October 11, 2020

Monterey Triathlon








Relay Teams


Kids Fun Run





Event Information


2021 Event Cancellation Press Release: Click Here

Click here to see our deferment, credit and refund policies based on the cancellation.

Monterey Bay is one of the most beautiful coastside locations in the nation. The Monterey Triathlon offers Sprint & Olympic Triathlons as well as Aqua Bike, Duathlon, Paddle Events and Fun Run.

  • Weather: Click Here (10-day forecast)
  • 7:30am - Start Time
  • Olympic Distances: 1.5k Swim - 40k Bike - 10k Run
  • Sprint Distances: 1/3 Mile Swim - 12 Mile Bike - 2 Mile Run
Registration Categories
  • Individual
  • Triathlon Club Members
  • Youth – Individuals (19 and under)
  • Aquabike
  • Clydesdale & Athena
  • Relay Teams (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team), captain pays the fee.
Registration Includes
  • Custom event branded t-shirt
  • Custom finishers medal
  • Custom swim cap
  • Free post-race feast and beer
  • Professional Race Day announcerRace results posted on race day
  • Great music
  • Free Race Photos
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.
Confirmed Athletes

All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This event will begin promptly at 7:30AM

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 October: 60-63 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.

Parking & Directions


The only parking available for the event is street parking in and around Pacific Grove and Lovers Point. Please park responsibly and with respect for the residents. Don't park in intersections or block driveways. Best option is to arrive early or stay locally and parking at hotel going into event.


Google Map Directions to Lovers Point: Click Here

Things to Do

Whether you live in Monterey, Carmel or any of the surrounding areas and are here for a weekend getaway, or visiting from across the country for an extended vacation, Pacific Grove has something for everyone. From Monterey Bay Aquarium to the 17-Mile Drive gate, you are able to see spectacular vistas and recreational opportunities. Surfing for those brave enough to pilot their boards through sharp reefs, kayaking for those in search of playful otters, incredible tide-pooling for the nature enthusiast and some of the most beautiful sunsets the Central Coast has to offer. A walk or bike ride along the shoreline recreation trail offers a breathtaking view of paradise. The trail leads to the Monterey bay Aquarium, one of the world's largest and best showcases of marine life.

In addition to our gorgeous beaches, we have a plethora of hotel options. Whether you are looking for a luxury ocean view hotel or a bed and breakfast for a romantic getaway! Book a beach hotel and enjoy all that Pacific Grove has to offer! From wine tasting and shopping to whale watching and surfing, there is truly something for everyone 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 Half Moon Bay Triathlon is a sanctioned USA Triathlon event. Learn more about USA Triathlon and our Competitive Rules: Click Here