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The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America welcomes athletes and spectators alike to join us on the spectacular shores of Malibu, California for this highly sought-after event. Triathletes from around the country, corporate teams, professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities, and challenged athletes gather to race on one of the most beautiful race courses in the sport of triathlon all while supporting Children’s Hospital Los Angeles. Whether you are a novice triathlete or a seasoned veteran, a weekend warrior or a fan of one, join us for a beautiful day at the beach!

New this year is our first-ever Malibu Long Course.

How to enter the Nautica Malibu Triathlon

  1. Olympic Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km
    Free–$450
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  2. Classic Distance

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5mi, Bike 17mi, Run 4mi
    Free–$450
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  3. Long Course

    Triathlon: Swim 1.2mi, Bike 56mi, Run 13.1mi
    Free–$600
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  4. Olympic Aquabike

    Aquabike: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
    $206
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Nautica Malibu Triathlon routes

Long Distance Course
Our 2019 course will be one of the most scenic in country! Designed by the co-creator of Mike and Rob’s Most Excellent Triathlon, (for those of you “old school” triathletes out there – for the younger folks – it was SoCal’s only Ironman Qualifier).

Swim parallel to Zuma Beach – Bike on the coastal rolling hills of Malibu and fast flat farmlands of Ventura County, and finish with a fast flat spectator friendly run alongside the Pacific Ocean. Our priority is you the athlete, first and foremost!

Olympic Distance Course
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America Merrill Olympic Distance race course features a 1.5K Pacific Ocean swim, a 40K out-and-back bike course along the Pacific Coast Highway, and a 10K out-and-back run course on pavement and blacktop along the sands of Zuma Beach. The course goes through some of the most beautiful roads in Malibu, with spectacular views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean. The race will take place on Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

Classic Distance Course
The Nautica Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America Classic Distance course on Sunday, September 15th, 2019 features a half-mile ocean swim, a 17 mile out-and-back bike course, and a 4-mile out-and-back run course. The course goes through some of the most beautiful roads in Malibu, with spectacular views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

Aquabike Course
The Aquabike category is a combination of swimming and biking. This new category in the Nautica Malibu Triathlon brings together a variety of different racers. The Aquabike event is for athletes who cannot run long distance anymore or are recovering from an injury, strong swimmers/cyclists, or anyone who love’s the multi-sport lifestyle, and prefers not to run. The Aquabike category will consist of a 1.5K Pacific Ocean Swim and a 40K out-and-back bike along the Pacific Coast Highway.

Event Details

Zuma Beach parking lots open at 4:00am on race day. Athletes planning to park in these lots should plan to arrive no later than 5:00am. Transitions opens at 5:00am and closes at 6:30am. All athletes must be out of transitions by the closing time.

Packet Pickup
Race day packet pick-up on Saturday morning before the Olympic and Long Course races or on Sunday morning before the Classic Sprint distance is available for $25. Participants can purchase this option by visiting their ACTIVE MyEvents account and clicking "Purchase merchandise" and selecting "Pick up on Race Day".

Friday, September 13th
Transitions will open at 1:00pm. Long Course and Olympic athletes are able to rack their bikes overnight (there will be security). It is mandatory for Long Course participants who are not paying for race day packet pick-up to rack their bikes on Friday. Transitions will close at 6:00pm.

Saturday, September 14th
Transitions will open at 5:00am for Long Course and Olympic athletes. Transitions will close at 6:30am. All athletes must be out of transitions at this time.

Transitions will reopen at 1:00pm. Classic Sprint athletes are able to rack their bikes overnight (there will be security). Transitions will close at 5:00pm.

Sunday, September 15th
Transitions will open at 5:00am for Classic Sprint athletes. Transitions will close at 6:30am. All athletes must be out of transitions at this time. All equipment must be removed from Transitions at 10:00am on Sunday.
Spectators on Saturday should park at Malibu High School at 30215 Morning View Dr., or at Point Dume. Otherwise, you can park on the mountain side of Westward Beach Rd. (NO PARKING along the beachside), and walk to the main event site.

There are bleachers located at lifeguard tower 10 on the boardwalk which is directly behind the transition area. Athletes will pass through the transition area as they transition from the swim portion to the bike portion and again from the bike portion to the run portion. There are bleachers located at the finish line as well! If you are going to watch the bikers along Pacific Coast Highway or along the Run Course, please be mindful of the participants and stay behind the barricades and pennant. Go Racers!
Are there wetsuit restrictions?
While wet suits are not required, they will be permitted according to USAT regulations. The water temperature is low enough to designate the Nautica Malibu Triathlon a wetsuit legal race.

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