San Francisco Event, Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

San Francisco Event | Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon

Make plans to participate in or be a spectator at the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon – an exciting San Francisco Event.

June 12, 2016

With one of the most unique triathlon courses, the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon attracts participants from around the country.

About the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon:
As those who have seen the movie Escape from Alcatraz know, the waters around Alcatraz Island are not especially welcoming. Some of the world’s top athletes will dive into the icy water, however, as they compete in this exciting San Francisco Event.

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is a Modified International Distance triathlon that includes a 1.5-mile swim, an 18-mile bike ride, and an 8-mile run. Participants will swim from the San Francisco Belle to the waters off of Alcatraz Island. Because this course is especially challenging, it is not recommended for those who are participating in a triathlon for the first time.

This San Francisco Event is capped at 2,000 entrants, so those who want to compete should register as soon as possible so as not to miss the cutoff. Finishing this Triathlon will give participants a sense of accomplishment along with some well-earned bragging rights.

The Friday before the race, you can get race tips from Eric Gilsenen. On Saturday morning, Festival Village opens, and you can pick up your race packet before attending the athlete meeting. On race day, the start boat, the San Francisco Belle, departs from Pier 3 at 6:30 a.m.

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