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MARCH 22, 2014
SPRINT Age Group
OLYMPIC Age Group
7:30am on March 22, 2014
INTERNATIONAL DISTANCE TRIATHLON
SWIM: 1500 meters
RUN: 10 kilometers
SWIM: 500 meters
RUN: 5 kilometers
Approximately 66-70 (wetsuits allowed)
65 at start, 80 at finish
Quality Inn and Suites, Lake Havasu City
3:00pm - 8:00pm, March 21,
Quality Inn and Suites, 271 S. Lake Havasu Ave.
AWARDS CEREMONY &
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Break in Havasu! No winter in Lake Havasu City. No way
temperatures in the mid 80s and warm, sunny skies. Perfect
triathlon weather, especially when back home it is snowing!
Triathlon welcomes athletes from over 35 states, making it one of the
premier early season races in the USA. The Havasu Triathlon
2013 invites you to escape the never ending cold and gloom of winter and
enjoy Spring Break in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. There is no such thing
as winter in Lake Havasu!
Only a short drive from Phoenix, Las Vegas and Southern California, Lake
Havasu offers the perfect blend of triathlon and Spring Break. Come to
compete in the first triathlon of the 2013 season and enjoy all that
Lake Havasu has to offer – boating, swimming, water skiing, hiking,
exploring and more. And for those looking for the wilder side of
Havasu, known as one of the Spring Break hotspots nationwide, Havasu is
not going to disappoint.
Enter early! Not just because we might sell out at our limit of 800
athletes, but because Havasu is a popular Spring Break destination and
you want to make sure you get your pick of hotel or camping spots.
The Havasu Triathlon is also the home of the
Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference Championships. Schools
such as Colorado, Colorado State, Arizona, Arizona State, New Mexico and
BYU converge on Lake Havasu City for the biggest collegiate triathlon in
the United States outside of Collegiate Nationals. Over 250
collegiate athletes compete and all schools are welcome.
Lake Havasu City is becoming known as one of the best triathlon venues
in the United States. In 2004 and 2005 Lake Havasu hosted the National
Collegiate Triathlon Championships. The Havasu Triathlon is known for
one of the best swims in the sport, a very challenging bike course with
little or no traffic and a very flat and very fast run. Count on great
times both on the course and after the race. We have deliberately
March 23 as our race date as it is in the heart of spring break.
It is the perfect time for that spring vacation to warm, sunny Lake
Havasu City. For information about Lake Havasu and the many
recreational opportunities of the area please go to
Registration and packet pick up will be from 3:00pm to 8:00pm on
at the Quality Inn, 271 S. Lake Havasu. There is no race registration
on race day.
Packet pick-up on Saturday,
is by special arrangement only. Please contact
email@example.com for packet pick-up
on race morning.
SHIPPING YOUR BIKE?
Ship it to the Havasu Triathlon's Host Hotel:
THE QUALITY INN
271 S. LAKE HAVASU AVE
LAKE HAVASU CITY, 86403
Just be a guest at the Quality Inn and address the
bike to yourself and the Quality Inn will hold your bike for you.
AND RACE START LOCATION
The transition area is at Windsor 4 on the
north side of the channel in Havasu State Park. To get to the transition area take Highway
93 north out of town and take a left at Industrial to Havasu State
Park. Enter the park and continue south after passing through the
There is plenty of parking. Limited
parking is available at Windsor 4. Please be advised that Windsor 4
parking is very limited as much of the parking lot is part of our
triathlon course. Please
do not park in the city lot adjacent to the Hampton Inn or along the
access road between the park and the parking lot as that is part of our
bike course. There is unlimited parking in the strip mall across the street
from the Hampton Inn. This parking is about 400 meters from the
CEREMONY & AWARDS POLICY-
working on the location of our Awards Party and will post it as soon as
it becomes available.
are given to the top three in each age group, top five in the collegiate
triathlon, and top three in clydesdale and athena. Age groups are
1-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59,
60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+.
will be posted at the race site. Final results will be posted at the
awards ceremony. Results will be
www.tucsonracing.com as soon as possible on race day.
