All permits are in hand and we continue to plan toward a safe race for all participants, staff and volunteers.
Welcome to the 20th Annual Anthem Holiday Classic! This popular sprint triathlon is held in a great location on a fun, fast course. Consisting of a 400m heated pool swim, a fast 20km course and a 5km run to the finish, Holiday Classic is a great way to finish your 2020 season. Duathlon option new for 2020!!
We are hopeful to bring this event to Arizona. However, we are prepared for yet another event cancellation due to the ever-evolving COVID situation. We will offer entry-fee refunds (does not include Active processing fees) if the event is cancelled. Please note, in an effort to reduce face to face contact and limit the number of volunteers present that there will be no finisher medals or awards for Holiday Classic 2020.
Safe return to racing
IMPORTANT SAFETY DETAILS
1. If you currently have or have had any Covid-19 symptoms DO NOT attend the event
2. In an effort to reduce the number of people onsite please do not bring spectators
3. While not racing please wear a mask that covers your nose and mouth at all times. Once you finish please put on a face mask as soon as it is practical to do so
4. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines at all times
5. Please wash hands frequently
Face masks must be worn by all attendees at all times. A disposable mask will be in your race packet and should be worn to the start line. You may remove your mask and place it in the trash can at the start line right before you are directed to enter the water. Face masks will be available at the finish line and should be put on immediately.
New for 2020, Holiday Classic 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, or (2) purchase a one day membership.
ADULT TRIATHLON & RELAY
Swim 400m pool swim
Bike 20km (3 loops)
Swim 400m pool swim
Bike 20km (3 loops)
Bike 20km (3 loops)
Ages 14 and under
Swim 200m pool swim
Bike 4.5 miles
Run 1/2 mile
ADULT TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE
$69 Prior to 11:59pm September 30
$79 Prior to 11:59pm October 31
$89 Prior to 11:59pm November 30
$99 Prior to 6pm December 13
$110 Day of registration
$39 Prior to 11:59pm October 31
$49 Prior to 11:59pm November 30
$59 Prior to 6pm December 11
$70 Day of registration
$100 Prior to 11:59pm December 1
$125 Prior to 6pm November 30
$150 Day of registration
Ladies specific shirts
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
7:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at The Anthem Community Center.
7:55 a.m. Duathlon begins
8:00 a.m. Men group 1 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time < 8 minutes) 8:20 a.m. Men group 2 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time 8 - 10 minutes) 8:50 a.m. Men group 3 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time 10+ minutes) 9:30 a.m. Women group 1 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time < 10 minutes) 10:00 a.m. Women group 2 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time 10+ minutes) 10:30 a.m. Youth Triathlon SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Absolutely no headphones allowed**
All participants must wear a helmet on the bike route**
**Infraction will results in disqualification
We will start the swim fastest to slowest. Swimmers we be called to the pool in small groups. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time, please seed yourself accordingly. Cones will be placed 6 feet apart as a reminder to remain socially distanced while waiting for your swim start.
Final time for aquabike participants will be calculated at BIKE IN. Once you have finished please return your timing chip.
SWIM (Pool is heated)
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Enter the pool feet first. No diving! Up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under the lane lines, up lane 3, etc. On completing the 8 lanes in the pool you will have done 200 yds. and will need to return to the swim start for a second loop. As you reenter the pool the starter will give you the right of way over athletes waiting to start.
BIKE – 20km
There will be a designated lane separating bike traffic from vehicular traffic around the entire course.
Exit the Community Center on Freedom Way
North on Freedom Way to Anthem Way
East on Anthem Way to Daisy Mountain
South on Daisy Mountain to Dedication
North on Dedication to Memorial
West on Memorial to Freedom
North on Freedom to lap or transition
RUN – 5km
Please note: There is no water on the run course. Bottled water will be available to runners as they exit transition
The run course utilizes the paved Anthem Trail System and sidewalks.
Starting from transition area cross the bridge into the park and head south o the Anthem Trail System.
South on trail crossing Whitman then Memorial to Gavillan Peak (MCSO Deputies will be at road crossing)
Continue south on Gavillan Peak to turnaround
North on Gavillan Peak to Anthem Way
Anthem Way east to Community Center and Finish line
This event will be chip timed by 4 Peaks Racing using triathlon chips. Lost or unreturned chips will be charged to the athlete. Results will be available live at the results kiosk on a big screen TV. Chips should be worn on your left ankle and must be returned at the finish. Results will be available online only at 11am.
DIRECTIONS & PARKING
Take I-17 to Anthem Way (5 miles North of Carefree Highway). Exit east onto Anthem Way. Proceed straight through two sets of lights to Freedom Way. Turn right onto Freedom and into the Anthem Community Center parking lot.
41130 N Freedom Way
Anthem AZ 85086
Parking is also available at:
The Anthem Community Park (access from Gavillan Peak Parkway between Anthem Way & Whitman and walk across the bridge to the community center)
If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
For information on sponsorship and having a booth at this event please contact email@example.com