Welcome to the Surf City Escape Triathlon, taking place in beautiful Huntington Beach, CA!
Our challenging Olympic distance course is your last chance qualifier for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon! In addition to Olympic distance, we're thrilled to offer Sprint and Aqua Bike categories. The Olympic distance Surf City Escape Triathlon will begin with a challenging 1-mile swim in the Pacific Ocean, entering through the same beach break as the world renowned U.S. Open of Surfing. Triathletes will swim along the shoreline with the backdrop of the world famous Huntington Beach Pier. A 12-mile, double-loop bike course will then take athletes along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. Showcasing the Pacific Ocean coastline the entire ride, the entire course is flat and fast. Coveted road closures along Pacific Coast Highway will allow athletes plenty of room for a safe fast ride and for spectators to capture all the action. The final 6.2-mile run will turn up the challenge as it takes athletes on to the pristine beach for a deep sand run then back to the spectator-friendly beachfront start/transition/finish.