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Course Information

Check out the new bike and run courses below

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 Exit-Shoe Drop

For all triathletes, Aquabike, and Aquathlon participants, you can drop shoes at your swim exit if needed. Shoe drop is organized by bib number.  See image below

Trans-ShoeDrop

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Transition to Swim & Duathlon Start

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Please prepare to leave transition in time for a walk to your swim or duathlon start at the Jack London Aquatic Center.  Your walk with take approximately 10 min.

Swim Course
Everyone will be able to get in the water ahead of their swim start wave to warm up if needed.

The swim is held in the Oakland Estuary starting at the Jack London Aquatic Center. The current will approximately measure between 0.2 and 0.4 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 .35 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 28th St and back down Mandela to 7th St.  Heading right on Maritime you will loop around the port area and then 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 and Run exit at Webster and Embarcadero.  You will exit transition and head toward Oak St from the walkway adjacent to the train tracks.

Run Course
Our new run course will be along the new pedestrian trail that now connects fully to 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, F2C Nutrition, Honey Stinger Gel, and Clif Bars. Assorted flavors in each product.

Transition Aid Station
In the morning you will have Water, F2C Nutrition, Honey Stinger Gel, 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.

Duathlon Run to T1

Duathlon-OTF-2017

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Swim to Transition Route

Swim to T1

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Swim Exit

  • Shoe drop, numbered by bib
  • Inflatable rafts for exit of swim

Transition with Entrances/Exits/Porta Toilets

2016OaklandTri-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):

New 2018 Bike Course, Maritime is now complete.

2018-OaklandTri-Bike

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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):

NEW RUN COURSE:  Our new run course travels along the new pedestrian trail that connects to Lake Merritt.

2018-OaklandTri-OlyRun

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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.

  • Click here to see the online route
  • Click here to see turn by turn of run course

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):

New 2018 Bike Course, Maritime is now complete.

2018-OaklandTri-Bike

 

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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):

NEW RUN COURSE:  Our new run course travels along the new pedestrian trail that connects to Lake Merritt.

2018-OaklandTri-SprintRun

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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.

  • Click here to see online route
  • Click here to see turn by turn of run course