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Herbalife Nutrition is committed to supporting an active lifestyle and making the world healthier and happier. This event offers something for everyone. You can participate in the Triathlon, 22 Mile Bike Tour, Team Triathlon Relays, Aquabike and 5k Run/Walk.

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How to enter the Herbalife24 Triathlon

  1. DTLA 5K Run/Walk

    Run 5km
    $25–$50
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  2. Triathlon - International Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    $180–$325
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  3. 22 Mile Bike Tour

    Bike 22mi
    $40–$50
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  4. Aquabike - International Distance

    Other: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
    $195
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  5. Triathlon - Sprint Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 22.5km, Run 5km
    $150–$345
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  6. Aquabike - Sprint Distance

    Other: Swim 0.75km, Bike 15mi
    $180
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Herbalife24 Triathlon routes

International Triathlon

Swim: Distance: 1500 meters (.9 mile)

The 1500 meter swim will be a course in the Pacific Ocean. The swim will end on the beach, with a short run to the transition area in Venice Beach. Expect waves.

Bike: Distance: 40 kilometers (25 miles)

The 40km bike leaves Venice Beach and follows Venice Blvd to La Brea, for a quick uphill climb to Olympic Boulevard. Olympic Blvd. features rolling hills and a nice descent into Downtown LA.

Run: Distance: 10 kilometers (6.2 miles)

The 10k run travels through Downtown LA before heading West along Wilshire Blvd. towards Koreatown. This two loop course is very spectator friendly.

Sprint Triathlon

Swim: Distance: 750 meters

The 750 meter swim will be a course in the Pacific Ocean. The swim will end on the beach, with a short run to the transition area in Venice Beach. Expect waves.

Bike: Distance: 15 miles

The 15 mile bike leaves Venice Beach and follows Venice Blvd to La Brea, for a quick uphill climb to Olympic Boulevard. Olympic Blvd. features rolling hills and a nice descent into Downtown LA.

Run: Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)

The 5k run travels through Downtown LA before heading West along Wilshire Blvd. towards Koreatown. This one loop course is very spectator friendly.

International Aquabike

Swim: Distance: 1500 meters (.9 mile)

The 1500 meter swim will be a course in the Pacific Ocean. The swim will end on the beach, with a short run to the transition area in Venice Beach. Expect waves.

Bike: Distance: 40 kilometers (25 miles)

The 40km bike leaves Venice Beach and follows Venice Blvd to La Brea, for a quick uphill climb to Olympic Boulevard. Olympic Blvd. features rolling hills and a nice descent into Downtown LA.

Sprint Aquabike

Distance: 750 meters (.45 mile)

750m swim starting at Venice Beach followed by a 15 mile bike, ending at the DTLA Finish Line Festival.

Herbalife24 DTLA 5k Run/Walk

Distance: 5k (3.1 miles)

The Herbalife24 DTLA 5k Run/Walk travels part of the triathlon run course - taking runners through Downtown LA and Koreatown before a spectacular finish at LA Live.

Bike Tour

Distance: 22 miles

Enjoy a 22 mile bike tour through the heart of LA, starting in Venice Beach and ending at the DTLA Finish Line Festival.

Event Details

What’s Included

At Packet Pick Up (May 16th; J.W. Marriott L.A. Live) participants will receive the following:

  • Event T-Shirt
  • Swim Cap
  • Race Chip
  • Transition Bag Instructions.
  • (3) White plastic bags (18”x20”x4” each):
  • 1 Bag for Morning Bag (dry clothes)
  • 1 Bag for T1 (wet clothes / wetsuits)
  • 1 Bag for T2 (running gear / fuel)
  • Helmet Sticker, Bike Sticker, Gear Bag Identification Stickers
  • Race Bib and Safety Pins
  • Wristband
Raceday Logistics
All participants must pick up their packets at the Pre-Event Expo on Saturday, May 16, 2020 between 1pm - 6pm at the following location:

J.W. Marriott: 900 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California 90015

Parking at the J.W. Marriott:

Discounted parking: $20 before 5pm / $23 after 5pm

There are also adjacent lots surrounding the hotel. Rates vary.

PRE-EVENT PACKET PICKUP IS REQUIRED FOR TRIATHLETES. THERE WILL BE NO EVENT DAY PACKET PICKUP FOR TRIATHLETES.

5K runners have the option of picking up their packet on race day.


When does transition open and close?

Transition Area 1 opens at 4:30am and closes at 5:45am. At this time all gear will be transported to the Gear Check Area in DTLA.

