Long Beach Triathlon and Children Today 5K Run



We're excited to announce an all new event for the 2017 Long Beach Triathlon...introducing the Children Today 5K Run. This event was created for Children Today, the Official Charity of the Long Beach Triathlon, and will directly benefit their cause. The 5K course will run along the marina at Alamitos Beach and finish on the beachfront at the same finish line as the Long Beach Triathlon.

Children Today is a nonprofit organization that provides trauma-informed child development and support services to children and families who are facing homelessness or maltreatment in Long Beach.


The entry fee for the Children Today 5K Run is $35, of which $15 is directly donated to Children Today.

It is a great way to give to this wonderful organization, support the community and have fun all at the same time. Don't miss your chance to take part...registration is now open!!!


Pacific Sports is pleased to announce a new partnership with Children Today as the Official Charity of the Long Beach Triathlon.

Children Today specializes in providing high-quality, trauma-informed child development, preschool, and support services that address the unique needs of children who are homeless or victims of maltreatment in Long Beach. Their highly trained teaching staff ensures that the infants, toddlers, and preschoolers they serve are cared for in a nurturing and developmentally appropriate environment, mitigating the impact of their trauma, and positively impacting their social/emotional development as well as their ability to learn effectively.



Our event VIP packages are filled with special gifts and offers from our awesome sponsors. Each package is customized for that specific event and offers an incredible value to all competitors. They're sure to put a huge smile on your face and make your race experience a special one.


Registration Categories/Pricing

11/14 - $115
11/21 - $125
12/18 - $135
4/1 - $150

11/14 - $125
11/21 - $135
12/18 - $145
4/1 - $160

*This is a NEW distance for a limit of 100 participants.
Distance: 1/2 Mile Swim; 17.25 Mile Bike; 4.5 mile Run.

11/14 - $140
11/21 - $150
12/18 - $165
4/7 - $180

Relay (all distances)
11/14 - $225
11/21 - $240
4/1 - $250

11/14 - $35
11/21 - $40
4/1 - $50

Interactive Training and Expert Q&A

Pacific Sports is excited to announce a new partnership with Tri-FAQ & MarkAllenCoaching to bring you interactive training resources and expert Q&A delivered via the search bar below.

To post a unique (new) question or to gain access to exclusive training content from MarkAllenCoaching, simply click here to sign up for your own personal Tri-FAQ account.

Event Info

RACE EXPO - Saturday September 16th

10am - 4pm: Race Expo and packet pickup at Alamitos Beach
700 E Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

RACE DAY - Sunday September 17th

5:30am: Transition area opens at Alamitos Beach
700 E Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

7:00am: Race Starts

View the complete race weekend schedule, and more event details, on the Event Info tab of our website.

Race Course

This is a very scenic race course along the edge of downtown Long Beach. The swim is in calm waters inside the breakwall and wetsuits are allowed.  The water temperature in Long Beach in August is typically in the high 60s to low 70s. The bike travels along Shoreline Drive, Queensway Bridge and past the Queen Mary. The fast run course is adjacent to Shoreline Village and the Marina. 

Please plan on attending one of the course briefings held on Saturday during the Expo. Course talks are scheduled at 11AM and 2PM. We'll answer all your questions and help you be ready for Sunday morning. Even if you've done this event before, there's something to learn, so make sure and attend!


Course Map: Swim, Bike, Run


Note: see bottom of page for the SwimStream start process.

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Notes on the run course:
 - Runners exit Transition, left-turn heading east along bike path.
 - Runners follow bike path east to east-end turn-around, at approx. 14th Place; fluid station at turnaround.
 - Youth runners will follow same route, with Y (11-14) turnaround at 11th Place and Y (7-10) turnaround at 5th Place.
 - Runners head to west-end turnaround, at approx. 2nd Place; retrace to east-end turn-around: TWO LOOPS!
 - Return westward to 1st Place, past turnaround; left-turn at beach access pad, to FINISH


Youth Course Map: Swim, Bike, Run


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Transition Map

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Here's how the SwimStream start works:

- Participants will be allowed to self-determine they start the swim portion of the Long Beach Triathlon.  Those with the fastest anticipated swim time will be encouraged to start in the earliest grouping or stream. For the Sprint distance it would be below 11 minutes. 

