2017 UCI Zot Trot Reverse Triathlon & 5k

680 California Ave
Irvine, CA 92617

Running > 5k, Sprint

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Event Description

Welcome to the annual 2017 UCI Zot Trot Reverse Triathlon & 5K! 

We are offering the following race options:

  • Individual REVERSE triathlon – 3.1 mile run, 12 mile bike, 500 yd swim
  • Relay triathlon – Complete the above courses with 2 of your close friends!
  • 5K – Participants will complete the run portion of the triathlon course

The race will be held starting at the Anteater Recreation Center at UC Irvine:

680 California Ave
Irvine, CA 92617


A big Thank You to our event sponsors for making this race possible!







Event details and schedule


Online registration will close on Friday, February 10th at 5:00pm. If you want to register after this time you may do so on race morning starting at 5:30am.

(An additional Anteater Recreation Center waiver must be signed at packet pick-up in order to receive your race packet.)

Sign up early and save!!
Entry fees increases $5 on January 18th 2017, 11:59pm.**
Entry fees go up another $10 on February 8th 2017, 11:59pm.**
*WCCTC members – in compliance with league rules you may register by mail to avoid Active.com registration fees. Please send an email to the contact address below to arrange this.
**5K and Student/Faculty/Staff exempt from price increase.

Registration includes a free Zot Trot T-shirt, goodie bag, and finisher's medal!

There will also be giveaway prizes for the Top 3 Finishers in each race category!

Course Details

Transition Area: Will be located behind the main ARC building in the back alleyway as shown in the map

Run: 5K (3.1 miles)

The run course starts on the ARC Fields and is a 3.1 mile loop. Each division will leave every 5 minutes as a mass start.

Bike: 19 km (11.8 miles)

The bike course consists of a 3 mile loop repeated 4 times and is completely closed to traffic. The map below shows one loop as well as the entrance and exit to the loop from transition. Riding will be done on the correct side of the road.

Swim: 500 yards (0.28 miles)

The swim will be a 500 yard snake swim in the Anteater Recreation Center pool. NO DIVING is allowed – you may jump feet first into the water and push off the wall.


Event Schedule

Friday, 10th February 2017, 11:59pm – Online registration closes

Saturday, 11th February 2017, 11am-5pm – Packet pickup in front of the Anteater Recreation Center (ARC)

Sunday, 12th February 2017, 5:30am – Race Day Packet pickup/Registration

5:30am – Transition Area opens

6:30am – Packet Pickup closed

6:50am – Transition closed

7:00am – Triathlon starts – Collegiate Men’s

7:05am – Collegiate Women’s

7:10am – Age Group (Tentative, depends how many Age Group Divisions)

7:XXam – High School/Juniors (Tentative, depends how many Age Group Divisions)

7:XXam – Relay (Tentative, depends how many Age Group Divisions)

7:XXam – 5K starts (Tentative, depends how many Age Group Divisions)


We welcome all levels of athletes and our race is considered very beginner friendly. Triathlon can seem intimidating and complicated, but it’s as easy as swim, bike, and run, don’t sweat it too much! That being said, we do want to make sure everyone is aware of a few basic rules if you’re new to the sport. If you’re into fine print you can read more here.

• Drafting – keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds.
• Position – keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing.
• Blocking – riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass.
• Overtaken – once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.
• Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
• Headphones, headsets, walkmans, iPods, MP3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

USAT Sanctioning

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All participants must have an annual membership valid through the race date, or must purchase a one-day license ($12 adult, $10 youth) during registration. Be sure to bring your ID and USAT card to packet pickup. A USAT license provides insurance, and an annual membership comes with additional benefits.



The bike course will be completely closed to traffic to allow for the safety and race experience of our athletes. Parking is available at the Anteater Recreation Center for a fee. The parking pass is required by the University of California and we cannot control this. Spectators should plan to arrive by 6:45 AM in order to park. Vehicles arriving after this time may be redirected to another lot, but this is dependent on available space and arriving late is at your own risk.


Contact Info

For more event information, please visit our race webpage at: http://www.ucitriathlon.org/zot-trot/

To contact the race director, please email: krayosde@uci.edu

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