Some races are recognized for his or her iconic surroundings, whereas others are recognized for his or her particularly difficult programs. The perfect type mix each, and that’s precisely what you get on the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its forty first yr, the enduring race might be held on June 5, 2022, in San Francisco, and it takes triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the previous jail that when housed Al Capone—and over a picturesque (and hilly) course all through the town. On the lookout for a marquee race subsequent summer time? That is it. And now’s your finest likelihood to get chosen: You may register the race’s random drawing beginning Sept. 14.
The enduring race is open to 2,000 entrants, virtually all chosen by way of the random drawing (greater than 10,000 athletes enter in a given yr). For those who’re a type of fortunate winners, you’re in for a deal with—or possibly a greater phrase is torture. The race begins with a plunge off a ferry into San Francisco Bay, then individuals full a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore of Marina Inexperienced (that is additionally the perfect spot for spectators to view the motion).
After, triathletes will saddle up for an 18-mile bike experience by way of the curving roads of the Presidio, and end with an eight-mile path run to Baker Seaside and again. The path run portion contains an additional shock: a jaunt up the “Sand Ladder,” a steep staircase with over 200 steps. It’s a grueling problem—no marvel the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon attracts Olympians, world champions, and elite athletes from throughout the globe every year.
Sound like a perfect weekend? Don’t miss you alternative to be part of the 2022 occasion. The random drawing is your finest likelihood of getting a spot, and higher but, it’s free to enter. Registration will open on Sept. 14 and stay open till Oct. 20, 2021 at 11:59 p.m. (PST). For more information on the race and enter, try the Escape From Alcatraz web site.
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