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Long Beach Triathlon ®

2016 RESULTS

The link below will take you to the official 2016 triathlon results. Congratulations to all competitors and to our overall category winners in this year's race:

2016 RACE RESULTS

THANK YOU LONG BEACH

Thank you and congratulations again to all who took part in this year's event. 2016 was another great year on this beautiful and fun course! Pacific Sports would like to thank the City of Long Beach, all of our wonderful sponsors, partners, volunteers and crew members who's hard work and dedication made this event happen. And of course all of our awesome competitors in this year's race!



2016 COMPETITOR UPDATES

Follow Up / Thank You - 9/23/16


Competitor Update #1 - 8/26/16


Competitor Update #2 - 9/6/16


Competitor Update #3 - 9/12/16


Competitor Update #4 - 9/15/16

















Interactive Training and Expert Q&A


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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!

 

DOWNLOAD COURSE TALK PRESENTATION

 

 

Course Map: Swim, Bike, Run

CLICK ON THE MAP TO ZOOM AND DOWNLOAD PRINTABLE VERSION

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

 

Transition Map

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Youth Course

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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

SCHEDULE SUBJECT TO CHANGE
SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 17,  2016
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
SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 18, 2016
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


2016 COMPETITOR UPDATES

Competitor Update #1 - 8/26/16



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 Info@PacificSportsLLC.com

Awards

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.

Divisions

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

Host Hotel

Residence Inn Long Beach Downtown
600 Queensway Drive
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 495-0700 

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

ROKA

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.

Clif Bar & Co.

Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, all-natural, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the employee and family-owned company are committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit www.clifbar.com, check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.


Herbalife

Herbalife H30 Fitness Drink is the next generation of hydration providing rapid hydration, sustained enrgy, and antioxidant protection so you feel refreshed and energized all day long. www.Herbalife.com.


Arrowhead

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

ERDINGER Alkoholfrei is a refreshing isotonic recovery drink. It provides the body with essential vitamins such as folic acid and vitamin B12 which help reduce fatigue, promote energy-yielding metabolism and support the immune system. Just one bottle (0.5l) of ERDINGER Alkoholfrei is a daily contribution to a healthy nutrition. Visit Their Site


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.

USAT

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.

2016 RACE RESULTS LINK

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:

2016 RACE RESULTS

 


 

NEW TIMING PARTNERS FOR 2016



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.

LEARN MORE

 


 

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

Photos

2015 PHOTOS FROM FINISHER PIX

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

Share Your Long Beach Triathlon Photos With Us!  #LBTRI

PACIFIC SPORTS SPRINT SERIES

Presented by Triathlon Lab, ROKA, and Lapio

SPRINT SERIES WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

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.  

 

MALE WINNERS

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

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

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

 

FEMALE WINNERS:

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

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

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


THE SPRINT SERIES COURSES

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!

LONG BEACH TRIATHLON – AUGUST 16TH

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. 

L. A. TRIATHLON AT TORRANCE BEACH – SEPTEMBER 13TH

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.

NEWPORT BEACH TRIATHLON – OCTOBER 4TH

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.

ABOUT PACIFIC SPORTS

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:  

2015 SPRINT SERIES RESULTS


ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

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 WetsuitsROKA
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. 
LAPIOLAPIO
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.