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TRI CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS
TEMPE INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON
May 18, 2014
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The Tempe International
Triathlon is Tempe's oldest triathlon and the first and original
triathlon to be held at Tempe Town Lake. The Tempe
International Triathlon has hosted ITU Pan American Cup
Triathlons, been part of the Race to Athens series and, at one
memorable race, had seven of eight USA Olympians and 1 future
The Tempe International
Triathlon has evolved into one of Arizona's premier age group
triathlons. Our focus is the age grouper - both new and
experienced - and our goal is to provide one of the best race
WHAT MAKES THE TEMPE INTERNATIONAL TRIATHLON A GREAT RACE
Custom Finisher Medals to
Tech shirts to all
participants who enter before May 8.
Women's specific tech shirt
sizes to all who women who enter before May 8
Shaded transition area under
the 202 Freeway
Beach start (no stairs to
get into and out of the lake)
Beginner Triathlon Programs
for Everyone New to Triathlon
*We think that our shaded
transition area and beach start makes racing in May at Tempe
Town Lake a truly exceptional experience. With our shaded
transition area under the 202 Freeway there are no worries about
whether it is a hot day or if the gatorade in your bike water
bottle will start boiling.
However, the downside is
that the shaded transition area cannot hold more than 1000 or so
athletes. Rather than cram thousands in a too small space, we would rather
have a transition area where everybody has plenty of space. Triathloning should be fun and it is certainly no fun to be so
crowded you can hardly move and have to worry about your
expensive bike being scratched because there are too many bikes
on a rack.
WHY PARTICIPATE IN
THE TEMPE TRIATHLON?
International Triathlon is the largest international distance triathlon
in Arizona. This is important because:
International Triathlon is the only event in the spring where
everybody shows up and is a great chance to race your competition,
your friends and neighbors and everybody else who shows up.
The larger the
race the more importance USAT assigns the degree of difficulty
factor when calculating end of year rankings. Simply put, a
good finish counts in a larger race more than it does in a smaller
If you are
contemplating a pro license then you have to do well at a large
race. The Tempe International Triathlon is the only event in
the spring that can count toward your pro license.
International Triathlon has hosted the Arizona Club Championships for
the last 8 years.
Tempe International Triathlon has welcomed over 400
triathletes who are members of Arizona clubs for the past 8 years.
Arizona Club Championships have welcomed triathlon clubs
from all over the country.
Arizona Club Championships are a great opportunity to race
with your club members, set up a club area for club support
and compete for Triathlon Club bragging rights for the year.
you don't have to be a member of a club to race, it sure is
a lot of fun to go to a race with your entire team. And if
you are not a member of a club, consider joining one of the
many fine clubs throughout the Valley.
International Triathlon is the oldest triathlon at Tempe Town
Racing was at the first ever Tempe International Triathlon
13 years ago.
Tempe International Triathlon has hosted numerous USAT
Regional Championships and two Continental Cup races
featuring Olympians and World Champions.
Olympians, Ironman champions, National Champions and World
Champions have all raced at the Tempe International
Are you a
new or beginner triathlete? Triathlons, with swimming,
biking and running incorporated in one race, can be very
intimidating to the first time triathlete. Don't worry,
the Tempe International Triathlon will do whatever we can to
make your first triathlon experience a positive one.
triathletes will be given a special colored cap to wear.
The colored cap will identify you as a new triathlete and
will allow our lifeguards keep an eye on you during your
first open water swim.
Triathlete swim bike and run clinics. Place and time TBD. Don't miss learning all the triathlon
secrets from experienced triathletes.
Join us at the
4:30pm pre-race meeting at Packet Pick Up/Registration on
May 17h. We will cover topics such as transition,
swim start, waves, and other things that might be confusing
at your first triathlon. Not only that, but we will be
doing a triathlon "walk through" where we will visit the
swim start, transition, bike and run starts to discuss how
best to complete these sometimes intimidating parts of a
THE ONLY ALL SHADED TRANSITION IN THE WORLD!
The Transition Area,
underneath the 202 Freeway, is shaded. Set up and hang
out after the race in wonderful, cool shade!
Our swim start is on a beach. Yes,
an actual beach! No stairs to negotiate. No water to
tread. Sand under your toes!
Saturday, May 17
Packet Pick Up:
12:00 – 6:00pm
You may register for the
race at Packet Pick Up on May 17th.
No packet pick up or race
registration on race morning!*
All relay members must
attend packet pickup unless the below procedure is followed.
PACKET PICK UP FOR
SOMEONE ELSE - You may pick up somebody else's packet or the
packets of your relay members. We have to follow insurance
regulation so we ask that you comply with our requests:
Download the USAT
waiver from the front page of tucsonracing.com. Have
the person not attending packet pick up sign the waiver
Obtain a copy of that
person's driver's license and USAT card (if they are a
member of USAT)
Bring the signed
waiver, copy of driver's license and USAT card (if annual
member) to registration
CHIPS: Timing chips will be
handed out race morning. Chips are to be worn on the left
Bike drop off is NOT
required on May 17. However, since you may bring your bike
with you on race morning, we cannot allow race morning packet
pick up unless you make prior arrangements. In addition,
all bikes must be in the transition area by 6:05 and the
transition area will be cleared at 6:15. There will be no
CARD AND INFORMATION: If you are annual member
of USA Triathlon then you must bring your annual membership card
and photo ID to registration. We cannot make exceptions to
this rule. Please do not ask us to do so.
If you are not an annual
member then USAT charges a $12 one day fee and requires you to
sign a waiver. This fee is paid as part of your
registration process. If you signed up via active.com then
you will have signed the waiver online. If you mailed the entry
in then you will need to sign a waiver at registration.
