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The Largest West Coast Urban Triathlon

Course Information

Water Conditions: 

  • Good! We test the water several times before the event
  • Tide flow in and out of the Oakland Estuary create a clean swim environment for the Oakland Triathlons.

Water Temperature:

Approx. water temperature in August:  66-70 degrees

Transition to Swim Start

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Swim Course
The swim is held in the Oakland Estuary starting at the Jack London Aquatic Center. The current will approximately measure between 0.8 and 1.1 knots of water with an ebb tide flowing toward the SF Bay and making the swim safe for all.  This will be one of your fastest swims ever.  The tide will be flowing in the direction of the swim course.

T1
After exiting the water, participants run south on Water St and will cross over the railroad tracks at the Jack London pedestrian crossing.  You will climb a series of stairs crossing over the railroad tracks and then down a series of stairs to the other side.  This will take you out to 2nd street and your transition on Webster St.  The distance between the swim exit and transition is .25 miles and you can bring shoes or sandals down to the swim exit if you wish, the swim exit area will be organized by bib number.

Bike Course
The bike course begins at Webster and 3rd St, heads up 3rd St to Mandela Parkway to 32nd St and back down Mandela to West Grand.  Heading right on Frontage you will head into the Port of Oakland and looping back through Jack London Square using Brush and 2nd St.  This will be a one loop course for the Sprint.  The second loop on the Olympic will start at Franklin St and 3rd.

T2
The Bike In for transition will be at Webster and 2nd St. Run exit at Webster and 2nd St.  You will exit transition and head toward Oak St from 2nd St.

Run Course
Our new run course will be along the new pedestrian trail that almost connects fully to Lake Merritt, hopefully the 10th street overpass project will be completed by the event date allowing the use of the new trail that will go under 10th St and connect with the trail around Lake Merritt.  The run course includes the unique pedestrian crossing up and over the railroad tracks along the Embarcadero.  There is an elevator on either side if you’re not able to climb the stairs.

Run Course Aid Stations
On course we will have an aid station at each mile on the run with Water, Nuun, Clif Shot Gels, and Clif Bars. Assorted flavors in each product.

Transition Aid Station
In the morning you will have Water, Nuun, Clif Shot Gels, Clif Bars, and Sunscreen to take advantage of going into the race as well as during each transition from swim to bike or bike to run.

Transition

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Olympic Courses:
1.5K swim | 40k bike | 10K run

Swim (.93 mile / 1.5k):

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Bike Course (24.9 miles / 40k):

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  • Olympic bike course is 2 loops of the route above
  • Click here to see the online route
  • Click here to review the  turn by turn

Run Course (6.2 miles / 10k):

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NEW RUN COURSE:  Our new run course will be along the new pedestrian trail that almost connects fully to Lake Merritt, currently the 10th street overpass project is the only barrier.

The run course includes the unique pedestrian crossing up and over the railroad tracks along the Embarcadero.  There is an elevator on either side if you’re not able to climb the stairs.

Sprint Course
.6 mile swim | 12.45 mile bike | 3.1 mile run

Swim (.6 mile):

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Bike Course (12.45 miles/20K):

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  • Sprint bike course is 1 loop of the route above
  • Click here to see the online route
  • Click here to review the  turn by turn

Run Course (3.1 miles/5k):

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NEW RUN COURSE:  Our new run course will be along the new pedestrian trail that almost connects fully to Lake Merritt, currently the 10th street overpass project is the only barrier.

The run course includes the unique pedestrian crossing up and over the railroad tracks along the Embarcadero.  There is an elevator on either side if you’re not able to climb the stairs.