NOTICE: The triathlon is cancelled by public health order!
The 32nd annual Castaic Lake Triathlon takes place at scenic Castaic Lake just 20 miles north of Los Angeles. The Castaic Lake Recreation Area, located just north of Santa Clarita, is an 11,200-acre multi-use facility with two lakes, boating, world class fishing, hiking, walking, horseback riding, wake boarding, jet-skiing, camping, picnicking, kayaking, and sailing. August is a great time to enjoy the water in the high 60s, and a staging area aptly named Paradise Cove.
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 triathletes (young and old), and created a welcoming atmosphere of support. We offer an enjoyable experience for triathletes of all experience levels.
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm - Registration & Packet Pickup at Incycle Bicycles (23360 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita)
RACE DAY SCHEDULE
6:00 am - Gates open to Castaic Lake - Parking Fee $13 (Lot 2)
6:30 am - Registration/Packet Pickup in Paradise Cove Staging Area
7:00 am - swim warm-up
7:30 am - Kids Triathlon Start
8:00 am - Adult Wave #1: Men under 45, Teams
8:10 am - Adult Wave #2: Men 45 and over, Clydesdales
8:20 am - Adult Wave #3: Women, and "Kids Triathlon" parents
9:30 am - Awards Ceremony
AWARDS: All finishers will receive a medal. We will have a plaque for the top male and top female finisher. Athletes will earn points in the 2020 Grand Prix USA standings which will be tallied by the end of the year.
Distances: Swim (400 meters), Bike (8 miles), Run (3 miles)
UPDATE MAY 23, 2020: At this point we are waiting on LA County Parks to open the parks (we host this event at Castaic Lake, which is a county park). Signs are looking good that LA County will open up the parks by July 1, and hopefully we will be able to have our event, and you can start your season with a sprint tri!