August Triathlon: Olympic and Half Iron

MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: OLYMPIC & HALF IRON

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

Description / Location

8/19/18 – Registration Opening Soon. 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. Click 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

Half Iron Race Distances: 1900 m Swim, 90 km Bike, and 21 km 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. 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 Bike

MMSP_Bik_MR-0211 Please take a close look at the course map. Cut off time for the 70.3 swim and bike is 4:50 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. 70.3 course loops twice around Mormon Lake, then a short out and back turnaround (same as Olympic). 70.3 has a few 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. Bike elevation graph HERE

The Run

MMSP_Fin_DD-0546_720x400 Out 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 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
  • COMING SOON

  • by RaceReach

Half Iron
  • 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
  • COMING SOON

  • by RaceReach

The Weather

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 8/17 NEW THIS YEAR: Friday packet pick up will be at Pay-N-Take located in downtown Flagstaff from Time TBD. 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 8/18Time TBD 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 and an information session.

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

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 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.

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:

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. 

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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