The Carlsbad Triathlon course begins at Tamarack Surf Beach, and follows the coastline of Carlsbad, past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve. This triathlon boasts a sprint and sprint plus distance.
This race is for everybody: from first-timers to the elites, and their friends and family! The race is done in heats begining with an open-water ocean swim, which is well-marked with buoys. The swim is followed by a bike course, and the race finishes with a run along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. The roads are wide and completely closed to traffic. The course is mostly flat with a couple of rolling areas.
How to enter the Carlsbad Triathlon
- Triathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 25km, Run 5km
- Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 16km, Run 5km
- Duathlon: Run 1mi, Bike 16km, Run 5km
- Duathlon: Swim 1km, Bike 25km
Carlsbad Triathlon routes
Sprint Plus Swim will start on the beach at Cherry Ave and swim in a counter clockwise direction (south) towards swim exit/transition. Sprint will start on the beach at Redwood Ave and swim in a counter clockwise direction (south) towards swim exit/transition.
Make sure you are in a low gear to get up the hill out of the transition area. Head south to La Costa. Sprint Plus completes the additional loop with a u-turn heading northbound at Solamar Drive. back to La Costa. Sprint completes the out and back to La Costa.
Run Course – 3.1 miles
Start at Tamarack Ave/Transition Area, head north along the sea wall. At the end of the sea wall run up the small hill at Pine Street to head south on Carlsbad Blvd, cross over the Agua Hediona inlet before u-turning again (in line with Tower 30 by the plant).
Duathlon’s first 1 Mile Run – Start/Finish line arch on PCH (easy to find). Head North until the U-turn. Head South along the seawall to the Transition Area.
Carlsbad Triathlon weather forecast
Partly cloudy throughout the day.
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