Transition Area 2 closes at 1:30pm. All gear must be removed by that time.

  • Transition 1 Process -
  • T1 is located at the Venice Beach Parking Lot located at Venice Blvd. and Ocean Front Walk.
  • Set up your transition 1 area at the Venice Beach Parking Lot (T1) at your designated rack location between 4:30am and 5:45am.
  • After changing into wetsuit and/or swim attire, put all dry clothes and items into your provided Morning Bag.
  • Deliver Morning Bag to Morning Bag Transport located outside of T1 prior to entering the swim queue. Morning Bags will be transported to the Finish Line and available for pickup immediately following the race. Bag pick up is located immediately West of T2 on Chick Hearn Ct. Bags NOT GIVEN to Morning Bag Transport Staff prior to Swim Start may not be collected and will be placed in Lost and Found.
  • Upon completion of the Swim, put ALL swim gear in the T1 Bag and LEAVE at your transition rack location. The race team will collect all transition bags and deliver to the Finish Line. All items must be placed in your T1 Bag. No items outside of these bags will be collected. All items not in bags will be placed in Lost and Found and may not be able to be retrieved on event day.
  • Depart on your bike.
  • Transition 2 Process -
  • T2 is located on Chick Hearn Ct. directly adjacent to Finish Line.
  • Dismount your Bike.
  • Hand your bike (no shoes or helmet) to volunteers and continue through the Transition Area to the T2 Bag Pick Up area.
  • Volunteers will hand you your T2 Bag.
  • Head to the appropriate changing tent marked ‘Male’ or ‘Female’.
  • Change clothes and gear. Stuff all cycling gear into your T2 Bag.
  • Drop your newly stuffed T2 bag at T2 Bag Drop Off when you exit the Changing Tent. This gear will be picked up after the race. T2 Bags and Bike will be picked up from inside T2; you must have your bib to remove your T2 Bag and Bike. Security will verify Bib Number matches your T2 Bag Number and Bike Sticker Number.
  • Go Run!

After the Race

  • Pick up your Morning Bag @ the Morning Bag claim area
  • Pick up your T1 Bag @ the T1 Bag claim area
  • Pick up your T2 Bag @ the T2 Bag claim area (within T2)
  • Pick up your Bike @ the T2 Bike claim area (within T2)
Transportation options to return to Start Line/Venice Beach
  • Event Shuttles, located on West Rd. behind the JW Marriott.
  • Event shuttles are available to transport people back to T1. Bikes are not allowed on these shuttles.
  • Shuttles are complimentary for participants with their event wristband.
  • Shuttles are available for spectators with purchase of a shuttle wristband for $10 for unlimited rides. Wristbands can be purchased at the Merchandise Tent within the Finish Festival area.
  • Bike Transport, located on Chick Hearn Ct. Adjacent to T2.
  • White Glove bike transport is available. Bikes will individually load, secure each bicycle and transport back to T1.
  • Bike Transport Shuttle depart times are as follows (Bike Transport Shuttles will arrive and be unloaded at T1 approximately 1 hour after depart time):
  • 9:00 AM
  • 10:00 AM
  • 11:00 AM
  • 11:30 AM
  • 12:30 PM
  • 1:15 PM
  • These times are approximate and shuttles will leave on a fill basis, first come, first served.
  • Take Metro (bikes are allowed) for $3.50 + $1.00 TAP card. Metro Trip information can be found HERE.
  • Pick up by family / friend or local rideshare company.
Kit List
Do I have to wear a wetsuit?

Wetsuits are not required, but most people choose to race in them. Water temperatures vary between 60-65 degrees fahrenheit during June.

Are recumbent bikes allowed?

Unfortunately due to USA Triathlon rules, recumbent bikes are not permitted to be used by participants.
Spectators

Spectators are welcome! The 5K route along Figueroa and Olympic Blvd. is especially good for spectators.

Your friends can watch from many places:

  • Swim Start / Transition 1
  • Mar Vista Farmers Market (watch bikers pass)
  • Korea Town
Volunteers

Volunteers are always welcome!

FAQs
1) Bike Repair?

There will be bike support/repair during race weekend at the Event Expo on Saturday, May 16, and on Race Day, May 17, located at Transition Area 1 (T1).

