Sprint Triathlon - Sunday, June 9, 2019
The Sprint Triathlon at the Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is a great course for beginners and people with experience who are looking to challenge themselves up in the White Mountains of Arizona! Enjoy a 1-loop swim in Fool Hollow Lake before you transition onto the bike course. The run gives you a great tour of the lake along dirt trail and paved roads.
Sprint SWIM COURSE - 850m (Cut-off time 7:15am )
The Sprint triathlon swim course is the exact same course used for the XTERRA triathlon. Expected water temperature for the race is between 58 & 65 degrees. Wetsuits are highly encouraged. We do abide by the USAT rules for wetsuit usage, which allows wetsuits to be used in water temperatures up to and including 78 degrees Farenheit. Between 78 and 84 degrees, wetsuits may be used, but participants will not be eligible for age group awards. Elites and Pros may only wear wetsuits in water temperatures up to and including 68 degrees.
The swim will be a triangular course (see map below). Athletes will begin the race in the water or on the boat ramp depending on the water level on race day. Wave information including swim start times can be found on our schedule. Once the swim begins, swimmers will proceed from the channel, veering right to the first large buoy. The course will be run in a counter-clockwise direction. Once you hit the first large buoy, turn left and swim to the second large buoy. Remember to keep all buoys on your left. At the second large buoy, turn left again and head for the finish. You do not need to round any buoys as you come back into the channel - just make the turn and head to the boat ramp and swim finish. For those athletes who would like help removing their wetsuits, volunteers will be available for support. A designated area will be marked for this purpose.
Sprint BIKE COURSE - 12 MILES - 2 Laps(CUT-OFF TIME 8:30 AM)
This course is fast 2-Lap course with a little elevation to keep you honest!!! Below is a turn-by-turn description of the course:
• 0.0 Start at the Fool Hollow Lake boat dock.
• Turn left onto Old Linden
• Turn right onto N 16th Ave
• Continue onto W Owens
• Turn right onto Deuce of Clubs
• Turn right onto SR260
• Turn right onto Old Linden
• After 2nd Lap - Turn left into Fool Hollow Lake
SPRINT RUN COURSE – 3.1 MILES (Cut-off time 10:00 am)
The Sprint run course takes athletes along a nicely groomed, scenic trail around Fool Hollow Lake and then into the campgrounds for a tour and lots of encouragement from the campers. From there you’ll follow the roads back to the start/finish area, and breathe a sigh of relief when you take that right turn to the finish line!