Almaden Valley Athletic Club SuperSprint Triathlon

Event Date

Sat, Feb 28, 2015


San Jose, CA

About This Activity

AVAC Announces the Return of its Supersprint Triathlon


Run Meet-Ups, Cycle/Run Combo Classes and Adult Triathlon Swim Club Available to Help Residents Train; Triathlon to Benefit San Jose’s Turning Wheels for Kids Organization


SAN JOSE, Calif. – The Almaden Valley Athletic Club (AVAC), the Bay Area’s premier, award-winning family facility offering total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages, today announced the return of its popular Supersprint Triathlon to be held on Saturday, February 28, 2015 after a 10-year hiatus. San Jose residents interested in training for the triathlon can sign up now for AVAC’s Run Meet-Ups, Cycle/Run Combo classes or Adult Triathlon Swim Clinics which start Monday, September 8, 2014.

AVAC Supersprint Triathlon is organized into three, specific events: a 400 yard swim in AVAC’s outdoor swimming pool, a 5-mile bike ride on spinning bikes, and a 2-mile neighborhood run. In the past, the event has drawn over 150 competitors each year, ranging from world-class athletes such as Becky Gibbs, Pete Kain and Shari Kain to amateurs between the ages of six to 60+. The event is open to all ages and fitness levels including professional athletes and beginners interested in the sport as well as families that wish to train together.

“AVAC introduced its first Supersprint Triathlon in 1983 to meet its members’ growing interest in the sport of triathlon,” said Jeff Griffith-Jones, GM of AVAC. “Since its inauguration, AVAC Supersprint has been a local favorite. We’re excited to bring it back to the community and encourage everyone to participate and help us raise funds for Turning Wheels for Kids.”

AVAC plans to donate a percentage of the triathlon proceeds to Turning Wheels for Kids, a San Jose nonprofit that provides bicycles, bike riding equipment, and bike safety education to underprivileged children.

To learn more about AVAC Supersprint Triathlon or register, please visit

About the Almaden Valley Athletic Club

The Almaden Valley Athletic Club, (AVAC), is the Bay Area's premier, award-winning family facility offering total health, fitness and wellness programs for all ages including adults, children and seniors. AVAC's resort-style facility features luxurious amenities, Pilates, swimming, tennis and social activities as well as a 1,500 square foot Childcare facility and one of the largest swim schools in the United States. The 8,500-square foot Fitness Center offers the latest workout equipment with Cardio Theatre, a fully equipped studio featuring STOTT PILATES™ equipment, reformer and mat training, as well as a state-of-the-art Functional Fitness and Stretching area.  Certified instructors and personal trainers teach group classes and one-on-one training. AVAC is Northern California’s exclusively licensed certification left for STOTT PILATES™.   AVAC offers a retractable roof teaching pool for year-round swimming lessons and a 25-yard outdoor swimming pool. Winner of the coveted USTA Club of the Year award, AVAC hosts a year-round tennis program on its 11 lighted tennis courts. AVAC is home to one of the largest Senior Wellness program in the South Bay, offering Group exercise classes and social events. For more information, please visit

Event details and schedule

Event Schedule: The first wave will start at 7am.  The adults division will be the first wave and the kids Spalsh and Dash will be our last wave.  Waves will run in 20 minute intervals with 10 participants per wave.  Winners of each division will be announced at the end of the triathlon followed by an awards raffle.

Course info:  The swim will take place in AVAC's heated outdoor Jr. Olympic size pool.  Stationary bikes will be setup on the pool deck for our bike portion and participants will run through the surrounding neighborhood for the run portion.  Please be advised that normal rules should be followed and will be enforced for the run portion of our event.

Arrival info:  To Be Announced

Parking info:  Participants may park in the front parking lot located on Camden Ave, back parking lot located on Carter Ave, adjacent to the church or next door in the CSR parking lot.

What to bring: Race gear, signed waiver and ID

What to wear:  Running shoes, swim suit and athletic clothes

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