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Triathlons Sunday Triathlon intended as ‘tri-out’

Event to take place on, around Coastal Trail

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Posted: Thursday, May 31, 2012 2:32 pm | Updated: 2:57 pm, Thu May 31, 2012.

It’s one of the shorter triathlons going. It’s also the only noncompetitive triathlon in the area.

For meet director Meredith Holden, it’s not about the length of the triathlon or the competitive nature of it. It’s about just getting out and exercising.

The Tri the Coast 2012, sponsored by Pre & Post on the Coast, takes place Sunday.

It starts with a 500-yard swim in the Colony Club swimming pool. That’s followed by a 9-mile bike ride on the Coastal Trail and Redondo Beach Road. It concludes with a 5-kilometer run on the Coastal Trail.

The first wave of participants get in the pool at 7 a.m.

While the original intent of the event was to raise funds for the Cabrillo Education Foundation, it’s also turning into a family fun event, though the participants have to be at least 18.

“We welcome people to bring their babies to the event,” Holden said.

Strollers and bike trailers are welcomed on the course.

Holden said the noncompetitive nature of the event is highlighted.

“People will either be out there to attempt their first triathlon or prepare for another triathlon,” Holden said. “People are happy without the timing.”

It’s the fourth year for the triathlon. Most of the sign-ups from past races are non-Coastside residents.

Holden, a Coastside resident, hopes more people from the coast sign up.

“It’s a causal, small event,” Holden said. “After doing the event, everyone feels good about themselves.”

Welcome to the discussion.


  • NACHOS posted at 9:52 am on Wed, Jun 6, 2012.

    NACHOS Posts: 29

    We did it, was super fun!! Wish we had more of these smaller tri's going on!!!

  • Suzanne posted at 5:23 pm on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

    Suzanne Posts: 42

    Thanks, Clay. It's the bicycle ride over 92 that I was worried about, but couldn't find anything about it. So I just assumed the Sunday morning event was the Triathlon. I'd like to know the time and route/destination of the bike ride and, of course, any road closures.

  • Clay Lambert posted at 3:58 pm on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

    Clay Lambert Posts: 15 Staff

    No, Suzanne. This is a relatively minor event that you probably won't even notice unless you are around the Ritz or Ocean Colony that day.

    There is, however, a bicycle ride coming over Highway 92 on Sunday ... I think. Though I confess, I can't put my hands on the information at the moment. I did notice a portable warning sign on the roadway headed westbound the other day. I think the ride originates in Palo Alto. I'll see what I can find out. Maybe Mark Foyer will chime in with the answer.

  • Suzanne posted at 3:32 pm on Fri, Jun 1, 2012.

    Suzanne Posts: 42

    Is Highway 1 or Highway 92 going to be closed at any point and for any length of time to facilitate this event? It sure would be helpful for local people to know in case they need to alter their plans.


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