Olympic Distance Triathlon
SWIM COURSE - 1500 meters (Cut-off time 9:00)
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.
The swim will be a one lap triangular course. Athletes will begin the race in the water or on the shore 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 that would like help in removing their wetsuits, volunteers will be available for support. A designated area will be marked for this purpose.
OLYMPIC BIKE COURSE - 40 kilometers (Cut-off time 12:00 pm)
This course is fast with some nice climbs in the middle to make sure you are still working hard!!! You will get to ride on nice new pavement that will twist and turn you over Lone Pine Dam (don’t blink or you will miss it) and back via AZ 77. Below is a turn-by-turn description of the course:
- 0.0 Start at the Fool Hollow Lake boat dock.
- 1.0 Turn right onto Old Linden
- 1.6 Turn right onto SR260
- 4.1 Turn right onto Lone Pine Dam Rd.
- 13.3 Turn right onto AZ 77
- 13.5 Aid Station #1
- 20.3 Turn right onto Deuce of Clubs (US 60)
- 21.3 Turn right onto Old Linden
- 23.8 Turn right into Fool Hollow Lake
- 24.8 Transition
OLYMPIC RUN COURSE - 10 kilometers (Cut-off time 3:30 pm)
The Olympic 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. A rolling out and back along 16th Ave lets you know where you stand in comparison to your competition, just know that it feels a lot longer than it really is! From there you’ll follow the roads back to the start/finish area, and breathe a sigh of relief that you’ll take that right turn to the finish line instead of the left to head out on a second lap like the DeuceMan participants!
- Transition Area
- Bike Course - Approximately half-way
- Run Course - Approximately every mile
The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival includes 10 events: Long Course (DeuceMan) Triathlon, Olympic Triathlon, XTERRA Triathlon,Youth Triathlon, AquaBike (swim/bike), Half Marathon Run, 10k Run, 5k Run, 32k Trail Run and 8k Trail Run - it truly is a family event! The White Mountains offer a cool reprieve from the hotter temperatures experienced in other parts of Arizona, and showcase some breathtaking scenery throughout the courses. Need more reasons to come race with us? 100% of proceeds from the events go to charity, and we are also a green event! All races will be sanctioned by USAT and are made possible with the cooperation of Arizona State Parks, AZ Game & Fish, the City of Show Low, the US Forest Service and ADOT. The event is conducted on the Apache-Sitgreaves National Forests.