August 23, 2020

Oakland Triathlon










Relay Teams



Event Information


2021 Event Cancellation Press Release: Click Here

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

We are excited for the 7th Annual Oakland Triathlon Festival in Jack London Square!

An urban race of this kind is very unique and local support is what makes it possible. The Oakland Triathlon continues to allow individuals, teams and corporate groups the ability to achieve their goals through a fun environment and beautiful venue. Enjoy the race, the city, and community while you create your goals around the Oakland Triathlon!

  • Weather: Click Here (10-day forecast)
  • 6:45am - Start Time
  • Olympic Distances: 1.5k Swim - 40k Bike - 10k Run
  • Sprint Distances: 1/2 Mile Swim - 12.45 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
  • Free Race Photos
  • Custom Silicone Swim Cap
  • Custom Event Branded T-Shirt
  • Custom Finishers Medal
  • Custom 25oz Water Bottle
  • Free Post-Race Feast and Beer!!!
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race Results Posted on Race Day
  • Great Live 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.
Avg. Water Temperature

Approx. water temperature in August: 66-68 degrees

Transition Area

First come first serve, triathlon clubs and teams will have designated rack space.

Confirmed Triathletes

All athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year’s event will begin on time so please be prepared.

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 the Race

Be sure to listen to race day announcers. providing important announcements throughout the day.

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

Covered Parking
  • Jack London Market Garage | Harrison & 2nd (1,086 spaces)
  • Broadway Parking (248 spaces)
  • Washington Street Garage (1,000 spaces)
Surface Parking
  • Alice & Embarcadero (389 spaces)
  • Broadway & Embarcadero | Open after 6pm and weekends (88 spaces)
  • Oak Street Lot (216 spaces)

Coming from East of Oakland, CA

  • Take I-80 West
  • Take the exit on the left toward Alameda/ San Jose
  • Merge onto I-880 S
  • Take the exit towards Broadway/ Alameda
  • Turn right onto 5th Street
  • Slight right to stay on 5th St (signs for I-880 S/San Jose)
  • Turn right onto Martin Luther King Jr Way
  • Turn left onto Embarcadero West
  • Take the 2nd right onto Clay St
  • Clay St turns left and becomes Water St
  • Destination will be on the left.

Coming from West of Oakland

  • Take I-880 North
  • Take the exit towards Broadway/ Downtown
  • Merge onto 6th St
  • Turn left onto Broadway
  • Turn right onto Water St
  • Destination will be on the right.

Coming from North of Oakland, CA

  • Take I- 80 West
  • Merge onto I-880 South
  • Take exit toward Broadway/Alameda
  • Turn right onto 5th St
  • Slightly right to stay on 5th St ( signs for I- 880 S/ San Jose)
  • Turn left onto Embarcadero West
  • Take the 2nd right onto Clay St
  • Clay St turns left and becomes Water St
  • Destination will be on left.

Coming from South of Oakland, CA

  • Take the I- 880 North
  • Take the exit toward Broadway/ Downtown
  • Merge onto 6th St
  • Turn left onto Broadway
  • Turn right onto Waters St
  • Destination will be on the right.


Where is the best place to watch the race?

Near the swim start and exit

  • Swim Start at Jack London Aquatic Center – Click Here
  • You can walk along the swim course on the SF Bay Trail to swim exit – Click Here
  • Swim Exit at Water St and California Canoe & Kayak dock. – Click Here

Pedestrian Crossing on Alice St. as athletes head to transition from the swim

  • Please do not use the elevator during the event, we have several disabled/challenge athletes that will be using the elevator as part of their race.
  • Best way to get over to 2nd street from the swim exit would be to walk up to Webster St – Click Here
  • Alice and Embarcadero West – Click Here

Transition Area & Bike Out

  • Webster between Embarcadero West & 3rd Street – Click Here

The second loop of the bike for Olympic Distance Participants

Run exit near Cerruti Cellars and run back over the pedestrian crossing

  • Run out at Webster & West Embarcadero – Click Here
  • Run course back up and over pedestrian crossing, Alice and Embarcadero West – Click Here

Finish Line & Expo Area – Click Here

Come enjoy the expo and all of Jack London Square after the race
  • Listen to live music
  • Meet our great exhibitors and sponsors
  • Enjoy the beautiful marina and shoreline in Jack London Square
  • Cheer on all the fellow triathletes
  • Volunteer – 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 Half Moon Bay Triathlon is a sanctioned USA Triathlon event. Learn more about USA Triathlon and our Competitive Rules: Click Here