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Albany Community Triathlon

Sun September 17, 2023 Albany, CA 94706 US

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1325 Portland Avenue
Albany, CA US 94706


The community of Albany, California welcomes you back to a great community triathlon event! Come on out to enjoy a super short, super FUN, beginner-friendly, family-friendly, spectator-friendly "Super Sprint" triathlon to raise money for the Albany Athletics Boosters, supporting Albany Middle School and Albany High School athletics and leadership programs.

Sunday 17 September 2023 at 8am, Albany Aquatic Center & Memorial Park

Join the in-person, multi-sport fun at the same great venue we've used since 2012, located at 1325 Portland Ave, in Albany, CA.

Main Course: Super Sprint Triathlon

The main Super Sprint course is the same as it was since 2019, indicated on our website's course info page and is for participants aged 9 and up. Teams of 2-3 athletes can also complete as a relay teams of adults, mixed adults/youth, or all youth.

The swim takes place in the Albany Aquatic Center in a well-maintained 25-yard outdoor pool where swimmers get their own split lane and can swim at their own pace. The mostly flat bike course circles the streets around Albany High School and Memorial Park for a total of 12 laps clockwise. The run course also encircles AHS and the park for 3 laps on the sidewalk in the opposite direction (counterclockwise).

  • SWIM: 400 meter (0.24 mile) — pool swim in your own split lane (17 lengths of a 25y pool, 10 split lanes)
  • BIKE: 10 km (6.2 mile) —12 laps around the block, CW
  • RUN: 2.5 km (1.6 mile) — 3 laps around the block, CCW
  • First swim heat start time: 9AM — with subsequent heats starting every 15 minutes

The bike and run courses are on city streets around AHS and Memorial park which will be clear of cars and closed to traffic. The route is very flat, having a slight incline or decline (1-2%) along 1-2 blocks of the 4-block loop.  Additional course details can be found at

Short Course: Mini Triathlon

The short course mini version of the main course triathlon is for participants aged 6 and up. This race is for individual participants only — no relay teams — and includes the following legs:

  • SWIM: 70 meter (75 yard) — pool swim in your own split lane (3 lengths of a 25y pool, 10 split lanes)
  • BIKE: 2.5 km (1.6 mile) — 3 laps around the block, CW
  • RUN: 1 km (0.6 mile) — 1 lap around the block, CCW
  • First swim heat start time: 8AM — with subsequent heats starting every 10 minutes (4 heats max)

NEW FOR 2023: Short course is open for kids AND adults! In previous years, the short course was restricted to kids aged 7-10 only. By opening the short course to all ages, this permits parents to accompany & supervise their kids on the course, and it allows any athlete to get a taste of a triathlon without committing to a longer event. Parents of very young kids (6-7yo) or kids requiring extra assistance are encouraged to enter the event and chaperone them along as you do the course together!

Note that the first swim heat of the short course will start at 8AM with subsequent heats every 10-minutes till 8:40 AM. The main course will start at 9AM instead of 8AM as in past years, with heats every 15 minutes. Max number of swimmers per heat is 20, with 2 swimmers splitting each lane of the 10-lane pool. 

What You Get

Participants will receive the many health benefits of outdoor physical exercise, connecting with fellow community members, post-race snacks, special event swag, and entry to win raffle prizes. Event shirts will be included for early bird entrants only (register by 8/28). A limited number of shirts will be available for separate purchase at the event for the non-early bird entrants. So register early to guarantee a shirt!

All proceeds benefit the Albany Athletics Boosters, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting public school sports programs in Albany CA.

Key dates:

  • Last day for early bird registration: Monday August 28, 11:59pm
  • Last day to register online: Wednesday September 13, 11:59pm
  • Packet pickup: Saturday September 16 afternoon, Road Runners Sports, Berkeley 
  • Race day: Sunday September 17. Check-in starting at 6:45am 
  • Late registrations: A limited number of registrations will be available at packet pickup on Saturday. No race day registration.

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