The Golden State Triathlon is California’s Only Criterium Sprint Triathlon with a draft-legal three-loop bike course and a post-race party with beer garden for athletes over 21 years of age. There is also a shorter Super Sprint Triathlon.
Swim – The race starts from the beach in Discovery Park, across the bridge from the Transition area, finish line and athlete parking. The swim will be a half-mile in the American River, starting upstream and ending downstream on the opposite side of the American River. There is a sand staircase up the riverbank to the transition area.
The Super Sprint swim will go directly across the river to the opposite bank and exit in the same location as the Golden State Triathlon.
Bike – The 15 mile three-loop bike course is draft-legal and runs on closed local roads. Athletes are responsible for counting their own bike laps to insure they finish all three laps. Athletes not completing all three bike laps will be disqualified. The Bike course will Not have an aid station. Water and Electrolyte Beverage, along with energy gels will be available in the transition area.
Athletes competing in the Super Sprint Triathlon will complete only one lap and return to the Transition area.
Run – Both the 1-mile and the 3-mile run courses are fast out and back courses along the beautiful American River Parkway. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and at mile one. ALL athletes must wear their race number on the front of their body during the run and have it when crossing the finish line.
Golden State Triathlon weather forecast
Clear throughout the day.
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