On September 18th, 2016 the Long Beach Triathlon promises to be one of the most scenic races on the Pacific Coast! Your adventure will begin with a half mile swim inside the break-wall. The 11 mile scenic bike course travels along Shoreline Drive, Queensway Bridge, and past the Queen Mary. The course finishes with a fast run course adjacent to Shoreline Village and the Marina.
Event details and schedule
10:00 am Expo opens for packet pick up
11:00 am Course Talk
2:00 pm Course Talk
4:00 pm Expo closes
4:00 am Race day parking opens- Convention Center $10.00
5:30 am Transition area opens
7:00 am Transition area closes
7:00 am Finish Festival area opens
7:00 am Race starts
10:00 am Awards ceremony
The best place to park is in the Convention Center lot nearest the race course. The lot will open at 4:00 am, will cost $10 and all participants must cross Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave to get to the Transition Area. See the maps below for directions.
Packet Pick up
The Expo is Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM. It is at Alfredo's at Alamitos Beach. Located where the bike path hits the Marina Parking lot. Below the Villa Rivera building, below the corner of Ocean Blvd and Shoreline. The driveway is off of Shoreline Drive, north of Linden Ave. Do NOT park in the Alamitos parking lot on either day. Park at the Convention Center or the Marina parking lot.
Course Talks & Information
We recommend that you attend one of the course talks given by Long Beach Tri Club co-founder Charles Johanson, which are scheduled throughout the Expo/Packet Pickup Day. Charles will provide you with tips on what to watch for on the course and how to get the most out of your race. Even if you've done this event before, there's something to learn from Charles.
We have also made adjustments to the run course to make it more streamlined and spectator-friendly. The run new course will: allow access for spectators to the finish line; make it easier for spectators to see runners at the halfway point and through the finish chute; and eliminate crossovers in front of Alfredo's.
Run Course: 3 miles
Youth (11-14 yrs): 2k (1.2 miles)
Youth (7-10 yrs): 1k (.6 mile)
- Runners exit Transition, left-turn heading east along bike path.
- Runners follow bike path east to east-end turn-around, at approx. 14th Place; fluid station at turnaround (marked with red cross below).
- Youth runners will follow same route, with Y (11-14) turnaround at 11th Place and Y (7-10) turnaround at 5th Place.
- Runners head to west-end turnaround, at approx. 2nd Place; retrace to east-end turn-around: TWO LOOPS!
- Return westward to 1st Place, past turnaround; left-turn at beach access pad, to FINISH