Koz Events & San Diego Triathlon Series Presents:
The 2018 
Solana Beach Triathlon & Duathlon
Sunday, July 29th, 2018
Important Race Information:  Please know your triathlon course - BOTH the run & bike courses require TWO LOOPS for ALL Racers - Please See Maps Below
PRE-RACE CHECK-IN OPTIONS:   (Must Attend One of the Following)

Date: Friday, July 27th, 2018
Location: RoadRunner Sports - 5553 Copley Drive, San Diego, CA 92111 
Times Open: 3:00 PM PT - 6:00 PM PT


Date: Saturday, July 28th, 2018
Times Open: 10:00 AM PT - 3:00 PM PT

Saturday Only - Course-Talk Times 
We recommend you attend the course-talk so you will be completely informed of all details regarding the event. The Head USAT Referee will be available to answer any and all USAT-related questions.
11:30 AM PT  -  Course Talk  
1 :00 PM PT -  Course Talk 
Pre-Race Check-In Policies: 
  1. All athletes must attend ONE pre-race check-in to pick up their race materials (Friday or Saturday). All relay members must be present to receive their packet, or we will split up the relay-packet for each participant. 
  2. It is mandatory for all athletes to BRING THEIR ID to the pre-race check-in. We will not give any athlete their bib number without a valid ID. 
  3. You must sign waiver(s) to get your race materials.  
  4. You will be required to show proof of a USAT annual membership or purchase a one-day membership (if you haven't already purchased a one-day membership through event registration).
  5. FRIENDS AND/OR FAMILY MEMBERS WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO PICK UP FOR AN ATHLETE. These events are USAT-sanctioned and USAT does not allow anyone besides the participant to pick up race materials.  The only exception is if you are the parent/guardian of a minor who is participating (under 18 years of age as of Dec. 31, 2017). You will still need to bring a copy of the minor's ID and sign the waivers for them.
  6. Athletes who do NOT attend Friday or Saturday (and have not selected the VIP Option) will be required to pay a $10 (cash only) late fee on race morning in order to pick up their race materials. 
If you would like to speed up the pre-race check-in process, print and sign the

ALL REGISTRATION QUESTIONS, CHANGES, INQUIRIES, UPDATES MUST OCCUR in person at the Pre-Race Check-Ins Friday / Saturday or on Race Morning.  

We will not be able to make any changes by email or phone. This includes: changes in event type, switching out a relay member, changing event division, etc. 

PLEASE NOTE: The deadline to transfer registration has already passed.

Sunday, July 29th, 2018 - Corner of Plaza St. and Acacia St. in Solana Beach
5:00 AM PT - Parking lot opens
5:30 AM PT  - Transition area opens / late check-ins begin / body-marking begins
6:40 AM PT - Final instructions at Swim Start - transition area closed/ late pre-race check-ins closed! (VIP only after this time)
6:50 AM PT - Duathlon begins - line up 10 minutes early at Corner of Plaza st and Acacia.
7:00 AM PT - Swim start begins at Fletcher Cove
9:10 AM PT - Transition area opens back up for the removal of bikes and gear at the discretion of Koz Events' staff. Please be considerate of those still competing.
9:30 AM PT - Bike Loop 2 Closed
9:45 AM PT - Award presentations (approximate times)
10:15 AM PT - Run Course Closed
10:45 AM PT - Transition area closes / ALL BIKES MUST BE REMOVED

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Pre-Race Check-In / Expo: The expo and pre-race check-in is located at the  Corner of Plaza St. and Acacia St. in Solana Beach.  Take 5 North to Lomas Santa Fe Dr. toward Solana Beach. Turn left onto Lomas Santa Fe Dr., then take a right onto Highway 101. Make a U-turn at W. Cliff St. and the destination will be on your right-hand side. You can find parking on the street along Hwy 101 on Saturday only. 

Race Day:  The Swim Start is located within a block of the transition area at Fletcher Cove , Solana Beach. Take I-5 to Lomas Santa Fe Dr. to Fletcher Cove. Parking is available at the train depot on Cedros (one block east of Hwy 101); or along nearby residential streets. Please adhere to all no parking signs.

