2016 Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike

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Event Date

Sun, May 1, 2016


San Diego, CA


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Itsy Bitsy Triathlon - Individual (ages 7-10)

$52 $57 Closed

Mini Sprint Triathlon - Mini Sprint

$95 $110 Closed

Triathlon - Sprint - Individual

$100 $105 Closed

Duathlon - Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$100 $105 Closed

Aquabike - Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$65 $70 Closed

Triathlon- RELAY - RELAY

$176 $176 Closed

About This Activity

You can still register for the Spring Sprint online, once that turns off register, at Road Runner sports on Copley dr, Today from 3pm to 6 pm or at the Expo tomorrow at South Shores park by Sea World 10am to 4pm. Please bring photo ID and your USAT card if you have one.

NEW FOR 2016 - This will be a USAT Sanctioned Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike!  

The Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike is the second multi sport sprint event of the season in San Diego. With a calm bay swim and a flat bike and run course, the Spring Sprint is the perfect race to kick off your season. Whether you are an experienced triathlete or duathlete preparing for the season, or a first timer looking for a fun race in which to participate, the Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike on Mission Bay is for you!

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Race Features

  • NEW in 2016: The Duathlon is part of the USAT National Duathlon Race Series! click to learn more.
  • NEW in 2016:  Earn  San Diego Triathlon Series points for all individual distances!  (Kids and Aquabike included)
  • Upgraded Beer Lounge with snacks!
  • Upgraded Expo, Food, and FinishLine!
  • Aquabike added! - swim/bike
  • Kids Events!
  • Chip Timing (5 splits)
  • Commemorative Tech T-Shirt
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Beer Garden
  • Entertainment
  • $10 off a $30 Purchase at Road Runner Sports at pre-race expo!
  • On-Line Results
  • Finisher Medal
  • Awards top 3 in each division
  • Points for San Diego Triathlon Series
  • Race Photos Available On-Line

Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound

 Spring Sprint is the first event of the Triple Crown Award

 Triple Crown Medals

  2016 Racer Tees:SS Tees

 USAT Duathlon Series

 The Spring Sprint is partnering with USA Triathlon, who has set the schedule for the 11 events that comprise the 4th annual Duathlon Race Series, with one event in each of the National Governing Body's 10 Regions. Duathlon athletes will have the opportunity to compete for points in top-flight run-bike-run events. The 2016 USA Triathlon Duathlon National Championships encourages athletes to compete against the best run-bike-run athletes in the nation. Duathlon Nationals is scheduled for June 25 in Bend, Oregon - See more at: USA Triathlon 

 Sign up Early for Lowest Prices on All Triple Crown Triathlon Events
Spring Sprint - May 1st
 Chula Vista Challenge - Aug 14th
 Xterra Mission Bay Triathlon Oct 2nd
  Triathlons, Duathlons, or AquaBike  (Adult or Youth)

Event details and schedule


Sprint Triathlon (13 yrs & older): 1/4 mile swim - 10 mile bike - 3 mile run

Sprint Duathlon (13 yrs & older): 1 mile run - 10 mile bike - 3 mile run

Sprint Aquabike (13 yrs & older): 1/4 mile swim - 10 mile bike (Your finish time is at the transition area after completing the bike portion, then head over to the finish line to return your timing chip and join the party!)

Mini Sprint Triathlon (11 yrs & older): 200 yard swim - 6 mile bike - 1.5 mile run

Itsy Bitsy Triathlon (7-10 yrs old): 100 yard swim - 3 mile bike - 3/4 mile run

All distances award points for the San Diego Triathlon Series!

Pre-Race Check In

Friday April 29, 3pm-6pm

(NO Course talks at this pick up location) - Judi Carbury will be at this packet pick up to answer any questions about the kids courses. She will also be on site Saturday and give a course talk, see below. 

Road Runner Sports @ 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 

Saturday April 30, 10 am-3 pm 

Located at - South Shores Park, Mission Bay (Race site)

Course Talks (The course HAS Changed this year and we recommend you attend the course talk so you will be completely informed of all details)

11:30 am - Course Talks with Steve Tally

1:00 pm - Course Talk with Steve Tally

2:00 pm - Kids Course Talk with Judi Carbary

Pre-Race Check in Policies: All athletes must attend the ONE pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials (FRI or SAT)It is mandatory for all athletes to bring their ID to the pre-race expo. We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. 

We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID.

Friends and family members will NOT be allowed to pick up for an athlete.  Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS.  These events are USAT sanctioned and USAT doesn't allow anyone besides the participant to pick up race materials.

***. Athletes who do not attend FRI OR SAT (and have not selected the VIP Option-more info below) will be required to pay a $10 late fee on race morning. 

Event Timeline:

Sunday, May 1, 2016 - Race Day - South Shores Park

5:00 a.m. Parking Lot Opens 
5:45 a.m. Transition Area Opens/ Late Packet Pick Up Opens
6:40 a.m.  Transition Area Closes/ Late Packet Pick Up Closes
6:45 a.m.  Duathlon Begins
6:50 a.m.  Triathlon Waves Begin
9:45 a.m.  Awards Ceremony
10:30 a.m. Transition Area Closes. All bikes must be removed.

VIP Option

For a fee of $30 -  your race numbers, swim cap, timing chip, and t-shirt will be ready for you to pick-up on race morning. You DO NOT have to attend the expo or packet pick up. You will check-in on race morning at the VIP check-in table. Pick-up is from 5:40 am-6:40 am. You will then continue on to the transition zone to be body marked. Please plan your time accordingly. VIP athletes will have a reserved bike rack marked with their name in the transition area. 

VIP entries must be received by April 24th. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Race Divisions

Triathlon & Duathlon 
Age Divisions:
  • 7-8 (Itsy Bitsy distance)
  • 9-10 (Itsy Bitsy distance)
  • 11-12 (Mini distance)
  • 13-15 (Mini & Sprint distances)
  • 16-19
  • 20-24
  • 25-29
  • 30-34
  • 35-39
  • 40-44
  • 45-49
  • 50-54
  • 55-59
  • 60-64
  • 65-69
  • 70-74
  • 75-79
  • 80-84
  • 85 +

Special Divisions Include (Sprint distance only):

  • Elite (Triathlon Only)
  • Challenged (Triathlon Only)
  • Military (Triathlon Only)
  • Clydesdale & Athena (males 220lbs+/ladies 165lbs+)
  • Clydesdale & Athena 40+ (males 220lbs+/ladies 165lbs+)

Relay Teams: 2 or 3 person teams 
for Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon only
  • Men
  • Women
  • Mixed 119 and under (both men and women) 
  • Mixed 120+ (ages of all athletes =120+)

Aquabike will have divisions based on registration #s.  At a minimum:

  • Top 3 Male & Female
  • more divisions could be added




Wetsuits- Purchase a wetsuit from our official wetsuit sponsor, XTERRA WETSUITS! Special San Diego Triathlon Series discount! Wetsuits 60% off! Check them out HERE! Use code: R-KOZ at Checkout.

Bikes & Bike Rentals

Bike rentals are available from our bike shop sponsor Pulse Endurance Sports at two locations!

San Diego- 

7638 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, Ca 92111


South Bay-

1020 - A2 Tierra Del Rey
Chula Vista, CA 91910


Disclaimer & Refund Policy

The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization. All distances are approximate by GPS measurements.The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism.


Refund Policy:

Due to the number of race transfer requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy.  Refunds will NOT be issued after a registration has taken place. Considerable effort goes into producing an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration.  If you would like to change your registration from one distance to another, you will be charged for the difference in price at the time of the change.

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