Half Moon Bay Super Sprint Triathlon

April 19, 2014 
Half Moon Bay, CA


About the Event

One of the most beautiful locations on the Northern California coastside. The Half Moon Bay Triathlons offers a safe harbor swim environment, beautiful bike course along the coast, one transition, and a run course along the beach on the coastal trail. Come enjoy this incredible backdrop and this spring triathlon along the Pacific Ocean.

Adding the super sprint a month out from the Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon will get people ready for their first sprint distance triathlon. Use this as your starting point in the sport of triathlon, come out and have fun at this beautiful venue.  For experienced triathletes use this as a test or speed training at a great sprint course venue.

With a focus on safe and fun courses, we look forward to creating the athlete experience for many new and experienced athletes.

We recommend that you take advantage of our training clinics that will occur in HMB before the event so you're prepared for the water temperature and other elements for this event.

Distance:  .35 Mile Swim - 10 Mile Bike - 2.5 Mile Run

Individuals, Clydesdale/Athena, & Clubs

  • $80 until 1/1/2015
  • $90 until 3/1/2015
  • $100 until 4/1/2015
  • $110 until 4/18/2015

Aqua-Bike Individuals

  • $70 until 1/1/2015
  • $80 until 3/1/2015
  • $90 until 4/1/2015
  • $110 until 4/18/2015

Relay Teams (2 or 3 members)

  • $120 until 1/1/2015
  • $130 until 3/1/2015
  • $140 until 4/1/2015
  • $150 until 4/18/2015

Mail-In Registration Form: Click Here

Registration is also available on Active: Click Here

Registration Categories:

  • Individual
  • Youth (18 & under)
  • Triathlon Club
  • Aqua-Bike (swim-bike)
  • Challenge Athlete
  • Pro/Elite
  • Relay (male, female, or coed 2 or 3 person team)

Registration includes:

  • Custom Swim Cap
  • Custom event branded t-shirt
  • Finishers Medal
  • Finishers chamois towel
  • Custom water bottle
  • Free post-race feast!!!
  • Professional Race Day announcer
  • Race results posted on race day
  • 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 SVST:


See how your tri club/team can win at each race and the Championship for 2015!

Race Photography:

Race photos for 2014:  Click here

Race Details & Schedule

Preliminary Wave Starts:


Clydesdale and Athena will start with your USAT age group.

Schedule of events:

Athlete Information Guide:  Click Here

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, April 18, 2015 (Registration / Packet Pickup)


  • Hours:  12-5pm
  • Address: 
  • 2-2:30pm Course overview Vendors
  • Sponsor will be present to show off their products and services

Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Race Day

  • 6:00am-7:30am Registration Open
  • 6:00am Transition Open
  • 8am-11am Expo Open
  • 7:30am Race Start
  • 9am-11am Food, Beer, and Live Music
  • 10:15am Awards Ceremony

Confirmed Athletes:

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

Spectator Tips:

Spectators will have several options that start with beach views of the swim start/finish, transition from swim to bike, views of the athletes on the bike course, transition from bike to run and finally an incredible finish in Pillar Point Harbor and views of Mavericks and the Pacific Ocean 

Preparing for Race:

Be sure to listen to race day announcers for important announcements throughout the rest of your warm up.

Water Conditions & Temperature: 

Pillar Point Harbor Water Conditions:

Water Conditions: Click Here

Water Conditions: Click Here

Approx water temperature in April:  58 degrees

Course Maps & Details

Video Preview of the courses:

Swim: Click Here

Bike: Click Here

Run: Click Here

Swim (.35 mile):


Swim:Your .35 mile swim......  The water temperature will be approx. 56-59 degrees and wetsuits are recommended.  The course will be lined with large orange buoys, numerous lifeguards and safety crew. You will have a short run from the water exit back to the transition area.

Click here to view a printable swim course map

  • Swim course safety plan with warming areas and showers:
    • We will be setting the course the day before the event and will re-measure the course the day of the event to make sure the course is set accurately for both races.  We will not start the race until both courses are set accurately and all guards are ready.
    • We will have warming areas available for all athletes before and after your swim
    • Wetsuits are highly recommended for this race as the water temperature in April ranges from 56-59 degrees
    • We will have ear plugs availablee in Transition for all athletes, this will help with keeping your core temperature normal during the swim.

Bike Course (9.5 miles):

Your 10 mile bike course is an out and back and Transition Aid Stations will be available if needed with water, gel, and electrolyte hydration.

Click here to view a printable bike course map

Click here to view an online bike course

Click here to view elevation gain

  • Bike course safety and medical/street sweeping plan:
    • CHP and the HMB Sheriff’s Office will be managing all signalized intersections as well as any road crossings. 
    • We will have 8 motor escorts on course that will lead the first athlete, provide safety along the course if cones have fallen over, an athlete has a flat tire or needs assistance, and they will also be trailing the last athlete to make sure they’re safe throughout the race.  Our motor escorts are EMT trained and true professionals providing a vital service in helping make the course safe for all across all our events throughout the year.
    • We will have a bike technical crew that will provide any bike service needs on course
    • We will have over 40 volunteers managing each intersection along the bike course
    • We will be sweeping the course in the south bound lane of the course on Hwy 1 the day before the race to make sure that all debris is clear.

Run Course (2.5 miles):

Aid stations will be located every mile along this 2.5 mile run course that is flat and fast.  Water, Electrolyte Hydration, and Gel will be available at each aid station.

Click here to view a printable run course map

Click here to view an online run course

  • Run course safety and hydration/nutrition/medical plan:
    • We will have aid stations at each mile along the run course
    • We will also have medical personnel on bikes along the run course and following in the last runner
    • We will have over 20 volunteers managing the run course  and aid stations providing water, electrolyte hydration, gels, and bars if needed.

Transition Map:

Coming soon....

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 USATmembership.com to purchase a new membership or renew an old one.



From the North Bay (SF/Marin):

-Take Hwy 101/Hwy 1 South
-Right on Capistrano Rd
-Right on Prospect Way

From South Bay:

-Take 280 North
-Take CA-92 West
-Right on CA-1 North
-Left on Capistrano Rd
-Right on Prospect Way

From East Bay:

-Take 580 West
-Take 238 North
-Take 880 South
-Cross San Mateo Bride/CS-92 West
-Right on CA-1 North
-Left on Capistrano Rd
-Right on Prospect Way

Race Results

Get your results for past races: USA Productions Results

Travel & Hotels

To make travel plans and book your hotel for Silicon Valley 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 SVST 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