ITU World Triathlon San Diego

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On May 10-12, 2012, the birthplace of triathlon – San Diego, CA – will host the inaugural ITU World Triathlon San Diego. Age group athletes have the chance to compete in Olympic and sprint distance races as well as in an Olympic distance relay in the same venue as the world’s best athletes.  All age group races take place on Saturday, May 12.

Race Weekend Schedule

Friday, May 11
3:00 p.m: Elite Women’s Race (U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier)

Saturday, May 12
6:30 a.m: Age Group Olympic Distance Race & Olympic Distance Relay
9:30 a.m: Age Group Sprint Distance Race
2:30 p.m: Elite Men’s Race (U.S. Olympic Team Qualifier)

Registration Overview

Sprint Distance

The sprint distance features a 750m swim, a 26km bike and a 5km run. You may also choose to participate, if you qualify, in one of our challenges: Military Challenge, or Collegiate Club Challenge. There is no extra fee.

Olympic Distance

The Olympic distance features a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike and a 10km run. You may also choose to participate, if you qualify, in one of our challenges: Military Challenge, or Collegiate Club Challenge. There is no extra fee.

Relay Olympic Distance

The relay is part of the Olympic distance race and features a 1.5km swim, a 40km bike, and a 10km run. You can compete as a team of two or three athletes (male, female or co-ed), with each athlete competing in one leg of the race (swim, bike or run).

The team captain registers the team and covers the registration cost; the other two team members are required to register but will not be charged again.

Pricing Structure

Registration DateSprint Olympic Relay (teams of 3)
Oct. 12 - Dec. 31 $140 $195 $230
Jan. 1 - Feb. 29 $150 $210 $240
March 1 until sold out $160 $225 $250


All age group athletes may be eligible to compete in one of three challenges. If you are eligible, you will be ranked in both your distance /age group and in the Challenge you chose. You may only compete in ONE Challenge.

Military Challenge

Compete against fellow athletes in the armed services. To be eligible, you must be an active member or veteran of the United States Military in the divisions Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard and Merchant Marine. Simply check the military challenge box on the registration form to sign up. There is no extra fee.

Collegiate Club Challenge

Represent the colors of your school and compete against other colleges/universities. To be eligible, you must be a current undergrad or grad student and your collegiate club must be registered as an official USA Triathlon club. Simply check the collegiate club box on the registration form and add your collegiate team name to sign up. There is no extra fee.

Race Rules and Regulations

All age group races are sanctioned by and will be held under the rules and regulations of USA Triathlon. All age-group races are non-drafting. Only the elite races are draft-legal.  A complete set of rules can be found here.

Registration Policies

By registering, all athletes agree to the following registration policies:

  • For the sprint distance, the registered athlete has to be 16 or older on race day, May 12, 2012.
  • For the Olympic distance, the athlete has to be 18 or older on race day, May 12, 2012.
  • Each athlete has to pick up his or her own race packet. Bikes have to be racked at the communicated times. No exceptions.

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Junior Race

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The Triathlon Club of San Diego, in association with TriJuniors, will conduct it's first junior draft-legal triathlon on May 22, 2010. The event will be open to all TCSD junior triathletes who would like to get experience in a draft-legal race. This will be considered a tune-up event for the USAT National Championship race on August 14, 2010 in San Diego.

The objective of the format is to transition athletes from entry-level youth, or “kids”, triathlons, into draft-legal youth elite and junior elite competition. This enables more young athletes to become competent in the draft-legal race format before committing to national-level events.

The race will consist of a 300m swim (2 loops with a short beach run), followed by a 12km bike (3 laps), and 3.2km run on TCSD's normal Fiesta Island course (see map below). Start time will be 6:45am - all racers will be encouraged to arrive no later than 6:00am. It is the responsibility of each racer to be prepared for riding in a pack. As such, the following bike rules will be in place:

  • Wheels must have at least 12 spokes
  • Regular, double-triangle frame, (Standard Road Bike)
  • Standard drop handle bars, (NO AEROBARS)
  • Bar ends must have plugs

Bikes will be checked to make sure they are legal before the race. If the racer is under 18, a waiver MUST be signed race morning by a parent or legal guardian. All racers must be members of the Triathlon Club of San Diego. Youth membership is $30 per year.


Please contact  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information or to register.



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Welcome to the TCSD Wildflower page!

Below you will find updates, FAQs and general information about the Wildflower Triathlon Festival, May 2-4, 2014 at Lake San Antonio, CA. click for Official Website
Contact Ran Shenhar ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ),  or Linda Rich ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ) for more information.

Facebook event
Carpool list -

Registration for the Avia Wildflower 2014 Festival is open!

Wildflower is consistently ranked in the top 5 of all triathlons.  Combining location, size, competition and atmosphere, Wildflower is a unique tradition and rite of passage for many triathletes.  TCSD had over 180 competitors last year.

