When is it?
The race will be on Saturday, October 25, 2014, from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM.
Check-in will start at 9:00 AM and will end at 10:15 AM.
The 5K will begin at 10:00AM
Where is it?
We’ll be doing pre-race check-in on the south side of La Jolla Shores (2100 Vallecitos, San Diego, CA 92037). The 5K will start at 10AM, while the aquathlon will get started a bit later at 10:30AM.
Where can I register?
You can register at http://ucsdcoveskipper.eventbrite.com. We will also be offering race-day registration for a flat price (all groups, all races) of $30 credit card or check only. No cash for race-day registration. It is 2014 after all.
What’s the course?
Our swim course consists of two 450m loops out beyond the breaks, for a total of 1000m in the water, and will be closely watched by lifeguards. Racers will ride the waves in, take off their wetsuits and goggles in transition, put on some (optional) shoes, then head to and from Scripps Pier two times on the sand for a total of 5 kilometers.
Our runners will start their race at the same time as the aquathloners, but don’t have to get wet before they take off on the sand. The beach is plenty wide and the surface is pretty firm, just look out for sand castles! The start and finish of both the 5K and the aquathlon will be right next to registration. We’ll also have plenty of well-informed volunteers on-site to help direct you where you need to go.
Is this race beginner friendly?
Yes! The ocean should be fairly calm and reasonably warm in October (average temperature in the mid-to-low 60s). While we’d recommend wearing a wetsuit in the water, it can be a surfing wetsuit or kayaking drytop or whatever you’d like! Our collegiate prices apply to ALL university students (even you graduate students), not just collegiate triathletes, so we encourage any and all people in the area to come and check out our race.