MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: OLYMPIC & HALF IRON
August 13, 2017 This event goes on, rain or shine.
Description / Location
8/13/17 Wow, what a great day for the 33rd Annual Mountain Man Long Courses! Thank you to all participants, volunteers, sponsors, and spectators.
Come join us next year 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 33rd annual event with fun, prizes, 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. Click Here for Directions from downtown Flagstaff. RFID Race Timing Systems by 4Peaks Racing. This event goes on, rain or shine.
Olympic Race Distances: 1500 m Swim, 40 km Bike, and 10 km Run
Half Iron Race Distances: 1900 m Swim, 90 km Bike, and 21 km Run
2017 Start Time: First Swim Wave: 6:10 AM
The SwimThis 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. Is this your first open water swim? Are you looking for swim tips and lessons from experts? Check out www.SwimSuite.org. There are several options for adult lessons and clinics offered by Kathy Gallagher and Liz Hobbs - they are amazing! Get your new Mountain Man swimsuit at Swimzee.
The BikeNOTICE: Due to construction on Lake Mary Rd we have a new Half Iron bike route. Please take a close look at the course map. Cut off time for the half swim and bike is 4:50 hours. You will not be allowed to start the run if you enter transition past this time. Is there a more beautiful bike course in the West? Out and back for the Olympic course on paved roads with wide bike shoulders. Half Iron course loops twice around Mormon Lake, then a short out and back turnaround (same as Olympic). Beautiful vistas with lake views the whole way. 70.3 Hilly course with nothing steeper than a 395 feet 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. Bike elevation graph HERE
The RunOut and back run on paved roads along beautiful Lake Mary. Olympic and Half Iron 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 13, 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
Online Registration Closes on Friday: In-person registration available at Packet Pick Up Friday and Saturday
Friday 8/11 NEW THIS YEAR: Friday packet pick up will be at Pay-N-Take located in downtown Flagstaff from 4:00-7:00PM. 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.
Online registration closes on Friday, no race day registration, but in-person registration is available at both packet pick up sessions.
Saturday 8/12 2:00-4:30 PM 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 competitors packet. All timing chip pick up is on race morning. There will be a Pro Talk at 3:30 and an information session at 4:00PM. 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 FOR 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.
It is the responsibility of all athletes to know the rules and the course. Here are The Most Commonly Rules Violations according to USAT. Be sure to take a close look at course maps (Half Iron, Olympic).
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.
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.
Courtyard Marriot is also offering discounted rates for athletes. Be sure to call and let them know you are making your reservation for the Mountain Man triathlon. If you book online, Courtyard Marriott’s discount code is A3P.
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.
Mountain Man Events
Cool, Clean, and Green
They just don’t make towns like this anymore!