The Golden State Triathlon

1600 Garden Highway
Sacramento, CA 95833

Triathlon > Sprint

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Event Description

The Golden State Triathlon is California's Only Criterium Sprint Triathlon with a Draft Legal Three-loop bike course and a Post race party with beer garden courtesty of Yolo Brewing Company. There is also a shorter Super Sprint Triathlon.

Back for 2017: Golden State Triathlon Finisher Medals for both races.

The Golden State Triathlon starts from the beach in DiscoveryPark, across the bridge from the Transition area, finish line and athlete parking. The swim will be a half-mile in the AmericanRiver, starting upstream and ending downstream on the opposite side of the AmericanRiver. There is a sand staircase up the riverbank to the transition area.

The Super Sprint swim will go directly across the river to the opposite bank and exit in the same location as the Golden State Triathlon. The swim distance for this race is 200 yards. 

The 15 mile three-loop bike course is draft-legal and runs on closed local roads. Athletes are responsible for counting their own bike laps to insure they finish all three laps. Athletes not completing all three bike laps will be disqualified. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and Electrolyte Beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area. The Super Sprint Triathlon bike course will be one 5 mile loop.

Both the 1-mile and the 3-mile run courses are fast out and back courses along the beautiful American River Parkway. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and at mile one.

Included for each competitor is a custom tech-tee race shirt, an XTERRA swim cap, athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.

First place Overall Male and Female in the Golden State Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Golden State Triathlon. Relay Teams awards will be for the top three in each division of Male, Female, and Coed Teams.

First place Overall Male and Female in the Super Sprint Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Triathlon. 

Find out about our RACE for FREE Athlete Volunteer program by emailing Bill Driskill at

Race fees increase on race day.

TBF Racing has a No Refund policy on all of our events. A Refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week.

Event details and schedule

The Super Sprint will start at 8:00 am

The Golden State Triathlon begins at 9 am on Sunday, October 8, 2017.

Registration and packet pick-up for the Golden State Triathlon will be available on race morning beginning at 6:30 am. 

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