It is with sadness that we announce the cancellation of the 2017 Life Time Tri Marquee, originally scheduled for Sunday, April 9 at Tempe Beach Park. The event will not return to the Tempe marketplace in the future. However, Life Time Tri Tempe will continue and is scheduled for September 17, 2017.
The decision to cancel was made for a variety of reasons. As many know, the Life Time Tri Marquee course is nearly identical to that of Life Time Tri Tempe, hosted in the same venue each September. Extensive work exploring alternate courses and venues for Marquee – an attempt to better fit Life Time Tri’s standard of providing athletes with a unique, unparalleled race experience – concluded with no viable options.
Last year’s Marquee Triathlon was canceled due to unrelated construction at the Lake, leaving Life Time Tri Tempe as the sole Life Time Tri event in the area in 2016. It has been decided that Life Time’s focus will remain on the event in September. With only one Life Time Tri event left in the market, the Arizona Tri Series competition will be discontinued in 2017.
Anyone currently registered for the 2017 Marquee Tri event has the choice to transfer to the 2017 Life Time Tri Tempe, or receive a full refund.
At Life Time Tri, we pride ourselves on producing world-class triathlons in iconic destinations for incredible people. As a gesture of appreciation for this inconvenience, registrants will also receive complimentary entry into one of six other 2017 Life Time Tri Series events –OR– guaranteed entry into the 2017 New York City Triathlon. Some conditions apply, see additional details at this link.
Thank you for your understanding, and for your patronage of this beloved event over the years. We look forward to seeing you this season.
– The Staff at Life Time Tri