August 23, 2020

Oakland Triathlon

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triathlon

Triathlon

OLY SPR
aquabike

Aquabike

OLY SPR
aquathlon

Aquathlon

OLY SPR
duathlon

Duathlon

OLY SPR
relay

Relay Teams

OLY SPR

Courses

Transition

Based on construction….Review the new bike course below

Water Conditions
  • Good! We test the water several times before the event
  • Tide flow in and out of the Oakland Estuary creates a clean swim environment for the Oakland Triathlons.
Water Temperature

Approx. water temperature in August: 66-68 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.

Transition to Swim & Duathlon Start

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 taking approximately 10-15 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 0.3 and 0.5 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. 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 the 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 run course will be along the 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, Gatorade, Honey Stinger Gel, and Clif Bars. Assorted flavors in each product.

Transition Aid Station

In the morning you will have Water, Gatorade, Honey Stinger Gel, and Clif Bars, 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
Swim to Transition Route
Swim Exit
  • Shoe drop, numbered by bib
  • Inflatable rafts for exit of swim
Transition with Entrances/Exits/Porta Toilets

Swim

Olympic Swim (0.93 mile / 1.5k)
Sprint Swim (0.6 mile)

Bike

Olympic Bike (24.9 miles / 40k)

New 2019 Bike Course, based on construction on 3rd/7th Streets

  • 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
Sprint Bike (12.45 miles/20K)

New 2019 Bike Course, based on construction on 3rd/7th Streets

  • 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

Olympic Run (6.2 miles / 10k)

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

Sprint Run (3.1 miles/5k)

Our run course travels along the new pedestrian trail that connects 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.

Click here to see the online route