2023 Trick or Tri at Merrill Ranch

Events

Sprint Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 400 Meters, Bike 12 Miles, Run 3 Miles
Sprint Aquabike :
Aquabike : Swim 400 Meters, Bike 12 Miles
Sprint Duathlon :
Duathlon : Run 1.5 Miles, Bike 12 Miles, Run 1.5 Miles
Youth Triathlon : Kids Race
Triathlon : Distances Determined By Age
  • Race Date: Saturday, October 28, 2023
  • Location:Merrill Ranch Community Center
  • Address: 3200 North Anthem Way
  • City/State/Zip:Florence, Arizona 85132
  • Country: USA

_ The 2023 Trick or Tri at Merrill Ranch:

The Trick or Tri at Merrill Ranch is going kick start your Halloween weekend. Whether you are a seasoned racer or a first time triathlete wanting to take the plunge, this is the race for you. Consisting of a 400m pool swim, a fast 12 mile course and a run to the finish. There is truly something for everyone with options of triathlon, duathlon, aquabike and a kid’s triathlon.

DISTANCE
ADULT TRIATHLON & RELAY
Swim 400m
Bike 12 miles
Run 3 miles

AQUABIKE
Swim 400m pool swim
Bike 12 miles

DUATHLON
Run 1.5 miles
Bike 12 miles
Run 3 miles

YOUTH TRIATHLON
Swim 200m pool swim
Bike 6 miles
Run 1.5 miles

COST
ADULT TRIATHLON, DUATHLON & AQUABIKE
$79 prior to 11:59 p.m. August 15
$89 prior to 11:59 p.m. September 15
$99 prior to 11:59 p.m. October 15
$109 until 6pm October 27

YOUTH TRIATHLON
$49 prior to 11:59 p.m. August 15
$59 prior to 11:59 p.m. September 15
$69 prior to 11:59 p.m. October 15
$79 until 6pm October 27

RELAY
$125 prior to 11:59 p.m. August 15
$150 prior to 11:59 p.m. September 15
$175 prior to 11:59 p.m. October 15
$299 until 6pm October 27

USA TRIATHLON
Trick or Tri at Merrill Ranch is sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT), the governing body of multisport in North America. One of the many roles played by USAT is that of insurance provider for this race. As such USAT requires that every participant be either (1) an annual member, or (2) purchase a one day membership.

RACER AMENITIES
Trick or Tri beanie
Post-race refreshments
Finisher medals for all participants
Awards as detailed below

SCHEDULE
FRIDAY, October 27
3:00 p.m. Optional packet pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center opens
5:00 p.m. Packet pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center closes

SATURDAY, October 28
6:00 a.m. Packet and timing chip pick up at Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
7:15 a.m. Athletes that anticipate taking over 2 hours to complete triathlon
7:30 a.m. Men’s swim start
7:35 a.m. Duathlon start
8:00 a.m. Relay swim start
8:05 a.m. Women’s swim start
9:00 a.m. Youth Triathlon start
9:15 a.m. Men’s award ceremony
9:45 a.m. Women’s award ceremony

Registration will remain open until 9:00 a.m. So if you have a child racing you do not have to be there early.

SITE PLAN
Please do not enter The Merrill Ranch Community Center. We will be using the pool gate to access the pool

SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS
Absolutely no headphones allowed**
All participants must wear a helmet on the bike route**
**Infraction will results in disqualification

AWARDS
Top 3 overall boys and girls in youth triathlon
Top 3 male and female in adult triathlon
Age group awards 3 deep in adult triathlon:
10-14
15-19
20-24
25-29
30-34
35-39
40-44
45-49
50-54
55-59
60-64
65-69
70-74
75-79
80+
Awards will also be given to the top three finishers in the following categories:
Youth triathlon
Clydesdale (Men 220 +lbs)
Athena (Women 165+ lbs)
Duathlon
Aquabike
Relay – top team per category (male, female and coed)

RACE TIMING
This event is timed using equipment by RFID Timing Systems. All participants need to wear a timing chip around their ankle with the Velcro strap provided. The chips are reusable and need to be returned after the event. These chips are the athlete’s responsibility and missing chips will be charged to the athletes.

PARKING
Anthem Merrill Ranch Parkside Community Center
3200 North Anthem Way
Florence AZ 85132

VOLUNTEERS
If you are interested in volunteering for this or any other event please contact [email protected]

SPONSORSHIP
For information on sponsorship and having a booth at this event please contact [email protected]

-:- USAT Sanctioned Event 

Course Information:

SWIM START
We will start the swim fastest to slowest. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time. Please seed yourself accordingly.

ADULT COURSE
SWIM (400m)
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Each athlete will swim up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under than lane lines into lane 3 and repeat the process through all 8 lanes. On exiting the pool go back to the starter at lane 1, you will be given the right of way over those yet to start. Repeat your first leg through the pool then head to transition. Swim will start fastest to slowest. There will be signs around the pool representing your estimated swim time. Please seed yourself accordingly.

BIKE (2 Loops, 6 miles per loop)
HELMET REQUIRED
Exit transition at Anthem Merrill Ranch Community Center
North on N. Anthem Way
West on Merrill Ranch Parkway
South on Felix
Turnaround at Hunt Highway

Merrill Ranch Bike Route

RUN (2 Loops)
Merrill Ranch Run Route

YOUTH COURSE
SWIM
Each athlete will be started one at a time with a 15 second gap. Each athlete will swim up lane 1, under the lane lines, down lane 2, under than lane lines into lane 3 and repeat the process through all 8 lanes.

BIKE (6 miles)
HELMET REQUIRED
Exit transition at Anthem Merrill Ranch Community Center
North on N. Anthem Way
West on Merrill Ranch Parkway
South on Felix
Turnaround at Hunt Highway

RUN
One loop of the Anthem Community Park

Directions:

Merrill Ranch Community Center:
• 3200 N Anthem Way,
• Florence, AZ
• 85132, USA

Map & Directions

Other Info:

-) 2023 race registration is open • Registration Information 

Previous Results:

2022 Results at: racetecresults.com
2021 Results at: racetecresults.com 
2020 Results: race cancelled due to covid 19
2019 Results at: racetecresults.com 
2018 Results at: racetecresults.com
2017 Results at: racetecresults.com
2016 Results at: racetecresults.com 

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