Events on Tempe Town Lake - October By: Andrea Siegrist-Baez

Week of Sept 30th – Oct 6th – Free and Clear

 

Week of Oct 7th - 13th

 

Sunday Oct 13th - Xterra Dirtman Triathlon; 5:45am-3pm – This event will take place in Papago Park. Most of the impact of this event will be felt in parking so please plan ahead. The event stages out of the north side of the lake near the north event boat ramp. The race will pass through the marina on the north sidewalk and under the 202 (Gilbert Drive) where it will enter Papago Park.  

For more info and maps follow the link below:

 

https://www.xterraplanet.com/papagourbandesert-trailrun

 

Week of Oct 14th – 20th

 

Monday October 14th - Marina Upper Lot Closure – Beginning Monday October 14th the marina upper west lost will be closed for Ironman staging. This closure will last through the November 24th full Ironman event. This means parking will be very tight during peak boating times. There are some alternate parking options at the Arizona Heritage Center off of College Ave and under the 202 off of Lakeview Drive (except Sunday October 21st until 3:30pm) but they will require some extra walking. Please plan accordingly.

 

Sunday October 20th- Ironman 70.3 Arizona-Racing begins at 6:30am. Since this Tri has longer distances the roads will be impacted until 3:30pm. The only access for lake use will be from the 202 and Rural/Scottsdale exit heading north to either Gilbert or Curry. The SRP Town Lake Marina is also accessible from southbound Scottsdale.  You will be able to access West Storage by parking at the marina and walking, HOWEVER because of the  swim course, like last year (follow link below) YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO ROW OUT OF WEST STORAGE UNTIL 9AM. If you are going to row out of West Storage after 9am be aware that the bike course does run through Lakeview drive. There will be volunteers to help you cross Lakeview, but you will need to use caution and be very patient. The roads will be open by 3:30 pm so rowing out of West Storage in the afternoon and evening on Sunday will be a great option. As mentioned the swim will be using the entire lake west of the marina safe harbor until 9am, so please plan accordingly.

More information including road closures and course maps can be found at:

 

http://www.ironman.com/triathlon/events/americas/ironman-70.3/arizona/course.aspx#axzz4MtZpNImR

 

Week of Oct 21st – 27th

 

Saturday October 26th- Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk- Walk will begin at 8am. This is a large walk with about 20,000 participants and road closures (see link below for details). For marina access take Gilbert Drive from Scottsdale Road. The bulk of walkers will be passing by the marina between about 8:15am and 9:15am. PD will wait for a small break in participants and let vehicles through. Boat storage under the 202 will be accessible via Washington.

 

http://main.acsevents.org/site/TR?fr_id=89801&pg=informational&sid=210546&name=event-details

 

Sunday October 27th - Walk Now For Autism Speaks- Walk will begin at 9:30am. This is a large walk with about 20,000 participants and road closures (see link below for details). For marina access take Gilbert Drive from Scottsdale Road. The bulk of walkers will be passing by the marina between about 9:45am and 10:45am. PD will wait for a small break in participants and let vehicles through. Boat storage under the 202 will be accessible via Washington.

 

https://www.autismcenter.org/2019-autism-speaks-walk-partnership-sarrc-tambi%C3%A9n-en-espa%C3%B1ol

 

Thanks everyone, be safe and have a great weekend!

 

 

Ryan Allison

Boating Coordinator

City of Tempe

Office: (480) 350-8034


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