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Triathlon Tempe Esprit de She

Tempe, Arizona

2016 TBD

Congratulations, athletes! Thank you to all the partners, volunteers and spectators who help put on this great race. We couldn't have done it without you!

> View 2015 results and photos

One of the top recreational areas in Arizona and the centerpiece of the Tempe community, Tempe Beach Park plays host to the Gildan Esprit de She Tempe Triathlon. Tucked between downtown and the shores of Tempe Town Lake, you’ll feel the vitality of the valley as you race to beat the desert heat.

Once you reach the finish, the Gildan Esprit de She signature post-race rendezvous awaits! Salute your success with a drink at our Bubbly Bar, enjoy complimentary services at our open air Panasonic Beauty Bar powered by LifeSpa and listen to live acoustic tunes while visiting with our healthy way of life partners.

Register and receive great gifts.

Be the envy of your friends with great gifts from Gildan Esprit de She! To compliment the fun race experience you’re about to enjoy, look forward to receiving an official Moxie Cycling commemorative jersey (pictured below) valued at $64! Designed by women for women, it’s the cycling tank you’ve been waiting for — high quality, functional, stylish and fits like a dream! Paired with your well-deserved medal, you'll look and feel like a champion upon crossing the finish line. But wait, there’s more! Registration also includes the following:

  • Finisher's medal with removable charm
  • Two complimentary drinks at our signature Bubbly Bar (21 and over only)
  • Healthy post-race tapas and treats
  • Access to our Panasonic Beauty Bar powered by LifeSpa with complimentary massage, mini manicures, blow outs and hair braiding
  • Souvenir event photo from the I ASPIRE photo booth 
  • Professional event timing and live results messaging to track and promote your race success
  • Free regional training clinics, as well as paid access to training from Endurance Training by Life Time
  • Age group award necklaces

Founding Finishers

2013 marked the debut season of Esprit de She – The Spirit of Her Race Series. Thousands of women across the country are celebrated as Founding Finishers for racing in 2013 and 2014. We invite you to continue the tradition in 2015. Returning Founding Finishers receive:

  • Founding Finisher race bib
  • 20% off Esprit de She race apparel
  • More to come!

Please be sure to confirm you are a Founding Finisher when asked during the registration process. Founding Finishers must have raced with us in 2013 and 2014.

Race Fees

Category & Distance Nov 11 - Dec 31 Jan 1 - Mar 26 Mar 27 - May 3
Super Sprint $65 $75 $85
Sprint $75 $85 $95
International $85 $95 $105
Life Time Member - Super Sprint $55 $65 $75
Life Time Member - Sprint $65 $75 $85
Life Time Member - International $75 $85 $95
Relay Team (2- or 3-person) - Super Sprint $100 $110 $120
Relay Team (2- or 3-person) - Sprint $120 $130 $140
Relay Team (2- or 3-person) - International $140 $150 $160

Gildan Esprit de She Triathlons are sanctioned by USA Triathlon (USAT). All participants, including individual relay team members, must be a USAT member or purchase a single-event permit for $12. To learn more about USAT rules and regulations, visit them online at USATriathlon.org.

If you are a Life Time member registering as part of a relay team, you must register for your entire team in order to receive the member rate.

If registering for a relay team, please assign one team captain to register your team. This person will be responsible for designating your team name and paying the relay team registration fee. Once the team captain has registered, additional relay team members may register. Enter your team name; registered team names will begin to auto fill. From there, proceed through to complete registration.

Race Changes & Deferrals

For all registration changes, please see us at the solutions table at packet pickup.

Only participants that signed up for the Registration Refund option during registration can qualify for a refund. If you would like to defer your entry to next year, please login to your Chronotrack account and select "Change Race."

Course Description

The Gildan Esprit de She Tempe Triathlon starts and finishes at Tempe Beach Park. The swim takes place in Tempe Town Lake, which is a man-made reservoir with calm waters. The bike course will be looped, mostly flat and super fast around the city of Tempe. The run course will loop around Tempe Town Lake, with beautiful views of Tempe and the lake.

