Half Iron Distance / Relay
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2012 Soma Triathlon
Half Iron Distance Triathlon and Relay
October 21, 2012
Red Rock proudly announces the 9th year of the Soma Triathlon. This is our marquee event and we plan on making it yours too! Come out and race in the same location as Ironman AZ...swim in the same lake, ride bits and pieces of the same bike course, and finish in the same location. This event is a great tune up for Ironman or just a great way to get out and compete in a half in a pheomenal setting. Race this one and you will get a Head Sweats visor, a tech tee and one heck of a good time!
- Chip Timing (5 splits)
- Gender specific cut Dri-Fit Event T-shirt (Zorrell)
- Finisher medals - new design for 2012!
- Awards 3 Deep Overall
- Awards 3 Deep for age categories
- Fully stocked run aid stations
- Custom Soma Triathlon Visor
- Race Photos Available
All participants start at Tempe Beach Park, on the south bank, just west of the Mill Avenue Bridge.
Notes on the Course - The swim takes place in a man-made lake that is very calm unless there are high winds (ie storm force). The swim course will be a rectangle for all athletes. Water temperatures will be in the mid 70's (approximate) degrees (Note 78 degrees considered wetsuit legal by USAT). The bike portion is a relatively flat, urban, looped course; each loop is approximately 18.5 miles. The run is a 6.5 mile loop around Tempe Town Lake with some great views of ASU and the developing landscape of Tempe! All athletes must complete 3 loops of the bike and 2 loops of the run course respectively.
(Subject to change based on safety of course etc)
Historically, we have not had cutoffs, however due to the safety, cost and potential impact on the surrounding community, local businesses, our staff and the park, we must adhere to the following guidelines. Thank you!
- Swim - 8:30 a.m.
- Bike - 12:30 p.m.
- Run - 3:30 p.m. (this is a two loop run course, runners will not be permitted to start their second loop of the run after 2:30 p.m.)
Weather - historical weather has high temperatures in the high 80's, with low's in the mid 60's. Its a dry heat! The race starts cool and heats up while you do.
*Limited to 1600 athletes *
*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.
Age groups are broken down into 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 names, costumes etc...bring it on!
EVENT TIME SCHEDULE
ATHLETE GUIDE - download it here.
Saturday October 20, 2012
10:00am - 5:00pm: Registration and Packet Pickup at Tempe Beach Park
10:00am - 5:00pm: EXPO officially open!
10:00am - 5:00pm: Bike check-in (mandatory) at Tempe Beach Park
Sunday October 21, 2012
6:30am - Race begins with first wave
DIRECTIONS / PARKING
Parking is available (limited) for athletes in the US Airways parking garage on Saturday. Parking on Sunday in the US Airways building is FREE! Once the garage is full you will need to park on city streets OR at other parking logs near Rio Salado and Mill Avenue.
Hotel Information to come!
A portion of all proceeds will benefit Chances for Children, a local non-profit aimed at helping decrease childhood obesity.
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!