Lake Havasu Triathlons
COURSE NOTES - more maps and details coming soon.
Directions to Havasu State Park from Host Hotel: West on Lake Havasu Blvd. Left on Mesquite, cross SR 95. In and Out on your right, don't stop there until after the race. Mesquite turns into London Bridge Road. North to Industrial. Left turn into Havasu State Park, straight past the entry station. The South Boat Ramp is about a mile in. Note, see parking instructions.
Water temperature is expected to be in the upper 60s. Wetsuits are permitted
The swim start is an in water start with the athletes in the first part of the wave starting about waist deep.
Please see the bike maps for the an explanation of the course.
There will be water available on the bike at the bike turnaround on the far end of the course. No water is provided for the sprint course.
There will be water at all the aid stations on the run and gatorade at the far aid stations.
USAT Officials will be at the Havasu Triathlons. They will be present in the transition area before the race to enforce safety violations (for example, make sure you have bar end plugs on your handlebars) and on the course on motorcycles. Please see a message from the Head Referee HERE and a list of common rule violations HERE.
All race information here this year
Opens - 5:30am
No friends or family members allowed in the transition area for any reason. The race director and race officials will close the transition area 30-45 minutes before race start to ensure all athletes are at the starting area for mandatory course meeting and announcements. Once the transition area is closed, you will NOT be permitted back in before the race starts. Family/Friends will not be permitted in for any reason at any time throughout the event.
When the last cyclist is off the course and has headed out for the run. This time is variable and we will make announcements at the event when the transition area is ready to re-open.
Any athletes removing gear from transition areas before the announcer or race director has officially opened the transition area will be DISQUALIFIED from the race! This pertains to all athletes of all distances. All athletes deserve a clear transition.
In the event of inclement weather, it is recommended you have warm, dry clothing outside the transition area to put on following your finish due to other athletes still being on the bike course.
When you have completed the race, please do NOT enter the transition area wearing your timing chip. PLEASE remove your chip before re-entering the transition area and exiting again. This will cause a timing error.
You must rack according to your race number, based on the sequence numbers placed at the end of each row. Please remember racks will hold 7 bikes racked with the seat tip on support bar. Please be courteous to fellow athletes to ensure there is space for 7 bikes on a rack. If there is not enough room for your bike on your designated rack, please see a 3D Team member and we will help. Please do not move another athletes bike or gear.
Located at the run in/out chute with water and electrolyte replacement.
Run In/Out and Bike In/Out chutes are clearly marked on the large structures at either end. It is your responsibility to go the right direction while racing in the transition area.
Age Goup Transition
Swim: 500m or 1.5k
Bike: 20k or 40k
The bike course will keep you along the lake on a rolling out and back with a nice tough climb for the Olympic distance athletes on the backend. This will test the system and separate athletes.
Age Group.Club Bike Map
Run: 6.2 mi or 3.1 mi
The run course, as it exits through Windsor 4, will NOT cross Paddyfest. Paddyfest has been moved to London Bridge Beach Park across the channel and will not have any interaction with the Havasu Triathlon.
You will have iced water, lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula at every mile.
Age Group.Club Run Course
You will start with your specific swim time.
You will complete the Swim and Bike disciplines of the event. Following your Bike discipline, you will dismount your bike, cross the Bike In timing mats and place your bike back at your spot on the rack in the Transition Area. You will then proceed across the Run Out timing mats and you are done! Your finish time will be when you cross the timing mats at that point.
DO NOT re-enter the transition area through Run In/Out or Bike In/Out. This will cause a timing error.
If the event offers a finisher’s memento, please proceed to the finish area to receive the item. Tell the support crew at the finish line you were in the aquabike race and they will hand you the finishers memento.
You will keep your timing chip & strap on until all the bikes are off the course. Once we announce the transition is open, you may turn your chip & strap in at the designated collection point and retrieve your gear at that point.