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Pasadena Triathlon

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Get along to the iconic Rose Bowl, Pasadena for this mixed-distance triathlon event. Perfect for first-time triathletes and experience competitors alike, this is a reverse triathlon with the order going run, cycle, then swim. Come for your first taste of a triathlon or for the great race atmosphere.

Review summary

4 Reviews
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  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere


John S
"I am 68, and travel to Pasadena frequently to visit. This was my first..."


Douglas F
"I have a history with the rose bowl from an early age, school at chandler,..."


Ondrya L
"I love this tri! I live in S.D. and this is becoming my first "away" race of..."
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How to enter the Pasadena Triathlon

  1. Triathlon Reverse

    Triathlon: Swim 0.2km, Bike 15km, Run 5km
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  2. Duathlon

    Duathlon: Run 5km, Bike 15km, Run 5km
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  3. Angel 5K

    Run 5km
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  4. Junior Triathlon (7-10)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.05km, Bike 0.75mi, Run 1km
  5. Junior Triathlon (5-6)

    Triathlon: Swim 0.025km, Bike 0.75mi, Run 0.5mi

Pasadena Triathlon routes

This event is great for new triathletes (lots of first timers), intermediate athletes (looking to get faster) and experienced triathletes alike.

Adult and Youth Triathlon

  • 5K Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl)
  • 15K Bike (3 loops around the Rose Bowl)
  • 150m Swim (3 laps in the Rose Bowl Aquatics Pool)


  • 5K Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl)
  • 15K Bike (3 loops around the Rose Bowl)
  • 5K Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl)


  • 5K Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl)

Junior (Kids 5-10) Triathlon

  • (7-10yrs) 1K run, 1.5 mi bike, 50yd swim
  • (5-6 yrs) 1/2 mile run, 3/4 mi bike, 25yd swim

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Unique finisher's medal
  • Free race shirt
  • Post-race cold beer
  • Access to the post-race festival
  • Music and food trucks
  • Beer Garden from Sufferfest
  • Kids Corner
  • Awards ceremony
Raceday Logistics


06:00: Race Day Packet Pick Up
06:00: Transition Area Opens

08:00: Races Start details below

  • 08:00 a.m: 5k and Duathlon
  • 08:03 a.m: under 1 hour finish time
  • 08:06 a.m: 13:00 – 13:15 finish time
  • 08:09 a.m: 13:15 – 13:30 finish time
  • 08:12 a.m: 13:30 – 13:45 finish time
  • 08:15 a.m: 13:45 – 14:00 finish time

09:00 a.m: Post Event Festival Starts
09:15 a.m: Run Course cut off (1st 5k run must be complete)
09:45 a.m: Awards
10:15 a.m: Bike Course cut off (all bikes off course)
10:15 a.m: If any Duathletes are on the course they can continue, but they must move to the inner recreation lane for their second 5k Loop.
10:20 a.m: All swimmers must be in pool. No entry into pool after 10:20am!
10:30 a.m: All swimmers must exit pool
10:30 a.m: Course Closed
10:45 a.m: KIDS TRIATHLON start!

Please arrive at least 60 minutes before the race start in order to ensure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process.

Kit List
  • Please make sure your bike is in good working order
  • Helmets are mandatory
  • Googles and Swim Cap are recommended but not mandatory

The recommended best place for viewing is at Seco Blvd. and Arroyo (the north end of Parking Lot I).


Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making Generic Events the great spectacle they are.

Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on, keeping spirits up and making the race safer for everyone. We guarantee a great time and the time spent will be worthwhile.

In return, you’ll get goodies and refreshments, and more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that everyone finished because of the help you offered.

If you’d like to volunteer or need more information, please get in touch at: 310.821.7898 or send an email to [email protected]!

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
No, you don't need to wear a wetsuit as the swim takes place in a pool which will be a nice temperature of 70+ degrees.
Are there on-site toilets?
There will be toilet facilities located at the race and at Brookside Park.
Are race packs mailed out?
No, race packs must be picked up either the day before on the race morning.
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Pasadena Triathlon weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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Pasadena Triathlon reviews (4)

4.9 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the event in 2019

    I am 68, and travel to Pasadena frequently to visit. This was my first Triathlon so I choose a great course and venue. Recommend this Sprint Triathlon to old and new alike . Check it out!
  • Did the event in 2019

    I have a history with the rose bowl from an early age, school at chandler, going to UCLA games and just living in the neighborhood for 25yrs. Now living in San Diego, 2016 I did my first reverse tri at the rose bowl and was hooked on the beauty of the location, the simple course set up and the competitive environment. We turned it into a fun family getaway. Its a terrific way to start off the tri season and guage your productivity in the off season. I'll be back in 2020!
  • Did the event in 2019

    I love this tri! I live in S.D. and this is becoming my first "away" race of the tri season. Last year was my first year..and the organization..great volunteers..and fun yet challenging course had me come back again with 5 of my friends to experience. The run is fast and mostly flat..the bike..challenging to kerp a pace at the onset.. then you fly! The swim..i call "swim combat" and furious! A great plaxe for beginners..or experienced age groupers like me! This year I won my AG and was so happy! I came to do well..have fun with friends..and visit Pasedena! My only "complaint" is for out of towners..i wish packet pick up could be moved back to the Friday before the race. Race day is stressful enough without having to fool around at o dark thirty in a registration line..or have a mail back option. Otherwise..loved it! I will be back next year!
  • Did the event in 2019

    Great course and good beginner/season starter for all levels ! Organization could have been a bit better but it was not horrible !! Definitely recommend it to all who want to try to tri ....