Iron Gear Sports Rio Salado Triathlon

Presented by: Red Rock Company

Saturday, May 5, 2012 - Monday, May 7, 2012

This event has 2 races associated with it. Please use the yellow menu on the left to view the details.

Event Overview

Rio Salado Triathlon

DOWNLOAD THE 2012 ATHLETE GUIDE HERE!

Registration: Online Registration is now closed. You can still Register at Tempe Beach Park on Friday, May 4th from 3p to 7p.

 

 

New Timing System for 2012! 

Introducing the second annual Iron Gear Sports Rio Salado Triathlon at Tempe Town Lake.  We are excited to bring this event back to Tempe in 2012.

RACE FEATURES

  • Chip timing
  • Gender specific cut Dri-Fit event T-shirt
  • Awards 3 deep overall, age group
  • Fantastic aid stations
  • Pre ride/runs
  • Race photos available
  • Relays
  • Newbie wave
  • Double the points for Point Series

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

All events start and finish at Tempe Beach Park.  The swim takes place in Tempe Town Lake which is a man-made resorvoir that's very calm unless there are high winds.  The bike course will be looped, mostly flat and super fast around the City of Tempe.  The run course will loop around Tempe Town Lake, with beautiful view of the lake and the City of Tempe.

COURSE MAPS

Course maps are posted under each Event! 

REGISTRATION

This is a USAT sanctioned event.

*Non-USAT members will be required to pay an additional $12, for a 1 day license from USAT. More information about USAT is listed here.

Mail in forms:  Coming soon.

RACE DIVISIONS

Age Groups - broken down to 5-year increments, based on your age as of December 31, 2012.

Relay Teams - consist of two or three members.  For 2-person teams, one person must do two of the legs.  For 3-person teams, each person does one leg.  We have had some creative team names, costumes, etc., so bring it!

Buddy Wave Division
If you want to complete the race with another participant who is NOT in your age group (mom, sister, friend etc) the Buddy Wave is for you! The Buddy Wave will be the last wave.
* Buddy Wave athletes are not eligible for awards.  IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO RACE IN THE BUDDY WAVE FOR THE OLYMPIC DISTANCE, YOU MUST NOTIFY US AT REGISTRATION/PACKET PICKUP.

Pro Division
In order to compete in this wave you must provide the following:

  • Proof of USAT Elite Membership
  • Proof of Professional Status

*Pro Division athletes are not eligible for age-group awards.

EVENT TIME SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)

ATHLETE GUIDE - will be posted approximately 1 week before the event.

Friday May 4th, 2012

3:00pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Packet Pickup at Tempe Beach Park

3:00pm - 7:00pm: EXPO officially open!

3:00pm - 7:00pm: Bike check-in (mandatory) at Tempe Beach Park 
 

Saturday May 5th, 2012

6:30am - Race begins with first wave

11:00am (approximately) - Awards Ceremony

DIRECTIONS / PARKING

Parking is available (limited) for athletes in the US Airways parking garage and is FREE! Once the garage is full you will need to park on city streets OR at other parking lots near Rio Salado and Mill Avenue. Additional directions to the venue can be found here.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS

Click here for information on local hotel accomodations.

VOLUNTEER

Can't race but would like to see what it is all about? Want to get involved in the community and possibly earn some cash for your favorite charity? Contact our volunteer coordinator for more details on how you can get involved!  I wanna help, click here.

DISCLAIMER

The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization. All distances are approximate by GPS measurements. The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts/threats of terrorism.