EVENT CANCELED FOR 2021
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Click here to see our deferment, credit and refund policies based on the cancellation.
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.
All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early.
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.
The transition area is very well marked with signage for individual and team racks. Bike racks will be first come first serve.
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.
Be sure to listen to the race day announcer for important announcements during your warm-up.
Approx. water temperature in April: 57-60 degrees
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.
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.
Sports massage services will be provided after the race for free.
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.
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
Saturday, April 4, 2020
8am – 12pm
Saturday, April 11, 2020
8am – 12pm
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)
From South Bay
From East Bay
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.
The Half Moon Bay Triathlon is a sanctioned USA Triathlon event. Learn more about USA Triathlon and our Competitive Rules: Click Here