Course Maps | Distances
Super Sprint | .37-kilometer (.23-mile) swim • 10.7-kilometer (6.64-mile) bike • 2.7-kilometer (1.69-mile) run
Sprint | .75-kilometer (.5-mile) swim • 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) bike • 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run
International | 1.5-kilometer (.93-mile) swim • 38.9-kilometer (24.16-mile) bike • 10-kilometer (6.2-mile) run

Our course is wheelchair friendly, and we gladly welcome para-athletes to participate.

Schedule of Events

Indoor Triathlons – Various dates
Before race day hits, test yourself indoors and join the nation's largest Indoor Tri series! A pioneer of the indoor concept, Life Time has produced more than 400 Indoor Tris, making us the largest and most experienced team in the country. Our model is designed to introduce the sport of triathlon to newcomers and provide a challenging training tool for veteran triathletes. Join the IN movement today!
> View Arizona dates and locations

Packet pickup – 2016 TBD
2 p.m.– 7 p.m. Packet pickup and mandatory bike check in at Tempe Beach Park (80 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281). Packet pickup will not be available on race day.
3 p.m. Mandatory course talk (option 1)
4 p.m. Optional transition clinic presented by ONE Multisport
6 p.m. Mandatory course talk (option 2)

Please plan to attend one course talk. Be sure to bring your photo ID and USAT license (Annual membership only) in order to pick up your race materials, as well as your wallet so you can enjoy shopping at our apparel booth. Each participant must be present to pick up their individual packet. Friends and/or family members will not be allowed to pick up your packet for you.

*Each member of a relay team must be present to pick up their portion of the packet.

Race Day – 2016 TBD
Please plan to arrive early to allow adequate time to park, set up your transition and warm up.
4:45 a.m. Transition opens
6:15 a.m. Transition closes
6:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Post-race rendezvous and market
6:30 a.m. Triathlon begins
7 a.m. Duathlon begins
8 a.m. Swim course cut off
10 a.m. Bike course cut off
10:30 a.m. Awards ceremony
11 a.m. Run course cut off

Athlete Guide

The 2015 Athlete Guide is now available! Check it out for detailed schedules, course information and more. Please watch our website, Facebook page and emails for any additional updates before the race.
> View 2015 Athlete Guide

Parking & Directions

Tempe Beach Park is located at 80 West Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Limited parking is available in the U.S. Airways ramp, free of charge. Once the ramp is full, you will need to park on city streets or at other parking lots near Rio Salado and Mill Avenue.

Track Your Athlete

Track your athlete's progress, share the race-day excitement and join the Gildan Esprit de She community! You can receive updates on athletes as they cross points on the course and have them sent directly to your Facebook, Twitter and mobile phone.



All athletes will receive their commemorative finisher’s medal immediately after crossing the finish line.  

Awards will be given within the following categories: 

  • Top three overall winners in the duathlon, super sprint triathlon, sprint triathlon and international distance 
  • Top three winners in the following age groups for the duathlon, super sprint triathlon, sprint triathlon and international distance: Junior 12–13, Junior 14–15, Junior 16–17, 18–19, 20–24, 25–29, 30–34, 35–39, 40–44, 45–49, 50–54, 55–59, 60–64, 65–69, 70+ 
  • Top three overall winners in the Elite/Pro division of the sprint triathlon
  • Para Athlete
  • Top three overall relay teams in the duathlon, super sprint triathlon, sprint triathlon and international distance 
    •  Each individual within a relay will receive an award

Be Social

Be sure to check out our Facebook page for event updates this week. And, if you're not already part of our women's specific online community, join Women For Tri and share your race weekend memories with other like-minded triathlete fans.

Don't forget to tag us in your personal event photos on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram using #espritdeshe, #spiritofher and #WomenForTri.

Contact us

Quinn Cooper

Your Athlete Services Contact

Event date and location subject to change. Any updates will be posted on the Gildan​ Esprit de She website and communicated to participants via email and social media.