- The swim "chute" will be very similar to other swim starts you've seen.  Volunteers will be holding a sign that has a specific time on it (similar to a run pace for a half or full marathon). Swimmers should line up in their appropriate anticipated time.  Note, just like a running event, we will not force someone in a specific time/pace.  It is on the honor system. This will allow some variability if friends, members of a triathlon club, co-workers from the same company, or family members want to swim together.  We want swimmers to have maximum comfort and relaxation when entering the ocean.

- Once a stream enters the start chute, swimmers will move toward the end of the chute, cross the timing mat and proceed directly into the water. Similar to a funnel. Your time starts when you cross the SwimStream timing mat. We will have streams of approximately 75 swimmers each (e.g., 75 swimmers in the under 11-minute Sprint swim stream).  We will run streams of swimmers until we get 300 participants in the water. At this point, athletes will be allowed into the water as earlier streams of swimmers finish and come up onto the beach. Lifeguards and our swim coordinators will assist in controlling the flow of the swimmers (like turning off and on a spigot).

- Once the Sprint distance (under-11 minute swimmers) race is in the water, we will have a approximately 10 minute gap and then start the Super Sprint, and so on until all the competitors have left the beach. The Super Sprint will start once the Sprint swimmers are past the turn buoys.

- We strongly encourage warm-ups prior to the swim start. This will help you get acclimated to the water.

USAT Rules and Regulations:

The Long Beach Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event and follows USAT rules. Please click here for more information on USAT Rules and Regulations.

For more information, click on any of the following:

USAT Rules and Regulations

Most Commonly Violated Rules

Approved Skinsuits

2013 Wetsuit Rule FAQ

Membership Services

Event Info

Approximate Weekend Schedule

10:00 AM Expo opens for packet pickup at Alamitos Beach
700 E Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802
11:00 AM Course Talk, Expo Patio
2:00 PM Course Talk, Expo Patio
4:00 PM Expo Closes
4:00 AM Access to race-day parking opens:
Convention Center $10
5:30 AM

Transition Area opens –
700 E Shoreline Dr. Long Beach, CA 90802

6:00 AM Roads closed.
6:45 AM Transition Area Closes
7:00 AM Finish Line Festival Opens
7:00 AM Sprint - Start
7:15 AM SuperSprint Start
7:45 AM Youth Start
10:00 AM Awards Ceremony Begins

Expo Location

The Expo is Saturday from 10 AM to 4 PM at Alamitos Beach 700 E Shoreline Dr. in Long Beach, located where the bike path hits the Marina Parking lot. Below the Villa Rivera building, below the corner of Ocean Blvd and Shoreline. The driveway is off of Shoreline Drive, north of Linden Ave. Do NOT park in the Alamitos parking lot on either day. Park at the Convention Center or the Marina parking lot. Google map

Exhibitor Information

Are you interested in being an exhibitor in the Long Beach Triathlon Saturday Expo? Contact


Finisher medals are given to everyone crossing the finish line. There will also be 1, 2, 3 division medals, You must be present at the awards ceremony to get your medal. Medals will not be mailed after the race.


14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+, Clydesdale (Men 200+ lbs), Athena (Women 145+ lbs), Elite, Collegiate, Challenged Athlete, Military/Police/Fire

Relay Team Divisions

Male, Female, Co-Ed, Military/Police/Fire


Training Opportunities

For training opportunities for the Long Beach Triathlon and all of our Southern California events, you can work with our friends at MarkAllenCoaching and South Bay Triathletes:


Hotel and Travel

Parking Information

The best place to park is in the Convention Center lot nearest the race course. The lot will open at 4:00 am, will cost $10 and all participants must cross Shoreline Drive at Linden Ave to get to the Transition Area. See the maps below for directions.

