HOLIDAY CLASSIC
TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE

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HOLIDAY CLASSIC
TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE

Holiday Classic COVID protocols are approved and all permits are in hand!!

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!!

Please do not use the main community entrance to access the pool. When you are called to the pool please proceed through the south gate.

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.

SAFETY PROTOCOLS
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. We recommend wearing a disposable face mask to the start line and placing them in the trash can at the start. If you do not have a disposable face mask they will be available for you at registration. Face masks will be available at the finish line.

USA TRIATHLON
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.

DISTANCES
ADULT TRIATHLON & RELAY
Swim 400m pool swim
Bike 20km (3 loops)
Run 5km

AQUABIKE
Swim 400m pool swim
Bike 20km (3 loops)

DUATHLON
Run 5km
Bike 20km (3 loops)
Run 5km

YOUTH TRIATHLON
Ages 14 and under
Swim 200m pool swim
Bike 4.5 miles
Run 1/2 mile

COST
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

YOUTH
$39 Prior to 11:59pm October 31
$49 Prior to 11:59pm November 30
$59 Prior to 6pm December 11
$70 Day of registration

RELAY
$100 Prior to 11:59pm December 1
$125 Prior to 6pm November 30
$150 Day of registration

RACER AMENITIES
Race shirt
Ladies specific shirts

SCHEDULE
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12
6:30 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

SWIM START
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.

AQUABIKE
Final time for aquabike participants will be calculated at BIKE IN. Once you have finished please return your timing chip.

COURSE
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.

Anthem TA & Pool

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
Three loops

Holiday Classic Bike Route

RUN – 5km
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

Anthem Sprint Triathlon Adult Run

YOUTH RUN – 1/2 Mile

TIMING
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.

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)

VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact volunteer@4peaksracing.com

SPONSORSHIP
For information on sponsorship and having a booth at this event please contact sponsorship@4peaksracing.com

December 12 2020

Details

Date: December 12
Time: 8:00 am
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Venue

Anthem Community Center

41130 N Freedom Way
Anthem, AZ 85086 United States

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