Some races are known for their legendary scenery, although some others are recognized for their especially challenging programs. The finest sort combine equally, and that’s exactly what you get at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its 40th 12 months, the legendary race will be held on August 14–15 in San Francisco, and it requires triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the previous jail that once housed Al Capone—and over a picturesque (and hilly) system in the course of the metropolis. Looking for a marquee race this summertime? This is it. And now’s your very best possibility to get chosen: Enter the race’s random drawing by April 30.
Escape From Alcatraz is a modified Intercontinental Length Triathlon that functions swim, bicycle, and run portions. It kicks off with a plunge into San Francisco Bay around Alcatraz Island and a 1.5-mile swim, adopted by an 18-mile bicycle experience that will take participants by way of the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (hold your eyes peeled for views of the Golden Gate Bridge). Soon after that, an 8-mile operate winds less than the Golden Gate Bridge and together Baker Beach, and contains a brutal set of stairs that can take you back up from the sand. A single thing’s for guaranteed: This is a quite complicated race, even for professionals.
If that seems like a excellent time to you, then act speedy and enter the Escape From Alcatraz Random Drawing, where the the greater part of the race’s 2,000 contributors are chosen. It is free to enter, and entries will stay open up until finally April 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. It’s also your greatest shot at collaborating: According to the race organizers, entrants will have a 30 to 50 percent likelihood of being picked. There is only a single drawing this year, so never miss it.
The randomly chosen athletes will be declared on May 5. Head about to the Random Drawing web page to get all the details and sign up—and do not forget to kick your instruction into higher gear.