Lake Havasu, AZ
March 17, 2017
ABOUT LAKE HAVASU
The Havasu Triathlon is one of the oldest triathlons in Arizona, dating back to 1980s. In 1999 the Pan American Games Triathlon Trials were held here. Olympians and Collegiate Champions have raced in Havasu. The Collegiate National Triathlon Championships were held in Lake Havasu in 2004 and 2005. Since then members of the the 2012 Olympic Team have raced Havasu as well as numerous age group national and world champions.
There is no better place to start the season. Warm temperatures and sunny skies are practically guaranteed in Lake Havasu! Spring Break is traditionally held in the middle of March in Lake Havasu. College students, families, boaters and triathletes enjoy March in Havasu for good reason! There is no winter in Lake Havasu City. No way. Expect temperatures in the mid 80s and warm, sunny skies. Perfect triathlon weather, especially when back home it is snowing!
The Havasu Triathlon annually welcomes athletes from over 35 states, making it one of the premier early season races in the USA. Toughman Half Arizona at Lake Havasu invites you to escape the never ending cold and gloom of winter and enjoy Spring Break in Lake Havasu City, Arizona. T Lake Havasu City is only 2.5 hour drive from Phoenix, 2 hours from Las Vegas and just slightly longer from Southern California. Come enjoy the perfect blend of triathlon and Spring Break. Race at Toughman and enjoy all that Lake Havasu has to offer – boating, swimming, water skiing, hiking, exploring and more. And for those looking for the wilder side of Havasu, known as one of the Spring Break hotspots nationwide, Havasu is not going to disappoint. For information about Lake Havasu and the many recreational opportunities of the area please go to http://www.golakehavasu.com.
Lake Havasu City is “Arizona’s Vacation Playground, ” offers 300 days of sunshine a year and March temperatures in the low 80s. It is the perfect destination for that early season Spring Break destination race. After Toughman Half Arizona/Lake Havasu kick back in Lake Havasu. Enjoy a sandy lake beach or explore Lake Havasu’s 60 miles of pristine waterways. Marvel at the historic London Bridge (yes, an actual bridge from London, England). Rent a boat to play on the lake. Or just relax in one of Arizona’s most popular destinations.
Our swim course starts and finishes in Havasu State Park. Lake Havasu is typically in the mid 60s so this will be a wetsuit swim.
The bike course is a two loop course along the shores of Lake Havasu. Treat yourself to spectacular views of the lake and mountains. It is generally flat to rolling with several very short and very steep hills at the turnaround. The Toughman Half Arizona Lake Havasu run course goes over the London Bridge. Running over the London Bridge should be on your triathlon bucket list. It is an actual bridge that spanned the Thames River and was transported stone by stone to the shores of Lake Havasu. The Toughman Half is 2 loops and is a flat fun.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
3pm – 8pm: Registration and Packet Pick Up at the Quality Inn
4pm: Athlete Pre-Race Meeting at Quality Inn
5pm: MCTC Collegiate Meeting at Transition Area
6pm: Collegiate Draft Legal Race
7:30am: Toughman Half Arizona Lake Havasu Start
8:00am: Havasu Triathlon Start
8:00am: Mountain Collegiate Triathlon Conference Start
5:00pm: Mixed Team Relay
6:00pm: Post Race Awards Party