2012 marks the 23rd Annual Full Vineman Triathlon, making it the oldest independant full distance triathlon held in the continental United States. The experience which Vineman athletes have will be unmatched, as they swim 2.4 miles, bike 112 miles and run 26.2 miles through beautiful Sonoma County's wine country. For 2012 we will limit the field to 1100 participants.
In 1990 the Vineman was designed to be the peoples full distance event with an emphasis on making the average athletes experience of completing the classic distance the most enjoyable and personalized as possible. While the sport of triathlon has changed drastically over the past decade and a half, the soul of the Vineman remains the same.
Whether you are an athlete hoping to complete your first full distance race, youve been closed out of other full distance events, or you just want to be part of a great full distance triathlon, the Vineman is for you. With beautiful wine country scenery, typically cool mornings and warm days, and a relatively small field of athletes that doesnt make you feel like part of a cattle call, youll find the Vineman to be an athlete friendly race. For 22 years the Vineman has been a favorite of many athletes because of the individual attention they receive at the event. Whatever your reason or motivation for competing, the Full Vineman and its friendly staff of more than 800 volunteers look forward to making your experience a great one.