Some races are known for their legendary scenery, although other people are known for their particularly demanding courses. The best kind incorporate both, and that is just what you get at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its fortieth calendar year, the legendary race will be held on August 14–15 in San Francisco, and it can take triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the previous prison that at the time housed Al Capone—and around a picturesque (and hilly) training course throughout the metropolis. Searching for a marquee race this summer time? This is it. And now’s your best prospect to get selected: Enter the race’s random drawing by April thirty.
Escape From Alcatraz is a modified International Distance Triathlon that capabilities swim, bicycle, and operate portions. It kicks off with a plunge into San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz Island and a 1.five-mile swim, followed by an 18-mile bicycle experience that can take individuals by the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (retain your eyes peeled for views of the Golden Gate Bridge). Just after that, an eight-mile operate winds beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and along Baker Beach front, and contains a brutal set of stairs that can take you back up from the sand. A person thing’s for certain: This is a pretty demanding race, even for professionals.
If that sounds like a fantastic time to you, then act fast and enter the Escape From Alcatraz Random Drawing, where the the greater part of the race’s two,000 individuals are selected. It’s totally free to enter, and entries will remain open until finally April thirty at 11:fifty nine p.m. PDT. It’s also your best shot at participating: In accordance to the race organizers, entrants will have a thirty to fifty % prospect of becoming selected. There’s only one drawing this calendar year, so do not miss out on it.
The randomly selected athletes will be declared on Might five. Head around to the Random Drawing web site to get all the specifics and indicator up—and do not ignore to kick your education into superior equipment.