The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival was started in 2004 and is produced by TriSports Racing, a non-profit 501(c)(3). The 16th Annual Deuces Wild Triathlon Festival takes place in the beautiful White Mountains of Arizona. Fool Hollow Lake Recreation Area is a perfect venue for this race. The backdrop of pines overlooking Fool Hollow Lake, along with the proximity of the city of Show Low, makes this an ideal location for triathlons and running events.
The cool mountain temperatures have proven to attract a large number of triathletes from Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, California and beyond! Multiple race distances (triathlon and running) provide many options for the participants making this a staple race for many athletes and their families. With full support and partnership with the City of Show Low, Arizona State Parks and the US Forest Service, we provide the ultimate racing experience, bringing athletes back year after year.
Swim: The swim happens in Fool Hollow Lake and 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.
Bike: We offer several bike courses that take you through some of the most beautiful mountain country in the southwest.
Run: All run courses are in and around Fool Hollow Lake on pavement and mixed-use path.
Show Low is located in the Northeastern part of Arizona in Navajo County on U.S. 60, a short and scenic 3 hour drive from the Phoenix area and a 3 hour drive from Tucson. It is nestled in the tall pines of the Rim Country, 47 miles south of Holbrook and U.S. 40.
Please visit the History page to find out more about the host city.
Directions to Show Low and Fool Hollow
From southern areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan area - Take US-60 East to Globe. Continue on US-60 / AZ-77 once in Globe and take it all the way to Show Low. US-60 continues on through Show Low as Deuce of Clubs, but the turnoff to Fool Hollow is at AZ-260. Take AZ-260 North to Old Linden Road. Along AZ-260 you will see the brown sign for the Fool Hollow turn. Take a right on Old Linden Road and then a left on Fool Hollow Lake Road to the park entrance.
From northern areas of the Phoenix Metropolitan area - Take Shea Blvd East through Fountain Hills until you hit AZ-87 (Beeline Hwy) and turn left. Continue North on AZ-87 towards Payson. When you hit Payson, turn right onto US-260 and follow that East to Show Low. To get to Fool Hollow, turn left onto Old Linden Road and then left onto Fool Hollow Lake Road to the park entrance. To get into Show Low, continue on US-260 until it ends and turn left onto US-60 / Deuce of Clubs, which is the main drag in Show Low.
From Tucson - Take AZ-77 through Oracle towards Globe. Turn left onto AZ-70 and then turn right at the light in Globe onto US-60/AZ-77 and take it all the way to Show Low. US-60 continues on through Show Low as Deuce of Clubs, but the turnoff to Fool Hollow is at AZ-260. Take AZ-260 North to Old Linden Road. Along US-260 you will see the brown sign for the Fool Hollow turn. Take a right on Old Linden Road and then a left on Fool Hollow Lake Road to the park entrance.