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Powerman Arizona Desert Classic


The great history of the Desert Classic Duathlon combined with the international World Wide brand of Powerman takes this duathlon to another level.  A challenge in the desert completely enclosed in beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional park outside Fountain Hills Arizona makes this a dream vacation destination minutes from Scottsdale, Arizona.  Something for the entire family at the perfect time to travel from the colder climates.  

The top three athletes in each aged-up age group will qualify for the 2020 ITU Long-Distance Duathlon World Championship in Zofingen, Switzerland as well as the 2020 ITU World Short Course Championships in Viborg Denmark. 

This event serves as race #1 in the Powerman North America Point Series.  

McDowell Mountain park offers breathtaking desert vistas, views of the McDowells and Four Peaks.  Camping both rustic and hook ups.  The course features a super fast, exhilarating 5k trail run loop.  Taking you on a nice rolling path using the parks sport mountain bike trail for this discipline of the course.  The bike will take you on a slow, gradual quad grinder up to the top of the park, then flying down to the back of the park, back up and down to the transition area.  

Marathon runners, endurance athletes, triathletes, bikers, runners - Anyone Can Do the Du!

Camping onsite for $12! WOW, take advantage of that.  

Date / Location

Sunday January 26, 2020

Saturday Day Before Registration open 2:00 - 4:00 @ the park
DAY OF REGISTRATION OPEN - 6:30 - 7:30 a.m.

8:00am - Powerman Duathlon Classic
8:25am - Powerman Off Road
8:30am - Powerman Short Duathlon
8:45am - Powerman Sprint 

** 2 person relays offered for the Classic and Short Distance and Off Road.

Special divisions include schools.

Adjacent to the parking area at the front of the park. 

Click here for map 

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Powerman Classic - 10k run, 59k bike, 10k run
Powerman Off Road - 5k run, 25k bike, 5k run
Powerman Short - 5k run, 38k bike, 5k run
Powerman Sprint - 2.5k run, 20k bike , 2.5k run

** 2 person relays offered for the Classic and Short Distance and Off Road.


Don't forget to have your park entry fee ready upon arrival at the park entry gate of $7.  Then proceed to the parking lot following the Powerman Parking signs.  Overflow parking will be located on the right side of the entry park road. 

Awards / Qualifying

Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31st of that year.

Powerman World Championship - Zofingen Switzerland - 2020

Classic Course World Championship in Viborg, Denmark - 2020

Powerman Classic event only

  • Top 3 overall male and female 

  • Top 3 athletes in each age group  

Powerman North America “ELITE” qualifying standards: 
Times must be verifiable in multi-sport event sent to Kenny@3disciplines.com PRIOR to day before registration.  There will be absolutely NO day before / day of registration of elite athletes accepted.  A running event or bike time trial is not a multi-sport event.  

Athletes must meet the below criteria for elite qualification, this is an ITU governed event, there are no exceptions to the standards set forth: 
Minimum THREE athletes must be competing in each elite race.  We will not be responsible for athletes not showing on race day!  This is a Powerman International World Series race,  qualifying you for the elite field at Powerman Zofingen World Championships.  Therefore you must show Current year verifiable results with below standards met:  There are NO exceptions to these times.  You must email: Kenny@3disciplines.com with verifiable results to compete in the ELITE event.(note. there is no prize purse in 2020)

Men:   10k 5:29 pace = 34:00 & 40k bike 26 mph = 57:00

Women: 10k = 6:05 = 37:17 & 40k bike = 23.5 mph. = 1:02

AWARDS at Powerman North America events:
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall, excluded from their age group
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+

Special Series Awards to be given at the Championship, awards given to athletes who have competed in a minimum of two of the Powerman North America events. 

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.  You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.

Management reserves the right to combine age groups when there is not a total of 4 athletes in an age group.  

Age group and Elite Point Series: (note. there is no prize purse in 2020)
1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 499, 498, 497, etc.  



McDowell Mountain Regional Park 

Pepsi Co.
Gatorade Endurance

Support Crews
Fountain Hills High School Football and Basketball teams.  


Tri-1-Logo-Final-01 Event Our exclusive TRI - One program was launched many years ago when athletes raced as part of their training, rewarded themselves for all the training they were doing and to gain all that important race day experience you cannot simulate.  As the multi-sport community has evolved to the opposite now we are bringing back the program.  it is really simple, you need more open water swim training? great, cmon out and get it with our lifeguards and courses.  Want to get a nice hard time trial on the bike in?  cmon out and race on our course.  Need to get a run in and want to do so with aid stations?  cmon out and join other runners.  

Each TRI - One will have a designated start time, you will simply head to the TRI - One start flag for the discipline you choose, line up, and when the clock strikes and the horn sounds you are off.  With our events, time trial swim starts now you will line up accordingly.  Or if you want to take the Kayak or SUP out for a nice paddle with others where offered. 

The cost for these is a flat $25.  For that, you get a finisher's medal and access to the post-race food tent.  You may purchase a shirt for $10.  

You can register online or onsite.  If onsite it is cash only!  


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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