View a downtown Long Beach map

Information on Long Beach

Be sure to visit the Long Beach Area Convention and Visitor's Bureau's web site for the latest information on events and things to do in Long Beach

Long Beach Triathlon Partners

Would your company or organization like to be an exhibitor at our race and finish line festival? Click the link below to download and complete the application and submit it to Pacific Sports.



ROKA is dedicated to providing triathletes and swimmers with products that make them faster. In their first season in 2013 ROKA wetsuits gained almost immediate widespread acceptance by elite and developing triathletes alike. In 2014 ROKA athletes combined for three world championship titles, as they emerged as the fastest suits on the market. ROKA continues to push the envelope with their growing line of wetsuits, goggles and accessories. 

Triathlon Lab

Triathlon Lab features triathlon gear, bikes and more from the top manufacturers (including ROKA) and brands in the industry. They've been providing triathletes with all their needs via their Redondo Beach store and online store for 10 years. Triathlon Lab is one of the most respected names in the industry when it comes to quality and customer service.

Children Today

Our official medical sponsor of the Long Beach Triathlon. For well over fifteen years, Children Today has been an advocate for some of the most vulnerable members of our community. Since our inception, the combined impact of our programs has reached thousands of children and their families in Long Beach. The mission of Children Today is to foster long-term stability and success in children and families who are facing homelessness or who are involved in the child welfare system. We do this by providing trauma-informed child development and family support services.


Long Beach Triathlon competitors will be drinking Arrowhead Brand 100% Spring Water on the course and at the finish line. Arrowhead is sourced only from carefully selected mountain springs, and contains naturally occurring minerals for a crisp, clean taste.


ERDINGER Non-Alcoholic

A cool glass of ERDINGER Non-Alcoholic not only tastes fantastic, but is also healthy – thanks to the vitamin B9 that supports a strong metabolism. With its isotonic properties , it provides the body directly with valuable ingredients and thus satisfies thirst even faster. The Non-Alcoholic drink from Erding is not only a real energizer but also low in calories, with 82 calories in each 11.2 fl oz bottle, and made exclusively from natural ingredients. A varied and balanced diet as well as a healthy lifestyle are important. ERDINGER Non-Alcoholic supports this while also tasting fantastically full-bodied and refreshing! The Refreshing, Isotonic Recovery Drink.

LB Tri Club

LB Tri, the triathlon club that trains like a team, is Southern California’s newest and fastest growing multi-sport organization. Founded in September of 2009 LB Tri is a group of likeminded athletes who share a passion for the sport of triathlon, living life to the fullest and having fun. Our members include novices looking for support before completing their first triathlon, newbies looking to get in shape via the triathlon, fitness nuts who like to push themselves and veterans of Ironman competition. Read More.

CrossFit 5150

Unlike regular weight training or training at the corporate chain gyms, most CrossFit WODs have intense cardio. In addition, at CrossFit 5150 we offer participation in our CF5150 Endurance team for those who want to take endurance training (triathlons & marathons) to the next level. Read More.


USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 3,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon's 130,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport.

Alfredo's Beach Club

Alfredo's Beach Club is proud to be celebrating 28 years in Long Beach with services including private and corporate events, weddings, reunions, birthday parties, company team building, company parties and picnics, anniversary parties and Quinceaneras. At select locations, Alfredo's Beach Club also offers bike, surrey, pedal boat, kayak and stand up paddle board rentals.

Alfredo's is the host of the Saturday Expo, packet pickup and course talks. Bring some friends, and combine your packet pickup with some great lunch.


The link below will take you to the 2016 triathlon results. This link will be active during and after the race. Check back frequently for updates as the race results come in and get processed after the event:





Pacific Sports, ACTIVE Network | IPICO, Reed Results and America Multi-Sport have partnered to bring professional timing services to triathlon events across America.

Pacific Sports is thrilled to have ACTIVE Network | IPICO, Reed Results and America Multi-Sport join the team for the 2016 triathlon season. The new additions will help to create a timing team that works cohesively and effectively to deliver quick and accurate results.




