September 08, 2019

2019 Rock the Bay San Diego Triathlon

September 08, 2019 San Diego Bay Front • 1 Park Blvd San DiegoCA  92101 View Map Organized by KOZ Events

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About this event

September 08, 2019

San Diego Bay Front

1 Park Blvd San DiegoCA  92101
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Rock the Bay Triathlon

September 8, 2019

USAT Sanctioned International & Sprint

 Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike

Come Rock the Bay!

Click Here for the 2019 Race Bible - All You Need to Know for Race Day Including Parking and Wave Times! (Coming Soon)

The only Triathlon in the Heart Downtown San Diego featuring Olympic & Sprint Distances with  a Rock’n Theme – Rock Bands and Music on the Courses. Rock Themed Medal, Tech T-shirt, and Bib.

We even have a Band out on the Bay for your Rock'n Swim!

This will be a USAT Sanctioned Triathlon, Duathlon, and Aquabike!

The Rock the Bay San Diego Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike invites you to an epic day living the active lifestyle!

Same location and great course as the Original TriRock San Diego!! Taking place in the heart of San Diego with the swim in beautiful San Diego's Bay. This event has a unique boardwalk swim entry, bike course traversing Harbor Drive and ends with a run along the Embarcadero Marina Park, behind Seaport Village.  This is Southern California at its best. The bay swim is supported by lifeguards and swim buddies. Come join us for the Sprint or International Distance Triathlon.  

Race Features   

  • Chip Timing
  • Technical T-Shirt with Rock'n Theme
  • Continental Breakfast
  • Entertainment along the course
  • Online Results
  • Finisher Medal 
  • Awards 3 Deep for Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike
  • Points for San Diego Triathlon Series
  • Race Photos Available Online

Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound!

VIP Options - Your Race day just got easier!

Choose VIP - TLC (regular)


VIP Party Package

Click Here for Hotel Reservations and Rates

Rock the Boat Baby!

All the VIP - TLC Special Amenities Plus Party with the Band on the 65' Yacht with Brunch, Mimosas & Beer
21+ participants, family and friends
can join in on the "Private VIP Party Package"
Don't be left on shore!

Racers - Finish Your Tri then enjoy your post-race private party aboard the Adventuress Catamaran Yacht with Brunch, Mimosas and Beer.

Spectators - Get on the Boat before the start and cruise on out into the bay and cheer on the racers on the swim course, while listening to the band, eating breakfast and sipping mimosas and beer!

Details - When the International distance swimmers finish the boat will be moved to watch the Sprint Distance swimmers.
When the swim portion is completed the 65' yacht will sail into the harbor and the Band will become the finish line entertainment.
You can take the ship's tender (little boat) to and from shore.
Your racers can join you on the Party Boat after they finish!

Each participant is eligible to purchase up to
FOUR TICKETS, so invite your family & friends!
Space is limited to ONLY 40 people, so reserve your spot today!

Upgraded VIP package includes: 

All Triathlon VIP - TLC  amenities - Reserved Rack Space, VIP Pick up on Sunday Morning - no requirement to come to Friday or Saturday for Packet Pick up.


Brunch on the Boat with Mimosas and Beer aboard the 65' yacht.
Exclusive Finish Line Viewing Party with a LIVE band on-board until 11:00 am
Access to a water taxi to go to and from the yacht as you please after the swim is finished.
ALL Party VIP Package holders are eligible to use taxi
Invite Your Friends and Family to join you aboard the Party Boat.

As a VIP - TLC for the Rock the Bay Triathlon you will been given

1. A preferred position assigned Rack Space with your name on it for your Bike in the Transition area

2. No need to come to the Friday or Saturday packet pick up! On Sunday enjoy a special VIP Packet Pick up area. Sunday Pick-up is from 5:45 am-6:45 am. You will then continue on to the transition zone to be body marked.

3. We will have your package with your bib number, timing chip, swim cap and requested race shirt waiting for you. (No late packet pick up fees for VIP!)

VIP Entries must be received by Sunday September 1, 2019. Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS! 

The Regular VIP - TLC  Option is just $30 

The PRIVATE VIP PARTY PACKAGE is $75 (Participants)

You may also purchase the PARTY PACKAGE without the VIP Option for $50 (Participants and Spectators)



Sprint Triathlon (13yrs & older): 500 meter swim - 10 mile bike - 5K run

Sprint Duathlon (13yrs & older): 1 mile run - 10 mile bike - 5K run

Sprint Aquabike (13yrs & older): 500 meter swim - 10 mile bike (Your finish time is at the transition area after completing the bike portion, then head over to the finish line to return your timing chip and join the party!)

