June 12, 2022

California Triathlon










Paddle Triathlon


Relay Teams


Youth Duathlon


Family Fun Run


Open Water Swim



Event Information

The 2022 California Triathlon has been canceled based on the water level in New Melones. We were hoping that snow run off would increase the level similar to Folsom Lake and others around the area but unfortunately this did not occur to allow for the event venue to have sufficient water. All participants that were registered in the event will be deferred to 2023. Event deferral procedures/policies: Click here

California Triathlon will be held at New Melones Lake in Angels Camp. Exciting new location with a beautiful backdrop for an endurance festival in a thriving California location. Camping will be available very close to the start location as well as hotels in Angels Camp, Murphy's, and Sonora.

  • Weather: Click Here (10-day forecast)
  • 6:45am - Start Time
  • Olympic Distances: 1.5k Swim - 40k Bike - 10k Run
  • Sprint Distances: 1/3 Mile Swim - 12 Mile Bike - 3.1 Mile Run

New Location Is Angels Camp @ New Melones Lake!

  • Bike course "Closed" during the event!
  • Youth events and family fun!
  • Endurance festival & music!
  • Saturday Course Preview & Swim Course open to all!
Registration Categories
  • Individual
  • Youth (19 and under)
  • Triathlon Clubs
  • Military/Fire/Police (Email us for discount code)Clydesdale & Athena
  • Aqua-Bike (Swim-Bike)Paddle Triathlon (Paddle-Bike-Run)
  • Relay Teams (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team), captain pays the fee.
Registration Includes
  • Custom silicone swim cap
  • Custom branded event t-shirt
  • Custom Finishers medal
  • Free post-race feast
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race results posted on website same day
  • Great music!
Race Divisions

Age groups male & female (awards will be given 3 deep)

  • 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89
  • Female-Athena (over 165 lbs)
  • Male-Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.)
  • USA Triathlon age groups are assigned based on your age as of December 31st of the race year.
Transition Area

The transition area is very well marked with signage for individual and team racks. Bike racks will be first come first serve.

Bike Check

USA Productions highly recommends getting your bike checked and tuned prior to the race. Mechanics will be on hand in the transition area for any technical needs and on course for bike support.

Preparing for Race

Be sure to listen to the race day announcer for important announcements during your warm-up.

Avg. Water Temperature

The approximate water temperature at New Melones Lake is 67 – 72 degrees.

Confirmed Triathletes

All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early.

Race Tattoos & Bibs

Athletes will be responsible for applying the race tattoo (bib number-left arm) that is provided in your packet. Apply your Race Tattoo on the left side of your body. Remember it is mandatory that you wear your colored swim cap, apply your adhesive bike bib and wear your run bib during the run portion of the race.

After the Race

All racers will finish at one of the BEST PARTIES AROUND. All participants will enjoy free catered food. Fixings include fresh fruit and bagels, granola cereal, burritos and free beer from Bare Bottle Brewery.

Race day announcer will keep all who attend informed of all the post-race festivities. The Awards ceremony will begin at approx. 10:15 a.m.

Relay Teams

Participants have the option to enter the Olympic or Sprint distance triathlon as a relay team, consisting of 2–3 people. Team members share a single timing chip, which is passed from one team member to another in transition. The registration fee is for the entire team and the captain will need to pay this fee at the time of registration. The captain will invite each team member to join the team online and purchase or add their USA Triathlon membership at the time of joining the relay team. Prizes will be awarded for fastest all male, all female and mixed category teams, 3 deep.

Post Race Massage

Sports massage services will be provided after the race for free.

Parking & Directions

Driving Directions

Google Maps: Click Here

New Melones Lake Parking

Each car will be charged an $8 fee for day use into New Melones Lake, please bring cash and exact change to make the process easy.

Things To Do

Attractions: Click Here

  • Calaveras Big Trees State Park
  • Ironstone Vineyards and Amphitheater
  • Caves
  • Beautiful Lakes
  • History
  • Wine

Outdoor Recreation: Click Here

Calaveras outdoor recreation features beautiful lakes, hiking, biking and camping in the rolling foothills, and spectacular High Sierra recreation in the higher elevations with snow sports in the winter

Restaurants: Click Here

Wine Tasting: Click Here


Chip Timing

This race will be timed using a chip timing system. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete’s responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race. If you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed.

The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip. Our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you, the athlete, must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racer’s responsibility to make sure that if you cannot attend the race, the chip will be returned within 7 days to USA Productions at the following address. If the timing chip is not returned the participant will be charged $30.

USA Triathlon Rules, Event Sanctioning & Memberships

The California Triathlon is a sanctioned USA Triathlon event. Learn more about USA Triathlon and our Competitive Rules: Click Here