Mountain Man Youth Triathlon and Super Sprint

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Summer 2018 Date TBD

 


We grew up in Flagstaff and have young kids of our own. We want to share the fun and rewards of multisport and endurance events with our family and community. In an effort to support and grow the multisport community in Flagstaff and beyond, Mountain Man Events, LLC partnered with local race director Ken Kotalik for the 2017 Mountain Man Super Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon.

This is a great family friendly event with a pool swim, kids and adult triathlon, and a duathlon. The running and biking are on scenic trails in Flagstaff, AZ. If you are looking to participate in your first triathlon, want to throw something new into your racing schedule, or are just looking for some good old fashioned fun, then this is the place to be on June 18th, 2017. It would be a perfect father-son challenge for Fathers Day this year. The triathlon is completed in reverse order (run, bike, swim) and was formerly known as the Flagstaff Athletic Club Triathlon.

        

Distances:

Triathlon: 5K run, 16K bike, and 300 yd swim

Duathlon: 5K run, 16K bike, and 2K run

Kids Triathlon: 2K run, 2K bike, and 100 yd swim

Important Race Info:

Location: Flagstaff Athletic Club East at 1500 N Country Club Rd, Flagstaff, AZ

Registration: Take advantage of early bird rates now. Register on Active.com

All athletes receive Swag Bag, and Goodies. Please register early as this race is limited to 200 athletes.

Ages: The kids triathlon is open to ages 6-11. The triathlon and duathlon are open to ages 12 and up. All athletes must provide their own bike and wear a helmet during the bike portion of the event. Teams are welcome and encouraged – bring the whole family!

Questions and Contact: Ken Kotalik at 928.607.7034

The Course:

RUN: This beautiful mountain run is on dirt roads and trails.  You leave the Flagstaff Athletic Club East Pool area and travel Southeast behind the club on dirt trails, onto Old Walnut Canyon Rd., and Continental Trail to the turnaround. Then retrace your route back to FAC Pool area.  The run is an out and back of 3.1 miles (5K).  Walk your bike through transition area.

BIKE: The mountain bike course is on dirt roads and trails with picturesque views of Flagstaff, Mt. Elden, and the San Francisco Peaks. The bike is an out and back of 10 miles (16K).  Helmets required on the Bike.

POOL SWIM (25 yard outdoor pool): The last event of the race, the swim, will take place in the “pool in the pines” at Flagstaff Athletic Club East.  The Pool is a 25 yard – 6 lane lap pool with a gradual shallow beach exit.  The swim will begin at the South end of the pool and athletes will swim one length (25 yards) in each lane for all 6 lanes (150 yards). At the end of each lane, athletes will swim under the lane line, into the next lane.  Athletes will exit via beach exit and repeat this process again for another 150 yards – (total distance 300 yards). Then athletes will exit at the beach exit on the North end of the pool and run up the grass to the finish line/electronic timing pads.  No Diving as you enter water – jump in – feet first.

          

Robert Tucker Memorial

This event also honors the memory of Flagstaff beloved Triathlete and Flagstaff Athletic Club Masters Swim Coach – Robert Tucker – 1950-2007.

Grand Canyon Youth

A portion of the Profits of this event go to Grand Canyon Youth a wonderful, Flagstaff non-profit organization serving kids in Northern AZ with experiential, educational River Trips on the San Juan River and in the Grand Canyon. Find out more at http://gcyouth.org/