The star of the show

Life Time Tri San Diego is held at South Shores Park in Mission Bay, site of the first modern triathlon in 1974.

The race features the Sprint Distance, a .46 mile swim, a 12.06 mile bike and a 3.08 mile run; or the SuperSprint Distance features a .24 mile swim, 6.35 mile bike and 1.65 mile run. The swim course is held in the boat launch, immediately east of Sea World and in the protected waters of Mission Bay. Once ashore, athletes hit the bike course along Sea World Drive and around Fiesta Island. The run course takes athletes through South Shores Park toward the Fiesta Causeway and back before entering the chute within a raucous Finish Festival.


.46-mile swim | 12.06-mile bike | 3.08-mile run


.24-mile swim | 6.3-mile bike | 1.65-mile run

Relay transition area

Each team will receive one timing chip. A designated relay area (pen) will be available within the transition area for the exchange of this chip between relay teammates. Relay teams will use this same area for both transitions (swim to bike and bike to run). Swimmers will wear the timing chip in the water and upon exiting the water will run to the pen to meet their biker and hand off the timing chip. Biker will put on the timing chip, run to their designated bike rack, and exit the transition area onto the course. Upon return, biker will rack their bike, run to the pen to meet their runner, and hand off the timing chip. Runner will then exit the pen out onto the run course to complete the run portion of the race.

Aid Stations

There will be water and Lemon-Lime Gatorade Endurance Formula available on course at all aid stations and at the start and finish lines. All aid stations on the course will have dozens of enthusiastic volunteers and portable toilets located nearby.

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This race will utilize the EAS system, encompassing a color-coded system to reveal current event conditions. Participants will notice flags posted throughout the Race Venue, at the Finish Line and at each Aid Station on Race Day. EAS updates will be communicated through PA announcements, social media, web posts and/or dedicated emails.