California International Triathlon

June 28, 2015
Shadow Cliffs
Pleasanton, CA


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.

7:00 a.m. — Start

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

Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs

  • $125 until 1/1/2015
  • $130 until 3/1/2015
  • $140 until 5/1/2015
  • $150 until 6/15/2015
  • $160 until 6/27/2015

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $105 until 1/1/2015
  • $115 until 3/1/2015
  • $125 until 5/1/2015
  • $135 until 6/15/2015
  • $145 until 6/27/2015

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $160 until 1/1/2015
  • $170 until 3/1/2015
  • $180 until 5/1/2015
  • $200 until 6/15/2015
  • $220 until 6/27/2015

Mail-In Registration Form: Click Here

Registration is also available on Active: Click Here

Registration Categories:

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

Registration Includes:

- Custom Swim Cap
- Custom event branded t-shirt
- Finishers Medal
- Custom Finisher Chamois
- Custom water bottle
- Free post-race feast
- Professional Race Day announcer
- Race results posted live on race day with live video coverage at the finishline
- Great live music.

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

14-19, 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+, 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 2015!

Race Photography:


Race Details & Schedule

Preliminary Wave Starts:

Wave 1: 7:00 am                           
Wave 2: 7:04 am                                          
Wave 3: 7:08 am                               
Wave 4: 7:12 am                                        
Wave 5: 7:16 am                                      

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

Water Temperature:

Approximate water temperature in Shadow Cliffs is 72 - 75 degrees. 

Confirmed Triathletes:

All athletes must arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 7:00 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.

Body Marking:

All athletes will be body marked. Hands, calves, arms and thighs will be marked. Body marking will be done race morning only. You will find a volunteer tent in the transition area for body marking. It is the racer's responsibility to get their body marked.

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.

Course Preview:

CIT BIke Course Preview:  Click Here

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 $12.

Saturday June 27, 2015 Registration & Packet pickup


  • Time: 12pm - 5pm
  • Address:
  • Directions: Click here to see map and get directions
  • 3-3:30pm Course overview

Sunday, June 28, 2015 - Race Day Registration will be available!

  • 5:00am-6:30am Registration Open
  • 5:30am Transition Open
  • 7:00am Start
  • 9:30am Food and Entertainment
  • 10:15 Awards Ceremony

Course Maps & Details

To preview larger transition Map: Click Here

Swim Course 1.5k / .93 Miles:

Click here to view a printable swim course map.

Bike Course 40k / 24.9 Miles:

Click here to view a printable bike course map with turn by turn directions. There will be one bike aid station at mile 9 with water, bananas, clif bars and energy gels.

Click here for online bike course map

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the California International Triathlon. We ask 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 $12 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


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:

Map: Click Here

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

To make travel plans and book your hotel for Silicon Valley International Triathlon: USA Productions Travel


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


Signed Up But Can't Race: Policies: Cancellation / Credit Policies / Chip Return