SPRINT DISTANCE INFORMATION

Swim

Swim Course distance: 750 meters
The swim course for this Sprint triathlon in San Diego is a rectangular course in calm San Diego Bay. Water temps are generally in the high 60s, so wetsuits are recommended. Entry and exit to the water is adjacent to the transition area and will be accomplished through the use of stairs with volunteers standing by to assist.

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Bike

Bike Course distance: 22k (one lap)
The bike course for the sprint distance is a challenging and hilly route in the heart of San Diego. Racers will have the rare opportunity to ride through the Naval Base at Pt. Loma before ascending McLelland Dr. to Cabrillo National Monument. A left turn at the top of the hill will take riders to the lighthouse turn-around where sweeping views of the San Diego skyline and Mexico to the south await them. After a quick ride on the up and down rollers of Catalina Ave. the racers will be descending down Canon St. Racers return to Liberty Station via Scott St. and Harbor Drive.

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Due to the heightened security in and around Naval Base Pt. Loma, no pre-riding of the course will be allowed. Also, on race day, no civilian spectators will be allowed on base, only athletes and race support vehicles. We understand that many athletes prefer to preview a bike course, but please understand that we are very fortunate to be able to use Naval Base Pt. Loma for the bike portion of the San Diego Triathlon Classic and ask that you respect the wishes of the base both prior to, and during, race day.

Run

Run Course distance: 5k (one lap)
The run course will consist of laps within NTC Park at Liberty Station. Runners will go around a landlocked Naval Ship, the USS Recruit, and over the pedistrian bridge, then will run alongside the water canal and next to beautiful Ingram Plaza before finishing near the transition area. Our beautiful run course is one of many reasons why this San Diego sprint triathlon is the area’s best triathlon.

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OLYMPIC DISTANCE INFORMATION

Swim

Swim Course distance: 1500 meters
The swim course of this spectacular San Diego Olympic triathlon is a rectangular course in the calm San Diego Bay. Water temperatures are generally in the high 60s, so wetsuits are recommended. Entry and exit to the water is adjacent to the transition area and will be accomplished through the use of stairs with volunteers standing by to assist.

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Bike

Bike Course distance: 40k (two laps)
The bike course is a challenging and hilly route. Racers will have the rare opportunity to ride through the Naval Base at Pt. Loma before ascending McLelland Dr. to Cabrillo National Monument. A left turn at the top of the hill will take riders to the lighthouse turn-around where sweeping views of the San Diego skyline and Mexico to the south await them. After a quick ride on the up and down rollers of Catalina Ave. the racers will be descending down Canon St. Racers will repeat the portion of the course that runs through the base and Cabrillo before returning to Liberty Station via Scott St. and Harbor Drive. This bike course is only one of many reasons with the San Diego Triathlon Classic is the best Olympic triathlon in San Diego.

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Due to the heightened security in and around Naval Base Pt. Loma, no pre-riding of the course will be allowed. Also, on race day, no civilian spectators will be allowed on base, only athletes and race support vehicles. We understand that many athletes prefer to preview a bike course, but please understand that we are very fortunate to be able to use Naval Base Pt. Loma for the bike portion of the San Diego Triathlon Classic and ask that you respect the wishes of the base both prior to, and during, race day.

Run

Run Course distance: 10k (two laps)
The run course will consist of laps within NTC Park at Liberty Station. Runners will go around a landlocked Naval Ship, the USS Recruit, and over the pedistrian bridge, then will run alongside the water canal and next to beautiful Ingram Plaza before finishing near the transition area.

INTERACTIVE MAP TO THE SIDE

Transition Area Map

Transition-Map-2016

Rules & Regulations

USAT-logoThe San Diego Triathlon Classic is a USAT sanctioned event. Benefits of the USAT Sanctioning are listed below:

  • The course is well-planned and documented local permits have been obtained.
  • The event safety plan has been carefully reviewed by the experienced staff at USA Triathlon.
  • Proper insurance coverage, including general liability and athlete excess medical, is in place.
  • All participants will be either annual members of USAT or one-day license holders.
  • The results will be scored in the annual national rankings.

All athletes must abide by the USAT Rules. Click here for a copy of the rules. Please read them and abide by them. Failure to do so will result in penalties or disqualification.

Disclaimer: Courses are subject to change unexpectedly, at the Race Director’s discretion. All distances are approximate, but within USAT requirements. Race may be cancelled, postponed, or altered with no refunds given due to earthquakes, terrorism threats (perceived or real), terrorism acts, wildfire, police activity, or any other natural disturbance.