the sweetest du in the desert
this prestigious event has attracted professional athletes such as Ironman 70.3 world champions Samantha McGlone & Joanna Zeiger, Olympic Triathlon Gold Medalist Simon Whitfield, Olympic Cycling Gold Medalist Kristin Armstrong & Xterra world champion Michael Tobin.
McDowell Mountain Regional Park will once again host • offering both Road and Off-Road courses.
3.5 Run • 21 mile Bike • 3.5 mile Run
3.5 Run • 15 mile MTB • 3.5 mile Run
First Run Leg: MAP
The start will be on-road and transition to the trail. Fun • Fast • Scenic course!
• Road Bike: MAP
2 loops before heading back into transition. 24 miles.
• Mountain Bike: MAP
McDowell Mountain Regional Park is amazing for mountain bikers. Check out the map • super challenging course!
Second Run Leg: MAP
2nd verse same as the first • finishing to the right of the Transition Area.
AWESOME Season Opener 100%
Competitive Track • 16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr. • MMRP, AZ 85255 • Phone: (480) 471-0173
Participants are responsible for obtaining their own parking pass at the gate ($6/car).
Early Registration • Road & Off Road
Registration Prices will increase December 1st, 2013
Registration Prices will increase February 1st, 2014
Packet Pickup and Race Day Registration
Elite • Age Group • Team 2 Person
1 – 3 Overall winners
1 – 3 Age Group finishers:
15-17 • 18-19 • 20-24 • 30-34 • 35-39 • 40-44 • 45-49 • 50-54 • 55-59 • 60-64 • 65+
Every Finisher will receive a commemorative award post event AND late breakfast or early lunch too!
• If you are a licensed PRO • please send a note to firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss entry
Do I have to be a USAT member to participate in USAT sanctioned races?
Yes, you must have either an annual membership or 1-day license:
Why do I age-up in triathlons?
USAT bases age on December 31, 2014 so you compete in the same age group throughout the year.
Example: Jane Doe is 39 during the entire 2013 racing season, but turns 40 on Dec. 15th, 2014. Jane will then compete in the 40-44 age group for the entire 2014 season for all events.
Saturday, March 1st, 2014
noon to 5pm • Competitive Track Transition Area
Sunday, March 2nd, 2014
5:30am • Transition Opens
5:30-7am • Late Registration and Packet Pickup
5:30-7am • Chip Pickup & Body Marking
7:45am • Transition Closes
7:50am • USAT Official & Race Director Instructions
7:55am • National Anthem & Call to the Start Line
8:00am • Elite Wave Men & Women
8:05am • Age Group Men
8:10am • Age Group Women & Teams
• Note … Assigned Racking
The venue will have plenty of water and hydration drink. There will be NO water on the first run leg due to the limited distance. We will have a water/hydration station at the entrance and exit of the transition, as well as two on the final run leg loop.
Please be very conscientious when using gels • other nutrition while racing. While the occasional accidental dropping of a gel packet may be forgiven, we want to try and eliminate the impact to the Maricopa County Parks and event staff & volunteers.
Does my chip need to be returned to the timing tent post event?
Multi-sport events … YES If you sneaked past our volunteers at the event of the finish chute with your chip, please return it to the timing tent post event. If you take it home with you, please send it back to:Chasing 3 Race Productions – 3 Metate Drive – Sandia Park – NM – 87047
We don’t want to charge you … but the chips are expensive and we will invoice you for $20 to replace the un-returned chip.
When do I pickup my timing chip?
Your timing chip will be picked up the morning of the race. If you don’t pickup a chip, your time will not be recorded.
Please read carefully … as there has been alot of confusion surrounding this subject.
Chasing 3 does not issue refunds of registration fees for any event for any reason. An event credit for the value of the original entry fee good for 1 year from the date of the event may be issued at the company’s discretion only in cases where:
In order for your medical situation to be considered, you must notify Chasing 3 in writing at least two weeks (14 days) prior to the event and attach documentation (i.e. doctor’s diagnosis) to support your claim.
Please send the documentation to: Chasing 3 Race Productions • 3 Metate Drive • Sandia Park • NM • 87047.
If not received at least 14 days prior to an event, an event credit will not be considered. All other race credit requests for any reason other than medical, military deployment or family member death will be denied.
All race credit requests received later than 14 days prior to the calendar date of the event, regardless of circumstance, will be denied.
Active.com and AZsportsonline.com does not refund participants for events except in cases where an athlete has registered more than once for an event. If you are double-charged for an event, and the event is more than 30 days away, contact Active.com or AZsportsonline.com directly for a refund of the duplicate entry fee. If the duplicate charge is discovered less than 30 days prior to an event, please contact Chasing 3 directly. If funds have been transferred to Chasing 3 from Active.com or AZsportsonline.com, Chasing 3 will issue a refund of the duplicate entry fee via mail. If funds have not been transferred to Chasing 3, Active.com or AZsportsonline.com will issue the refund directly to the credit card. • Please note that Chasing 3 cannot process credits for credit/debit cards. or AZsportsonline.com will, upon request, refund the “convenience fee” portion of the registration transaction back to your credit/debit card for duplicate entries.
Why do I have to pay the ONLINE REGISTRATION fee on my registration?
The fee pays for all charges associated with processing your credit card.
What time do I need to arrive for an event?
We arrive hours, if not days, prior to an event to set up … with that stated – come early and take your time. Parking, finding your rack assignment, body marking, warming up and late packet pickup take a fair amount of time on race morning. We suggest for an 7:00 am race you arrive at least 1 ½ hours to 2 hours early.
Do I have to pickup my bib and race packet the day before the race?
No … BUT it does relieve a lot of stress in the am. Picking up the day before allows you time to place your bib on your bike, arrange your race bag, plan your transition setup and prep your race. Our packet pickups are most often close to the event site, so you have a chance to see the race layout.
May I pick up my packet without a Photo ID or pickup my friend’s packet?
Per USA Triathlon rules, you MUST have current photo ID at packet pickup. You MUST pick up your packet in person. You may not have someone else pick up your packet for you. NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, period. If you are an annual USA Triathlon member, you MUST show your current USAT membership card. If you fail to bring it, you will be required to pay the $10 single day membership fee. If you cannot pay the $10 fee, you will not race. NO EXCEPTIONS. (We will not be able to accept credit cards at packet pickup). If you stated “pending” for your USAT membership number, you MUST have proof of membership by printing out a temporary membership card on http://www.usatriathlon.org. If you do not have this, you MUST pay the $10 fee.
Again: You MAY NOT pick up a packet/timing chip for another person. In order to be covered by USAT insurance you MUST follow these guidelines. You must pick up your own packet, no exceptions.
What happens if it lightnings or a big storm comes in before the race begins?
Inclement Weather/Alternate Plans
In case of inclement weather or the need for alternate planning, the race directors reserve the right to modify or cancel any portion of the race if weather conditions, water quality or any other unsafe condition may compromise athlete safety.
If your question is not answered here please submit a question to email@example.com.
Overall • Age Group • Team • Gender
Overall • Age Group • Team • Gender
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