Swim Course - 1.2 Miles (cut off time 7:45am)
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.
Bike Course - 56.2 Miles (Cut-off time 12:00 pm)
This 56.2 mile ride will take you through Ponderosa pines, the high desert and many small towns and communities. This course is hilly, but fast, with a few larger rollers at about the 40 mile mark. Aquabike folks get to call it a day after this!
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
- 10.5 Aid Station #1
- 15.2 Turn right onto Sawmill Rd (heading toward Clay Springs)
- 16.5 Turn right onto Copper 16.6 Turn left onto Lupine
- 16.8 Turn right onto Pulpmill Rd.
- 20.3 Aid Station #2
- 25.4 Turn right onto SR 277 toward Snowflake/Taylor
- 27.6 Merge right toward Taylor on Papermill Rd.
- 31.2 Aid Station #3
- 36.2 Turn right onto AZ 77 (this is the town of Taylor)
- 44.7 Aid Station #4
- 51.7 Turn right onto Deuce of Clubs (US 60)
- 52.7 Turn right onto Old Linden
- 55.2 Turn right into Fool Hollow Lake
- 56.2 Transition
- Transition Area
- Bike Course - Approximately every 10-13 miles
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.