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The Scene

A beautiful desert community just south of the training mecca of Tucson, Arizona.  A perfect pre-season event to test the system, see where you are at before the main multi-sport season ramps up.  A calm down and back swim in Lake Sahuarita, followed by a rolling to slightly hilly bike course and a brand new run course. Enhanced post-race finish and experience area.  

A perfect spring break getaway with plenty to see and do.  Lots of beautiful lodging and camping locations all within 10k of the venue.  First class multi-sport racing comes in the form of AZ - TRI @ Sahuarita.  

Completely redesigned event for 2018.

Date / Location

Sunday April 14, 2018

7:00 a.m.

Sahuarita, Arizona


Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 28mi bike, 10k run 
Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 30k bike, 5k run 
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 28mi bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 30k bike
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 9mi. bike, 1mi run

**Relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon

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Age Up Rule
Your age on race day is determined by your age on 12/31 of that calendar year.

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in each event and excluded from their age group.

Age Groups
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups:
19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
*In the event there may not be at least 4 athletes within an age group, an age group may be combined, for example 2 in 20-24 and 2 and 25-29 = 20-29 age group combined.

*Sprint Triathlon - Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition
*Top 3 Clydesdales in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons
(Clydesdale = Male 225lbs or more)
*Top 3 Athenas in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons
(Athena = Females 165lbs or more)

Aquabike - First place Olympic Aquabike and first place Sprint Aquabike
Super Sprint - All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Tri or to enjoy a fun, family-friendly race. In that spirit, no awards are presented. Everyone is a winner!
Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony. If you must depart before the awards ceremony, you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you. Please click on the link below to be taken to the Transition Bag Store where you can select the AWARD Item.



When arriving onsite please follow the Event Parking signs to designated parking spots only. Parking for this event will be in the large parking lot at the north end of the transition and event area. Once you are parked in this section, you will not be able to leave until ALL bikes are in off the bike course as this drive is also the bike in/out.

  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • Sponsor supplied samples
  • Professional chip timing with results available online
  • Awards to overall winners and age group winners
  • Great sponsor supplied raffle and awards ceremony following the last finisher 
  • The best post race snack table out there

This is how we started and why we do what we do.  Every event in every community gives us the ability to give back.  First through our exclusive Food and Shoes from Athletes program we started in 2003 in Arizona.  Donating thousands of pounds of food and thousands of pairs of shoes.  

Also connecting to groups, organizations and important charities locally.  For this event we have partnered with  Together We Live.  Tim Bolen is a long time friend from College. His passion, energy and love to give back is rare in today\'s society and we are humbled to be able to give back and be a part of his mission.  

Their mission: 2Gether We Live provides positive life experiences for underserved populations, including those with disabilities, illness, and wounded veterans, all through the strength of loving volunteers. ​​ Life without limitations. Through the kindness of volunteers anything is possible! 

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City of Sahuarita

Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance
Rudy Project
Xterra Wetsuits

Support Crew
Local Volunteers 

Athletes Responsibility

Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events that may not be properly trained, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance they are registering for. Due to safety concerns for everyone involved, including you the athlete, but also support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, EMS, etc. we must implement course cut off times at 4 hrs. Raffle and awards start at 3 hrs and 30 minutes in Olympic distance events and 99% of all athletes are finished by that time. So, you must register for an event you can finish under the 4 hour time limit. Being a responsible athlete means if you cannot complete the Olympic distance comfortably under that time we recommend you participate in the sprint event. We encourage you to train for the goal to reach that Olympic distance under the 4 hour time limit. If you do not have a clear idea as to how to achieve that goal we are here to help, please let us know.

An athlete will be informed he/she has reached the 4 hr. cut off, at which time the athlete will acknowledge he/she understands completely and he/she will be brought in off the course by the course coordinator. If the athlete refuses this he/she will be informed that there will not be any support left on the course from that point and he/she must acknowledge this and understand he/she is continuing under those circumstances at which time the athlete will remove the timing chip/strap and give to the course coordinator.  

Again an athlete must take the responsibility on as an athlete understanding his/her ability at the time of the event. Knowing that support crew volunteers, as well as other personnel out on courses must be kept in safe conditions as well.  

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