Sprint Aquathlon (13yrs & older): 500 meter swim - 5K run

International Triathlon (13yrs & older): 1000 meter swim - 20 mile bike - 10K run

Note: There is also a relay category for the International Triathlon distance only (no SDTS points awarded)

International Duathlon (13yrs & older): 5K run - 20 mile bike - 10K run

International Aquabike (14yrs & older): 1000-meter swim -  20 mile bike (Your finish time is at the transition area after completing the bike portion, then head over to the finish line to return your timing chip and join the party!)

All distances award points for the San Diego Triathlon Series!


Event details and schedule

For Triathlon / Race Questions see our FAQ page

Pre-Race Check In & Packet Pick Ups (Must attend one)

Date: Friday, September 6th

Location: Road Runner Sports 3:00 to 6:00pm     5553 Copley Drive San Diego CA 92111 OR   Date: Saturday, Sepbember 7th Location: San Diego Bay Front, 1 Park Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101
Times Open: 10am-3pm    Saturday Only - Course Talk Times We recommend you attend the course talk so you will be completely informed of all details. 11:30 am - Course Talk with Steve Tally 1:00 pm - Course Talk with Steve Tally    Pre-Race Check in Policies:  
  1. All athletes must attend ONE pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials (FRI or SAT). All relay members must be present to receive the packet, or we will split up the relay packet for each participant. 
  2. It is mandatory for all athletes to bring their ID to the pre-race check in. We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. 
  3.  You must sign waiver(s) to get race materials.  
  4. You will also be required to show proof of USAT annual membership or purchase a one day membership (if you haven't already purchased a one day with us through registration).
  5. Friends and family members will NOT be allowed to pick up for an athlete. Sorry NO EXCEPTIONS.  These events are USAT sanctioned and USAT doesn't allow anyone besides the participant to pick up race materials.
  6. Athletes who don't attend FRI OR SAT (and have not selected the VIP Option) will be required to pay a $10 late fee on race morning in order to pick up race materials. 


Event Timeline:

Event Timeline: Tentative

Sunday, September 8th - Race Day

5:15 a.m.   Transition Area Opens/ Late Registration & Packet Pick Up Opens

6:25 a.m.   Transition Area Closes/ Late Registration & Packet Pick Up Closes

6:30 a.m.   International Duathlon Begins

6:35 a.m.   International Triathlon Waves Begin

7:30 a.m.   Sprint Duathlon Begins

7:35 a.m.   Sprint Triathlon Waves Begin

9:30 a.m.   Transition Reopens - Please be considerate of participants stil competing.

10:00 a.m.  Sprint Awards Ceremony -  Time Approximate

10:30 a.m.  International Awards Ceremony - Time Approximate

12:00 p.m.  Transition Area Closes. All bikes must be removed

VIP Option

For a fee of $30 -  your race numbers, swim cap, timing chip, and t-shirt will be ready for your pick-up on race morning. Pre-race check in is not mandatory, you will check-in on race morning at the VIP check-in table. Pick-up is from 5:30 am-6:25 am. You will then continue on to the transition zone to be body marked. Please plan your time accordingly. VIP athletes have reserved bike racks with their names in the transition area. Entries must be received by September 10th. NO EXCEPTIONS! 


Wetsuits- Purchase a wetsuit from our official wetsuit sponsor, XTERRA WETSUITS! Special San Diego Triathlon Series discount! Wetsuits 60% off! Check them out HERE! Use code: R-KOZ at Checkout.

Bikes & Bike Rentals

Bike rentals are available from our bike shop sponsor Pulse Endurance Sports.

South Bay-

1020 - A2 Tierra Del Rey
Chula Vista, CA 91910


Disclaimer & Refund Policy

The race course and timeline can be changed at the discretion of the race organization. All distances are approximate by GPS measurements.The race can be altered, postponed or cancelled with no refunds. Also no refunds due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism.

Refund Policy:

Due to the number of race transfer requests and cancellations that occur in the weeks prior to a race we have the following policy that is in accordance with USAT Policy.  Refunds will NOT be issued after a registration has taken place. Considerable effort goes into producing an event and funds are expended and applied in good faith based on a registration.  If you would like to change your registration from one distance to another, you will be charged for the difference in price at the time of the change

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