Upcoming Events October to December By: Melinda Covelli

Upcoming Events on or around Tempe Town Lake October-December


We have a couple big events to be aware of this fall as you make plans.

 

Fall Events 2020

10/18                 Ironman 70.3 Race – See below

11/7                   Splash and Dash – Small event that shouldn’t have too great of an impact

11/21                 Ironman Expo/Swim – See below

11/22                 Ironman Race – See below

12/12                 Holiday Boat Parade – Same as years past, lake closes to non-parade participants in the early afternoon (more details coming).

 

Week of Oct 12th – 18th 

 

Monday October 12th Marina Upper Lot Closure – Beginning Monday October 12th the marina upper west lot was closed for Ironman staging. A partial to full closure of the marina west lot will last through the November 22th 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 18th until 3:30pm) but they will require some extra walking. Please plan accordingly.

 

Sunday October 18th- 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.  If you row out of the marina be aware that the run course does pass through the marina lot somewhere around mid-morning. 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 and the run course crosses in front of boat beach. 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:

 

https://www.ironman.com/im703-arizona

 

Week of November 16th –22nd 

 

Saturday November 21st – Ironman Practice Swim 10am-11:30am – Swimmers on South side of lake out of Tempe Beach Park. Again, please be cautious and aware of swimmers in the water.

 

Sunday November 22nd – Ironman Arizona; 5am to midnight – Tempe Town Lake will be CLOSED from 5am – noon for the swim portion of the race. There will be several road closures throughout the day making marina and west storage access very difficult to not possible most of the day. Please follow the link below for more details.

 

https://www.ironman.com/im-arizona

 

Questions?  Contact:

Ryan Allison

Boating Coordinator

City of Tempe

Office: (480) 350-8034


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