The 32nd annual Castaic Lake Triathlon takes place at scenic Castaic Lake just north of Los Angeles. The swim course is a modified V shape in Paradise Cove at Castaic Lake, with 8 lifeguards in the water on paddleboards. The bike course then goes out on back roads to limit your interaction with cars. The bike course does include some U-turns on back roads to allow this, but so athletes should slow down at the turn around points. The run is primarily on the rolling trails overlooking Castaic Lake.
Every athlete who finishes will earn a medal. All proceeds will benefit the Canyon High School Cross Country and Track Teams (we've been doing this for 32 years to support our programs).
This is a great triathlon for new triathletes. For years our coaches and athletes have encouraged new triathetes (young and old), and created a welcoming atmosphere of support. We offer an enjoyable experience for triathletes of all experience levels.
Event details and schedule
7:30 Kids Triathlon Start.
8:00 Adult Triathlon Wave #1 Men under 45, Teams
8:10 Wave #2 Men 45 and over and Clydesdales,
8:20 Wave #3 Women, and “Kids Triathlon” parents!
Athletes can pick up their bibs on race day starting at 6:30 am at the lake or on Friday, August 7th from 5 to 7 pm at Incycle Bicycles (23360 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita 661-254-4008).
On race day, parking costs $11 (though we are hoping to get parking reduced to $5). Upon entry, turn right and follow the signs to parking lot 2. From there, walk your bike and equipment about 200 yards to Paradise Cove and the transition area. Make sure to bring a helmet! Packet pickup and race day registration will be at the transition area. The lake is usually fairly warm in August. Some participants do wear bodysuits, but most wear swimsuits.