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Tempe, AZ

Tempe Beach Park, , Tempe, 85281, AZ, USA

Sun 20th November 2022

Organiser's Description

Valley of the PR

This is the Valley of the PR, where your personal record and personal getaway intersect.  Tempe and the greater Phoenix area, is referred to as the Valley of the Sun for its warmth and 300+ days of sunshine.  This iconic IRONMAN destination delivers an unforgettable racing experience featuring urban charm and scenic desert vistas, including a ride thru Arizona Indian Country.  Those seeking speed will find it on this flat, fast and world record breaking course.  Those seeking a late season race-cation will find world renowned resorts and legendary southwestern hospitality just minutes away from the race venue.
Find warmth, welcome and your personal best in the Valley of the PR. 

The race kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake. Athletes will walk to the swim start, just west of transition and will self-seed according to their expected swim time. This controlled rolling start will get athletes into the water to begin their day. Athletes will walk down the ramp and into the water. Swim briefly west and then take a right hand turn to head to the north side of the lake. Follow the buoy line along the north shore just past the Rural bridge and then swim back towards the south shore. Swim back west towards the Mill Avenue bridge and exit the lake via the ramp in front of the KPMG building. Once out of the water, head west to transition.
Cut Off: 2 Hour and 20 minutes after last swimmer in the water.*

The relatively flat three-loop course heads out of Tempe and zig-zags out to the Beeline Highway, which gradually climbs approximately 10 miles through the Salt River Indian Community to the turnaround just before Shea Boulevard. Athletes then return to Tempe Beach Park to start their second and third laps.
Cut Off: 10 hours and 10 minutes after last athlete enters the water.*

The run course is flat and spectator-friendly with a few small rollers, as athletes wind their way aroundTempe Town Lake and through Papago Park. Athletes should be sure to pack a visor or hat in their T2 bags, as the course offers very little shade.
Cut Off: 16 hours and 40 minutes after last swimmer in the water.*

Swim: LAKE


Avg Air Temp: 63° F / 17° C

Avg Water Temp: 61° F / 16° C
Airport: PHX


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