City of San Diego’s Largest Triathlon to Take Place in May with Faster Swim Course
SAN DIEGO, CA – February 2, 2016 –TriRock San Diego today announced a new springtime date of May 22, 2016 making it the first international triathlon distance of the year in San Diego. Also new in 2016, the international distance will feature a point-to-point swim course giving competitors the best chance to set new personal records.
“The new swim course will certainly help our triathletes set new personal records and beat their goals,” said Cory Osth, race director. “A point-to-point system means the participants will be swimming with the current caused by the incoming tide instead of against it, allowing for the best conditions for the competitors. This could very well be the fastest 1500m swim course in SoCal.”
TriRock San Diego returns with both sprint (500 meter swim, 11 mile bike, 3 mile run) and intermediate (1500 meter swim, 22 mile bike, 6 mile run) distance events. The new date makes the San Diego race the first of the year for the TriRock Triathlon Series, which will take place in 6 cities across the nation in 2016.
The downtown San Diego event starts at 6:30 am and features a protected swim course in San Diego Harbor. The newly designed swim course will start on the docks in front of the Marriott Marina, just a short walk from the transition area behind the San Diego Convention Center. The urban triathlon features a flat and fast bike course showcasing great views of the Coronado Bridge and laps around the 32nd street Naval Base. The event concludes with a run along the San Diego Harbor, passing the USS Midway before a red carpet finish along the waterfront.
The 7th annual event is known as a rockin’ competition, followed by a post-race party and concert. Participants will receive a finisher’s medal, technical t-shirt, post-race breakfast and access to the concert and beer garden. The Finish Line Festival, located behind the San Diego Convention Center, will feature a multi-sport expo, refreshments and entertainment for the whole family.
A perfect race for first timers, the swim course features a comprehensive buoy system which marks every 100 meters of for both the Sprint and Olympic distances. The buoy system provides clear swim course sighting for participants and enhances general water safety measures.
An Expo and Packet Pick-up will be held behind the San Diego Convention Center adjacent to the Bayfront Hilton from 10:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, May 21. Participants can pick up race packets, attend safety and course briefings and mingle through the exhibitors and sponsors at the Expo. For more information on TriRock San Diego, visit TriRockSeries.com/San-Diego.
About the TriRock Triathlon Series
The TriRock Triathlon Series is organized by the creators of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series. The TriRock Series started in 2010 in San Diego, the birthplace of triathlon. The TriRock Series has grown into one of the Nation’s premier multisport series, taking place in six cities across the U.S. in 2016. The triathlon events feature intermediate and sprint distances with entertainment positioned along the race route. Each event also features a finish line festival with a red carpet finish, beer garden, free breakfast and a post-race concert. The TriRock Series is part of a larger triathlon platform which features a world-class triathlon series, the world’s #1 triathlon website and magazine—Triathlete. The series also includes The Event’s DC Nation’s Triathlon in Washington DC, one of the most prestigious triathlons in the United States. For more information, please visit TriRockSeries.com or follow @TriRockSeries on Twitter.