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2023 Castaic Lake Triathlon

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Castaic Lake Paradise Cove


The 33rd annual Castaic Lake Triathlon takes place at scenic Castaic Lake just 20 miles north of Los Angeles. The Castaic Lake Recreation Area, located just north of Santa Clarita, is an 11,200-acre multi-use facility with two lakes, boating, world class fishing, hiking, walking, horseback riding, wake boarding, jet-skiing, camping, picnicking, kayaking, and sailing.  August is a great time to enjoy the water in the high 60s, and a staging area aptly named Paradise Cove. 

The swim course is a modified V shape in Paradise Cove at Castaic Lake, with 8 lifeguards in the water on paddleboards.  The bike course then goes out on back roads to limit your interaction with cars.  The bike course does include some U-turns on back roads to allow this, so athletes should slow down at the turn around points.  The run is primarily on the rolling trails overlooking Castaic Lake.  

Safe & Humane Rolling Swim Start & Bike Course
Early Bird Registration - $90 sprint individual, $100 per team
Family Friendly Pricing - Youth 22 & Under Enjoy a 50% Discount on All Cal Tri Events Races
Entry Fee Includes Soft Participant Shirt & Finisher's Medal
Ideal for corporate wellness and charity fundraising organizations
Earn points for pride and prizes as part of the 2022 GRAND PRIX USA
"Tri-cation" Friday night camping available through Castaic Lake 
Every athlete who finishes will earn a medal.  All proceeds will benefit the Canyon High School Cross Country and Track Teams (we've been doing this for 33 years to support our programs).  

This is a great triathlon for new triathletes.  For years our coaches and athletes have encouraged new triathletes (young and old), and created a welcoming atmosphere of support.  We offer an enjoyable experience for triathletes of all experience levels.  

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm - Registration & Packet Pickup at Incycle Bicycles (23360 Cinema Drive, Santa Clarita)
6:00 am - Gates open to Castaic Lake - Parking Fee $13 (Lot 2)
6:00 am - Registration/Packet Pickup in Paradise Cove Staging Area
7:00 am - swim warm-up
7:30 am - Kids Triathlon Start
8:00 am - Adult Wave #1: Men under 40, Teams  (#waves & times of waves will depend on race signups and safety planning with the lifeguards)8:10 am - Adult Wave #2: Men 40 and over, Clydesdales
8:20 am - Adult Wave #3: Women under 40, and "Kids Triathlon" parents
8:30 am - Adult Wave #4: Women over 40, Athenas

9:30 am - Awards Ceremony
AWARDS:  All finishers will receive a medal.  We will have a plaque for the top male and top female finisher.  Athletes will earn points in the 2022 Grand Prix USA standings which will be tallied by the end of the year.

Distances:  Swim (400 meters), Bike (8 miles), Run (3 miles)

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