2) Point to Point Course Logistics

At Packet Pickup, you will be given 3 white plastic bags - a Morning Bag, a Transition Area 1 (T1) Bag and a Transition Area 2 (T2) Bag. You will also be given 3 luggage tags to be wrapped around the handle for the appropriate bag. It is recommended that you also write your number on each bag in black sharpie.

Point to Point Logistics - Morning Bag

Your Morning Bag will be brought with you to T1 in Venice Beach. Once you change into your wetsuit and associated swim attire, place all clothes and items brought to Venice Beach into your Morning Bag (Shirt, Pants, Sweatshirt, Keys, Wallet, Phone, etc) and give to Race Staff at the Morning Bag Drop Off. This bag will be transported for you, by us, to the Finish Line and available for pickup when you complete your race.

Please note: if your bag is not given to Race Staff on your way to the Swim Start, your bag will not be collected and therefore, not transported to the Finish Line. Bags not given to Race Staff will be placed in Lost and Found.

Point to Point Logistics - T1 Bag

Your T1 Bag will be brought with you to T1 in Venice Beach and contain all items needed for the bike course (Bike Shoes, Helmet, Bib, Bike Shorts, Sunglasses, etc). Place your T1 Bag and Bicycle at your designated rack between 4:30am and 5:45am inside T1.

Once you change into your Bike Course Attire, place all Swim Gear into your T1 Bag at your designated rack. Leave T1 Bag at your rack and it will be collected (from your rack) by Race Staff and transported to the Finish Line for pickup after your race.

Please note: All items must be within this bag to be transported. Items not in your T1 Bag will not be transported and placed in Lost and Found.

Point to Point Logistics - T2 Bag

Your T2 Bag will be filled with all items needed for the Run Course (Running Shoes, Socks, Shirt, Sunscreen, etc). This bag will be packed on Saturday, May 16th when you pickup your Race Packet. After placing all your Run Course items into your T2 Bag, you will take your T2 Bag to T2 where it will be kept overnight and be given to you after you finish the Bike Course.

Please note: Do NOT take your T2 Bag and Running attire home with you on Saturday, May 16th.

Point to Point Logistics - Bike Transport

Complimentary Bike Transport will be available and will take your bike from T2 back to T1 after the event. All bikes must be given to Bike Transport by 1:30pm and collected from T1 by 2:30pm. All bikes not collected will be placed in the lost and found.

3) Pick up someone elses packet?
No, each participant must pick up their own packet and present a valid ID card, and USAT member card (if applicable). NO EXCEPTIONS.


4) Are there course cut off times?

Yes, due the size and scope of the event (in addition to our famous LA traffic and city resources) there are mandatory cut off times. If you are notified by staff that you are past the cut off time on the bike or run, you can continue your event, BUT you must follow the rules of the road.

Olympic Course

Swim: 8:00 AM
Bike: 10:00 AM
Athletes must pass I-405 (mile 3.5) by 8:15 AM
Athletes must pass Olympic Blvd. / La Brea (mile 6) by 8:30 AM
Athletes must pass Figueroa / Venice Blvd (mile 18) by 9:30 AM
Run: 12:00 PM

Sprint Triathlon

Swim: 8:00 AM
Bike: 10:00 AM
Run: 12:00 PM
How do I get timed?

All participants receive a timing chip to be worn on their right ankle. This timing chip records your time as you pass over various timing mats.


5) Where are the aid stations?

There will be (1) aid station at the Swim Finish. There will be (1) aid station on the Olympic Bike Course. There will be aid stations located approximately every mile on the run course.

6) Is this a fast course?
Yes, this tour through the heart of LA has minimal hills and turns. This is a fast course!

7) I can bike and run, but I’m nervous about swimming in the ocean.

Herbalife and LA TriClub will be holding an ocean swim clinic prior to the race.

8) Where can my friends watch the event?

Your friends can watch from many places:

Swim Start / Transition 1
Mar Vista Farmers Market (watch bikers pass)
Koreatown
LA Live
Facebook Live
Race Updates (*users will need to opt-in)

Relay FAQs

1) What is a Relay Team?

A Relay Team is a group of individuals (2-3) whom each perform 1-2 disciplines (Swim, Bike or Run) as a team to complete the event.

2) Who Can be on a Relay Team?

Relay Teams consist of a minimum of 2 individuals, either all Male, all Female or mixed.

3) How do I register as a Relay Team?

During the Registration Process, a team captain will sign up and select their desired Relay Team and enter the information of the other 1 or 2 members.

4) Can I change Relay Team members after Registration?