Past Results

Click here for 2015 Results

Click here for 2014 Results

Click here for 2013 Results  

Click here for 2012 Results

Click here for 2011 Results


2017 Long Beach Triathlon Photos

In 2017 we are happy to have Captivating Sports Photos at all Pacific Sports events as our race photographer.  Check back here after this year's event for updates on race photos.


2014 photos from Finisher Pix 

Click here to view your 2013 photo's provided by Scott Stolarz Photography

Click Here to view your 2012 photo's provided by Brightroom Photography

Click Here to view your 2011 photo's provided by Brightroom Photography


Presented by Triathlon Lab, ROKA, and Lapio


Pacific SportsROKATriathlon LAB, and Lapio are proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Pacific Sports Sprint Series.  Winners receive a ROKA wetsuit and Triathlon LAB gift cards with the total package worth over $1,000.  Total prizes of awarded were over $2,500 to the Series participants.

“The Series was a great success and we look forward to bringing it back for 2016 with an early announcement on dates, prizes, and sponsors”, said Jack Caress, President of Pacific Sports.   “I want to thank our sponsors ROKA, Triathlon Lab, and Lapio who stepped up in a big way when we put together the concept”.  

Lloyd Taylor, Founder & CEO of Triathlon LAB stated, “We are really exciting to be a part of this new sprint series. Pacific Sports produces fantastic events and this is a wonderful opportunity for triathletes to win some awesome prizes.”  

The PS Sprint Series combined the overall finish times for the Long Beach TriathlonLA Triathlon at Torrance Beach, and Newport Beach Triathlon.  



1st:   Andrew Lewis.  Overall time:  3:37:09.   

2nd:  Jordan Mikes    Overall time:  3:41:38

3rd:   Kevin Record.     Overall time:  4:01:55



1st:   Joanna Choy.   Overall time:  4:55:00

2nd:  Katherine Ahlers.   Overall time: 5:03:56

3rd:   Vanessa Cid.  Overall time: 5:46:26


Each event in the series brings it's own unique challenges and excitement for our series competitors. These are three incredibly competitive, fun and challenging races wrapped up into one exciting series!


First, up the Long Beach Triathlon, which races past the historic Queen Mary and through Long Beach harbor. This is a flat and fast paced course, loved by athletes of all skill levels. 


Next the Los Angeles Triathlon at Torrance Beach which offers a challenging course looping along the beautiful South Bay cliffs and finishes on the sand at Torrance.


Lastly, the Newport Beach Triathlon, the longest running triathlon in the U.S. currently celebrating its 37th year. This course is fun and breathtaking as it races through the stunning Back Bay area of Newport Beach.


Pacific SportsBased in Orange County, Calif., Pacific Sports LLC has been a premier sports consulting firm for 35 years. We specialize in event development, production, management, and corporate sports marketing and development in participatory lifestyle events including triathlon, running and cycling. Pacific Sports currently produces seven events annually, February through October, including the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, Brooklyn 15k, Cleveland Triathlon, Long Beach Triathlon, Herbalife Triathlon, Newport Beach Triathlon and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX. The company and its founder, Jack Caress, have produced more than 400 endurance events in the United States, including the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and 12 U.S. Championships.
Pacific Sports Sprint Series

Complete Results Link:  



Our presenting sponsors for the Pacific Sports Sprint Series, each bring the highest level of quality, dedication and expertise with them in helping us make these special events possible.

Triathlon LabTriathlon Lab
Triathlon Lab features triathlon gear, bikes and more from the top manufacturers (including ROKA) and brands in the industry. They've been providing triathletes with all their needs via their Redondo Beach store and online store for 10 years. Triathlon Lab is one of the most respected names in the industry when it comes to quality and customer service.

ROKA is dedicated to providing triathletes and swimmers with products that make them faster. In their first season in 2013 ROKA wetsuits gained almost immediate widespread acceptance by elite and developing triathletes alike. In 2014 ROKA athletes combined for three world championship titles, as they emerged as the fastest suits on the market. ROKA continues to push the envelope with their growing line of wetsuits, goggles and accessories. 
LAPIO is the official timing sponsor of the Pacific Sports Sprint Series as well as our U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall Harbor, TX. Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Their software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solutions. 

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