California Triathlon

Berkeley, CA

California Golden Bearathlon has roared back to life again at the Berkeley Marina to host three successful races in the past three years. After impressive attendance year after year, we are prepared to host a foreteenth USAT-sanctioned event in the same location on October 21, 2023.  Bearathlon takes place at Berkeley’s marina, which protrudes into the San Francisco Bay and offers an ideal situation for both racers and spectators alike. It is secluded from traffic and offers unparalleled views of San Francisco, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Bay Bridge and the Berkeley Hills. Additionally, the marina offers a sheltered cove for safe open water swimming, a hotel to accommodate out-of-town racers, and a design that is incredibly spectator friendly. The race course is beginner-friendly and we welcome athletes of all levels, from new triathletes to some of the top collegiate racers in the country!

Distance: 750m open-water swim, 20km bike, and 5km run.
Draft-Legal is a highly competitive race format for experienced triathletes. Drafting is allowed in the bike portion. Because of the increased danger from drafting, competitors must have experience riding in packs and excellent bike handling skills.

Distance: 750m open-water swim, 20km bike, and 5km run.
This is our most beginner-friendly and popular event. Drafting on the bike is not allowed. 

Relay Teams will race the same classic sprint course but have the option of dividing the race between 2 or 3 people. This category is not gender-restricted. If you aren't ready to race a full triathlon, grab a friend or two to share the fun with you!

  • The Open Classic sprint is intended for community triathletes of all ages; collegiate racers are encouraged to register for the Collegiate Classic Sprint.
  • Waves are capped at 40 participants.
  • Registration is first come, first served.

Registration will be limited to collegiate teams and open teams that fill out an application demonstrating experience in draft-legal race formats.



When & Where

Oct 21, 2023


7:30 AM

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