|5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.||Thursday, October 16, 2014||Packet pickup (photo ID required). Entrants must be 18 years of age or produce a signed parental waiver during packet pickup. *If you choose to pick up your packet on Thursday, it will still be mandatory that you check your bike on Saturday during the Expo hours.||Destination Kona Triathlon Store|
16459 N. Scottsdale Road, Suite 101
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
|10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Saturday, October 18, 2014||Registration and packet pickup (photo ID required). Entrants must be 18 years of age or produce a signed parental waiver during packet pickup.||Tempe Beach Park|
|10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Saturday, October 18, 2014||Expo open||Tempe Beach Park|
|10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.||Saturday, October 18, 2014||Mandatory bike check-in||Tempe Beach Park|
|6:30 a.m.||Sunday, October 19, 2014||Race begins with first wave||Tempe Beach Park|
|8:30 a.m.||Sunday, October 19, 2014||Swim cutoff|
|12:30 p.m.||Sunday, October 19, 2014||Bike cutoff|
|3:30 p.m.||Sunday, October 19, 2014||Run cutoff|
All participants start at Tempe Beach Park, on the south bank, just west of the Mill Avenue Bridge.
The swim takes place in a manmade lake that is very calm unless there are high winds (i.e. storm force). The swim course will be a rectangle for all athletes. Water temperatures will be approximately in the mid 70s. (Note: 78 degrees considered wetsuit legal by USAT).
The bike portion is a relatively flat, urban, looped course; each loop is approximately 18.5 miles.
The run is a 6.5-mile loop around Tempe Town Lake with some great views of ASU and the developing landscape of Tempe. All athletes must complete three loops of the bike and two loops of the run course.
Historically, the weather race day has seen high temperatures in the low 90s, with lows in the mid 60s. It’s a dry heat! The race starts cool and heats up while you do.
Please note, this event is sanctioned by USAT. Non-USAT members will be required to pay an additional $12, for a single-event license from USAT. More information about USAT is available here.
A portion of all proceeds from Life Time Tri Soma will benefit Chances for Children, a local non-profit aimed at helping to decrease childhood obesity.
Limited parking is available for athletes in the U.S. Airways parking garage on Saturday. U.S. Airways parking is FREE on Sunday! Once the garage is full, please park on city streets or at parking logs near Rio Salado and Mill Avenue.
The Hyatt Place Tempe
The Hyatt Place Tempe is 1.5 miles from Tempe Beach Park and 5 miles from the airport. Complimentary amenities include breakfast, internet, parking and shuttle to/from the airport.
To book a room at the negotiated group rate of $111/night, please click here.
If you plan to make your reservations via phone, let them know you will be with the Life Time Tri Soma.
Group rates are available based on availability three days pre and three days post group block dates, however you will need to call sales directly at 480.627.1220 for special requests. Group rate is only guaranteed until October 5, so book soon!
Residence Inn Marriott
The Residence Inn Marriott is located .5 miles from Tempe Beach Park at 510 South Forrest Ave. Tempe, AZ 85281. Complimentary amenities include buffet breakfast and internet. All rooms come fully equipped with a kitchen.
To book a room at the group rate of $189/night, please call the Marriott directly at 480.967.2300 and tell them you are part of the Soma Triathlon Room Block staying at the Residence Inn Tempe Downtown/University location. If you would like to book your reservation online with the Life Time Tri Soma Group Rate click here. Group rate is only available until September 19, so book your stay soon!
Virtual Race Bag
Look out for your Virtual Race Bag invitation containing amazing limited-time offers from our national and local sponsors that you do not want to miss. Special Bonus! Included in your registration is a one year subscription to a magazine of your choice – a $20 value! Select from titles such as: Men’s Health, Women’s Health, Bicycling and Prevention. Details on how to claim your subscription or request a refund will be found in your Virtual Race Bag.
Age groups are broken down into 5-year increments, based on your age as of December 31 of race year.
Relay teams consist of two or three members. For two-person teams, one person must do two of the legs. For three-person teams, each person does one leg. We've seen some great team names and costumes so feel free to be creative!
Over the last 10 years, triathletes have gathered on the shores of Tempe Town Lake to test the limits of body and spirit in what has become the Southwest's premier triathlon experience, the Life Time Tri Arizona Series. The series includes Life Time Tri Marquee, Life Time Tri Tempe and Life Time Tri Soma.
This great race experience is made possible in part by our generous sponsors.
Interested in becoming a sponsor?
For information on sponsorship opportunities, please contact our sponsorship team.
The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization. All distances are approximate by GPS measurements. The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts/threats of terrorism, or other reasons beyond our reasonable control. In the event a race is cancelled or altered due to any of the above, there will be absolutely no refunds, credits or transfers.
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