XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail Run

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Battle your way round this epic and challenging run, swim and triathlon. With an icey swim, a rigorous off-road bike and a hilly trail run, there’s something for everyone. Come along to put your body through its paces in the great outdoors and test your washing machine the next day.

Distances in this event

  1. Long Course

    Triathlon: Swim 1.5km, Bike 25km, Run 10km
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  2. Short Course

    Triathlon: Swim 0.5km, Bike 16km, Run 6km
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  3. 13K Trail Run

    Run 13km
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  4. 6km Trail Run

    Run 6km
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  5. 1.5km Ocean Swim

    Swim 1.5km
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  6. Aquathlon

    SwimRun: Run 6km, Swim 1.5km, Run 13km
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XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail Run routes

XTERRA Long Course Triathlon
A longer race for experienced off-road enthusiasts. A 1500m Swim in the Pacific, followed by a rigorous 25k Bike before a nice (and hilly) 10k Run.

XTERRA Sprint Course Triathlon
A ‘shorter’ race for people looking to get into off-road racing. A 500m Swim in the Pacific, followed by a ‘less’ rigorous 16k Bike before a nice and challenging 6k Run.

1500m Open Water Swim
You asked, we delivered! The 1500m Open Water Swim is here! Enter the water wiith all the athletes for a 1500m ocean swim in the beautiful Pacific.

13k Trail Run
Looking for a run on the trails (no swimming or biking needed!)? Look no further. We’ve got a 13k trail run that includes some new exciting single track!

6k Trail Run
This trail run offers a beautiful course for those not quite ready for the long course.

Event details

  • Trail run
  • Hilly
  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 500 participants

From the organizer

Ready to embark on a challenging and rewarding off-road adventure? Its time to enter the world of XTERRA Triathlon. The fourth annual event will be Sunday, September 9, 2018!

XTERRA is a series of off-road triathlon races, i.e. three-sport races which include swimming, mountain biking, and trail running. Or more simply put, its an epic off-road experience that will rock your world! The trail runs take place in conjunction with the XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon and is now a part of the official XTERRA SoCal Trail Run series.

What’s Included

What you get

Rockin’ T-Shirts for everyone.
Finisher Medal for all participants.
Post Event Festival Grub.
Entry to the Beer Garden (with good beer).

Raceday Logistics

Start times

7:00a.m. > XTERRA 13k Trail Run

7:15a.m. > XTERRA 6k Trail Run

8:00 a.m. > XTERRA Long Course & Open Water Swim Start – Wave 1 Starts – Male/Female under 45 + Relays

8:05 a.m. > XTERRA Long Course – Wave 2 Starts – Male/Female 45 and up

8:25 a.m. > XTERRA Short Course – Wave 1 Starts – Male/Female under 40 + Relays

8:30 a.m. > XTERRA Short Course – Wave 2 Starts – Male/Female 40 and up

*schedule subject to change

Kit List

The organisers recommend trail running shoes, but they are not compulsory.


All spectators welcome!


Volunteers welcome! Please contact XTERRA at 310.821.7898 or send an email to [email protected]


Are strollers allowed on the course?

No Way!

Are dogs allowed on the course?

NO! While we love pets, we ask everyone to leave their animal family members at home.

Are there restrooms at the event?

YES! There are plenty of restrooms located the Transition Area and around the park.

Swim Info

• No swim fins, hand paddles or any swimming aids are allowed (snorkels are allowed).

• Athletes must wear XTERRA swim caps provided at body marking;

• BRING YOUR WETSUIT TO RACE START—wetsuit use determined by water temperature on race morning.

Bike Info

• Assistance is limited to tools, tubes or any item that would be used to repair a faulty part or damaged bicycle or water, food, or first aid. Exchanging bikes is not allowed.

• The only permitted bicycles are mountain bikes. Bicycle must have 26″, 27.5” or 29” wheels and straight handlebars. Cyclo-cross bikes and bicycles with drop handlebars are prohibited. Bar extensions or grips off the handlebars may not exceed 5”.

• Drafting is allowed.

• Competitors must display the front number plate at all times. No advertising stickers, writing or alterations of the number plate are allowed.

• Approved helmets must be worn at all times while on the bike.

Run Info

• Competitors must display their run number on the front of their body. No advertising stickers, writing or alterations of the race number are allowed. Number holders are permitted.

General Rules

• No headphones of any kind are permitted while competing.

XTERRA Laguna Beach Triathlon & Trail Run weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

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