Which race do I sign up for?

That’s up to you! The difference between the two races is that we’ll be enforcing drafting rules on Sunday (min. 3 bike lengths behind the racer in front of you unless you’re overtaking). The Saturday race is draft-legal, which makes for a fun twist on a triathlon. We’ll limit spots in the collegiate wave by school (if necessary) to make sure everyone gets a shot at it, and the open wave will be first come, first serve. If you want to sign up for both races and make a full weekend of it, that’s totally fine by us.

Can you tell me more about Draft Legal Racing?

We’ve got a whole page dedicated to the rules and regulations we’ll be using- go here to read all about it.

Where can I register?

Registration for Tritonman 2014 is now open!! Register here.

Fees will go up on Feb 1st, and registration will close on February 21st at 7AM. We will also be offering race-day registration for a flat price (all groups) of $100 ($200 for relay teams). Credit card or check only. No cash for race-day registration- it (will be) 2014 after all.

What about refunds? How about registration transfers?

We will honor and and all refund requests made before 11:59PM, February 14, 2014. Transfers are the world’s most painful thing to do, so if you don’t want to go but your friend does, just request a refund through our Eventbrite page or at race@nullucsdtriathlon.org, and have your friend sign up on their own!

When is it?

Our draft-legal race will be on Saturday, February 22nd, 2014. The traditional triathlon will be the next day, Feb 23rd. First wave on Saturday starts at 6:45 AM, and first wave on Sunday will head into the water at 7:00AM.
Check-in will start at 5:00 AM and will end at 6AM on Saturday, and at 6:15 AM on Sunday

5:00AM is early! Can I pick up my packet before the race?

We’ll have a couple opportunities for packet pickup before the race:

Friday, Feb 21st: 3 PM- 8 PM at Movin’ Shoes in Pacific Beach (Draft-legal and Classic races)

Saturday, Feb 22nd: 5 PM – 7 PM in the main lobby of the Natural Sciences Building at UCSD (Classic)

We heartily encourage all of our racers to take advantage; shorter lines in the morning are less stressful for everyone!

What’s the course?

The race will take place at Fiesta Island, the site of the first triathlon (like, ever). After the wildly successful new transition area and run course last year, we are tweaking it slightly to make it even better. Think of it as Tritonman v2.1. See the “course” link on the left for more details about last year’s course.

I can only [swim/bike/run]. Can I just do that one?

Nope. But you can find 2 other athletes and form a relay team. One person competes in each discipline, handing off your “baton” (the timing chip) in transition. If you have never tried this before, relays are a ton of fun.

Is this race beginner friendly?

YES! While the prospect of an open-water swim in February can be terrifying to non-swimmers, this swim is in Mission Bay, which will be both warmer and calmer than a true open-ocean swim. The bike is on a closed course, riding around Fiesta Island, which is both flat and fast. The run will take you out into the beautiful parks that circle Mission Bay, where you will be on jogging paths.

Are there prizes?

Because we have the best sponsors in the world, yes. There will be race prizes.