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California Triathlons

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With a Sprint and Olympic distances and a variety of event types, the California Triathlon is the perfect place to get some miles under your belt. New Melones Lake is a balmy 67 - 72 degrees, making for a comfortable start to the race. Come out for the finisher's medal or a shot at your PB.

How to enter the California Triathlons

  1. Sprint triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
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  2. Olympic triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
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  3. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 3.1mi, Bike 15mi, Run 3.1mi
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  4. Sprint Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
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  5. Sprint Aquathlon

    Aquathlon: Swim 0.3mi, Run 3.1mi
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  6. Sprint Paddle Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.3mi, Bike 15mi, Run 3.1mi
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  7. Olympic Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 0.93mi, Bike 24.9mi
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  8. Olympic Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 6.2mi, Bike 24.9mi, Run 6.2mi
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  9. Olympic Aquathlon

    Aquathlon: Swim 0.93mi, Run 6.2mi
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  10. Olympic Paddle Triathlon

    Triathlon: Swim 0.93mi, Bike 24.9mi, Run 6.2mi
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  11. Sprint Open Water Swim

    Swim 0.3mi
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  12. Olympic Open Water Swim

    Swim 0.93mi
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California Triathlons routes

This beautiful Californian triathlon series includes a variety of races for any type of athlete from Paddleboarders to traditional triathletes and everything in between. The course is set in the stunning Angels Camp on New Melone Lake, which offers swimmers a calm ~70 degree swim for their race.

After the race indulge yourselves in a celebration with awesome music, exciting race day speakers, delicious food (including burritos, fresh fruit, muffins and bagels) and refreshments.

A highlight of the day is the post-race massage free of charge.

Race Events Include:

1. Sprint/Olympic Triathlons

2. Sprint/Olympic Duathlon

3. Sprint/Olympic Aquabike

4. Sprint/Olympic Paddle Triathlon

5. Sprint/Olympic Aquathlon

Please Note: You are required to have a valid USAT membership to take place in this event. You will be asked to present this on race day so if you do not have a current USAT membership please select the ticket that includes a one day membership.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Silicone swim cap
  • Branded event t-shirt
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Free post-race feast
  • Professional announcer
  • Online results
  • Professional chip timing
Raceday Logistics


6:44AM - Olympic Paddle (Wave 1)

6:45AM - Challenged Athletes (Wave 2) & Olympic Duathlon

6:50AM - 29 & Under (Wave 3)

6:55AM - 30 - 39 (Wave 4)

7:00AM - 40 - 49 (Wave 5)

7:05AM - 50 and Over, Aquabike, Aquathlon & Relay

7:34AM - Sprint Paddle (Wave 7)

7:35AM - Challenged Athletes (Sprint events)

7:40AM - 34 & Under

7:45AM - 35 - 49 & Sprint Duathlon Start

7:50AM - 50 & Over, Aquabike, Aquathlon & Relay

Please note that all athletes should arrive at least 1.5 hours before the start of their event to get parked, registered and warmed up sufficiently.


This event is set alongside a gorgeous lake and recreation area so it makes for a great place to cheer on family and friends as they take on their next challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will the California Triathlon be timed?
This event will be professionally chip timed and participants will be asked to return their chips after the event otherwise they may face a $30 replacement fee.
What is a Paddle Triathlon at the California Triathlon?
The Paddle Triathlons are a Paddle, Bike, Run Race that follows the same distances as Sprint/Olympic triathlons. The only difference is that instead of the Swim, participants will be on Stand-Up Paddle-boards.
When can I pick up my race packet for the California Triathlon?
There will be two options to pick up your race packs before the event: 1) Friday 19th June, between 11AM - 4PM at Sports Basement Berkeley, and 2) Saturday 20th June between 11AM - 5PM at New Melones Lake.
What time does transition open on race day for the California Triathlon?
Transition opens at 5AM and participants will then be allowed to begin organizing their equipment and race gear.
Which ticket should I buy for this race?
There are two ticket options, one that includes a one day USAT membership and one that does not. You will need to present your valid membership on race-day so if you need to purchase one then please select the appropriate ticket.
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California Triathlons weather forecast

Clear throughout the day.

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We pride ourselves on our 100% safety record over our 24-year history and will continue that trend within USA Productions events across Northern California. Recognized for high-quality project implementation, world class owned and operated events, program execution and establishing an ongoing relationship with major corporate and state entities. Focusing on health & wellness programs, giving back to charity in several ways through community involvement & creating economic development.

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