The historic Havasu Triathlons returns bigger, better, course and venue tweaks to take the event to another level. Enhancing local involvement and making it an official event for many collegiate and public clubs. We are here to bring you the best event experience possible and will work with all entities invloved to keep the rich history in tact and add to that. Some of the sports legends have raced here as well as some of the fastest age groupers in the country. A vacation destination in the desert is perfect for the pre-season and post season MUST DO events.
Opens – 6:00am
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.
Swim: 200m, 500m or 1.5k
Starting at the beach in the state park, swim course will vary based on water levels and temperatures. Typically water temps in the spring will be in the low 60’s with high 60’s in the fall. A super cool, unique swim down and back in the canal.
Bike: 10k, 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. The story on the bike course if not the climb for the Olympic distance athletes is the potential for wind. We are in the high desert so when the winds are kicking you will need to stay aero.
Run: 1mi, 6.2mi or 3.1mi
The run course is brand new and will NOT cross the London bridge as it has in the past. The new run course will take you under the bridge out along the canal and back. Passing all the shops, hotels and restaurants to the city park and back. Flat as a pancake so it should be screaming fast. You will be entering the state park from the back finishing at the beach. It will feature a 200m section through the sand to the finish in the grass.
You will have iced water, lemon-lime Gatorade Endurance Formula at every mile.
You will start with your specific swim wave. Check the information cube at the event for wave start information.
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.
Super Sprint TRI
200m swim – your swim will always start following the final sprint athlete in every super sprint event. These will be an out to the first buoy, over and in.
10k bike – will be an out and back.
1 mile run – will be an out and back as well.