On August 16, 2015 the Long Beach Triathlon will again promise you one of the most scenic races on the Pacific Coast! Your adventure will begin with a half mile swim inside the break-wall. The 11 mile scenic bike course travels along Shoreline Drive, Queensway Bridge, and past the Queen Mary. The course finishes with a fast run course adjacent to Shoreline Village and the Marina.
Individual Super Sprint
Relay (both distances)
Registration Policy: NO REFUNDS, NO ROLLOVERS, OR BIB TRANSFERS, NO EXCEPTIONS.
*If you sign up in a category, this is the category you race in, not age division (ex: Clydesdale, Military)*
Note: Packet pick-up is MANDATORY on Saturday unless you register as a VIP.
Long Beach Triathlon
Date & Time
Sunday, August 16, 2015
700 Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802
We looking for volunteers for Sunday, August. 16. Shifts start at 5 AM (registration); 5:30 AM (youth course) and 10:30AM (tear down). It's actually a lot of fun and you'll be able to wear your t-shirt all year! Email Danielle at Danielle@pacificsportsllc.com
Individual and Relay Registration Includes:
VIP (Individual & Relay) Registration includes the above plus:
This is a very scenic race course along the edge of downtown Long Beach. The swim is in calm waters inside the breakwall and wetsuits are allowed. The water temperature in Long Beach in August is typically in the high 60s to low 70s. The bike travels along Shoreline Drive, Queensway Bridge and past the Queen Mary. The fast run course is adjacent to Shoreline Village and the Marina.
Please plan on attending one of the course briefings held on Saturday during the Expo. Course talks are scheduled at 11AM and 2PM and will be conducted by Charles Johanson, co-founder of the Long Beach Tri Club. Charles will be able to answer all your questions and help you be ready for Sunday morning. Even if you've done this event before, there's something to learn from Charles. You'll also learn more about the SwimStream start. Read about it at the bottom of the page.
Note: see bottom of page for the SwimStream start process.
Here's how the SwimStream start works:
- Participants will be allowed to self-determine they start the swim portion of the Long Beach Triathlon. Those with the fastest anticipated swim time will be encouraged to start in the earliest grouping or stream. For the Sprint distance it would be below 11 minutes.
- The swim "chute" will be very similar to other swim starts you've seen. Volunteers will be holding a sign that has a specific time on it (similar to a run pace for a half or full marathon). Swimmers should line up in their appropriate anticipated time. Note, just like a running event, we will not force someone in a specific time/pace. It is on the honor system. This will allow some variability if friends, members of a triathlon club, co-workers from the same company, or family members want to swim together. We want swimmers to have maximum comfort and relaxation when entering the ocean.
- Once a stream enters the start chute, swimmers will move toward the end of the chute, cross the timing mat and proceed directly into the water. Similar to a funnel. Your time starts when you cross the SwimStream timing mat. We will have streams of approximately 75 swimmers each (e.g., 75 swimmers in the under 11-minute Sprint swim stream). We will run streams of swimmers until we get 300 participants in the water. At this point, athletes will be allowed into the water as earlier streams of swimmers finish and come up onto the beach. Lifeguards and our swim coordinators will assist in controlling the flow of the swimmers (like turning off and on a spigot).
- Once the Sprint distance (under-11 minute swimmers) race is in the water, we will have a approximately 10 minute gap and then start the Super Sprint, and so on until all the competitors have left the beach. The Super Sprint will start once the Sprint swimmers are past the turn buoys.
- We strongly encourage warm-ups prior to the swim start. This will help you get acclimated to the water.
- We also encourage you to join the Long Beach Tri Club's swim clinic on Sunday, August 10 at 7:45AM. The clinic is free but you must RSVP. More information and RSVP link can be found at the bottom of the Event Info page.
The Long Beach Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event and follows USAT rules. Please click here for more information on USAT Rules and Regulations.
