March Triathlon Series

Sprint, Olympic

Event Date

Sun, Mar 22, 2015


Arroyo Grande, CA


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Open Sprint Distance - Open Sprint Distance

$70 $80 Closed

USAHSTC Sprint Distance - USAHSTC (Highschool)

$60 $60 Closed

WCCTC Olympic Distance - WCCTC Olympic Distance

$70 $80 Closed

Open Olympic - Age Group/Open Olympic Distance

$90 $90 Closed

Olympic-Relay - Group-registration team Age group/open

$140 $140 Closed

About This Activity

The March Triathlon Series is the longest running collegiate triathlon in the West Coast. The event started as a senior project in 1998 and was held on campus at Cal Poly. Race participants joined from Cal Poly, Santa Barbara, and Cal Berkeley with a total of 15 racers. The spring race served as a warm up for Wildflower, which was the collegiate national championship race. Eventually, the race grew and moved to Lake Lopez, Arroyo Grande in 2004, where it transformed into the March Triathlon Series. This race will proudly serve as the WCCTC Championship Race.

The first race included an 800 yard pool swim, 23 mile bike along Hwy 1, and a 6 mile run through the agricultural fields at Cal Poly. Now, the race includes a Sprint distance with an 800 yard swim, 12.3 mile bike, and a 3.1 mile run, and an Olympic distance with a 1500 meter swim, 24.7 mile bike, and a 6.2 mile run.

Although it has changed a lot from its humble beginnings, the mission of MTS has always been to produce a competitive sporting event, which promotes athletic excellence, sportsmanship, and a love for the sport, while providing a safe and supportive environment for athletes of all skill levels.

Event details and schedule

March Triathlon Series is located at 6800 Lopez Drive, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 .

Please arrive to the transition area atleast 90 minutes in advance to your event.

The packet pickup information will be sent out in a follow up email before your race.

If you plan on camping at Lopez Lake the night before your race, please contact Lopez Lake through their website and make appropriate arrangements. Camping is not included with the registration fee for non WCCTC racers. Lopez Lake has a day use fee if you plan on coming for the day.

Please be aware that you will be required to sign a release waiver during packet pickup.

Bring your USAT ID Card, or proof of membership, along with your driver's license.

The waves will begin at 8 a.m. a schedule will be included during packet pickup as well as on the website.

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