California Sprint Triathlon

June 26, 2016
Shadow Cliffs
Pleasanton, CA


About the Event

The 2016 Sprint 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.

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

Registration Information & Fees

Individuals,Clydesdale/Athena, &Clubs

  • $95 until 11/8/2015
  • $105 until 4/15/2016
  • $115 until 6/15/2016
  • $125 until 6/23/2016

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $85 until 11/8/2015
  • $95 until 4/15/2016
  • $105 until 6/15/2016
  • $115 until 6/23/2016

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $160 until 11/8/2015
  • $180 until 4/152016
  • $190 until 6/15/2016
  • $200 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 Jakroo Tri Club Challenge:

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: 7:00 am    
  • Wave 2: 7:03 am                   
  • Wave 3: 7:06 am                                                   
  • Wave 4: 7:09 am                                                      
  • Wave 5: 7:12 am                                                                            

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 should arrive at least 1.5 hours early. This year's event will begin promptly at 7:30 AM at Shadow Cliffs Lake.

Body Marking:

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

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.

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 $15.

Saturday June 25, 2016 Registration & Packet pickup

  • Time: 11am - 5pm
  • 3-3:30pm Course overview

Sunday, June 26, 2016 - Race Day Registration is available!

  • 5:00am     Registration opens
  • 5:00am     Transition Open
  • 6:40am     Transition Closes for Olympic Athletes
  • 7:05am     Transition Closes for Sprint Athletes
  • 6:50am     Olympic Start
  • 7:27am     Sprint Start
  • 9:00am     Food and Entertainment
  • 10:00am   Awards Ceremony 

Course Maps & Detail

Tranistion will be first come first serve and divided by Sprint & Olympic. Tri Clubs will have designated areas in transition.  Transiton will close at 7:05am for all Sprint Athletes.  To preview larger transition Map: Click Here

The Swim (1/2 Mile):

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

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.

The Bike (9 Miles):

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

Click here for online bike course map

Cllck here for a turn by turn of the bike course

Drafting: Drafting is illegal at the California Sprint 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.

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 $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


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

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

Click Here to see all hotels

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 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


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