Wildflower 2014 offers:

  • 3 races (MTB short, Olympic, and Half IM)
  • Lake swims, hilly bike courses and mostly on trail runs with great aid stations
  • Club competition (TCSD won the Long Course competition in 2010)
  • ITU Long Course qualifier
  • Huge Expo/Food park with a stage and kids play area
  • Tent or RV camping

TCSD Plans

Our volunteers make a huge effort to provide members a unique and great experience.  This includes:

  • Carpool list - It's a long ride - save money & make new friends by carpooling!
  • Side trips before and after the event
  • Kids race/family activities
  • A large communal campsite
  • Tent pick up and delivery to the site
  • Saturday evening BBQ
  • Sponsor items


We need YOUR help - cooks and kitchen 'staff' are especially important!
We also encourage your ideas and experiences from past Wildflowers -- what was good, what can we improve?

Wildflower FAQ

What do I need to do now?

Register and indicate TCSD as your club.  We will get a "rebate" of $10 for each club registrant.  This money will go directly toward Wildflower expenses such as the club dinner Saturday night.

Use the link below:

Do I pay for camping?  What is the camping pass all about?  Do I pay now?

You pay for camping in one of two ways.  If you are tent camping, you need a camping pass for the number of nights you will be at Wildflower between Thursday and Sunday.  The camping pass is PER CAR (TriCal wants us to carpool as it makes it easier to leave Sunday if there are fewer cars).  So, it is in your favor to share the expense with others and carpool either from San Diego or from Paso Robles, the nearest town.  (We will maintain a car pool roster to help members accomplish this).

If you have an RV, you pay for a designated space and that is also your camping pass.  You can try to get a space in the D loop where the TCSD camping area is but that is not guaranteed.

If you want a little more privacy or quiet, you can camp anywhere you like in the park and still hang out with TCSD.

If you are sure that you are driving, you can buy the pass now during registration.  If you aren't sure, you can wait and buy the pass later in March or April.

Where is Wildflower?
At Lake San Antonio recreational area in Monterrey County about 25 miles west of Paso Robles in Central California.  About a 6 hour drive from San Diego.

What is the course like?
On top of the official page maps, you can search for the course on your favorite GPS tracking site.
Here's the bike ride of the half:
* more links will be added soon *

Do I have to camp? 
No, you can stay in Paso Robles but getting into the race on race day is a challenge. 

How do I keep informed on Wildflower 2014?
Come back to view updates on this page, follow the mailing list & the Facebook event page

You can also email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more.


Ran Shenhar and Linda Rich
Wildflower 2014 Coordinators

More Information

Arriving, Drop-off and Parking

We will be parking in a designated overflow area near the campsite.
Drive into the loop, find your tent, drop your stuff and then park in
overflow.  Please do not block anyone or cause an access issue. 


We usually get the infield of loop D of the Redonda Vista campground.  This is the first
loop on the right of the main camping area at the top of Lynch Hill.
There is a TCSD banner so you can't miss us.

There will be a common area for meals, campfires, etc.  Most of the
tents will be inside the loop.  There are other non-TCSD campers in
the loop; please respect their privacy and sites.  There are showers
nearby but they can get very crowded especially Saturday PM after the
long course race.  You can ride over to the other loops and find
better access.


Need a volunteer for firewood.


There is a general store with some supplies near the transition area.
The expo also has plenty of race related items like suncreen, goggles,
racewear, etc.

Bike Mechanics

If your bike gets out of tune or something breaks, there are mechanics
at the transition area on Friday and Saturday to help out.

Food Prep Area

There will be a general food prep area with tables, stoves, etc.
Please respect others equipment, (pots, pans, etc.) and clean up any
food you prepare.  We will have hygiene items (wipes, gels, etc.)
available; please use them.

Potluck on Friday Night

Don't buy the pasta meal...bring your preferred meal plus something to share.  Please
clean-up/dispose of any leftovers.

BBQ on Saturday night

We need volunteer for the BBQ!  Please email us.

KID ACTIVITIES:  Need a volunteer to plan/coordinate a kid's race or event.


SANTA YNEZ wine country Sunday Eve/ Monday:

Registered Members

(will be updated shortly)


Average high: 67

Average low: 48


Email us with your name, phone number, day leaving, returning, camping pass paid/needed, space for passengers/bikes and we will post here.




TCSD Duathlon: Black Mountain

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Our February Duathlon brings you through the beautiful rolling hills of some of San Diego's newest neighborhoods. The motto here is what goes down must go up!

The Duathlon will start at Black Mountain Ranch Community Park as your transition area. The runs will be on the scenic trails branching off from the park. The first run will be approximately 2 miles on designated trails. The bike portion is just over 11.5 miles long in a loop through the communities of Santaluz, Del Sur and 4S Ranch. There are nice bikes lanes with no left turns in traffic. You will finish the duathlon with the 2 mile run along the trail. As with all the sections, remember the motto...this is a leg burner. It's a challenging and hilly course, but very doable if you work within your level.

Date: February 12th

Start Time: 7:00AM

Location: Black Mountain Ranch Community Park