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Jun 8 & 9 - Deuces Wild Triathlon


Show Low, AZ

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The Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival is one of the most popular weekend festivals in multisport. The weekend consists of four races: an Olympic distance triathlon, a long course triathlon, a youth triathlon and an off-road XTERRA America Tour triathlon.

All proceeds from the race benefit various charities, especially the Challenged Athletes Foundation and local White Mountain organizations.

The Festival kicks off on Saturday with the XTERRA Deuces Wild Triathlon. The race is part of the XTERRA American Tour where athletes can earn points towards becoming Regional Champions and qualifying for the XTERRA USA Championships. The race day is ended with the always exciting Youth Deuceathlon, a triathlon for the budding athletes and one of the more fun events to watch.

The Festival weekend is completed on Sunday with the DeuceMan Long Course Triathlon which takes athletes around a scenic tour of the White Mountains. The Olympic Distance Triathlon will follow, taking athletes out of Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area, through the city of Show Low and back into the Ponderosa Pines.


Packet Pick-up - Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area

Race number/goodie bag pick-up and all pre-race meetings take place at Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area. For directions, click here.  For packet pick-up schedule, click here.  Please note that we are using digital race info packets, so all that you will be picking up are your race numbers and your goodie bag.

  • You must provide photo ID to pick up your packet!

  • Packets cannot be picked up by friends or family members for you - each participant, including each member of a relay, must pick up their own packet.

  • All participants are required to have a USAT membership for this event. If you are not an annual member, you must purchase a one-day pass for $15 (if pre-registered online, you already paid this if you are not a member).

  • USAT members must provide proof of membership at packet pick-up or they will be required to purchase a one-day pass or renew their membership. If you have not yet received or have lost your card, you can view USAT's website for info on how to get a new membership card. New members can also purchase membership online prior to the race during registration.

There is NO race-day registration!!  You must be pre-registered or register at the venue at least one day prior to your race.  Click here for registration schedule.

Bikes are to be racked the morning of the event and must be racked at least 15 minutes prior to race start.  Racking by BIB NUMBER.  You must place your bike on a rack, not leaning against a rack or the fencing. Chips will be distributed the morning of the race in the transition area.

You may enter the park for no charge when picking up your packet; however, if you plan to use the park at all to swim, run or ride, please be courteous and pay the one-day fee. There is no charge for participants or spectators on race day.  Swimming before the race can only be done on the east side of the lake below the camping area!

USAT Rules

Remember that it is the athlete’s responsibility to know the course and the rules. Please make sure you review the “Most Commonly Violated Rules,” and if you would like to view the complete rulebook, you can view it here.


Parking during packet pick-up is in any of the lots in the day-use area.  For race day, 80 VIP parking passes will be sold for each day for $15 each on a first come, first serve basis during registration.  Those with state-issued handicapped parking passes will also be able to park on-site. All others must park at our off-site location:


Whipple Ranch Elementary School
1350 N Central Ave
Show Low, AZ 85901

There will be shuttles running continuously throughout the day for participants and spectators.  This location is approximately 2.5 miles from the transition area and can be easily ridden by bike.  Participant drop-off will be allowed at the venue from 5:00am until 7:30am. PLEASE MAKE YOUR SPECTATORS AWARE OF THIS!

View Shuttle Schedule

View Map from School to Fool Hollow Lake

Race Day Nutrition

Gatorade will provide on-course hydration and PowerBar will provide gels.  We will have water at all aid stations, and gel, fruit & pretzels available at all run aid stations. Bike aid stations will have bottle exchanges and gel at every one, and there will be fruit & pretzels at the Olympic bike aid / bike aid #4 for DeuceMan.

Finish Area

Drinks and the usual post-race fare will be available in the ramada next to the finish area. Athletes will be provided lunch using their lunch tickets (located in race bags), located near Meadowlark Ramada. Additional food and drinks will be available for purchase by spectators.

Awards and Raffle

Awards ceremonies for each race will take place post-race - check out the schedule. Overall awards go 3 deep and winners will take home a combined total of over $2000 in gift certificates from Presenting Sponsor,!  Age-group awards go 3 deep. For schedule, please click here.  For a breakdown of age groups and overall award certificate amounts, please click here.

Wetsuit Rentals

Water temperatures for the lake are expected to be low to mid 60s.  Wetsuits are highly recommended. If you do not own a wetsuit but would like to swim in one for this event (or any others you may have), our presenting sponsor,, rents wetsuits!  For more info on their rental program or to reserve your suit online, click here, or call 888-293-3934. They often sell out for this weekend, so call or go online to reserve yours today!


Race Timing by Raceplace Events

This event is being timed by Raceplace Event Systems for TriSports Racing using the ChronoTrack system timing technology. 

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