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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.

Early Reg
  (to 12- 13)           

 (to 1-31)         

Late Reg
 (to 8-1)         

Until  8-15 

Individual Sprint

$100 $120

Individual Super Sprint

$95 $105

Relay (both distances)

$225  $250

Individual VIP


Youth (7-14)

$30  $35

USAT Waiver

Long Beach Triathlon Event Waiver

*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

- 1/2 mile Swim
- 11 mile cycle
- 3 mile run

Super Sprint 
- 1/4 mile Swim
- 7 mile cycle
- 1.5 mile run

Date & Time

Sunday, August 16, 2015
Start Time: 7:00 am


700 Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802


Volunteers Needed

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


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Individual and Relay Registration Includes:

  • Long Beach Triathlon race t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Finisher medal
  • On-course hydration stations
  • Finish festival with post-race food & entertainment
  • ROKA swim Cap

VIP (Individual & Relay) Registration includes the above plus:

  • Race pick up on Sunday morning
  • VIP Parking
  • Preferred transition area spot
  • Long Beach triathlon baseball cap
  • ROKA goggles (first 20 VIP registrants)
  • ROKA Flexfit hat
  • TriLab Gift card
  • $20 off any future Pacific Sports race
  • Herbalife product


Race Course


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.


Course Map: Swim, Bike, Run

Note: see bottom of page for the SwimStream start process.

Notes on the run course:
 - Runners exit Transition, left-turn heading east along bike path.
 - Runners follow bike path east to east-end turn-around, at approx. 14th Place; fluid station at turnaround.
 - Youth runners will follow same route, with Y (11-14) turnaround at 11th Place and Y (7-10) turnaround at 5th Place.
 - Runners head to west-end turnaround, at approx. 2nd Place; retrace to east-end turn-around: TWO LOOPS!
 - Return westward to 1st Place, past turnaround; left-turn at beach access pad, to FINISH


Transition Map


Youth Course














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.

USAT Rules and Regulations:

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:

USAT Rules and Regulations

Most Commonly Violated Rules

Approved Skinsuits

2013 Wetsuit Rule FAQ

Membership Services

Event Info

Approximate Weekend Schedule

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
4:00 AM Access to race-day parking opens:
Convention Center $10
5:30 AM

Transition Area opens –
700 Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

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

Expo Location

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

Exhibitor Information

Are you interested in being an exhibitor in the Long Beach Triathlon Saturday Expo? Contact


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

Relay Team Divisions

Male, Female, Co-Ed, Military/Police/Fire


Training Opportunities

To come.

Hotel and Travel


Host Hotel

Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown
600 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 495-0700 

Parking Information

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.

View a downtown Long Beach map

Information on Long Beach

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

Long Beach Triathlon Partners

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.

CrossFit 5150

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.

Clif Bar & Company

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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.


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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