For more information, click on any of the following:
|SATURDAY, AUGUST 15th|
|10:00 AM||Expo opens for packet pickup at Alfredo's
|11:00 AM||Course Talk by LB Tri Club, Expo Patio|
|2:00 PM||Course Talk by LB Tri Club, Expo Patio|
|4:00 PM||Expo Closes|
|SUNDAY, AUGUST 16th|
|4:00 AM||Access to race-day parking opens:
Convention Center $10
Transition Area opens –
VIP (only) packet picket opens
|6:00 AM||Roads closed.|
|6:45 AM||Transition Area Closes|
|7:00 AM||Finish Line Festival Opens
|7:00 AM||Sprint - Super Sprint - Youth
|10:00 AM||Awards Ceremony Begins|
The Expo is Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at Alfredo's at Alamitos Beach, located where the bike path hits the Marina Parking lot. Below the Villa Rivera building, below the corner of Ocean Blvd and Shoreline. The driveway is off of Shoreline Drive, north of Linden Ave. Do NOT park in the Alamitos parking lot on either day. Park at the Convention Center or the Marina parking lot. Google map
Are you interested in being an exhibitor in the Long Beach Triathlon Saturday Expo? Contact Info@PacificSportsLLC.com
Finisher medals are given to everyone crossing the finish line. There will also be 1, 2, 3 division medals, You must be present at the awards ceremony to get your medal. Medals will not be mailed after the race.
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+, Clydesdale (Men 200+ lbs), Athena (Women 145+ lbs), Elite, Collegiate, Challenged Athlete, Military/Police/Fire
Male, Female, Co-Ed, Military/Police/Fire
Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown
600 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
The best place to park is in the Convention Center lot nearest the race course. The lot will open at 4:00 am, will cost $10 and all participants must cross Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave to get to the Transition Area. See the maps below for directions.
Be sure to visit the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau's web site for the latest information on events and things to do in Long Beach
LB Tri Club
LB Tri, the triathlon club that trains like a team, is Southern California’s newest and fastest growing multi-sport organization. Founded in September of 2009 LB Tri is a group of likeminded athletes who share a passion for the sport of triathlon, living life to the fullest and having fun. Our members include novices looking for support before completing their first triathlon, newbies looking to get in shape via the triathlon, fitness nuts who like to push themselves and veterans of Ironman competition. Read More.
Unlike regular weight training or training at the corporate chain gyms, most CrossFit WODs have intense cardio. In addition, at CrossFit 5150 we offer participation in our CF5150 Endurance team for those who want to take endurance training (triathlons & marathons) to the next level. Read More.
USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 3,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon's 130,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport.
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Herbalife H30 Fitness Drink is the next generation of hydration providing rapid hydration, sustained enrgy, and antioxidant protection so you feel refreshed and energized all day long. www.Herbalife.com.
Long Beach Triathlon competitors will be drinking Arrowhead Brand 100% Spring Water on the course and at the finish line. Arrowhead is sourced only from carefully selected mountain springs, and contains naturally occurring minerals for a crisp, clean taste.
Alfredo's Beach Club
Alfredo's Beach Club is proud to be celebrating 28 years in Long Beach with services including private and corporate events, weddings, reunions, birthday parties, company team building, company parties and picnics, anniversary parties and Quinceaneras. At select locations, Alfredo's Beach Club also offers bike, surrey, pedal boat, kayak and stand up paddle board rentals.
Alfredo's is the host of the Saturday Expo, packet pickup and course talks. Bring some friends, and combine your packet pickup with some great lunch.
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Presented by Triathlon Lab, ROKA, and Lapio
Pacific Sports LLC is pleased to announce our Sprint Triathlon Series in Southern California for 2015. The Pacific Sports Sprint Series will be made up of three events: Long Beach Triathlon, Los Angeles Triathlon at Torrance Beach and Newport Beach Triathlon.
Along with our presenting sponsors Triathlon Lab, ROKA and LAPIO, we are very excited to offer this new dynamic to our most popular triathlon events in Southern California.