It is the athlete’s RESPONSIBILITY to
check the preliminary results posted at the race. Preliminary results
are posted, in part, so that athlete’s can check for problems and notify
us so that corrections can be made. It is YOUR responsibility to check
Once the timer has left the race site, results are FINAL for the awards
ceremony and awards will not be adjusted from that point forward.
Awards will be distributed based on results
when the timer leaves the race site. Awards will given out at the
Awards Ceremony and will not be mailed under any circumstances.
If you do not notify us before we leave then we will still try to help
you with your time. Please email
firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to correct any errors or
omissions, but the longer you wait the less able we are to make those
WHERE IS LAKE HAVASU?
At first glance, Lake Havasu City may seem a little
off the beaten track. It is, however, extremely accessible and very
inexpensive to get to. Flights to Las Vegas, at the time this
information was prepared, were averaging under $300 a flight from most
cities. Once in Lake Havasu City, you will not need a rental car or
other transportation. For those driving to the Havasu Triathlon, Lake
Havasu City is in close proximity to major freeways, is only 4 hours
from Southern California, 3 hours from Phoenix and only 2 hours from Las
are for illustration only)
1. From Los Angeles (280
miles): I-10 towards San Bernadino; I-15 North toward Barstow to I-40
east; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
2. From San Francisco (580 miles) I-5 south; CA Route 58 east (exit 257)
toward Barstow; I-15 toward Las Vegas for 4 miles to I-40 east; south on
State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
3. From Denver (960 miles): I-25 south to I-40 west; south on State
Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
4. From Dallas (1170 miles): I-35 north to US-82 to US-287 North; I-40
west; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
5. From Chicago (1850 miles) I-55 south; I-44 west; I-40 west; State
Route 95 south, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
6. From New York (2500 miles) I-78 west to I-76 west to I-70 west; I-44
west; I-40 west; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu.
The Lake Havasu Tourism
Bureau recommends that athletes fly into Las Vegas (although Phoenix is
a cheap and easy alternative). The reasons to fly into Las Vegas are:
1. It is the closest major airport to Lake Havasu
2. It is only about a 2 hour drive from Lake Havasu
3. Airfares to Las Vegas, because of the casinos and entertainment in
Las Vegas, are the cheapest of any airfares in the country.
Additionally, there are many specials and sales offered on airfares to
Las Vegas throughout the year.
Our race photographer
is Zazoosh.com. We will post a link to race photos within 48 hours
after the triathlon.
There are relay categories for Men,
Women and Mixed.
need to order t-shirts 2 weeks 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 March 11.
Entries received after that date are not guaranteed a
March weather in Lake Havasu City, Arizona is the spectacular! Evenings
and mornings are cool and can require a sweatshirt. Days are warm and
dry. Weather at the start of the race should be in the low 60s. By noon
it should be in the low 80s.
Age Group – 5:00pm at the Quality Inn,
Collegiate – 4:00pm at the Quality Inn,
USAT rules will be followed. Please check the USAT website at
www.usatriathlon.org for more information. At the time of this
writing, the USAT rules dictate that those eligible for the Clydesdale
category be men who are 200 pounds and over and the those eligible for
the Athena category be women who are 150 pounds and over.
If your are a Clydesdale/Athena your MUST leave in
the Clydesdale/Athena wave and NOT the wave corresponding to your age.
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 to have
people enter in September and then be stuck with an entry they cannot
use. Therefore if you notify us at any time prior
January 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 February 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.
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,
Tucson Racing, in its sole judgment, may cancel, postpone, or change the
race and/or race format. No Refunds or Transfers will be given.
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regarding the content of this site. Tucson Racing will not be held
liable for mistakes, typographical errors, omissions, or other errors
which may render some information inaccurate. Information and policies
found within this site are subject to change without notice.