2018 Spring Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon

Sunday, May 6, 2018
South Shores Park (East of SeaWorld) Mission Bay San DiegoCA  92109
Sunday, May 6, 2018
South Shores Park (East of SeaWorld) Mission Bay San DiegoCA  92109

About This Activity

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

USAT Youth and Junior Regional Championship! 

This is the first race in the 2018 Triple Crown of Triathlon. Triple Crown events include, Spring Sprint, San Diego Half Iron (Chula Vista Challenge) and Mission Bay Triathlon.  All events must be completed in the same calendar year.  

The  Xterra Wetsuits Spring Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon & Aquabike is a great way to Kick off your Triathlon Season. With a calm bay swim, a flat bike ride and run course, the Spring Sprint is the perfect race for Seasoned Triathletes and Beginers. Races for Adults and Kids. For those new to triathlon and want a shorter race we have the Mini Sprint Triathlon Distance.

Race Features

  • Earn  San Diego Triathlon Series points for all individual distances!  (Kids and Aquabike included)
  • Upgraded Beer Lounge with snacks!
  • Expo, Food, and FinishLine!
  • Aquabike  - swim/bike/done
  • Kids Events!
  • Chip Timing (5 splits)
  • Commemorative Tech T-Shirt
  • Continental Breakfast at finish
  • Entertainment
  • $10 off a $30 Purchase at Road Runner Sports at pre-race expo!
  • On-Line Results
  • Finisher Medal
  • Awards top 3 in each division
  • Points for San Diego Triathlon Series
  • Race Photos Available On-Line

Benefitting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound

 Spring Sprint is the first event of the Triple Crown Award 

Sign up Early for Lowest Prices on All Triple Crown Triathlon Events

Spring Sprint - May 6th
Chula Vista Challenge - Aug 12th
Xterra Mission Bay Triathlon -  Sept. 30th
Triathlons, Duathlons, or AquaBike  (Adult or Youth)

Event details and schedule

2018 USAT Youth and Junior Regional Championship!
- There is no extra cost to enter the Regional Championship. Please choose the correct race for your child’s age group below if they want to be part of the Regional Championship (For example a 15 year old could register for both the Mini Sprint or Sprint during the registration process, but to be part of the USAT Youth and Junior championship they would have to be entered in the Mini Sprint Race. - see below)

7   to 10 Year old Youth Championship race is - The Itsy Bitsy Triathlon
11 to 15 Year old Championship race is - The Mini Sprint
16 to 17 Year old Junior championship race is The Sprint Triathlon



International Triathlon (13 & older): 1000 m swim - 19.5 mile bike - 6 mile run

Sprint Triathlon (13 yrs & older): 1/4 mile swim - 10 mile bike - 3 mile run

Sprint Duathlon (13 yrs & older): 1 mile run - 10 mile bike - 3 mile run

Sprint Aquabike (13 yrs & older): 1/4 mile 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!)

Mini Sprint Triathlon (11 yrs & older): 200 yard swim - 6 mile bike - 1.5 mile run

Itsy Bitsy Triathlon (7-10 yrs old): 100 yard swim - 3 mile bike - 3/4 mile run

All distances award points for the San Diego Triathlon Series!


Pre-Race Check In

Friday May 4, 3pm-6pm

(NO Course talks at this pick up location) - Judi Carbury will be at this packet pick up to answer any questions about the kids courses. She will also be on site Saturday and give a course talk, see below. 

Road Runner Sports @ 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 

Saturday May 5, 10 am-3 pm 

Located at - South Shores Park, Mission Bay (Race site)

Course Talks (The course HAS Changed this year and we recommend you attend the course talk so you will be completely informed of all details)

11:30 am - Course Talks with Steve Tally

12:30 am - Triathlon Basics for the Beginner

1:30 pm - Course Talk with Steve Tally

2:30 pm - Kids Course Talk with Judi Carbary

 Pre-Race Check in Policies: All athletes must attend the ONE pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials (FRI or SAT)It is mandatory for all athletes to bring their ID to the pre-race expo. We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. 

3:00  pm Expo Closes

We will not give any athlete their bib number without an ID. Bring your USAT Card if you have one Please.

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.

***. Athletes who do not attend FRI OR SAT (and have not selected the VIP Option-more info below) will be required to pay a $10 late fee on race morning. 

Event Timeline:

Sunday, May 6, 2018 - Race Day - South Shores Park

5:00 a.m. Parking Lot Opens 
5:30 a.m. Transition Area Opens/ Late Packet Pick Up Opens
6:40 a.m.  Transition Area Closes/ Late Packet Pick Up Closes (Please don't be late)
6:45 a.m.  Duathlon Begins
6:50 a.m.  Triathlon Waves Begin

8:00 a.m. Beer Garden Opens

8:45 am Atheles may start removing bikes from transition - no removal prior to this time

9:45 a.m. - Expo / Race Parking Lot - Reopens - If you need to leave prior to this time please park in other parking areas.
10:00 a.m.  Awards Ceremony
11:00 a.m. Transition Area Closes. All bikes must be removed.

VIP Option

For a fee of $30 -  You will have VIP Bike Racking - your name will be on a reserved space on the bike racks in your wave. Your race numbers, swim cap, timing chip, and t-shirt will be ready for you to pick-up on race morning at the VIP Check in area. You DO NOT have to attend the expo or packet pick up. You will check-in on race morning at the VIP check-in table. Pick-up is from 5:40 am-6:40 am. You will then continue on to the transition zone to be body marked. Please plan your time accordingly. 

VIP entries must be received by April 30th. NO EXCEPTIONS! 

Race Divisions

Triathlon & Duathlon 
Age Divisions:
  • 7-8 (Itsy Bitsy distance)
  • 9-10 (Itsy Bitsy distance)
  • 11-12 (Mini distance)
  • 13-15 (Mini & Sprint distances)
  • 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 +

Special Divisions Include (Sprint distance only):

  • Elite (Triathlon Only)
  • Challenged (Triathlon Only)
  • Military (Triathlon Only)
  • Clydesdale & Athena (males 220lbs+/ladies 165lbs+)
  • Clydesdale & Athena 40+ (males 220lbs+/ladies 165lbs+)

Relay Teams: 2 or 3 person teams 
for Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon only
  • Men
  • Women
  • Mixed 119 and under (both men and women) 
  • Mixed 120+ (ages of all athletes =120+)

Aquabike will have divisions based on registration #s.  At a minimum:

  • Top 3 Male & Female
  • more divisions could be added


etsuits- 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 at two locations!

San Diego- 

7638 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
San Diego, Ca 92111


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 due to weather, natural disturbances, police activity, acts of terrorism and threats of terrorism and other circumstanses. 

 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.

Organizer Info

Map & Direction

South Shores Park (East of SeaWorld) Mission Bay San DiegoCA  92109
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