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ASU Swim Run


Tri-1-Logo-Final-01 EventOur 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!  


REGISTER FOR BOTH ASU Swim/Run and POWERMAN Arizona Desert Classic Duathlon - $110 (qualify for both ITU World Long Course and Short Course World Championships in Viborg, Denmark and Zofingen, Switzerland)

ASU Swim-Run 1.25 & POWERMAN Arizona 1.26

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The Scene

ASU's Student Activity Center pool will set the stage for this great season launch for the multi-sport community.  Athletes will use a serpentine swim format in the outdoor pool.  Swimming long course, exiting the far end before they transition into their running shoes.  Following the quick change, they will head out for a super-fast, flat run through the beautiful ASU campus.  This jaunt will take you past many of the campus landmarks before the fast stretch down the palm tree-lined corridor turning into the finish line or heading out for lap 2 on the 1.5-mile course.  The finish will bring the athletes to the student activity field in front of the center.  

Is Ironman Arizona on your schedule for 2020?  If so, take a vacation, come check out the course, train, and plan to spend the weekend with us.  A great way to kick off your 2020 training with a swim-run on Saturday and run-bike-run on Sunday.  

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Sprint - 400m swim, 5k run
Super Sprint - 200m swim, 1.5mi run (2.5k)

**2 and 3 person relay offered for the sprint distance.
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Date / Location

Saturday, January 25, 2020

ASU Student Activity Center
400 E. Apache
Tempe, Arizona
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Please follow Event Parking signs when arriving at the venue.

Parking will be in the lot adjacent to the Student Activity Center.


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

Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall in the sprint 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 Event - Typically offers 15 and under and 16-19 in addition.
*Clydesdales (Male 225 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Sprint Distance Triathlon. 
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Sprint Distance Triathlon.

Super Sprint - All athletes will receive a finisher medal when crossing the finish line. This category is designed for those wanting to Try the Swim/Run 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.


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



ASU, Justin Kern and his staff

Partners / Charity
Together We Live
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Support Crews

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