MOUNTAIN MAN TRIATHLON: SPRINT & OLYMPIC
July 9, 2017 This event goes on, rain or shine.
Description / Location
7/9/17 – Results Posted Here. Thank you to all friends, family, sponsors, and participants for making a great event on a beautiful day in Flagstaff! Beautiful views of the San Francisco Peaks, Lake Mary, and Mormon Lake. Flagstaff has amazing summer weather with flora in full bloom. This is our 33rd annual event with fun, prizes, and a great course. This is the 5th oldest triathlon West of the Mississippi River. Here is why: It is the most beautiful course in the entire Southwest. 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.
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
2017 Start Time: The transition area will open at 5:30 AM. The first swim wave will start at 7:00 AM.
The SwimThis is the City of Flagstaff Reservoir: Upper Lake Mary. Average lake temperature for the last 9 years has been exactly 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 BikeIs 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 RunOut 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 9, 2017
Could be a little cool in the early morning for Phoenix types, 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 7/7 NEW THIS YEAR: Friday packet pick up will be at Pay-N-Take located in downtown Flagstaff from 3:00-6:00PM. 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. It is a Flagstaff First Friday Artwalk Event, so 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 7/8 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 competitor’s packet. All timing chip pick up is on race morning. There will be an information session at 4:00PM. This will include a talk by SwimSuite coaches Kathy Gallagher and Liz Hobbs, as well as an overview of the course by the race director.
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 $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.
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.
There are many great activities in Flagstaff. Make your experience amazing by spending the weekend. Plan your adventure HERE.
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