XTERRA Triathlon & Open Water Swim
It’s time to tear up the trails in Papago Park with XTERRA Rock Hopper, a truly urban triathlon in Tempe Town Lake. This 1000m swim, 13 mile bike and 3.5 mile trail run will offer a challenge to all levels of triathlete. Athletes that participate in this event will have opportunity to earn points towards the 2016 XTERRA National Championship. New to 2015 is a 2000m and 1000m open water swim.
We have had a lot of enquiries regarding the impact of the rain on Tempe Town Lake. The news is all good! There wasn’t enough rain to impact Tempe Town Lake and we are all clear for Sunday.
1000m Swim (1 loop)
13 mile mt bike (2 loops)
3.5 trail run (2 loops)
OPEN WATER SWIM
1000m Swim (1 loop)
2000m Swim (2 loops)
Starting and finishing at The North Event Boat Ramp located on the north side of Tempe Town Lake between Mill and Rural.
Swim (1 loop)
Rectangular course in Tempe Town Lake
Mt. Bike (2 loops)
Must dismount and push bike through the tunnel under Curry
Must dismount and push bike over the bridge at the north turn around on the canal
CLICK HERE for bike route on Strava
Run (2 loops)
CLICK HERE for run route on Strava
Bike and run routes marked and monitored by AZ Trail Race. CLICK HERE for more information on their XTERRA trail series
$69 until midnight August 14
$79 until midnight September 11
$89 until 6:00 p.m. October 10
$100 on race day
$100 until midnight September 11
$125 until 6:00 p.m. October 10
$150 on race day
Post race food
Food and beer coupons to Tempe Oktoberfest
OPEN WATER SWIM COST
$30 until September 30th at midnight
$35 until October 5th at midnight
$40 until October 10th at 6:00 p.m.
$45 Late registration
Entry to open water swim does not include a shirt. Please note that packet pick up is for those doing the triathlon.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 10
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Packet pick up Tribe Multisport Mesa
6655 East McDowell Road, Suite 101
Mesa AZ 85215
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 11
6:00 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at The North Event Boat Ramp
7:30 a.m. The Rockhopper Triathlon begins
7:32 a.m. 2000m Open Water Swim
7:34 a.m. 1000m Open Water Swim
10:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
WANNATRI SWIM CLINIC
Join the expert coaches of WannaTri at 6:50am for a dryland clinic including the parts of your freestyle technique most important in open water, sighting, the differences between swimming with and without a wetsuit, and methods to get settled in and relaxed during a race.
CUT OFF TIMES
8:30 a.m. Swim cut off
10:00 a.m. Bike cut off
10:45 a.m. Must be on second loop of the run
As this event is part of the 2016 XTERRA Series ages will be calculated as of 12/31/2016.
Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers, top three male and female challenged athletes and top 3 relays. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers per the following age groups:
This event will be chip timed by 4 Peaks Racing using triathlon chips that need to be returned. Results will be available live at the results kiosk on a big screen TV.
CLICK HERE for Tempe Town Lake weather and water temperature
XTERRA Rock Hopper will be held at the Special Event Ramp, on the north side of the lake between Mill and Rural. Parking is available at Tempe Town Lake Marina and limited parking is available at Lake View Dr under the 202.
XTERRA Rock Hopper is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT), the governing body of multisport in North America. One of the many roles played by USAT is that of insurance provider for this race. As such USAT requires that every participant be either (1) an annual member and provide proof of membership at packet pick up, or (2) purchase a one day membership at packet pick up. Please visit www.usatriathlon.org for more information.
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