Oro Valley Triathlon and Duathlon Festival Postponement

New Date: July 31, 2021

Due to the ongoing rise of COVID-19 in Arizona (including Pima County), we agreed with the Town of Oro Valley's request to postpone the Festival until later in the year when, hopefully the health of the community will look much better. We wholeheartedly respect and support our community leaders' concerns. 

Please note: The July 31st festival could be postponed again due to COVID-19 and the Pima County Health Department requirements/concerns. We will continue open communication with community leaders and YOU. If you are registered for the Festival, you'll receive monthly emails with updates. If you are looking to register for the Festival, please check back regularly, as once we have a "firm" date, we may reopen registration.

Thank you. 


The Sixth Annual Oro Valley Triathlon and Duathlon Festival has been rescheduled to July 31, 2021, due to COVID-19. Please check back regularly for updates.

New in 2021~Intermediate Distance~800 meter swim, 21.9 mile bike, 4.65 run

Also New in 2021 - the Buddy Participant (Parents Only)

Event Distances Found HERE

The Swim

The swim takes place at the BEAUTIFUL Oro Valley Aquatics Center at the base of the Catalina Mountains. The pool will set up for long course and you will serpentine swim 

The Bike

The entire bike course is coned off from traffic and includes one dedicated car lane and bike lane for participants.  Be prepared for some fast downhills and a couple short uphills.  

The Run

The run is flat and fast (Duathlon participants will do one loop before the bike and two loops after the bike)

PLEASE NOTE: We do not offer refunds for any reason. However, you can defer your entry up to one year. (For example: if you purchase an entry for 2021, you can defer that entry to 2022.) Anyone who registered for 2020 was automatically deferred/transferred to 2021. 2020 participants can defer up to two years. However, USAT only allows one-day licenses to be deferred from 2020 to 2021. If you defer to 2022, you'll have to purchase a new one-day license. 

MUST READ! Participant Instructions

First, THANK YOU for choosing the Oro Valley Triathlon and Duathlon Festival. We recognize that you have many event choices, and we sincerely appreciate you choosing our event. Please remember to THANK your volunteers! These events would not be possible without the support of your community volunteers. 

March 20, 2021 Schedule:

Transition Opens at 0500 (DO NOT ARRIVE BEFORE 0500, AS YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED IN) and closes at 0600. You must be wearing your wristband to enter transition. 

Timing Chips available 0500-0600 please have either your wristband or your bib number to collect your timing chip. This is to ensure your receive the correct timing chip. 

Racer's meeting near the finish line at 0610.

Youth Mini Sprint will begin at 0630

Adult Beginner Mini Sprint at 0640

Intermediate Triathlon will begin at 0650

Duathlon will start at approximately 0650

Full Sprint will begin at approximately 0700

Triathlon and Duathlon Awards will be available at the awards table beginning at 10:30 a.m. (1st-3rd Place OA for Male and Female Triathletes (Adult, Beginner, Youth, and Intermediate Triathlons) and Duathletes); Age Groups in 5-year increments for the adult full sprint, 

On Your Left Timing is the official timer. You will be able to pick up your timing chip near transition between 0500 and 0600. Results will be streaming LIVE on our website at www.trioyl.com

This is a USAT Sanctioned event. All results for USAT members will be submitted to USAT for ranking. As a USAT Sanctioned event, electronic devices (MP3, iPod, cell phones, etc.) are NOT ALLOWED on the course AT ANYTIME! Of course, this does not include Garmin, Polar, and/or Timex timing devices. If you are seen using anything other than these approved devices, you will be disqualified.

The Course:

Please review the Course Maps on the event website and know your course. While we will have volunteers on the course, it is your responsibility to know your course.

The Oro Valley Police Department (OVPD) will be managing traffic along Calle Concordia, La Canada, Lambert and Oracle. YOU MUST OBEY ALL OVPD INSTRUCTIONS. SAFETY is our main goal. There will be orange cones along the course. You MUST STAY TO THE RIGHT of the cones. USAT Officials will be watching the course. If you are seen outside (to the left) of any cone, you will be automatically disqualified. Again, this is a USAT sanctioned event. Drafting is not allowed. If you are not familiar with the USAT rules, please review them now at: usatriathlon.org/about-multisport/rulebook.aspx.  While the course is coned off from general traffic, it is still considered an open course. OVPD will be present to direct traffic at all major intersections/crossings. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR NUMBER ON YOUR BIKE.


Transitions (“T”)

T1 and T2 are in the same area, in the parking lot just EAST of the Pool.  DO NOT get on your bike until out of the transition area and at the Mount Line. The mount and dismount line will be clearly marked and volunteers will be present to guide you. You must DISMOUNT at the dismount line entering back into the parking lot, which, again, will be clearly marked and marshaled by volunteers.

Volunteers will be in transition to provide body marking with markers. However, to save time, once you have your bib number from packet pickup, you are free to mark yourself, or have a friend or family member do it for you. The number should be on both arms and the LEFT calf. Your age (on December 31) should be on the right calf

Pre-Race Meeting, Finish Line and Awards:

There will be a pre-race course information meeting on Saturday, March 20, starting at 0610 for all divisions. The race will begin promptly at 0630 with the Youth Mini Tri.

Overall Awards will be given to the top 3 women and men in the intermediate and sprint  triathlon, as well as the duathlon*.  We also have 1st through 3rd Place Relay Teams. 

The Intermediate and Sprint Triathlon Age Groups awards will be 3 deep as follows: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, etc.

The Youth  Mini Triathlon  Age Groups will be 3 deep as follows: 10-11, 12-13, 14-15, 16-17

*There are no age group awards for the duathlon

**There are no overall or age group awards in the adult beginner triathlon. This is meant to be an introductory event. 

At the finish line, you will receive a finisher’s medal, water, chocolate milk, oranges and bananas. 

Awards will be available at the Awards Table starting at 10:30 a.m. Please pick up your award. Any award not picked up on race day will be available at Bicycle Ranch on Monday, March 22.

Parking and Spectators

Parking will be to the west of the Aquatics Center at in the Aquatic Center’s parking lot, at Canyon Del Oro High School just west of the Aquatic Center, and behind James D. Kreigh Park off Egelston.  Please review the Parking Map for additional details.

The Oro Valley Aquatics Center has multiple bleachers for friends and family. We strongly encourage spectators to come watch. We ask that you arrive before 6:00 a.m. so they do not disrupt the flow of the race.

Please remember to have FUN! Many of the athletes are beginners, please be prepared to help your fellow racer with any questions he/she may have.


23 W. Calle Concordia
Oro Valley, AZ US 85704
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