery Telescope near Happy Jack. 70.4 has some hills with nothing bigger than a 395 ft climb, and great views of 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.

The Run

MMSP_Fin_DD-0546_720x400 Out and back run on paved roads along beautiful Lake Mary. Olympic and 70.4 course climbs a decent hill (385') and are 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! August 19, 2018

Olympic
  • Early Bird – through January 15, 2018:
    $95 Individual
    $165 Relay
  • January 16 – April 1, 2018:
    $105 Individual
    $180 Relay
  • April 2 – June 15, 2018:
    $120 Individual
    $180 Relay
  • June 16 – July 15, 2018:
    $130 Individual
    $210 Relay
  • July 16 – August 16, 2018:
    $140 Individual
    $210 Relay
  • August 17 (online) and August 18 (packet pick-up only), 2018:
    $150 Individual
    $220 Relay
  • REGISTER NOW

  • by Active Network

Long Course (70.4 miles)
  • Early Bird – through January 15, 2018:
    $180 Individual
    $240 Relay
  • January 16 – April 1, 2018:
    $190 Individual
    $270 Relay
  • April 2 – June 15, 2018:
    $200 Individual
    $270 Relay
  • June 16 – July 15, 2018:
    $210 Individual
    $300 Relay
  • July 16 – August 16, 2018:
    $225 Individual
    $300 Relay
  • August 17 (online) and August 18 (packet pick-up only), 2018:
    $235 Individual
    $310 Relay
  • REGISTER NOW

  • by Active Network

Aquabike

We will be offering an Aquabike race at this year’s events. Whether you have bad knees, are working through an injury, or just plain don’t like to run, this is the event for you. Swim, bike, and be done. Your finishing time will be recorded as you cross the Bike In line at transition. From there you can take your time, rack your bike, then get your finisher medal and drop off your timing chip at the Finish banner. Register Here

The Weather

Could be a little cool in the early morning if you are from the desert, but for all others: perfect for racing. The Flagstaff monsoon season should also be through, but check the local weather forecast for rain.

Race Logistics and Packet Pick Up

Transition: Opens at 4:45 AM, Closes at 5:55 AM. Athletes only allowed in transition. When leaving please be ready to show that your race number matches the number on your bike. Also, please be kind and aware of other athletes at all times in transition.

Wave times:

  • 6:10 AM – Long Course Men, Clydesdale, and Male Aquabike
  • 6:15 AM – Long Course Women, Athena, Female Aquabike, and ALL Relays
  • 6:30 AM – Olympic Men, Clydesdale, and Male Aquabike
  • 6:35 AM – Women, Athena, Female Aquabike, and ALL Relays

Know the Rules: It is the responsibility of all athletes to know the rules and the course. Here are The Most Commonly Rules Violations according to USAT.

One MultiSport will help provide wetsuit stripping as you exit the water. Not sure what this means? Ask during the Race Director Information session on Saturday at 4:00PM.

Know the Course: Map and aid stations

Be sure to take a close look at course maps (Long Course, Olympic). There is an aid station at the bike out/run out of transition. There are no additional aid stations on the Olympic bike course. There are aid stations at approximately mile 20.5 (water and electrolyte drink bottles to grab, and Hammer Gels), and mile 37.8 (water and electrolyte bottles and Hammer Gels) of the Long Course bike. There are run aid stations approximately every 1.5 miles on the run courses with water, electrolyte drinks, gels, and snacks.

While there will be volunteers and Rangers to help stop traffic, Lake Mary Road is open to traffic, and it is the racer’s responsibility to follow all course signs and rules of the road. Please ride, run, and drive safely.

Packet Pick Up:

  • 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 sessions:

  • Thursday 8/16 Packet pick up at Moxie in Scottsdale (2952 N Hayden Rd.) from 4:00-6:00 PM. No info sessions, just a quick pick up and run.
  • Friday 8/17 Packet pick up at Pay-N-Take located in downtown Flagstaff time 4:00-6:00 PM. No info sessions, just a quick pick up and run.
  • Saturday 8/18 Packet pick up, info session, and Q&A at race site from 2:00-4:30 PM (Upper Lake Mary Day Use Area/Docks). All timing chip pick up is on race morning.

For the one or two who can’t make it, please get your packet on event morning BEFORE 5:30 AM.

Triathlon clubs are welcome to set up a tent next to the transition area. Please contact us if you are planning to do so.

PARKING FOR SATURDAY PACKET PICK UP AND RACE DAY: 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. Do not park in any areas with “No Parking” signs posted. This is for the safety of participants, spectators, and drivers. Citations may be given to those in violation. Please give yourself plenty of time in case you need to walk a few minutes to get to the transition area. Sunrise is approximately 5:45 AM, so you may want a flashlight for walking to transition.

Online registration closes on Friday at midnight, no race day registration, but in-person registration is available at packet pick up sessions.

Cancellation Policy and other Frequently Asked Questions

No race day registration.

Awards and 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. Goody bags and t-shirt at packet pick-up. Your choice of a water bottle or mug. Post-race snacks and food.

USA Triathlon

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. You can purchase annual memberships when you register, or separately through USAT.

Accommodations

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.

Other Accommodations:

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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