The IRONMAN series of events around the country are a hugely popular attraction, and the multitude of competitions throughout the year give plenty of people an opportunity to spectate – or to participate. However, IRONMAN Tempe is special even among these famous triathlons.
Why IRONMAN Tempe Tops The Rest
What makes this particular IRONMAN competition so special? Most of their events are generally in the wilderness, which makes it difficult for spectators to enjoy the events. However, the Tempe triathlon is largely urban, which makes it a hugely popular spectator event.
The first event is swimming, in the Tempe Town Lake, a man-made lake with a spectacular dam and plenty of viewing area. The third event, the run, is held in the same area, with a course winding around Tempe Town Lake as well as Papago Park. This gives fans plenty of opportunity to observe the action.
Only the second leg of the triathlon, the biking section, happens out in the Sonoran Desert.
IRONMAN Tempe is also unique due to how late in the year it occurs. Late November might be winter in most places, but here in Arizona, it creates an absolutely perfect climate. The days are usually comfortably cool without being cold, making it great for participants and spectators alike. It also allows for competitors to be at the true peak of their performance, having had all of summer to prepare.
In short, IRONMAN Tempe is like no other competition.
Enjoy The Triathlon In Comfort And Style
Another great aspect of the Arizona IRONMAN competition is that both the Phoenix and Tempe areas have a great vacation home rental market!
The greater Phoenix area has plenty of full homes available to rent, and often at prices which make them competitive with nice hotels – especially if you’re coming in a larger group. But rather than staying in tiny rooms, you could be enjoying an entire house with all the amenities, potentially including:
- Luxurious furnishings
- Private bedrooms
- Multiple bathrooms
- Full kitchen and dining area
- External garage
- Back yard with amenities like a grill pit
- Maybe even a swimming pool!
These homes are located within easy driving distance of the IRONMAN competitions, and allow you to stay in luxury throughout the event.