Some races are identified for their iconic surroundings, whereas others are identified for their particularly difficult programs. The finest type mix each, and that’s precisely what you get at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its fortieth 12 months, the iconic race will probably be held on August 14–15 in San Francisco, and it takes triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the former jail that when housed Al Capone—and over a picturesque (and hilly) course all through the metropolis. Looking for a marquee race this summer season? This is it. And now’s your finest probability to get chosen: (*1*) by April 30.
Escape From Alcatraz is a modified International Distance Triathlon that options swim, bike, and run parts. It kicks off with a plunge into San Francisco Bay close to Alcatraz Island and a 1.5-mile swim, adopted by an 18-mile bike trip that takes individuals by means of the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (preserve your eyes peeled for views of the Golden Gate Bridge). After that, an 8-mile run winds underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and alongside Baker Beach, and consists of a brutal set of stairs that takes you again up from the sand. One factor’s for positive: This is a very difficult race, even for execs.
If that appears like a good time to you, then act quick and enter the Escape From Alcatraz Random Drawing, the place the majority of the race’s 2,000 individuals are chosen. It’s free to enter, and entries will stay open till April 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. It’s additionally your finest shot at collaborating: According to the race organizers, entrants could have a (*8*) of being chosen. There’s just one drawing this 12 months, so don’t miss it.
The randomly chosen athletes will probably be introduced on May 5. Head over to the Random Drawing page to get all the particulars and join—and don’t neglect to kick your training into high gear.