As you are probably aware, it rained quite a bit in Tempe today. Tempe has received more than .2 inches of rain. When this happens, the lake must be retested before allowing anyone in the water. Unfortunately, the testing takes 24 hours to complete after a rain.
This means that we are unable to swim in Tempe Town Lake tomorrow. The XTERRA Rockhopper Triathlon with proceed as a duathlon. The bike course will remain the same while the two-loop run will be split into two one loop runs bookending the bike.
While we know that you are disappointed that the swim will not be part of the race, 4 Peaks Racing will do our best to make lemonade out of this situation. We look forward to having fun with you tomorrow morning!
It’s time to grab your mountain bike and tear up the trails in Papago Park at 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 2019 XTERRA National Championship. Finisher medals for all participants!
1000m Swim (1 loop)
13 mile mt bike (2 loops)
3.5 trail run (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 McDowell
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
4 Peaks Racing reserves the right to change the course for safety concerns. Including holding the event as a duathlon should Tempe Town Lake not meet the standards for full body contact
For gpx files please email Jeremy@4peaksracing.com
$75 until 11:59 p.m. August 31
$85 until 11:59 p.m. September 30
$95 until 6:00 p.m. October 13
$110 on race day
$100 until midnight September 30
$125 until 6:00 p.m. October 13
$150 on race day
Ladies specific shirts
Finisher medals for all participants
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Packet pick up and late registration at Tribe Multisport Scottsdale
7624 E Indian School Rd #101
Scottsdale AZ 85251
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14
6:00 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at The North Event Boat Ramp
7:30 a.m. The Rock Hopper Triathlon begins
10:00 a.m. Awards ceremony
CUT OFF TIMES
8:30 a.m. Swim cut off
9:15 a.m. Must have begun second loop of the bike
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 2019 XTERRA Series ages will be calculated as of 12/31/2019.
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.
XTERRA Rock Hopper will be held at the Special Event Ramp, on the north side of the lake between Mill and Rural.
Parking at Tempe Marina will be limited this weekend. Parking will be available at:
1. Tempe Marina
2. Lakeview Dr under Mill Ave/Loop 202
3. Marquee Theater
730 N. Mill Ave
Tempe AZ 85281
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.
If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
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