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Lake Havasu Triathlons

The story

Due to COVID 19 ALL athletes registered for the 3.14 event are automatically transferred to this re-schedule date.   Stay tuned for more information, registration opens soon.  

We are very excited and honored as one of the countries most experienced and time tested event directors has chosen us to take over the reins at one of the countries oldest triathlons.  The history of triathlon and the legends who have raced there is not much different than Muncie.  First events produced by the city then Jonathon Grinder took the event to the next level in terms of the national stage.  Now he has asked us to take it to that next level and we are super excited.  As most know we started 25 years ago in Arizona.  Kenny raced in this event over 25 years ago.  

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The history of Lake Havasu

Lake Havasu CIty was an Army Air Corps rest camp during World War II.   In 1958, Robert McCulloch (of McCulloch chain saws) purchased 3,353 acres (13.57 km2) of property on the east side of Lake Havasu along Pittsburgh Point, the peninsula that eventually would be transformed into \"the Island\".  After four years of planning, McCulloch Properties acquired another 13,000 acres of federal land in the surrounding area.  Lake Havasu City was established on September 30, 1963.

The London Bridge is really the London Bridge.

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It was bought for US $2.5 million from London in 1968. The bridge was disassembled, and the marked stones were shipped to Lake Havasu City and reassembled for another US $7 million. Since its inauguration on October 5, 1971, it has been one of the most visited sites in Arizona.

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Lake Havasu is one of the most visited lakes in the west and was created by Parker Dam, a concrete arch-gravity dam that crosses the Colorado River 155 miles downstream from Hoover Dam.   Built between 1934 and 1938, it is 320 feet (98 m) high(235 feet (72 m) of which are below the Colorado riverbed, making it the deepest dam in the world). Lake Havasu can store 647,000 acre·ft (798,000,000 m3) or over 210 billion gallons. The dam straddles the state border between Arizona and California between the Whipple Mountains of California and the Buckskin Mountains of of Arizona.

Lake Havasu City is an active destination for everybody. During the spring months, the community is joined by university students and has twice been featured during MTV\'s Spring Break coverage.  For boaters, March to September are the prime months on Lake Havasu. The city is also home to the International World Jet Ski Final Races, multiple professional fishing tournaments, custom boat regattas, the Western Winter Blast pyrotechnics convention, Havasu 95 Speedway, the Chilln-n-Swilln Beer Festival and, of course, the Havasu Triathlon.

To find out more about all the recreational opportunities in Lake Havasu or to check out dining and lodging options, go to www.golakehavasu.com.

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Date / Location

Saturday,  March 14, 2020
* 7:30 am

Lake Havasu State Park
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Distances


Olympic Triathlon - 1500m swim, 40k bike, 10k run 

Sprint Triathlon - 500m swim, 20k bike, 5k run
Olympic Aquabike - 1500m swim, 40k bike
Sprint Aquabike - 500m swim, 20k bike

**2 and 3 person relays offered for both the Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlon
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Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Championships 

MOUNTAIN TRIATHLON CONFERENCE TEAMS*

Northern Arizona University, Arizona State University, University of Arizona, University of Wyoming, Weber State,  University of Colorado, Colorado State University, United States Air Force Academy, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs(UCCS), University of Colorado, Boulder(CU, )Colorado School of Mines, New Mexico State University, Brigham Young University, Utah Valley University
Parking

Plenty of parking around the venue at the lake.  Please follow signs upon arriving. 

Amenities
  • Custom event shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Custom latex swim cap
  • 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

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For an extra $35 select the PURPLE option at the registration process.  You will have until 2 weeks before the event to add this to your registration as well.  To plan for each Purple event this will close 2 weeks prior to each purple event.  Exclusive PURPLE Tent for those registered will be set privately adjacent to the post race area.  

 

In addition to the tent you will enjoy these PURPLE Amenities: 

  • Morning Coffee
  • Fast trac packet pickup
  • Preferred racking
  • Exclusive 3D recovery tent: recovery boots, masseuse, lounge chairs, fan, ice pool, towels, rollers, food & beverage
  • Purple results and more...
Getting to Lake Havasu

WHERE IS LAKE HAVASU?

At first glance, Lake Havasu City may seem a little off the beaten track.  It is, however, extremely accessible and very inexpensive to get to.  Flights to Las Vegas, at the time this information was prepared, were averaging under $300 a flight from most cities.   Once in Lake Havasu City, you will not need a rental car or other transportation.  For those driving to the Havasu Triathlon, Lake Havasu City is in close proximity to major freeways, is only 4 hours from Southern California, 3 hours from Phoenix and only 2 hours from Las Vegas.