THE SPRINT SERIES COURSESEach event in the series brings it's own unique challenges and excitement for our series competitors. These are three incredibly competitive, fun and challenging races wrapped up into one exciting series!
LONG BEACH TRIATHLON – AUGUST 16TH
First, up the Long Beach Triathlon, which races past the historic Queen Mary and through Long Beach harbor. This is a flat and fast paced course, loved by athletes of all skill levels.
L. A. TRIATHLON AT TORRANCE BEACH – SEPTEMBER 13THNext the Los Angeles Triathlon at Torrance Beach which offers a challenging course looping along the beautiful South Bay cliffs and finishes on the sand at Torrance.
NEWPORT BEACH TRIATHLON – OCTOBER 4TH
Lastly, the Newport Beach Triathlon, the longest running triathlon in the U.S. currently celebrating its 37th year. This course is fun and breathtaking as it races through the stunning Back Bay area of Newport Beach.
ABOUT PACIFIC SPORTSBased in Orange County, Calif., Pacific Sports LLC has been a premier sports consulting firm for 35 years. We specialize in event development, production, management, and corporate sports marketing and development in participatory lifestyle events including triathlon, running and cycling. Pacific Sports currently produces seven events annually, February through October, including the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, Brooklyn 15k, Cleveland Triathlon, Long Beach Triathlon, Herbalife Triathlon, Newport Beach Triathlon and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX. The company and its founder, Jack Caress, have produced more than 400 endurance events in the United States, including the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and 12 U.S. Championships.
ONE PRICE FOR ALL THREE EVENTS
One registration price at a bundle of $455 for all three events! A savings of up to $335!
ACT NOW AND GET 30% OFF!
As an additional discount, if you sign up before 7/23/15 you'll receive an additional 30% off by using the coupon code: SPRINTSERIES2015
SERIES BENEFITS AND REWARDS
This Sprint Series not only challenges you against the best of the best, it provides you with the best deals, SWAG, and VIP access! Winners will be awarded at each individual event, but also have an overall series time culminating at the end of the Newport Beach Triathlon awarding the fastest all around men and women!
For athletes and spectators alike, our partnership with LAPIO brings the benefits of a live result experience. Not only on a race by race basis, but across the full Sprint Series. Spectators will be able to watch overall and age group rankings change in real time as athletes battle in the water, while biking and finally on the run.
1st: $100 Triathlon Lab gift card
2nd: $50 Triathlon Lab gift card
3rd: $25 Triathlon Lab gift card
For the overall Sprint Series Champions for men and women:
1st: $250 Triathlon Lab gift card & a ROKA Wetsuit
2nd: $125 Triathlon Lab gift card
3rd: $75 Triathlon Lab gift card
Additionally, ALL Pacific Sports Sprint Series competitors will receive the following:
First 100 Discount!
As an added bonus, the first 100 contestants to sign up will receive a $15 gift card to Triathlon Lab, a free pair of ROKA swimming goggles and an automatic VIP registration upgrade.
Already Registered For Single Event? No Problem!
ABOUT OUR SPONSORSOur presenting sponsors for the Pacific Sports Sprint Series, each bring the highest level of quality, dedication and expertise with them in helping us make these special events possible.
Triathlon Lab features triathlon gear, bikes and more from the top manufacturers (including ROKA) and brands in the industry. They've been providing triathletes with all their needs via their Redondo Beach store and online store for 10 years. Triathlon Lab is one of the most respected names in the industry when it comes to quality and customer service.
ROKA is dedicated to providing triathletes and swimmers with products that make them faster. In their first season in 2013 ROKA wetsuits gained almost immediate widespread acceptance by elite and developing triathletes alike. In 2014 ROKA athletes combined for three world championship titles, as they emerged as the fastest suits on the market. ROKA continues to push the envelope with their growing line of wetsuits, goggles and accessories.
LAPIO is the official timing sponsor of the Pacific Sports Sprint Series as well as our U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall Harbor, TX. Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Their software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solutions.