The Olympic distance Surf City Escape Triathlon will begin with a challenging 1-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, entering through the same beach break as the world renowned U.S. Open of Surfing. Triathletes will swim along the shoreline with the backdrop of the world famous Huntington Beach Pier. A 12-mile, double-loop bike course will then take athletes along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. Showcasing the Pacific Ocean coastline the entire ride, the entire course is flat and fast. Coveted road closures along Pacific Coast Highway will allow athletes plenty of room for a safe fast ride and for spectators to capture all the action. The final 6.2-mile run will turn up the challenge as it takes athletes on to the pristine beach for a deep sand run then back to the spectator-friendly beachfront start/transition/finish.
The 2019 race will close out the 2018-2019 Escape Series Qualifying process with valuable slots being awarded to the top finishers in each age group to the 2019 Escape from Alcatraz in San Francisco. Chosen by many as the most iconic triathlon in the world today, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is the ultimate bucket list event for any endurance athlete.
Event details and schedule
THE FITNESS FESTIVAL & PACKET PICK UP
The Surf City Escape Triathlon Fitness Festival will be the center of attraction surrounding a weekend of festivities on April 27 & 28, 2019. Athletes and fans alike will attend the Expo looking for the latest in training products, services, accessories, and events. The Expo will be held in the beach parking lot across the street from the Waterfront Beach Resort.
Saturday, April 27, 2019
You will receive your race bib, bike helmet number, bike number, wristband, timing chip, gear bag sticker, swim cap, custom built race bag, and participant tee.
You will be REQUIRED to present a photo ID and either show proof of your USAT membership or have paid for a one-day license. Non-USAT members who did not pay for the fee at the time of online registration will need to pay the $15 one-day license fee at Packet Pick Up. If you have misplaced your USAT membership card, you can download a temporary card by logging into your USAT account at www.usatriathlon.org.
No other athlete can pick up your packet, no exceptions. Every participant must sign a waiver.
All members of a relay team must check in before we will release the relay race packet.
Follow the steps below to ensure you have everything you need to pick up your race packet:
Bring your Photo ID
Bring your USA Triathlon (USAT) Membership Card (if applicable)
A wristband will be affixed to your wrist when you check-in. This wristband designates you as an official entrant and is a mandatory security ID. No wristband, no transition area access, no race.
You will not be allowed to remove your bicycle and gear from the transition area following the race without your wristband affixed to your wrist. Your wristband will also get you into the post-race food and massage tent on the day of your race. Please do not remove your wristband until after the post-race party.