Sat. June 8, 2013 - Tribute to Cynthia Pool
Check in: 5:45 AM @ Taylor Pool, 504 N. McLane Road
Race Start Time: 7:00AM
Fee: Individual: adult: $50 / Team: $75
Register early. $10 late fee assessed after May 24th. You must be age 15 by race day to register.
All pre-registered participants will receive a race shirt. No shirt guarantee with day-of registration. No Friday Packet Pickup. Saturday morning only.
Participations medals for the first 150 across the finish line.
New this year! Better run route! We straightened out the run route so make it easier on the athletes. Hope you like it!
Directions to Rumsey Park/Taylor Pool (Taylor Pool address: 504 N. McLane Road)
Directions from Phoenix - Take Highway 87 north towards Payson on the Beeline Highway for approximately 75 miles. Once in Payson, go approx. 2 miles (past Walmart) to Forest Dr. Turn left. Go to the end and turn left on McLane. The first driveway (200 yds) is into Taylor pool. To park for the event, go to the next driveway (Payson Library) and park here.
Directions from Flagstaff: Take highway 87 through Strawberry, Pine and into Payson. Once in Payson, go to Forest Dr. (first light). Turn right. Go to the end and turn left on McLane. The first driveway (200 yds) is into Taylor pool. To park for the event, go to the next driveway (Payson Library) and park here.
Swim format - 500 yard swim
7:00 AM START
Individuals first, then Teams. Start time is 7:00AM sharp starting with bib #1. We are using a staggered start this year to speed things up. When a lane opens up, next competitor in the water. NO DIVING! You will be disqualified if you dive in. Feet first only. Stay behind the mat, otherwise it sets off the chip and the clock starts.
10 laps/20 lengths. Two swimmers per lane. We will have lap counters.
15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 70-79, 60-69,
40-49, 50-59 Teams, Day-of registrants
Bike Course: (14 mi*) THE BEAST
This is a challenging two-loop course. After the swim, the transition takes you heading south on McLane. At around 2 miles you’ll encounter THE CORKSCREW. Don’t take the CORKSCREW too fast because at the bottom you are going to be making a hard right turn After another mile or so you’ll hit GOLF COURSE CORNER; (Vista) another right turn. Don’t miss this turn! The road goes on for miles and we don’t want to lose you. After the turn is our hill that we lovingly call THE BEAST. Athletes love to hate this hill! It is a steep mile or so climb followed by a series of shorter hills. Elevation starts at 4850 and peaks out at 5150 at around the 3.5 mile mark. At the top of the hill you will be taking the first right at YARD SALE CORNER (Bulla). If you packed some cash, you might just want to stop and do a little shoppin! Just as you are catching your breath flying down Airport Road you’ll encounter SCREAMER HILL. The steep descent is cut short by a hard right turn onto McLane Rd. SLOW DOWN!!!! We frown upon crashing! We love this course so much that we make you do it twice!
Run Course 5k
- We straightened out the run route to make it easier on the athletes. Please see the map for changes.
- The 5k course is flat and runs through residential areas of Payson. It starts at the bike transition and ends at the South end of Rumsey Park finish line.
- There will be course marshals, signs and chalk on the course.
I am entered in the race but recently incurred an injury and will be unable to compete. Can I defer my participation to next year?
No, the race does not offer deferments or refunds.
Will there be pace setters in the race?
Can I use a baby jogger, roller blades, scooter, bike, etc. or over the ear headphones?
No. Safety reasons prohibit the use of these devices.
Where will the results be posted at the end of the race? Are they available online?
The race results are posted at the finish line and online information will be posted within 24 hours following the race by CEP Timing, www.ceptiming.com.
Will the course be closed to traffic?
The course will share roadways with traffic, with barricades and safety devices in place for the safety of racers. In limited instances, there may be Payson Police helping with traffic control. You will be expected to follow the rules of the road.
What are the locations of the water stations?
There will be 1 water station at the bike transition, and one halfway on the run course. If you need more water, carry it.
Is there a clothing check?
No. Racers are responsible for their personal items. The Town of Payson is not responsible for any lost or stolen items. Items recovered on the course after the event are donated to charity.