May 5, 2024

Half Moon Bay Triathlon










Paddle Triathlon


Relay Teams



Event Information

Event Update:

2022 Results: Click Here

Please Read: Please review Sprint and Olympic Swim Courses as well as Olympic Run Course. Major changes based on bridge that is out on the run course and swim course changes based on the Salmon Season that is still open and very successful this year. The swim course change is to keep everyone safe based on the potential boats on water race morning.

Athlete Guide: Click Here

Event Parking Map: Click Here

The Half Moon Bay Triathlon offers a safe harbor swim environment, beautiful bike course along the coast, one transition, and a run course along the beach on the coastal trail. Come enjoy this incredible triathlon and one of the most beautiful locations in Northern California.

Date Change Information: Click Here

  • 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
Registration Categories
  • Individual
  • Clydesdale & Athena
  • Military/Fire/Police (required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
  • Triathlon Club
  • Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
  • Pro/Elite
  • Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)
Registration Includes
  • Custom Event T-Shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Free Race Photos
  • Free Post-Race Food
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race Results Posted on Race Day
  • Great Music
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.

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

Approx. water temperature in May: 56-60 degrees

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.

Race Divisions

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

All individuals entrants are automatically placed in the age group category unless you choose a different division below during the registration process.

Age groups are specific to gender and consist of five year increments (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, 90+).

USA Triathlon age groups are assigned based on your age as of December 31st of the race year.

  • Female/Athena (over 165 lbs),
  • Male/Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.)

Clinics & Course Previews

We will be conducting several clinics and course previews going into the Half Moon Bay Triathlons. You will swim, bike, and run portions of the course at each clinic & course preview. Click Here to learn more


Clinic #1

N/A in 2022
8am – 12pm

Clinic #2
N/A in 2022
8am – 12pm

Parking & Directions


Parking is free for all participants and spectators. Participant & spectator parking is next to our transition area in Pillar Point Harbor.

There are other parking locations near the airport, but please do not park on the bike course route.

Parking Map: Click Here


Directions to Packet Pickup & Race Start

Location: Pillar Point Harbor
Address: 99 Johnson Pier Half Moon Bay, CA 94019
Google Map: Click Here

From the North Bay (SF/Marin)

  • Take Hwy 101/Hwy 1 South
  • Right on Capistrano Rd
  • Left on Pillar Point Harbor Blvd

From South Bay

  • Take 280 North-Take CA-92 West
  • Right on CA-1 North-Left on Capistrano Rd
  • Left on Pillar Point Harbor Blvd

From East Bay

  • Take 580 West
  • Take 238 North
  • Take 880 South
  • Cross San Mateo Bridge / CS-92 West
  • Right on CA-1 North
  • Left on Capistrano Rd
  • Left on Pillar Point Harbor Blvd


  • Label A: Swim start and view of the start of each wave and the deepwater start
  • Label B: Swim finish and beach run to transition
  • Label C: Transition from Swim to Bike and Bike to Run
  • Label D: Finish Line, Expo Area, Music, and Awards Ceremony


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 Half Moon Bay Triathlon is a sanctioned USA Triathlon event. Learn more about USA Triathlon and our Competitive Rules: Click Here