October 12, 2014 - 7:30AM
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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.
DISTANCES1000m Swim (1 loop)
13 mile mt bike (2 loops)
3.5 trail run (2 loops)
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COURSEStarting and finishing at The North Event Boat Ramp located on the north side of Tempe Town Lake between Mill and Rural.
Rectangular course in Tempe Town Lake
COST$69 until midnight August 10
$79 until midnight September 14
$89 until 6:00 p.m. October 11
$100 on race day
Post-race party at Montiís
SCHEDULESATURDAY, OCTOBER 11
4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Packet pick up Tribe Multisport
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
7:35 a.m. All swim only distances begin
10:00 a.m. Post-race party and awards at Montiís
AWARDSOverall 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 disposable triathlon chips. All participants need to wear a timing chip around their ankle. 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.