California International Triathlon

June 26, 2016
Shadow Cliffs
Pleasanton, CA


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About the Event

Adding to our dynamic schedule of triathlon events we are excited to have this tri-valley race at a venue that is setup for a successful triathlon. Set right in midsummer and in the heart of the Bay Area, this triathlon will get you ready for our upcoming Oakland Triathlon Festival and add to the Tri Club Challenge Series that clubs will be vying for at the Championship in August. This venue is 20-25 miles from Oakland and San Jose and is set in the Livermore Valley. This area is great to enjoy a weekend of wine tasting, musical entertainment, great restaurants and other local attractions. All will enjoy this safe and fast bike course around the Livermore valley vineyards.

Distance: 1.5k Swim - 40k Bike - 10k Run

Registration Information & Fees

Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs

  • $130 until 11/8/2015
  • $140 until 4/15/2016
  • $150 until 6/15/2016
  • $160 until 6/23/2016

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $115 until 11/8/2015
  • $125 until 4/15/2016
  • $135 until 6/15/2016
  • $145 until 6/23/2016

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $170 until 11/8/2015
  • $190 until 4/15/2016
  • $210 until 6/15/2016
  • $230 until 6/23/2016

Registration Categories:

  • Individual
  • Youth - Individuals (18 and under)
  • Triathlon ClubsMilitary/Fire/Police (will be required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
  • Clydesdale & Athena
  • Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
  • Pro/Elite
  • Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)

Registration Includes:

  • Custom swim cap
  • Custom branded event t-shirt
  • Finishers medal
  • Custom water bottle
  • Custom finishers chamois
  • Free post-race feast
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race results posted on website same day
  • Great music!

Age groups male & female (awards will be given 3 deep):

  • 13-15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85-89,
  • Female-Athena (over 165 lbs),
  • Male-Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.).

The Tri Club Challenge @ CIT:

See how your tri club/team can win at each race and the Championship for 2016!

Free Race Photos:

We are now providing free photos for download at our events.

Event Photos:  Click Here

Race Details & Schedule

Preliminary Wave Starts:

  • Wave 1  7:02 am     Challenge Athlete International
  • Wave 2: 7:03 am     29 and under / Elite                           
  • Wave 3: 7:06 am     30-39                                      
  • Wave 4: 7:09 am     40-49                           
  • Wave 5: 7:12 am     50 and over                                                                 

Clydesdale and Athena participants will race in waves based on their age.

Water Temperature:

Approximate water temperature in Shadow Cliffs is 70 - 74 degrees. 

Confirmed Triathletes:

All athletes must arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 6:50 AM at Shadow Cliffs.

Bike Check:

USA Productions highly recommends getting your bike checked and tuned prior to the race.

The Finish:

The Finish includes a post race party with all the fixings: great music, exciting race day announcers, free catered food which includes burritos, fresh fruit, muffins, bagels and cream cheese, fresh spring water, recovery drinks and more.

Post Race Massage

Sports massage services will provided after the race for free.

Transition Area:

The transition area is first-come, first-serve. The transition area is very well marked with signage. The only designated racks are for Relay Teams, Triathlon Clubs and Teams as well as Elite/Pro racers.

Preparing for the Race:

Be sure to listen to race day announcers. Nick Tuttle will be your primary announcer for important announcements throughout the day.

Schedule of events:

You must bring a valid ID to pick up your race packet. If you are pre-registered, you will not need to bring anything but your valid I.D. and USAT card to pick up your race packet. If you're not a USAT member you'll be required to purchase a one day USAT License for $15.

Saturday June 25, 2016 Registration & Packet pickup

  • Location: Sports Basement Berkeley
  • Address: 2727 Milvia St, Berkeley, CA 94703
  • Map: Click Here
  • Time: 12pm - 5pm
  • 3-3:30pm Course overview
  • Sports Basement PPU Discount of 20% off instore purchases

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - Race Day Registration will be available!

  • 5:00am-6:30am Registration Open
  • 5:30am Transition Open
  • 6:50am Transition Closes for All Athletes
  • 6:52am Start of Sprint
  • 7:02am Start of Olympic
  • 9:00am Food and Entertainment
  • 10:45 Awards Ceremony

Course Maps & Details

Tranistion will be first come first serve and divided by Sprint & Olympic. Tri Clubs will have designated areas in transition.  Transiton will close at 6:40am for all Olympic Athletes. To preview larger transition Map: Click Here

Swim Course 1.5k / .93 Miles:

Click here to view a printable swim course map.

