ARCHIVED EVENT - October 12, 2014 - 7:30AM - ARCHIVED EVENT
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INTRODUCTIONIt's time to tear up the trails in Papago Park with XTERRA Rock Hopper, a truly urban triathlon in Tempe Town Lake. This 1000m swim, 13 mile bike and 3.5 mile trail run will offer a challenge to all levels of triathlete. Athletes that participate in this event will have opportunity to earn points towards the 2015 XTERRA National Championship.
10/9/2015 11:52a.m. Good news! The small amount of rain that fell overnight was not enough to impact the lake. So we are green lit for the swim.
Registrations received after 4pm Friday 10/10 will not be available for packet pick up Tribe Mesa. Registration materials will be available Sunday morning at the race site.
DISTANCES1000m Swim (1 loop)
13 mile mt bike (2 loops)
3.5 trail run (2 loops)
Please scroll to the bottom of this page for course maps
COURSEStarting and finishing at The North Event Boat Ramp located on the north side of Tempe Town Lake between Mill and Rural.
Swim (1 loop)
Rectangular course in Tempe Town Lake
Mt. Bike (2 loops)
Must dismount and push bike through the tunnel under Curry
Must dismount and push bike over the bridge at the north turn around on the canal
Run (2 loops)
Bike and run routes marked and monitored by AZ Trail Race. CLICK HERE for more information on their XTERRA trail series
Scroll to the bottom of this page for route maps
$69 until midnight August 10
$79 until midnight September 14
$89 until 6:00 p.m. October 11
$100 on race day
$100 until midnight September 14
$125 until 6:00 p.m. October 11
$150 on race day
Post-race awards ceremony at Montiís (one free Bud Light and special menu for purchase)
SCHEDULESATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Packet pick up Tribe Multisport Mesa
6655 East McDowell Road, Suite 101
Mesa AZ 85215
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 12
6:00 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at The North Event Boat Ramp
7:30 a.m. The Rockhopper Triathlon begins
9:30 a.m. Montiís patio open
10:00 a.m. Awards
CUT OFF TIMES8:30am Swim cut off
10:00am Bike cut off
11:00am Run cut off
OFF ROAD CLINICShonny Vanlandingham will give us tips to improve our trail running or get you started! Weíll also have the opportunity to get some mountain bike tips and pre-ride the XTERRA Rock Hopper Triathlon course with Shonny following the clinic so bring your mountain bike. CLICK HERE for details.
AWARDSAs this event is part of the 2015 XTERRA Series ages will be calculated as of 12/31/2015.
Overall awards will be given to the top three male and female finishers. Top three male and female challenged athletes. Age group awards will be awarded to the top three male and female finishers per the following age groups:
TIMINGThis event will be chip timed by 4 Peaks Racing using triathlon chips that need to be returned. Results will be available live at the results kiosk on a big screen TV.
WATER TEMPCLICK HERE for
Tempe Town Lake weather and water temperature
PARKINGXTERRA Rock Hopper will be held at the Special Event Ramp, on the north side of the lake between Mill and Rural. Parking is available at Tempe Town Lake Marina and limited parking is available at Lake View Dr under the 202.
USA TRIATHLONXTERRA Rock Hopper is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT), the governing body of multisport in North America. One of the many roles played by USAT is that of insurance provider for this race. As such USAT requires that every participant be either (1) an annual member and provide proof of membership at packet pick up, or (2) purchase a one day membership at packet pick up. Please visit www.usatriathlon.org for more information.
TEMPE TOWN LAKEIn order for Tempe Town Lake to host a full body contact event the pH of the water must be 9.0 or below, as required by Maricopa County. An increase in pH is caused by an abundance of algae in the lake typically caused by an increase in the temperature and little to no movement of water through the lake. If the pH does not meet this standard XTERRA Rock Hopper will proceed as a duathlon. Furthermore, should there be 1/5 of an inch of rain within 24 hours of the event XTERRA Rock Hopper will proceed as a duathlon. In the case of a duathlon refunds and transfers are not available.
VOLUNTEERSIf you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
SPNSORSHIPFor information on sponsorship and having a booth at this event please contact email@example.com