Lake Events 4/4 to 5/17 By: Jennifer Blatt

Per Alicia Jerger, Tempe Town Lake


Busy few weeks ahead of us.


Saturday April 4 - Open Water Swim

Swim will take place on the north side of the lake at the North Event Boat ramp. Swimmers in the water at 8am. Boaters traveling west should stay to the middle of the lake in the area. There are buoys and staff boats in the area of the swim course. Expected attendance-400


Saturday April 4 8:30am- SUP Clinic and Challenge

The City of Tempe Boating office is offering a SUP clinic being offered from the marina. Paddlers will get to add to their skill level and fitness.


Sunday April 5 - Free and Clear


Saturday, April 11 – Sunday, April 12 - Marquee Triathlon

Saturday April 11 

Set up and Packet Pick up-Tempe Beach Park


Sunday April 12

Marquee Triathon race - 6:30am - 9:15am 

Swim Course

Swim will take place on the south side of the lake near Beach Park. When coming from boat beach please use the center of the bridges while passing the swim course. Once past the course resume normal traffic pattern.


Bike Course

This requires the bulk of the road closures around the lake. If you are accessing the marina please use the 202 and exit north towards Gilbert Road or Curry. If you are attempting to access the storage under the 202 you will need to use the 202 and exit Center. Take Washington east to Lakeview. The bike course closes at 11:30am.


Run Course

Mill Ave bridges and parts of Lakeview will be closed for this run. All other portions of the course will be on pathways around the lake. Runners will be crossing at the opening to the marina so please use caution when entering or exiting the marina. Runners will loop through Lakeview as well, please use caution under the 202 when entering and exiting the area.


Run course cut off is 12:45 and roads will begin to open during that time.


Saturday, April 25 - Pat Tillman Run

Marina Impact

The largest impact to the Marina will be between 7:00am and 9:00am. The best route to reach the Marina will be Rural Rd to Gilbert, or Scottsdale to Curry. If you are not at the Marina before the 7am start time you are going to have to wait for a while. The police will let cars in when there are openings, but the wait will be long. Please remember that there will be a lot of race participant traffic exiting the 202 at Rural/ Scottsdale Rd.


Boat Beach

Very little impact. Easy access from the west on Washington, from the east on Curry or northbound on Mill Ave.


Road Closures

  • Packard Blvd between 6th St. and Rio Salado
  • Rio Salado between Packard Blvd and Mill Ave
  • North bound Mill Ave. bridge between Rio Salado and Curry
  • South bound College between Curry and Gilbert
  • East bound lane on Gilbert
  • South bound Rural between Gilbert and 6th St.
  • East bound lanes on Curry between Mill and College
  • 6th St. between Rural and Packard



Sunday May 3 - Espirit de She Tri - More information to follow


Saturday May 9 - Arizona Wake Surf Open - More information to follow; plan for the lake to be closed from 7am-7pm.


Sunday May 17 - Tempe International Tri - More information to follow


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