Driving (directions are for illustration only) 
1. From Los Angeles (280 miles): I-10 towards San Bernadino; I-15 North toward Barstow to I-40 east; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
2. From San Francisco (580 miles) I-5 south; CA Route 58 east (exit 257) toward Barstow; I-15 toward Las Vegas for 4 miles to I-40 east; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
3. From Denver (960 miles): I-25 south to I-40 west; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
4. From Dallas (1170 miles): I-35 north to US-82 to US-287 North; I-40 west; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
5. From Chicago (1850 miles) I-55 south; I-44 west; I-40 west; State Route 95 south, 17 miles to Lake Havasu
6. From New York (2500 miles) I-78 west to I-76 west to I-70 west; I-44 west; I-40 west; south on State Route 95, 17 miles to Lake Havasu.

Flying
The Lake Havasu Tourism Bureau recommends that athletes fly into Las Vegas (although Phoenix is a cheap and easy alternative). The reasons to fly into Las Vegas are:
1. It is the closest major airport to Lake Havasu
2. There are regular shuttles from the Vegas airport to Havasu
2. It is only about a 2 hour drive from Lake Havasu

3. Airfares to Las Vegas, because of the casinos and entertainment in Las Vegas, are the cheapest of any airfares in the country. Additionally, there are many specials and sales offered on airfares to Las Vegas throughout the year.LODGING

The Havasu Triathlon takes place in the middle of Spring Break so we encourage you to make your reservations early.

Our host hotel is the Quality Inn. Please call (928) 855-1111 and ask for the triathlon rate.

Packet Pick is at the host hotel on Friday, March 13, 2020 from 3pm to 8pm.
Camping is at Havasu State Park (space limited) and at Crazy Horse Campground.
For other lodging options go to www.golakehavasu.com.

SHIPPING YOUR BIKE?

Ship it to the Havasu Triathlon\'s Host Hotel:
THE QUALITY INN
271 S. LAKE HAVASU AVE
LAKE HAVASU CITY, 86403

Just be a guest at the Quality Inn and address the bike to yourself and the Quality Inn will hold your bike for you.
Note that our bike mechanic will not be available to assemble your bike for you at registration.  If you need assistance assembling your bike please call Havasu Bike and Fitness to make arrangements.

NEED HELP WITH YOUR BIKE?

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Bike Repair
Bike Assembly

151 Swanson Ave, Suite A&B, Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Call Craig at 928-453-9777 if you are going to ship your bike to Havasu Bike & Fitness for assembly prior to the race.  Remember, please plan ahead as, due to demand, this service may not be available several days before the race.

We will not have a mechanic at registration. Havasu Bike & Fitness is across the street from the host hotel and a mechanic will be standing by there to help you with minor bike adjustment needs. A mechanic from Havasu Bike & Fitness will be at the Transition Area race morning.  Note that the mechanic will be available for minor adjustments only.  All repairs should be done before the race at the shop.

JET SKI RENTALS

Havasu is famous for jet skiing with miles of shoreline to explore.  The best place to rent jet skis is at:

At the Bridge Rentals
1425 McCulloch Blvd (under the bridge on the island)
Lake Havasu City, AZ86403

928-208-1518

At the Bridge Rentals is providing the jetskis for our Lifeguards and making for a much safer swim on Race Morning.  If you are looking to rent jetskis during your trip to Havasu we urge you to support our sponsors and rent from At the Bridge Rentals.

Awards

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

Overall
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.
*Clydesdales (Male 225 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons. 
*Athenas (Female 165 lbs or more) - Top 3 in Olympic and Sprint Distance Triathlons.

Aquabike:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women in Olympic and Sprint Distance Aquabike. 

Sprint Duathlon:  Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women.


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.

REQUEST AWARD MAILING

Salute

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Police, Sheriff, State Police
Parks and Recreation
City of Lake Havasu
Police
EMS
Jonathon Grinder

Partners
Pepsi Co
Gatorade Endurance

Support Crews

Athletes Responsibility

Due to an increasing amount of athletes entering events they may not be properly trained for, we are asking each athlete to be responsible and honest with his/her ability to complete the distance registering for. Due to safety concerns for everyone involved including you the athlete, but also the support crew volunteers and officials like police, sheriff, fire department, etc. we must instill 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 the event you will finish under that 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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