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Surf City Escape Triathlon

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Get ready racers for the race of a lifetime! Surf City Escape Triathlon is an Olympic distance course that consists of a 1-mile open water swim, 12-mile double-loop bike course and a 6.2-mile run. In addition to the Olympic distance race, they're offering Sprint and Aqua Bike categories! It's the last chance to shine in this race series as The Surf City Escape Triathlon is the last chance qualifier for the iconic 2019 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Competing in the Triathlon or not, make sure to check out the The Surf City Escape Triathlon Fitness Festival, located where the Triathlon's start and finish is, for the latest in training products, services, accessories, and events. Are you ready for it? See below for quick facts about the race.

REGISTRATION

Registration opens on Monday, May 14, 2018. Register for the Surf City Escape Triathlon here.

Prices increase at 11:59pm PST on Friday, February 23rd. 

  • Olympic Distance Tier 1: $190.00
  • Olympic Relay Team Captain Tier 1: $290.00
  • Olympic Distance Aquabike: $135.00
  • Sprint Distance: $165.00
  • Sprint Distance Relay: $265.00

Standard registration includes the items below:

  • Build Your Own Race Bag which includes:  
    • Premium TYR race bag
    • Choice from two hat options
    • Opportunity to select from multiple race-specific items
  • Opportunity to select from multiple race-specific items
  • A full post-race meal - not just a banana and pizza slice
  • A race medal you can be proud of
  • An athlete shirt
  • Fully stocked aid stations with water and electrolytes along the run course
  • Bike support in transition pre-race and on-course
  • Ample on-course support throughout

Course Information

Surf City Escape Course Map

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION 

Olympic: Swim: 1500 meters. Bike: 24.8 miles. Run: 6.2 miles 

Olympic Aquabike: Swim: 1500 meters. Bike: 24.8 miles

Sprint: Swim: 750 meters. Bike: 12.4 miles. Run: 3.1 miles

*Distances subject to change

 

OLYMPIC COURSE

This beautiful course will travel through some of the most picturesque sections of Huntington Beach. The start/finish area and the transition area will be located just off of the Pacific Coast Highway - half mile south of the famed Huntington Beach Pier. The Olympic AquaBike will follow the same swim and bike course as the Olympic Triathlon.

SWIM

The 1500 meter swim will be a point-to-point course in the Pacific Ocean. The swim will conclude with a short run through the sand which will lead into the transition area.

BIKE

After exiting the transition area, athletes will start the two loop, 40k, bike course along Pacific Coast Highway. Each loop of the bike course will consist of long flat stretches with a turnaround at each end. After the second loop, athletes will make a left hand turn into the transition area.

RUN

After exiting the transition area, athletes will head west parallel to Pacific Coast Highway to begin the one lap run course.  After approximately the first mile, athletes will then make a slight left then right to continue the run on the Huntington Beach bike path. Athletes will continue on the Huntington Beach bike path until reaching Seapoint Street. At Seapoint, athletes will make a left hand turn and head down the bluff onto the sand. For the next quarter of a mile, athletes will continue on the sand until returning again to the Huntington Beach bike path. The course will be extremely well marked for directions and will offer water/aid stations every mile.

 

SPRINT COURSE

SWIM

The 750 meter swim will be a point-to-point course in the Pacific Ocean. The swim will conclude with a short run through the sand which will lead into the transition area.

BIKE

After exiting the transition area, athletes will start the one loop, 20k, bike course along Pacific Coast Highway. The loop of the bike course will consist of long flat stretches with a turnaround at each end. After the loop, athletes will make a left hand turn into the transition area.

RUN

After exiting the transition area, athletes will head west parallel to Pacific Coast Highway to begin the one lap run course.  After approximately the first mile, athletes will then make a slight left then right to continue the run on the Huntington Beach bike path. Athletes will continue on the Huntington Beach bike path until reaching 20th street. At 20th street, athletes will make a left hand turn and head down the stairs onto the lower level of the Huntington Beach bike path. The course will be extremely well marked for directions and will offer water/aid

Surf City Escape Triathlon Sprint Course

 

QUICK FACTS

  • Surf City Escape Triathlon Olympic distance race begins with a challenging 1-mile, open water swim in the Pacific Ocean, entering through the same beach break as the world renowned U.S. Open of Surfing. Triathletes will swim along the shoreline with the backdrop of the famous Huntington Beach Pier.

  • A 12-mile, Olympic Distance double-loop bike course takes athletes along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. Showcasing the Pacific Ocean coastline the entire ride, exclusive road closures along PCH will provide athletes plenty of room for a safe fast ride.
  • The final 6.2-mile Olympic Distance run will turn up the challenge, taking athletes on to the pristine beach for a deep sand run, then back to the spectator-friendly beachfront start/transition/finish.
  • Fitness festival will include vendor booths, food trucks, beer and wine garden, and a merchandise store.

  • All Escape Series Events are USA Triathlon sanctioned events. For detailed explanation of all of the rules or for more information regarding the USAT please CLICK HERE.

 

Where to Stay

WHAT TO EXPECT AT THE SURF CITY ESCAPE TRIATHLON

  • Open Water Swim – Get to know the Pacific Ocean
  • Flat, Fast Bike – Flat, Fast Bike – We’re shutting down the PCH, enjoy those views
  • Scenic Beach Run – Your legs may burn, but your eyes will thank you
  • Olympic & Sprint Courses – Select your distance

Location

Race Day Packet Pick Up

There is NO race day packet pick up. Please contact info@escapeseriestri.com if you have any questions.

 

THE FITNESS FESTIVAL & PACKET PICK UP

The Surf City Escape Triathlon Fitness Festival will be the center of attraction surrounding a weekend of festivities on April 27 & 28, 2019. Athletes and fans alike will attend the Expo looking for the latest in training products, services, accessories, and events. The Expo will be held in the beach parking lot across the street from the Waterfront Beach Resort.

Saturday, April 27, 2019

You will receive your race bib, bike helmet number, bike number, wristband, timing chip, gear bag sticker, swim cap, custom built race bag, and participant tee.

You will be REQUIRED to present a photo ID and either show proof of your USAT membership or have paid for a one-day license.  Non-USAT members who did not pay for the fee at the time of online registration will need to pay the $15 one-day license fee at Packet Pick Up. If you have misplaced your USAT membership card, you can download a temporary card by logging into your USAT account at www.usatriathlon.org.

No other athlete can pick up your packet, no exceptions.  Every participant must sign a waiver.

All members of a relay team must check in before we will release the relay race packet.

Packet Pick-Up

Bring your Photo ID

Bring your USA Triathlon (USAT) Membership Card (if applicable)

Mandatory Wristband

A wristband will be affixed to your wrist when you check-in. This wristband designates you as an official entrant and is a mandatory security ID.  No wristband, no transition area access, no race.

You will not be allowed to remove your bicycle and gear from the transition area following the race without your wristband affixed to your wrist. Your wristband will also get you into the post-race food and massage tent on the day of your race.  Please do not remove your wristband until after the post-race party.

Questions?

Click here for F&Q or contact info@escapeseriestri.com 

Information sourced from Escape Triathlon Series Website