Lots of fun-filled fitness was had at this year's Albany Community
Triathlon on 27 September 2015 with a record turnout and awesome weather. We hope to see you all back next year!
Keep in touch with news about next year's event and training tips
The community of Albany, California invites you to participate in a super short, super FUN, beginner-friendly, spectator-friendly triathlon on Sunday, September 27th, 2015! The event will be held in and around the Albany Aquatics Center, renovated in 2012.
HEAT assignments for 2015: Heat assignment table listing for all participants
The goal of the triathlon is to raise funds for Albany Athletics Boosters (high school & middle school athletic programs), promote fitness in the community, and showcase just how fun a multisport event can be! The tri is also part of Albany Local Week, celebrating the city of Albany's offerings.
The event is open to everyone ages 9 and up, especially those who've never done a triathon before but would like to give it a go on an easy, local course without a huge financial (or training) committment.
Online registration is no longer available, but a limited number of slots will be available for race-day registration on-site.photos from the 2013 event.
When & Where:8:00 am on 27 September 2015 at Albany Memorial Park located at 1325 Portland Avenue.
|Click for larger course map image!
Course Information:This is a standard "super sprint" distance triathlon consisting of:
- a 400 meter (0.25 mile) swim followed by
- a 10 km (6.2 mile) bike ride and then
- a 3 km (1.9 mile) run
- The swim
- in the outdoor pool of the Albany Aquatics center.
- 15-minute heats of 18 swimmers (max) per heat with 2 people splitting each lane. This time includes 2-3 min at the end to clear pool and prep for the next heat.
- 400m is approx. 17 lengths (25 yards/length) or 8.5 laps (50 yards/lap).
- Seeding into heats is by age group + sex with
exceptions for the the beginning heats and the family/friends
- The first 1 or 2 heats will be reserved for the faster/more experienced triathletes (especially fast cyclists).
- The later heats will be for family heat(s) and less-experienced athletes.
- The registration form provides a way to indicate your desire to be in an early heat and your triathlon experience.
- The bike course
- consists of 11 laps around a 0.55 mile loop on the streets encircling the pool + park + high school clockwise.
- Bike route (map):
- Start on Portland Ave in front of Aquatic Center, heading West
- right turn onto Key Rte.
- right turn onto Thousands Oaks
- right turn onto Carmel
- continue looping along the same route, counting loops as you pass the Aquatic center.
- Bike helmet is required and no drafting is allowed, per USAT rules .
- The run course
- is ~4 laps on the same loop as the bike course, running on the mixed sidewalk or turf just inside the road in a counter-clockwise direction.
This race is not USAT sanctioned, primarily since the focus is on triathlon newbies. However, seasoned triathletes are definitely welcome! The first 1 or 2 swim heats will be reserved for experienced triathletes and fast cyclists to minimize interactions with slower racers. On the registration form, check the checkbox to indicate your preference for the first heat. Think you're fast? Then consider signing up for the "Beat-A-Triathlete" challenge, details below!
Registration includes logo technical t-shirt, finisher's mug, and additional swag while supplies last (you are free to decline these if you prefer not to receive them). You'll get the shirt, swag, and other registration materials when you check-in on race day, and the finisher's mug -- if & when you finish!
Team registration: Register a team for $100 and split the swim, bike, and run legs between 2 or 3 different individuals. Group registration fee goes up to $110 on race day. Youth teams under 18 years of age save $20 on those prices. Mixed teams containing adults & kids are also permitted.
- YOUTH TEAMS need to be registered by a parent or guardian who is included on the team as a non-particpating captain. See our FAQ for guidance on registering youth teams.
Online registration is now closed, but race day registration will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. There are a limited number of slots available (~25), so show up early (~6:45-7:00am) to guarantee an entry! Payment options: cash or check (preferred) or credit card. Write your check payable to "Albany Triathlon".
|Individual, Teen (13-17)||$65|
|Individual, Youth (9-12)||$60|
|Team, Adult (2-3 people/team)||$110|
|Team, Youth (9-17) (2-3 people/team)||$90|
Kids in the Albany Unified School District (AUSD)
get a further $10 refund upon COMPLETING the race!
