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Oakland Triathlon Festival

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Our focus around the Oakland Triathlon Festival is to get everyone involved around swim, bike,and run categories. Join us around Sprint/Olympic Triathlons, Duathlon, AquaBike, Relay Teams and Aquathlon We look forward to your participation!

How to enter the Oakland Triathlon Festival

  1. Olympic Triathlon

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

    Triathlon: Swim 0.6mi, Bike 12.45mi, Run 3.1mi
  3. Aquabike

    Other: Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km
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  4. Aquathlon

    Other: Swim 1.5km, Run 10km
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  5. Sprint Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 1mi, Bike 12.45mi, Run 3.1mi
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  6. Olympic Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 1mi, Bike 40km, Run 10km

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Oakland Triathlon Festival routes

Swim Course
Everyone will be able to get in the water ahead of their swim start wave to warm up if needed.

The swim is held in the Oakland Estuary starting at the Jack London Aquatic Center. The current will approximately measure between 0.2 and 0.4 knots of water with an ebb tide flowing toward the SF Bay and making the swim safe for all. This will be one of your fastest swims ever. The tide will be flowing in the direction of the swim course.

After exiting the water, participants run south on Water St and will cross over the railroad tracks at the Jack London pedestrian crossing. You will climb a series of stairs crossing over the railroad tracks and then down a series of stairs to the other side. This will take you out to 2nd street and your transition on Webster St. The distance between the swim exit and transition is .35 miles and you can bring shoes or sandals down to the swim exit if you wish, the swim exit area will be organized by bib number.

Bike Course
The bike course begins at Webster and 3rd St, heads up 3rd St to Mandela Parkway to 28th St and back down Mandela to 7th St. Heading right on Maritime you will loop around the port area and then back through Jack London Square using Brush and 2nd St. This will be a one loop course for the Sprint. The second loop on the Olympic will start at Franklin St and 3rd.

The Bike In for transition will be at Webster and 2nd St and Run exit at Webster and Embarcadero. You will exit transition and head toward Oak St from the walkway adjacent to the train tracks.

Run Course
Our new run course will be along the new pedestrian trail that now connects fully to Lake Merritt. The run course includes the unique pedestrian crossing up and over the railroad tracks along the Embarcadero. There is an elevator on either side if you’re not able to climb the stairs.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Free Race Photos
  • Custom Event Branded T-Shirt
  • Custom Race Bag
  • Custom Finishers Medal
  • Custom 25oz Water Bottle
  • Pasta Feed at the Expo
  • Free Post-Race Feast and Beer!!!
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race Results Posted on Race Day
  • Great Live Music
Where is the best place to watch the race?
  • Near the swim start and exit
  • Pedestrian Crossing on Alice St. as athletes head to transition from the swim
  • Transition Area & Bike Out
  • Webster between Embarcadero West & 3rd Street
  • Second loop of the bike for Olympic Distance Participants
  • Franklin & 2nd Street
  • Run exit near Cerruti Cellars and run back over pedestrian crossing

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