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New Race Date Announced The 2020 Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles will be rescheduled to October 25, 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic

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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

    Aquabike: 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

    Aquabike: 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.

Relay:

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.

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.

Can I change Relay Team members after Registration?

Please contact [email protected]

When do Relays Start the Swim?

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

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

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.

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.

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

If you're interested in volunteering, then simply follow the link here: https://www.titanvolunteers.com/volunteers/sign_up_individual/351-Herbalife24-Triathlon-Los-Angeles-2020

Frequently Asked Questions

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.
Can I pick up someone else's packet?
No, each participant must pick up their own packet and present a valid ID card, and USAT member card (if applicable). NO EXCEPTIONS.
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.
Is there bike repair on-site?
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).

Herbalife24 Triathlon weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

71°F
Predicted highs
60°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 6mph

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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.
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