Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Tri-California Launches the ALCATRAZ Triathlon in 2010

Tri-California proudly announces the launch of the ALCATRAZ TRIATHLON in San Francisco, California. On Sunday, August 29, 2010, 1800 swimmers, bikers and runners will christen the inaugural Tri-California ALCATRAZ Triathlon. Terry Davis, president of Tri-California Events, has 30 years of race directing and served as race director of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon for the past 12 years. He has decided it is time to launch a triathlon designed by Tri-California for the athletes. "We want to provide our triathletes the full Tri-California Events experience, from online registration, to an incredible and safe course, to the latest technology in timing, to a memorable finish experience for all" states Terry. "Our number one priority is the triathletes; we have a passion for what we do and our industry. After producing some of the largest triathlons in the world, we understand what it takes to provide a level of service that surpasses the expectations of the athletes and spectators and will create memories that will last a lifetime." Tri-California will now be able to provide more support for our charitable groups, such as the Challenged Athletes Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Team-N-Training, FCA Endurance, and many local youth and service groups.

The new ALCATRAZ Triathlon will become part of the Tri-California Race Series which includes: The AVIA Wildflower Triathlons on April 30-May 2, The San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island on July 9-11, The Triathlon at Pacific Grove Sept 10-12,and Scott Tinley's Triathlon in San Luis Obispo County on October 1-3rd. Registration for the event is on a first come basis and is expected to sell out quickly. Registration opens November 27th. To register, or for more information, go to . Entry fees for individuals are $320 until January 1. Relay teams entry fees are $160 per team member.

The 1.5 mile swim begins with a Ferry jump into the bay off the shore of San Francisco's infamous Alcatraz Island, and ends just east of the Yacht Harbor and Wave Organ with a deep water exit ramp in the middle of Marina Green. The 25-mile bike course travels through the hills of San Francisco, along the shoreline with spectacular views of the Golden Gate Bridge, Legion of Honor, and the Pacific Coast cliffs. The bike course continues down the Great Highway to Skyline Blvd and back through San Francisco's famed Golden Gate Park. The 8-mile run goes along the promenade to Fort Mason, up the mesa and under the Golden Gate Bridge. The runners will continue to Baker Beach and return on the infamous Sand Ladder back to Marina Green.

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