Can I stop during the swim? Yes, you can float on your back or stop swimming at any time but you cannot stop and hang onto the board or kayak used by the lifeguards. Since they're managing the safety of all athletes during the event, if you need assistance during the race they will be forced to remove you from the water.

Bike Course 40k / 24.9 Miles:

Click here to view a printable bike course map. There will be one bike aid station at mile 11 with water, bananas, clif bars and energy gels.

Click here for online bike course map

Click here for Turn By Turn of the bike course

Click here to see Elevation

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the California International Triathlon. We ask for your help in doing the best we can to help enforce the "NO DRAFTING" rules of USA Triathlon. You, the athlete, are the simplest and best way to keep the bike course safe and draft free. We will have USA Triathlon Officials out on the bike course, but you personally need to help the sport and yourself by simply backing out of packs, slowing down or verbally mentioning to other athletes not to draft.

Run Course 10k / 6.2 Miles:

The 6.2 mile run will be 2 loops and we will have aid stations with water, hydration drink and energy gels at every mile.

Click here to preview the online run course

Click here to view a printable run course map.

Chip Timing:

This race will be timed using a chip timing system. Upon checking in you will receive a chip that is traditionally worn on the ankle. It is the athlete's responsibility to wear the chip during the entire race. If you do not wear the chip you will NOT be timed.

The Athlete is also 100% totally responsible for the return of the chip. Our waiver will have a disclaimer that must be signed that states you, the athlete, must return the chip or be billed accordingly by our timing company. It is the racer's responsibility to make sure that if you cannot attend the race, the chip will be returned within 7 days to USA Productions at the following address.  If the timing chip is not returned the participant will be charged $30.

USAT Sanctioning:

USAT provides comprehensive insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The coverage provides liability coverage to protect the race director, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants. The athlete excess medical coverage protects each participant for the day of the event.

Athlete Excess Medical: When athletes purchase a USAT annual license or one day permit, a portion of those fees cover the cost to provide them with excess medical insurance. This coverage only extends to their participation in an USA Triathlon sanctioned event and is only available after the injured party has filed with any primary insurance policies.

Event Liability: USAT provides comprehensive liability insurance coverage to sanctioned events. The USA Triathlon policy automatically covers USA Triathlon race directors, sponsors, volunteers, officials, and participants while participating in sanctioned events. Single-event permit can only be purchased through the race director and is $15 at packet pickup or the day of the event. USA Triathlon does not sell single-day permits.

New or Renewing Members:Click here to visit to purchase a new membership or renew an old one.

Parking & Directions

Shadow Cliffs Address:
2500 Stanley Blvd, Pleasanton, CA 94566

Map:  Click Here


Parking will be available at Shadow Cliffs for all participants and will cost $6 per vehicle. The parking area is adjacent to the lake/transition area and is very convenient . Follow the parking signs into the parking area.

Directions to Shadow Cliffs Recreation Area:

From San Francisco & the East Bay
Take 580 East
Exit Santa Rita Road towards Pleasanton
Left on Valley Ave
Left on Stanley Blvd
Right into Shadow Cliffs Regional Park

From San Jose
Take 680 North
Exit Sunol Blvd (Castlewood) toward Pleasanton
Sunol becomes 1st Street
1st Street becomes Stanley Blvd
Right into Shadow Cliffs Regional Park

Race Results

Click Here for Race Results

Travel & Hotels

Make travel plans and book your hotel for the California International Triathlon: 

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Pleasanton Marriott
11950 Dublin Canyon Blvd
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Rate: $108 King
Book your stay: Click Here


If you're not a triathlete and would like to participant in some way to help with the event grab your friends and family and be a part of the event. Volunteers are needed to assist with several aspects of the event, including pre-registration, the start and finish line and water stations along the course.

Benefits of Volunteering
- Official CIT volunteer t-shirt
- Goodie Bags
- Free Lunch
- Fulfill community service hours
- A great time out
- Team up with friends, family and make it a community event!
- Groups larger than 15 will receive more benefits and possible charitable donations

Contact us today and thanks for volunteering: Contact USA Productions


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