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January 26, 2020
January 26, 2020 (All day)
16300 McDowell Mountain Park Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85268, USA   View map



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Powerman Arizona

REGISTER FOR POWERMAN Arizona Desert Classic Duathlon (qualify for both ITU World Long Course and Short Course World Championships in Zofingen, Switzerland resp. Viborg, Denmark)

The great history of the Desert Classic Duathlon combined with the international World Wide brand of Powerman takes this duathlon to another level.  A challenge in the desert completely enclosed in beautiful McDowell Mountain Regional park outside Fountain Hills Arizona makes this a dream vacation destination minutes from Scottsdale, Arizona.  Something for the entire family at the perfect time to travel from the colder climates.

The top three athletes in each aged-up age group will qualify for the 2020 ITU Long-Distance Duathlon World Championship in Zofingen, Switzerland as well as the 2020 ITU World Short Course Championships in Viborg Denmark.

This event serves as race #1 in the Powerman North America Point Series.

McDowell Mountain park offers breathtaking desert vistas, views of the McDowells and Four Peaks.  Camping both rustic and hook ups.  The course features a super fast, exhilarating 5k trail run loop.  Taking you on a nice rolling path using the parks sport mountain bike trail for this discipline of the course.  The bike will take you on a slow, gradual quad grinder up to the top of the park, then flying down to the back of the park, back up and down to the transition area.

Marathon runners, endurance athletes, triathletes, bikers, runners – Anyone Can Do the Du!

Date / Location

Sunday January 26, 2020

8:00am – Powerman Duathlon Classic
8:25am – Powerman Off Road
8:30am – Powerman Short Duathlon
8:45am – Powerman Sprint

** 2 person relays offered for the Classic and Short Distance and Off Road.

Special divisions include schools.

Adjacent to the parking area at the front of the park.


Powerman Classic – 10k run, 59k bike, 10k run
Powerman Off Road – 5k run, 25k bike, 5k run
Powerman Short – 5k run, 38k bike, 5k run
Powerman Sprint – 2.5k run, 20k bike , 2.5k run

** 2 person relays offered for the Classic and Short Distance and Off Road.

Awards / Qualifying

Your age on race day is the same as how old you will be on December 31st of that year.

Powerman World Championship –
Zofingen Switzerland – 2020

Short Course World Championship in Viborg, Denmark

Powerman Classic event only

  • Top 3 overall male and female
  • Top 3 athletes in each age group

Powerman North America “ELITE” qualifying standards:
Times must be verifiable in multi-sport event sent to PRIOR to day before registration.  There will be absolutely NO day before / day of registration of elite athletes accepted.  A running event or bike time trial is not a multi-sport event.

Athletes must meet the below criteria for elite qualification, this is an ITU governed event, there are no exceptions to the standards set forth:
Minimum THREE athletes must be competing in each elite race.  We will not be responsible for athletes not showing on race day!  This is a Powerman International World Series race,  qualifying you for the elite field at Powerman Zofingen World Championships.  Therefore you must show Current year verifiable results with below standards met:  There are NO exceptions to these times.  You must email: with verifiable results to compete in the ELITE event.

Men:   10k 5:29 pace = 34:00 & 40k bike 26 mph = 57:00

Women: 10k = 6:05 = 37:17 & 40k bike = 23.5 mph. = 1:02

AWARDS at Powerman North America events:
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women Overall, excluded from their age group
Top 3 Men and Top 3 Women within each of the following age groups
19 and under, 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+

Special Series Awards to be given at the Championship, awards given to athletes who have competed in a minimum of two of the Powerman North America events.

Awards will in NO circumstances be given out early, or individually before the awards ceremony.  If you must depart before the awards ceremony you may opt to pay a shipping and processing fee and have the award mailed to you.  You MUST send the form within 2 weeks following the event with a check or money order, one fee per award in order to receive your award.  Please understand we have NO control over the US postal service.

Management reserves the right to combine age groups when there is not a total of 4 athletes in an age group.

Age group and Elite Point Series:
1000, 900, 800, 700, 600, 500, 499, 498, 497, etc.