If you didn't make it in this year, plan to do it next year! Come on down to the venue on race day this year to spectate and/or volunteer. If you want to volunteer, we'd be happy to have you. Just show up at 6:30 AM Sunday 9/27 at the Albany Aquatic center and we'll find something interesting for you to do to help us out. :-)
Special Features:CHIP TIMING: New for 2015: Participants will have their per-leg splits and overall finish times tracked using a chip timing system. This will provide much more accurate and timely results than the manual entry system we used in the past. The additional cost for chip timing should be mostly offset by the slightly increased registration fee this year and additional sponsorship fund raising.
TECHNICAL T-SHIRT: New for 2015: Save your cotton tees from previous years of the Albany Triathlon as collector's items! All registered athletes who show up on race day will get a technical t-shirt (quick-drying synthetic fabric, sport-cut). You'll get your shirt and other swag when checking in on race day morning.
INDIVIDUAL & RELAY TEAM ENTRY. Register as an individual or as a part of a multi-person relay team where different people do different legs of the event (swim, bike, run). Relay teams consist of 2-3 people and will compete against other relay teams in the final rankings. Teams can be composed of adults, all youth (18 & under), or mixed adult + youth.
YOUTH & STUDENT DISCOUNTS. Youths 9-12 years of age get $10 off the individual entry fee; youths 13-17 years of age get $5 off the individual entry fee. Youth teams (under 18) save $20 off the relay team entry fee. Current students of any Albany Unified (AUSD) K-12 school will save even more by receiving a $10 refund after completing the event!
FAMILY & FRIENDS HEAT. When you register, you can indicate your desire to be in the same heat as other participants (child, parent, spouse, friends, etc.). Then you can start in the same swim heat together & keep an eye on each other during the race (but not assist each other, per triathlon rules).
BEAT-A-TRIATHLETE CHALLENGE. Athletes can boost their fundraising efforts by pledging to donate an extra dollar amount for everyone that can beat their time, up to a limit. Relay teams can also register for this challenge. Here's how it works:
- On the registration form you can indicate how much you're willing to donate for each person that beats you, and what your total donation limit is (if any).
- You can also decide the size of the field you want to compete against: all participants or just the members of your 10-year age group bracket.
- The amount of your donation will be determined after official race results are computed. Proceeds will go to our fundraising target (AAB).
- All Beat-A-Triathletes will receive a certificate of appreciation and will be entered in a raffle for a special prize!
- Since 2013, one of the event co-organizers has offered $10 for any participant or team that beat him. He had to pay up an extra $10 in 2013 and $40 in 2014. He plans to do this again. Consider joining him! :)
POST-RACE FESTIVITIES. Stick around after the race to recover with some healthy food, check your race results, sign up for a free massage, and schmooze with fellow participants, spectators, volunteers, sponsors, and race organizers. An awards ceremony (new for 2015) will take place at Noon.
Training Clinics:Steve Trutane (race co-organizer) is holding some training clinics for anyone that wants to improve their swim skills and general strength in preparation for the AlbanyTri event.
Body Shop :
Preventive maintenance workout for your body focusing
on flexibility, balance, core, and functional
strength. Held at Albany Community Center (Marin Ave
- Power Swimming for the Triathlete (2015):
Improve swimming strength and efficiency as you gear up for the Albany Triathlon. Experienced triathlete and Albany Tri co-organizer Steve Trutane and Carol Nip, ASCA Level III certified masters coach, Albany Armada Aquatics, will include technique training, triathlon-specific tips and dry land. Participants should be able to swim 100 yards freestyle non-stop (at any speed) and be comfortable circle swimming in a shared a lane with multiple swimmers. First-time triathletes are especially welcome!
To register online, click here for a listing of classes, then select "Add to Cart" for the session(s) of interest. These will be held at the Albany Aquatic Center on the following Saturdays 3/28, 4/25, 5/30, 6/27, 7/25, 8/22, 9/12 from 10:45am–Noon.
Results for 2015:
- Results for 2014:
- Results for 2013:
- Results for 2012: