Triathlon registration open. Beginners welcome!
June 11, 2012
The 31st annual Carlsbad Triathlon, one of the longest running triathlons in the world, will take place on July 8 along the scenic Carlsbad coastline.
Presented by the City of Carlsbad Parks & Recreation Department, the Carlsbad Triathlon
begins at Tamarack Surf Beach, and includes a 1K open-water swim, followed by a 25K bike course, and a 5K run, which follows the coastline of Carlsbad, past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve.
Beginners may especially appreciate the race course, which is mostly flat with a few rolling hills.
In addition, for the open water swim, 35 lifeguards will be on hand and "swimming buddies" from the TriClub of San Diego are available to encourage racers as they compete.
Rachael Shay, special events supervisor, said the Carlsbad Triathlon is a fitting experience to have in the City of Carlsbad.
"We are a health-conscious city," says Shay. "When you think of Carlsbad, you think of health and fitness, and this event goes in line with it."
Registration for the Carlsbad Triathlon is now open. Participation is capped at 1,000. The event traditionally sells out, so racers should sign up early. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 760-602-7519.
Prior to the Carlsbad Triathlon, pre-race clinics and talks will be offered and organized by sponsors. The clinics are free and open to the public.
Saturday, June 16, from 9 to 10 a.m.Presented by Moment Cycle SportTamarack State Beach Parking lot
During this course preview and practice triathlon, organizers will discuss key techniques and tips for the course.
Bike Course Race, Training and Safety Clinic
Saturday, June 23, from 9 to 10 a.m.
Presented by Richard Duquette
Tamarack State Beach Parking lot
The bike course race, training and safety clinic will review the race course, give race and training advice, and have a mechanic present to tune up/check/repair your bike for a small fee.
Beginner’s Clinic: Triathlon 101 & How to Transition
Presented by Moment Cycle Sport
Saturday, June 30, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Moment Cycle Sport, 2816 Historic Decatur Road, Suite 135, San Diego, CA 92106
Participants will learn everything from tactics to employ during their swim, bike, and run, to transitions, what to pack, and how to dress. Following the Beginner’s Clinic, a free bike maintenance clinic will be held at 1 p.m.
Swim Entry Clinic
Saturday, July 9, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Presented by Brian Long, in partnership with San Diego TriClub
Tamarack State Beach, lifeguard tower 36 (near Cherry Street)
The clinic will cover swimming surf entry/exits, swim buddies, and what to do if help is needed in the water.
Beginner Triathlon Talks
10:30 a.m. - Course Talk: Richard Duquette
11:30 a.m. - Bike Fit: Moment Cycle Sport
12:30 p.m. - First Time Triathlete Participant Club
1:30 p.m. - Triathlon 101: Moment Cycle Sport
For more information, see www.carlsbadtriathlon.com