Race Information

  • Name
    Mission Bay Triathlon
  • City
    San Diego, CA
    San Diego County
  • Events
    Oct 10, 2020 - sprint aquathon
    Oct 11, 2020 - sprint, supersprint triathlon | sprint triathlon relay | sprint duathlon
  • Event Categories
  • Race Dates
    Oct 10, 2020 Saturday
    Oct 11, 2020 Sunday
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  • Details from event's Active.com listing:

    Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the XTERRA WETSUITS Mission Bay Triathlon! In 1974, the first Mission Bay Triathlon was as a run-bike-swim-run event on Fiesta Island by the San Diego Track Club.  This is an ON Road Triathlon.

    This year, 2000 competitors from around the country will return to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.  

    Race Features

    • Technical T-Shirt for adults & kids
    • Awesome Finisher Medals 
    • Continental Breakfast at the finish - coffee at the start
    • Beer Garden
    • LIVE Band
    • Online Results
    • Awards 3 Deep 
    • Course Info Presentations on Saturday at the expo please attend
    • Points for San Diego Triathlon Series for all distances!!
    • Race Photos Available On-Line
    • SWIM BUDDIES - For new Triathletes that need extra encouragement.

    Benefiting Challenged Athletes Foundation: Operation Rebound through LIfe Sports Foundation



    Distances - Take place on Sunday, October 11, 2020

    International Triathlon (13 yrs & older): 1000m swim - 38k bike - 9k run 

    International Triathlon Distance limited to 300 participants! The international swim will be the first 3 waves only.

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

    Sprint Triathlon (13 yrs & older): 500m swim - 19k bike - 5k run

    Sprint Duathlon (13 yrs & older): 1-mile run - 19k bike - 5k run

    Sprint Aquabike (13 yrs & older): 500m swim - 19k 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 (13 yrs & older): 500m swim & 5K Run

    Mini Sprint Triathlon (11 yrs & older): 200m swim - 4 mile bike - 1.5 mile run

    Itsy Bitsy Triathlon (7-10 yrs old): 100m swim - 2 mile bike - 0.75 mile run


    SwimRun Team and Individual Events will take place on Saturday, October 10, 2020


    All distances except SwimRun and Aquathlon are awarded points for the San Diego Triathlon Series

    Event details and schedule

    Event Timeline:  

    Saturday, October 10th 

    10:00 AM       Registration opens / Expo opens at Bonita Cove

    11:00 AM       Course Talk 1

    1:00 PM         Course Talk 2

    2:00 PM          Kids Course Talk - Attention Parents: Coach Judi's Kids Course Talk Sat. 2p is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED if your child did not participate in the Kids Mission Bay Prerace Clinic

    3:00 PM         Expo Closed

     Sunday, October 11th – Race day

    Please arrive to the Race site early and allow time to walk or ride from parking lots to transition area. please see parking Map on our website 

    5:30 AM         Late check-in opens, Transition area opens,

    Body marking begins

    6:35 AM         Transition area closed – Please be all set up before this time

    6:40 AM         Race Starts

    9:30 AM         Transition area open to remove bikes and equipment

    10:15 AM       Awards presentation (approximately)

    11:00 AM       Transition area closes (all bikes should 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 5:45 am-6:45 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 Sep 22nd. NO EXCEPTIONS!  


    Race Divisions 

    Triathlon & Duathlon 
    Age Divisions (M/F):
    • 7-8 (Itsy Bitsy only)
    • 9-10 (Itsy Bitsy only)
    • 11-12 (Mini only)
    • 13-15 (Mini & Sprint only)
    • 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 for Triathlon Only:

    • Elite
    • Challenged
    • Military
    • Clydesdale (males 220lbs+)
    • Athena (ladies 165lbs+)
    • Clydesdale age 40+ (males 220lbs+)
    • Athena age 40+  (ladies 165lbs+)

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

    Aquabike & Aquathlon

    • Age 49 and under - Top 3 Male & Female
    • Age 50+ - Top 3 Male & Female




    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 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.

    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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  • Added to our Directory
    May 6, 2004
  • Last Updated in our Directory
    Dec 5, 2019
  • Last checked by a snack-eating human.
    Jun 8, 2020
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