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Monterey Bay Triathlon

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Rated as one of the attractive backdrops on the triathlon calendar, the Monterey Bay Triathlon is a must for anyone looking for their next challenge. The event offers relay, aqua bike, duathlon and traditional triathlon disciplines so there is something here for everyone.

How to enter the Monterey Bay Triathlon

  1. Olympic Triathlon Relay

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

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

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
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  4. Sprint Triathlon Relay

    Triathlon: Swim 0.75km, Bike 20km, Run 5km
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  5. Sprint Aqua Bike

    Aquabike: Swim 0.3mi, Bike 11mi
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  6. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 20km, Run 2.5km
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  7. Olympic Aqua Bike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
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  8. Olympic Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 10km, Bike 40km, Run 5km
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  9. 1M Paddle

    SUP 1mi
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  10. 2M Paddle

    SUP 2mi
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Monterey Bay Triathlon routes

The Monterey Triathlon has come back for it's second year running and has already been dubbed one of the best backdrops on the triathlon calendar. The stunning Monterey Bay is famous the world over for it's dramatic coastline and the convergence of ancient redwood forests with the deep blue Pacific ocean.

With duathlons, paddle boarding races, and traditional triathlons to choose from you are sure to find something you love.

Swim Course: Is a classic out-and-back swim in a sheltered bay by Lovers Point. With water temperatures between 59 - 63 degrees participants should expect to wear a wetsuit.

Bike Course: Follows either a 2-loop or a 4-loop course starting and finishing at Lover's Point, round the headland at Point Pinos Lighthouse Reservation down to Asilomar State Beach.

Run Course: Follows the Monterey Bay recreation trail east from Lovers Point to Monterey Aquarium and back.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Swim cap
  • Monterey Tri t-shirt
  • Finisher's medal
  • Race bib
  • Post-race meal
  • Professional race-day announcer
  • Professional chip timing & online results
  • Event photography
Raceday Logistics


5:30AM - Transition Opens

7AM - 11AM - Expo Opens

7AM - Olympic Race starts

8:20AM - Sprint Race starts

8AM - 11AM - Food, Music and Entertainment

10:30AM - Awards Ceremony

Please arrive at least 1.5 hours before the start of your event to make sure you have enough time to get parked, registered and warmed up before tackling this challenge. Please also note that transition will close at approximately 7AM and nobody will be allowed in after this for security reasons.


Given this triathlon series is considered one of the most beautiful backdrops on the triathlon calendar it would be silly not to get out there and cheer on your family and friends as they tackle this incredible challenge.

Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to packet pickup for the Monterey Triathlon?
When you go to pick up your race pack please make sure to bring a government issued ID card to verify your identity. If you have not pre-registered with USA Triathlon then you will be required to purchase a one day USA Triathlon license for $15.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit for the Monterey Triathlon?
Technically participants do not have to wear a wetsuit however, given the temperatures fluctuate between 59 - 63 degrees you are strongly encouraged to do so. The buoyancy also helps give racers a bit of speed in the swim, so you don't want to be at a disadvantage.
Will I be able to reserve a rack at the transition zone for the Monterey Triathlon?
Only those in a triathlon club will have a rack reserved for them. All other racks will be available on a first come first serve basis.
Do I have to wear a helmet to the Monterey Triathlon?
Yes, if you are participating in an event that involves cycling then you must wear a helmet and those who do not have one will be disqualified.
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Meet the organizer

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