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2017 Tucson Triathlon Camp

February 10-12, 2017 | Tucson, AZ

At ONLY $250.00 (Early Bird Price) it is a great value!  All levels are welcome, from first-time triathletes to elite iron-level.  Regardless of your ability, you will be blessed by this camp!

This camp has served as a major source of encouragement and instruction for triathletes from around the country (and Canada) since 2006.  It was originally organized by the International Christian Triathlon Network (ICTN), who held the yearly camp through 2012.  During each of those years, FCA Endurance served as a partnering ministry.  For the past five years, FCA Endurance has served as the primary host of the camp, led by Camp Director Barry Edwards.

We are excited about the opportunity to serve the triathlon/endurance community in 2017 by providing a great few days of training, coaching, fellowship, and ministry-equipping!  We are also thankful for the other ministries, individuals, and companies who will partner with us to make this an amazing experience!

Camp Schedule

The camp schedule is currently being drafted.  However, here's enough to whet your appetite and book your travel:

Friday February 10:  Camp starts at 8:00 AM

Sunday February 12:  Camp closes at 12:00 PM (noon)

Friday and Saturday will involve clinics in the morning, hosted by pro triathletes, coaches, and other speakers.  The afternoon will involve group training with other campers as well as coaches and pros*.  After dinner on your own, we will return for an evening of inspiration through music, speakers, and teachers.  Sunday will feature a pro/coaches panel, final teaching, and camp drawing!

As a note, many out of town campers will come in on Thursday to be ready for Friday's early start.

On Friday afternoon we will be climbing the infamous Mt. Lemmon.  This an amazing climb, and if you make it to the top, you can buy one of the biggest, best cookies you'll find anywhere!

Camp Venue

For the 9th year in a row we're heading to beautiful Tucson, AZ.  Tucson provides some great weather and amazing training!  

In 2017, we're excited to announce a new host venue, the Sonesta.  The Sonesta ES Suites offers comfortable, affordable accommodations that will make us all feel at home.  We have negotiated a limited number of discounted rooms, so please reserve early:

  • $89/nt Studio Suite (1Q and 1 pull-out sofa)
  • $129/nt Two Room Loft Suite (various arrangements)

Note: To book a room, you must mention that you are a part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes group.

The Sonesta is located at 6477 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85710.  Phone: 520-721-0991.


It’s beautiful in Tucson! Get off your trainer and treadmill and come down to the warm sunshine in Tucson, Arizona, for some great base trainig!

Tucson is located in Southern Arizona surrounded by Saguaro Cacti and overlooked by our 9000’ peak, Mount Lemmon. With 300 days of annual sunshine per year, Tucson is known as a mecca for cyclists. In April 2006, the League of American Bicyclists promoted the Tucson region to “Gold” status on their certification system of the nation’s most “bicycle friendly” cities, making Tucson one of only seven cities in the U.S. to earn such distinguished status. Furthermore, two of the most popular and highly regarded bicycling publications, Bicycling and VeloNews, continue to rank our city in the top tier of “bicycle friendly” cities nationwide. In fact, Bicycling recently promoted Tucson to the #2 bicycling city nationwide for cities with population ranging from 250,000 to 500,000. Tucson is the winter training home of many professional cyclists and triathletes.

The average high temperature is 65 degrees this time of year, perfect for outdoor training!  Chances of rain are very minimal but come prepared for all weather conditions.


Camp Costs & Registration

2017 Camp Registration Fees:

Through November 30th:  $250

Through February 12th:  $295

Current, Full-Time Students:  $125

Registration includes access to all camp clinics, workouts, and coaching, as well as camp swag and lunch on Saturday.  It does NOT include housing or other meals.  However, there is a fantastic complementary breakfast each morning for those staying at our host hotel.

Camp Staff

Derek Garcia - Professional Triathlete

Athlete, cancer survivor, husband, and father are all identities that Derek could take hold of, but most importantly his relationship in Christ is what he knows is the most valuable. The only thing that Derek enjoys more than competing are the amazing relationships that he has in his life.  Derek has been a professional triathlete for three years, and he has 7 top ten finishes.  He has been married for eleven years and has three young sons.  Story.

Matt Smith - Multiple Kona Qualifier

Matt is a 4-time Kona Qualifier and was ranked 2nd in the world at the 70.3 distance through WTC rankings in 2014.  Matt is USAT certified and has coached multiple elite and professional triathletes.  He is currently a coach with Sansego, Craig Alexander's coaching company.

Dan Perkins - Multiple Kona Qualifier

Dan is a multiple-time Ironman World Championship qualifier, as well as the Executive Pastor of Westgate Church in San Jose, CA.  He is also a USAT Certified coach. 

Bike Rentals

Don't want to ship your bike?  No problem, there are some very good bike rental places that we have used the past few years:

Cycle Tucson - Gary Menard 

Delivery & Pick-Up only.  Cannondale bikes. 



Road Runner

6177 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ | 520-790-9394

Giant or Fuji Bikes: Shimano 105 components, aluminum frame w/carbon forks, compact 50/34 front, 11/28 rear.  $40 1st day, $35 2nd day


Broadway Bicycles

140 S. Sarnoff Drive, Tucson, AZ | 520-296-7819

Trek Madone 2.1, Shimano 105 components, aluminum frame w/carbon forks, compact 50/34 front 11/28 rear, 15% down, $55/day 24 hours, offers online rental arrangements.

Camp Sponsors

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