Four Peaks Brewing Urban Dirt Triathlon

presented by RedRockCo

Date/Time Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM
Location Tempe Town Lake North Bank
Distance Swim 750 Meters
Mountain Bike 13.2 Miles
Trail Run 3.1 Miles


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11am start time and Beer Garden to follow!! 

Four Peaks Brewing Urban Dirt Off-Road Triathlon
October 7, 2012
Sprint Off-Road Triathlon 




Heck yea...get off yer road bike and hit the dirt...forget your skinny tires and aero helmets folks, this is a mountain bike triathlon. No aero bars either. This is the 4th year for the Four Peaks Brewing Company Urban Dirt Triathlon and we want YOU to help us sell it out again! Hands down, this is likely the best time you ever had IN spandex...for most of you at least. 11:00 AM race start, Slip-N-Slide and a Four Peaks Brewing Beer Garden to follow!



  • Chip Timed -- New Timing System for 2012!
  • Wicked cool tee (most pronounce with Boston accent for desired effect)
  • Awards 3 Deep Overall
  • Awards 3 Deep for age categories
  • Schwag, Schwag, Scha-Wag
  • Fully stocked aid stations with water and PowerBar Products
  • Slip-N-Slide finish - don't believe us - check it that YouTube link!
  • Live entertainment - music from our DJ GeeTea!


This is a sprint distance triathlon, in the dirt. All athletes will start in Tempe Town Lake, then head out on their mountain bike through Papago Park, after which they will be running on the trails throughout Papago (there are some hills!). Just when you think it is all over trudge through the sand and Slip-N-Slide your way to happiness!

Click Here for Course Maps!

Pre-Ride - Sept. 29th 8am!

Pre-Run - Oct. 1st 5:30pm!  

On each of the dates liste below we will ride one loop of the bike course (as a group) and run the trail section of the run may do more if you so desire.

This is your chance to preview the course, ask questions and possibly get some cool schwag before the race even begins...all riders/runners responsible for their own safety, this is not an official organized event and all riders should always obey the laws of the road and trail....bring a helmet or be not smrt/kewl.

Weather - historical weather has high temperatures in the high 80's. Lows around this date are typically in the high 60's.


REGISTRATION - **Limited to 500 **

Mail-in registration forms will be posted here shortly.*Non-USAT members will have to pay an additional $10 for a 1 day license. More information about USAT is listed here.

Athlete list - We will start to update this in September-ish

Age Group 
Age groups are broken down into 5-year increments, based on your age as of December 31, 2012.

Relay Teams
Um, no, no gotta do this one on your own...its too much fun. You can do it...

EVENT TIME SCHEDULE (Subject to Change)
ATHLETE GUIDE - will be posted approximately 1 week before the event.

  • Saturday October 6, 2012 - Packet pickup Sole Sports & Landis Cyclery - NEC of Rural and Warner.
  • Sunday October 7, 2012
    • 8am-10:30am packet pickup
    • 11:00 am Race start!

We are racing on the North side of Tempe Town lake. Start is in the lake, by the boat ramp WEST of the Marina...near the volleyball courts...yea, the sand and the nets...right the sand this year!

PARKING - Spectators and athletes are welcome to park underneath the 202 Freeway in the free public parking spaces. This is also known as Lake View Drive. You may also park in the Marquee parking lot, or by Rio Operations (under the overpass). Spectators, please be parked by 11::15 a.m. race morning. Park under the 202 along Lake View Drive and Mill Avenue and walk East along the path.
DO NOT PARK in the Marina, we would like to leave this area for boaters! Thank you for parking elsewhere.


There is no camping in Tempe Beach Park. There are several cool folks in Tempe that may help you out with a place to stay, and there are also many awesome hotels in and around Tempe, as well as some off the charts resorts for thos that like spas after a hard race....

This event will benefit those of you that have not been working out. It will encourage you to swim, dust off your bike and run...and hopefully get fit. It will also benefit your attitude, cause you are gonna have a good time out there...particularly when you hit the Slip-N-Slide at the finish. Seriously though, we will be donating a portion of our proceeds to help out various local charities, as we always do...we simply need to give back to the folks that help us help you have a good time.

Can't race but will be happy to help? Volunteers Help out and get a cool tee, some free goodies, athlete appreciation and our sincere gratitude! Contact our volunteer coordinator for more details on how you can get involved! 

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. Be safe out there!