July Triathlon: Sprint and Olympic

MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: SPRINT & OLYMPIC

July 15, 2018 This event goes on, rain or shine.

Description / Location

7/15/18  – 2018 Registration Opening Soon. This will be the 34th Annual Mountain Man – come enjoy this local race with that good old hometown feel. Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. Flagstaff has amazing summer weather with flora in full bloom. This event includes medals for all finishers, great awards, food, fun, and a great course. This is the 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. Here is why: It is one of the most beautiful courses in the West and we work hard to make sure that you can enjoy race day whether you are there to compete at a high level, race with friends, or enjoy the relaxed atmosphere and fresh air. We start at the boat docks, about ten miles south of Flagstaff, AZ on Lake Mary Road at mile post 333. Directions from downtown Flagstaff. RFID Race Timing Systems by 4Peaks Racing. This event goes on, rain or shine. Last year’s Results Posted Here.

Photos: Professional Photos from Action Media – Free Download for Participants – Check out all the great moments from last year’s race. Search by Bib number.

Past Race Results

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

2018 Start Time: The transition area will open at 5:30 AM. The first swim wave will start at 7:00 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? Register for the Mountain Man swim clinics being offered at 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 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

The Run

MMSP_Fin_DD-0546_720x400 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 15, 2018

Sprint
  • Early Bird – through January 15, 2018:
    $79 Individual
    $150 Relay
  • January 16 – April 1, 2018:
    $89 Individual
    $165 Relay
  • April 2 – May 15, 2018:
    $99 Individual
    $165 Relay
  • May 16 – June 15, 2018:
    $110 Individual
    $180 Relay
  • June 16 – July 12, 2018:
    $120 Individual
    $180 Relay
  • July 13 (online) and July 14 (packet pick-up), 2018:
    $130 Individual
    $190 Relay
  • COMING SOON

  • by RaceReach

Olympic
  • Early Bird – through January 15, 2018:
    $95 Individual
    $165 Relay
  • January 16 – April 1, 2018:
    $105 Individual
    $180 Relay
  • April 2 – May 15, 2018:
    $120 Individual
    $180 Relay
  • May 16 – June 15, 2018:
    $130 Individual
    $210 Relay
  • June 16 – July 12, 2018:
    $140 Individual
    $210 Relay
  • July13 (online) and July 14 (packet pick-up), 2018:
    $150 Individual
    $220 Relay
  • COMING SOON

  • by RaceReach

Aquabike

We are excited to offer 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 on RaceReach.

The Weather

Could be a little cool in the early morning if you are from the desert, but for all others: perfect for racing. Low 80’s for the high and it’s been dry and clear, but check the local weather forecast for rain.

Packet Pick Up and/or Late Registration

Friday 7/13 Friday packet pick up will be at Pay-N-Take located in downtown Flagstaff 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.  Pick up your packet and enjoy events downtown.

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

Saturday 7/14Time 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 competitor’s packet. All timing chip pick up is on race morning. There will be an information session with an overview of the course by the race director as well as tips from experts.

For the one or two who can’t make it, please get your packet on event morning BEFORE 6:15 AM. 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 $8). 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.

No race day registration.

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.

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.

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. To receive a discount: 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.

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

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