*If you absolutely cannot
make it to registration on Sat. May 17, please email the
RACE DIRECTOR and, under limited circumstances,
we will email you a pass to pick up your packet and rack your
bike on Sunday morning
Saturday, May 17 at 1:30pm
Saturday, May 17 at 3:00pm
Saturday, May 17 at 4:30pm. (TRIATHLON WALK THROUGH - at
CEREMONY - 1:00pm
Thirsty Lion Pub & Grill
Tempe Market Place
Relays are available in
the international and sprint distance in the following
Relay team members will do the
same course as the triathlon. Relays can consist of 2 or 3 members.
All relay members must sign waiver at packet pickup
The Tempe International
Classic Triathlon will be offering Clydesdale/Athena divisions.
Average day time
temperature in Phoenix in late May are 97-98 degrees. Due
to the low humidity, nights are quite cool, dipping into the
60s. You might even need a sweatshirt at race start!
The temperature at the finish should be no more than the
mid-80s. Regardless of the temperature, you can expect
great support on the race course.
The City of Tempe,
Arizona is the state's seventh largest city, is located in the
center of the Valley of the Sun with more than 160,000 residents
calling it home. The City of Tempe, Arizona is bordered by
Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa and Chandler. Access to Tempe is a
snap with the Loop 101, 202, US 60, I-10 and Hohokam Expressway
serving Tempe, making us the most accessible city in the
metropolitan area. And, we are only 10 minutes from Sky Harbor
International Airport with taxi service and public
transportation available seven days a week. The City of Tempe,
Arizona offers more than 300 days a year of sunshine to its
residents and visitors, and annual rainfall amounts to
approximately 7.36 inches a year.
In 1865, the U.S. Army arrived at
the eastern end of the Salt River Valley and established Fort McDowell.
After the arrival of the cavalry came Caucasian pioneers including
Wickenburg entrepreneur Jack Swilling, who directed the renovation of
the Hohokam canals, and town "founder" Charles Trumbull Hayden, who
built a flour mill and began a ferry service across the Salt River.
"Hayden's Ferry," as the city was
called then, was also the name of the only vehicle across the Rio
Salado. The town grew slowly with mercantiles, saloons and other
businesses along the dusty main street Mill Avenue, and was renamed the
City of "Tempe" Arizona (Tem-PEE) by an English traveler who compared
the area to the beautiful Vale of Tempe in Greece.
In 1886, the Arizona Territorial
Normal School welcomed its first class of 31 students in the structure
known today as Old Main on Arizona State University's campus. The
college town and farming community grew steadily and quietly until
post-World War II's Baby Boom pushed Tempe's city limits against the
neighboring communities in every direction. In most recent years,
corporate America has rediscovered and redefined the City of Tempe,
Arizona much the same way Hayden "discovered" the home of the Pimas, who
had "discovered" the home of the Hohokam.
Downtown Tempe offers all types
of entertainment options to fit any desires. No where else in Arizona
can one experience a Broadway show at a Frank Lloyd Wright designed
theatre, see an NFL football game, choose from more than 75 places to
eat, shop at brand name stores, climb a mini-mountain, kayak on a
two-mile lake, take in an independent film, view works of art and stroll
under shady trees - all within a one mile radius
The downtown area has grown to
become a unique, pedestrian-friendly place to live, work and play. Shady
brick sidewalks, turn of the century buildings, historic landmarks, and
Arizona State University, "A" mountain and Tempe Town Lake all make
Downtown Tempe the place to be for dining, shopping and nightlife.
For more information about Tempe
and what to do on your weekend here, check out http://www.tempecvb.com.
ABOUT TEMPE TOWN LAKE
Opened November 7, 1999;
conceptualized in 1966 by ASU
220 surface acres - 2 miles
long, 800-1200 feet wide
Average depth: 12.5 feet,
ranging from 7 to 19 feet
Actual lake construction
Dam broke in Summer, 2010.
Repaired by November, 2010.
Capacity is about 3,000
acre-feet or 977 million gallons
Water to keep the lake full
comes from reclaimed water, recharge and recovery and water
Water quality is maintained
by keeping the water well mixed, proper aeration and chemical
The lake does not lose water
to seepage thanks to a recovery system that pumps water back into
Evaporation costs Town Lake
about the same amount of water used by two golf courses each year or
about the same amount consumed by a 1,000-acre alfalfa field.
We understand that plans can change.
Unfortunately we are not able to give out any refund, for any reason.
We will not transfer your entry to another race nor roll it over to the
following year. However, with races selling out we do not want have
people enter in September and then be stuck with an entry they cannot
use. Therefore if you notify us at any time prior
March 15, we will refund 75% of your entry fee, less any
charges by active.com. If you wish to transfer your race entry to
any 2013 Tucson Racing event please notify us by April 15 to receive
a 75% credit, less any charges by active.com, on any 2013 entry fee.
wish to switch between sprint and Oly, or vice versa, you may do so at
any time prior to March 10 (paying the difference in entry fee where
applicable). Just notify us by email and we will make the change.
We need to order t-shirts 10 days before the event. All
athletes will be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size recorded on
their entry blank or indicated on Active.com, if the entry is
received on or before May 8, 2014. Entries received after
that date may not receive a shirt.
Women's specific sizes will be ordered for all women who enter
before May 5.
Tucson Racing reserves
the right to postpone, cancel or change the race or race format
at any time to ensure athlete safety. If Tucson Racing
determines conditions that might compromise the safety of
participants, Tucing Racing, in its sole judgment, may cancel,
postpone, or change the race and/or race format. No Refunds or
Transfers will be given as a result of any cancelation or
modification of the event.
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