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 experienced competitors alike, this is a reverse triathlon with the order going run, cycle, then swim. Come for your first taste of a triathlon or the great race atmosphere.
Triathlon Reverse, Duathlon, Angel 5k, and 2 more
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Sat, Mar 11, 2023
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Pasadena, United States
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Where and when
Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
Start times
Sat, Mar 11, 2023
Triathlon Reverse:
8:00am |
8:00am |
Angel 5k:
8:00am |
Junior Triathlon (7-10 years):
8:00am |
Junior Triathlon (5-6 years):
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Pasadena Triathlon
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Triathlon Reverse
Angel 5k
Junior Triathlon (7-10 years)
Route information
The Pasadena Triathlon events loop around Rose Bowl and the Brookside Gold Course starting on N Arroyo Blvd. The 5k run and the 15k bike courses follow the same loop with the run doing one loop and the bike doing three loops. The Swim takes place in the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.
The Reverse Triathlon consists of a 5k run, a 15k bike ride, and a 150-yard swim (3 lengths of the pool).
The Duathlon starts consists of a 5k run, a 15k bike ride, and another 5k run.
The 5k run is one lap around Rose Bowl and the Brookside Gold Course.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Free race shirt
  • Post-race cold beer
  • Post-race festival
  • Music and food trucks
  • Beer Garden from Sufferfest
  • Kids Corner
  • Awards ceremony
How to get there
Rose Bowl Dr, Pasadena, CA 91103, USA
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By Car
Take exit 24 off the I-210 and follow Seco St west to reach the event.
There will be parking available at the event.
Event day logistics
6am Race Day Packet Pick Up, Transitions Area Opens
8am Races Start
9am Post Race Festival Starts
9:15am Run Course Cut Off
10:15am Bike Course Cut Off
10:20am All Swimmers must be in the Pool
10:30am Swim Cut Off
Cut Off Times
The 5k Run Course has a cut off time of 9:15am, the 15k Bike course has a cut off time of 10:15am, and the Swim has a cut off time of 10:30am (All swimmers must be in the pool by 10:20am)
Packet Pickup
Packet Pickup will be available the day before the event. Time and place TBA.
You can collect your packet on the day of the event from 6am.
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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 Brookside Park.
Are race packs mailed out?
No, race packs must be picked up either the day before on the race morning.
4 reviews
Did the race 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 race 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 race 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 race 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 ....
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Recent Questions
Jennifer Ortiz
How does the bike part work? Where do I put my bike while I'm swimming? Sorry if it's a dumb question, I'm a first timer!
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch and it is definitely not a dumb question. There are a lot of first timers who take part in this event and is recognised as one of the best for beginners. The Triathlon Race is a reverse triathlon and therefore it will go in this order Run/Bike/Swim. From the run you will head into the Transition Area to get on your bike and after the bike you will put your bike back in the transition area and then run down to the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center, jump in, and swim (3) laps in the pool. For any further enquiries please contact our customer support team and they will help you out - Many thanks! :)
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