San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz registration is open
Posted: Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Amy Rabinovitz- San Jose Fitness Examiner
After what seemed an endless delay, registration is now open for the 2012 San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz, Sunday, July 8, 2012, when 1,800 participants will jump from a boat and swim 1.2 miles in the San Francisco Bay to begin this International Distance Triathlon.
Registration for the third annual event was delayed while San Francisco put all waterfront and Bay events on hold until the America’s Cup solidified plans, but the timing turned out great. Last year the race was in August, but now it follows the 4th of July holiday when many families can make the event into a mini-vacation. Also see: Pictures of 2011 event
After the swim, the hills of SF
Following the Bay portion when swimmers will face the treacherous waters and icy currents, they will bike San Francisco's famous hills. Turns, climbs and steep descents line the 25 mile biking course. Also see: Video of actor David Duchovny in 2011 event
At the 2011 athlete orientation, Gary Emich talked about the swim portion by saying, "You will either get addicted or cured." At least one Facebook fan totally agreed. "So true!!"
Next is the run, seven miles to Baker Beach and the 400 step “Sand Ladder” before finishing on Marina Green.
Registration is open to all participants (no lottery or qualifying to claim a spot). For more information, or to register, visit http://www.tricalifornia.com.
The official charity of the San Francisco Triathlon at Alcatraz is the Challenged Athletes Foundation and an official destination of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Team In Training program.