EXACT 2016 DATE TBA - CHECK IRONMAN WEBSITE
This popular Southwestern race is the most urban full-distance race in North America.
The inaugural IRONMAN Arizona was held on April 9, 2005, in cooperation with the City of Tempe and the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community. With its fast and flat course around Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake, and spectator-friendly atmosphere, the race quickly gained popularity. Given the desert heat, the race was moved to a much cooler November race date in 2008, where it attracts a wide range of triathletes who've had the whole summer to train.
IRONMAN Arizona kicks off with a single-loop swim in Tempe Town Lake, followed by a challenging three-loop bike course through the Sonoran Desert. It finishes with a spectator-friendly run around Tempe Town Lake and Papago Park.
GGTC PARTICIPANTS: (2014) Dennis Dauz, Paul Duckett, Kortney Parman, Brandon Reimer, Philip Sanchez,Tami Swits, David Young, Lilias Young
If you wish to contact past participants to seek advice, use Membership Directory or post on our Forums - both can be found under Membership Info nav bar.
GGTC DISCOUNTS: NO – check GGTC Sponsors page for most recent deals (must be a current member to access).
GGTC VOLUNTEER/CHEER STATION: NO – check GGTC calendar or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
IRONMAN TRICLUB PROGRAM: If you are racing, please indicate in registration that you are with Golden Gate Triathlon Club so our club can be ranked (below) - includes perks like exclusive advance viewing of Ironman Kona World Championship.