MERRILL RANCH
Triathlon, Aquabike & Duathlon

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MERRILL RANCH
Triathlon, Aquabike & Duathlon

It is with a heavy heart that we announce the cancellation of The Merrill Ranch Triathlon. We were very optimistic about brining this event to you however, The Merrill Ranch Community Center has not reached their metric to reopen to a level that would allow for a triathlon.

Please note, we will be offering a triathlon at Merrill Ranch on October 30, 2021 and March 26, 2022.

You may defer to any of the following races. Please email merrillranch@4peaksracing.com with your preference
2021
August 28 – Anthem Sprint
October 2 – Castle Creek
October 30 – Merrill Ranch
December 11 – Holiday Classic

2022
February 26 – Iceman Triathlon
March 13 – Tri 4 the Cure
March 26 – Merrill Ranch

You may also hold your registration indefinitely as a credit for a future 4 Peaks Racing triathlon.

DISTANCE
ADULT TRIATHLON & RELAY
Swim 400m
Bike 12 miles
Run 3 miles

AQUABIKE
Swim 400m pool swim
Bike 12 miles

DUATHLON
Run 1.5 miles
Bike 12 miles
Run 3 miles

YOUTH TRIATHLON
Swim 200m pool swim
Bike 6 miles
Run 1.5 miles

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. 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.

COST
ADULT TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE
$69 prior to 11:59 p.m. February 14
$79 prior to 11:59 p.m. March 14
$89 until 6pm March 26
$99 Day of registration

YOUTH TRIATHLON
$39 prior to 11:59 p.m. February 14
$49 prior to 11:59 p.m. March 14
$59 until 6pm March 26
$69 Day of registration

RELAY
$100 prior to 11:59 p.m. March 14
$125 until 6pm March 26
$150 Day of registration

RACER AMENITIES
Race shirt
Ladies specific shirts
Post-race refreshments
Finisher medals for all participants

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, March 26
3:00 p.m. Optional packet pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center opens
5:00 p.m. Packet pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center closes

SATURDAY, March 27
6:30 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
7:30 a.m. Men group 1 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time < 10 minutes) 7:35 a.m. Duathlon start 7:45 a.m. Men group 2 triathlon and aquabike swim start (estimated swim time over 10 minutes) 8:00 a.m. Relay swim start 8:05 a.m. Women’s swim start 9:00 a.m. Youth Triathlon start Registration will remain open until 9:00 a.m. So if you have a child racing you do not have to be there early. 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. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time. Please seed yourself accordingly.

ADULT COURSE
SWIM (400m)
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Each athlete will swim up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under than lane lines into lane 3 and repeat the process through all 8 lanes. On exiting the pool go back to the starter at lane 1, you will be given the right of way over those yet to start. Repeat your first leg through the pool then head to transition. Swim will start fastest to slowest. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time. Please seed yourself accordingly.

BIKE (2 Loops, 6 miles per loop)
HELMET REQUIRED
Exit transition at Anthem Merrill Ranch Community Center
North on N. Anthem Way
West on Merrill Ranch Parkway
South on Felix
Turnaround at Hunt Highway

Merrill Ranch Bike Route

RUN (2 Loops)
Merrill Ranch Run Route

YOUTH COURSE
SWIM
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Each athlete will swim up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under than lane lines into lane 3 and repeat the process through all 8 lanes.

BIKE (6 miles)
HELMET REQUIRED
Exit transition at Anthem Merrill Ranch Community Center
North on N. Anthem Way
West on Merrill Ranch Parkway
South on Felix
Turnaround at Hunt Highway

RUN
One loop of the Anthem Community Park

AWARDS
Top 3 overall boys and girls in youth triathlon
Top 3 male and female in adult triathlon
Age group awards 3 deep in adult triathlon:
10-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70+
Awards will also be given to the top three finishers in the following categories:
Clydesdale (Men 200 +lbs)
Athena (Women 150+ lbs)
Duathlon
Aquabike
Relay

RACE TIMING
This event is timed using equipment by RFID Timing Systems. All participants need to wear a timing chip around their ankle with the Velcro strap provided. The chips are reusable and need to be returned after the event. These chips are the athlete’s responsibility and missing chips will be charged to the athletes.

PARKING
Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
3200 North Anthem Way
Florence AZ 85132

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

The Merrill Ranch Triathlon will kick start your spring racing season! Whether you are a seasoned racer looking to dust off the holiday cobwebs or a first time triathlete wanting to take the plunge, this is the race for you. Consisting of a 400m pool swim, a fast 12 mile course and a run to the finish. New for 2021 is the addition of a duathlon and aquabike.

March 27 2021

Details

Date: March 27
Time: 7:30 am
Event Categories:

Venue

Merrill Ranch

3200 North Anthem Way
Florence, AZ 85132 United States

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