Please contact [email protected]

5) When do Relays Start the Swim?

Relay Team will be grouped with other Relay Teams all started at a pre-determined time.

6) How are Relay Teams Scored?
The same way as individuals, but only against other Relay Teams either Male, Female or Mixed.

7) Do all 3 members of a Relay Team need to be present to pickup our packet?

Yes, all team members need to be on site for packet pick up.

8) How do Relay Teams are Timed?

All relay team members share the same timing chip and transfer the chip to the next team member in the transition area. At T1, the Bike Relay Team member will wait for their swimmer at their designated rack while at T2, the Run Relay Team member will wait in the T2 Relay Holding Area. There is a free shuttle for the Run Relay team member to get to T2. Please be mindful of other athletes in the Transition Areas while you are waiting for your Teammate to arrive or after you have completed your particular leg.

9) Relay Team Rules

All rules applying to individual competitors apply to relay competitors except where such rules conflict with specific relay rules.
  • Relay teams must be composed of two or three participants- one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner. Team members can be either same gender or any combination of male/female. The minimum age of participants is 16 years old, unless agreed beforehand by the race committee.
  • The relay team ‘chip transfer’ area must be within the marked Relay Team Area in the Transition Area. There will be a Relay Team Referee overseeing the ‘chip transfer’ of each team member. If a ‘chip transfer’ happens outside of the Relay Team Area, the team will not be included in the official results.
  • Any relay team interfering with an individual competitor or in any way placing an individual competitor at a competitive disadvantage will be disqualified.
  • Swim
  • Relay swimmers will start in their designated wave.
  • All relay swimmers must wear the official race swim cap throughout the swim portion of the race. The swim cap must not be removed from the swimmer’s head until after the timing chip is passed to the team cyclist.
  • Bike
  • All relay bikes must be placed in the designated bike racks in the Transition Area. Team bikes must not be removed from the designated bike rack until AFTER the timing chip has been passed onto the team cyclist.
  • After receiving the timing chip the cyclist must WALK/RUN their bike through the Transition Area of the MOUNT LINE. At this time cyclists may mount their bike and depart on the bike leg.
  • Upon arrival at the Transition Area, cyclists must dismount at the DISMOUNT LINE and WALK/RUN their bike back the designated bike rack. Once the cyclist has entered the marked Team Relay Area, they may hand off the timing chip to the runner. Once the runner has attached the timing chip, he/she may depart on the run course.


Transfer Policy

There is a $20 transfer fee for participants that want to complete a person-to-person transfer up to two weeks prior to the event.

Participants can only complete a transfer if the registrant is 18 years or older.

Please log into your ACTIVE.COM account and select “My Events” to make any changes.

Registrations cannot be deferred to the following year.

No Show Policy – If you are unable to attend the event and/or do not show up for the event, your entry spot and race items will be released. Included registration items such as medals, t-shirts, and hats will not be mailed to participants who do not participate in the event they signed up for. Please review the transfer policy above if you are interested in transferring your registration to a different event or person.

Race Conduct – We will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior to any of our volunteers or staff. If you have a complaint please direct it to [email protected] Failure to follow this guideline will result in disqualification from the event and possibly being banned from future events. Seriously. We’re all out here for some fun, so let’s have some!

Natural Disaster Policy – If an Act of God/Terrorism/Community Disaster occurs, what happens?

We make decisions based on safety first.

Race courses and race date will be altered as seen fit by race management and the City of Los Angeles.

Participants in a postponed race will be transferred to the rescheduled date at no charge.

Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles cannot accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each participant needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS. The money you paid is spent developing that race.

Why? We do not save any money if the race is postponed or you choose not to run. We have paid for every supply and service needed for that race. We pay for all race supplies or services associated with that race, regardless of the outcome. These include paying for permits, our staff, offices, administration costs all year. It’s not ideal, and nobody likes wasting money, but we unfortunately cannot predict what will happen on race day.

Prize Purse

The $23,500 prize purse is for qualified Elite / Professional Category triathletes registered with USAT. Prize breakout is below.

Male

1st - $5,000
2nd - $3,750
3rd - $3,000

Female

1st - $5,000
2nd - $3,750
3rd - $3,000

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Herbalife24 Triathlon weather forecast

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Herbalife24 Triathlon reviews

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  • Did the Triathlon - Sprint Distance in 2019

    race was good. post race logistics were a bit of a nightmare. collecting gear (all those bags) and getting out of downtown la with all the road closures was really challenging.