California Sprint Triathlon

June 28, 2015
Shadow Cliffs
Pleasanton, CA


About the Event

The California Sprint Triathlon will be the 2015 Sprint Distance Southwest Regional Championship. Pleasanton & Livermore will be your stomping ground for this day of triathlons. Set right in midsummer and in the heart of the Bay Area. 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.

8:00 a.m. — Start

Distance: 1/2 Mile Swim - 9 Mile Bike - 3.1 Mile Run 

Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs

  • $90 until 1/1/2015
  • $100 until 3/1/2015
  • $110 until 5/1/2015
  • $120 until 6/15/2015
  • $130 until 6/26/2015

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $80 until 1/1/2015
  • $90 until 3/1/2015
  • $100 until 5/1/2015
  • $110 until 6/15/2015
  • $120 until 6/26/2015

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $130 until 1/12015
  • $140 until 3/1/2015
  • $150 until 5/1/2015
  • $170 until 6/15/2015
  • $190 until 6/26/2015

Mail-In Registration Form: Click Here

Registration is also available on Active: Click Here

Registration Categories:

- Individual
- Youth - Individuals (18 and under)
- Military/Fire/Police (will be required to bring active military, fire, or police ID)
- Triathlon Clubs  "2014 Tri Club Challenge Series"
- Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
- Pro/Elite
- Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)
- Clydesdale, Athena, & Mountain Bike

Registration Includes:

- Custom swim cap
- Custom event branded t-shirt
- Finishers medal
- Custom water bottle
- Custom finshers chamois
- Free post-race feast
- Professional Race Day announcer
- Race results posted live on race day with live video feeds for family and friends
- 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 at CST:

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: 8:00 am                         
Wave 2: 8:04 am                                                        
Wave 3: 8:08 am                                                     
Wave 4: 8:12 am                                               
Wave 5: 8:16 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 should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 8:00 AM at Shadow Cliffs Lake.

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 be provided after the race for free.

Medal Engraving:

USA Productions is happy to announce a new, very cool service this year. Not only will we have great medals this years (at specific events, see event page) events we will have an engraving service on site to engrave your time into your medal. The engraving service is provided by SVE Timing so they will have your finish time right at the booth. The process is very simple, as soon as you get your medal proceed to the engraving tent. Fill out a form with your name and verify your time. Pay a small fee. Come back in 15 minutes and you will never forget your time!

Schedule of events:

You must bring a valid ID to pick up your race packet. You may pick up a friend's or relative's race packet and bib number, only if you have their valid ID present. 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 is available!

  • 6:00am     Registration opens
  • 6:00am     Transition Open
  • 8:00am     Sprint Start
  • 9:00am     Food and Entertainment
  • 10:30am   Awards Ceremony 

Course Maps & Details

To preview larger transition Map: Click Here

The Swim (1/2 Mile):

Click here to see a larger printable format of the swim.

The Bike (9 Miles):

Click here to see the 9 mile bike course in a larger printable format with turn by turn directions. The bike course is flat and fast!

Click here for online bike course map

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the California Sprint 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.

The Run (3.1 Miles):

Participants run along the trails at Shadow Cliffs Park, for a total of 3.1 miles. The course is lined with cones and markings. Based the weather in mid summer bring a hat and sunscreen. There will be aid stations every mile dispensing water and electrolyte sports drink.

Click here to preview the online run course

Click here to see the 3.1 mile run course in a larger printable format.

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.  

Driving 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) twd Pleasanton
Sunol becomes 1st Street
1st Street becomes Stanley Blvd
Right into Shadow Cliffs Regional Park

Race Results

Race Results - Click here

Travel & Hotels

To make travel plans and book your hotel for California Sprint 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 CST 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


Please be safe and courteous throughout the race. You will NOT be disqualified for assistance, stopping or holding on for lifeguard support. Have Fun and Be Safe! We look forward to seeing you on race day!