USA Triathlon sanctioned sprint event. The 17th Annual Tri in the Pines is a great starter race or a "high altitude" (6500ft) challenge for seasoned racers. It starts in waves of 12 swimmers for an 625-yd swim at the Show Low Family Aquatic Center, transitions to a 12.3-mile bike on city streets, and finishes with a 3.5-mile run in Show Low City Park. Awards are overall and three deep in each age group (increments of 5 yrs, i.e., 30-34, 35-39), and gender. Registration deadline is July 31st. Entries received after the deadline will not be seeded and will include a $5 late fee. Parents must sign a waiver for participants under 18. T-shirts guaranteed only for entries received prior to entry deadline. This is a USA Triathlon sanctioned race. Race fees are non-refundable.