There is NO parking allowed on Highway 101 on event day. Cars will be towed. 
Information about the race:
Wear the supplied colored-swim cap (certain colors go with certain wave start times). 
Bike helmet sticker:  Place one sticker on the front of your helmet.
Bike Frame Bib:  Place the bike bib # on the top tube of your bicycle frame (in packet). Numbers must be attached to bikes to allow access in/out of transition areas. 
Run:  Pin the bib number to the front of your t-shirt or onto your race belt. 

Timing Chip:
 Participants are required to wear a timing chip band, at the ankle, throughout the race. Your timing chip will be in your race packet (Put the chip on before your wetsuit.)
    • If you are unable to attend the race or you accidently take your timing chip band home, you can mail it back to KOZ Events 9939 Hibert St #105 San Diego, CA 92131. If you do not return it, you will be charge a $30 replacement fee.
Relay team   members must pass the timing chip band at each transition. After you finish, turn in the timing chip band at the end of the finish zone.

Not Finishing the Race: A participant who pulls out of the race or cannot compete for any reason must report to the timing tent to turn in the timing chip band and collect personal gear from the transition area (after 9:20 a.m.). There is a $30 charge for any timing chip band not turned in.

The Swim
  • The Duathlon run starts at 6:50 am, the first swim wave starts at 7:00 a.m. with approximately 9 minutes between each wave.
  • Lost your swim cap? Please come to registration table and be sure to get the correct color cap. Do not change waves. Swimmers starting in the wrong wave will not receive a time and/or may be disqualified.
What if I need a swim buddy?
Swim buddies are there for encouragement only. Please do not rely on a swim buddy to be your personal lifeguard or personal swim course escort at the event. You must be capable of swimming the course on your own. While we do our best to provide swim buddies at each triathlon event, they are not guaranteed.
  • Swimmers should seed themselves according to swimming ability (fast swimmers to the front). Please try to avoid striking or swimming over another swimmer(s).
  • Wetsuits are optional at the Solana Beach Triathlon.
  • No swimming aids (e.g. fins, kickboards, buoyancy devices) are allowed.
  • A swimmer in need of assistance should roll over on his back and wave to a lifeguard.
  • Swimmers are welcome to warm up in the water if life guards are present. People warming up are urged to stay near the shore.
The transition area opens at 5:30 AM and is located in the parking lot near the corner of Plaza St. and Acacia St. in Solana Beach.  PLEASE NOTE: The transition area is open to participants ONLY.   Participants must rack their bikes in their assigned racks (in their respective-wave). Racks are assigned by wave number.
  • ONLY ATHLETES with wristbands are allowed in transition
  • After you finish your race you must show your Bib number and matching Bike number to remove your bike from transition.
  • Although a bike safety inspection is not mandatory, it is highly recommended. 
  • Pulse Endurance Sports will be on hand at the Expo Saturday and in Transition on Sunday if you need any last-minute help with your bike.
  • Please bring your bike "Race Ready", fill your tires to the correct air pressure and if you are using a water bottle please bring it full as we do not have extra water for you in transition.
  • The bike leg takes place on City of Solana Beach roadways that are closed to traffic, although roads are closed to traffic, racers need to be aware and on the lookout for rouge drivers. A participant whose bike breaks down mid-race must remove the bike and exit the course. Racers must carry tire changing equipment with them and must change flats without assistance.
Beer Garden is being Sponsored by Ballast Point in San Diego
After the race enjoy the Expo and for our 21+ participants, an ice cold Ballast Point beer in the Beer Garden, complete with Live Music at the Finish Line. Please bring a $5 cash donation for Challenged Athletes Foundation.
A message from USAT to all age-group competitors:
Welcome to this USA Triathlon-sanctioned event!
You are racing under the USAT Competitive Rules. In order to minimize any mis-understandings on race day, I hope you will take the time to read the following summary of the Position Violations, which you may know as the "drafting rules." I have reduced the Position Rules to the following concepts, which everyone can remember:
  • Ride on the right side of your lane.
  • Keep three bike lengths between yourself and the cyclist in front of you.
  • Pass on the left of the cyclist in front, never on the right.
  • Complete your pass within 15 seconds.
  • If passed, you must drop completely out of the zone, to the rear, before attempting to re-pass.
Remember, you are racing in a USA Triathlon sanctioned-event and there are USAT certified referees on the course to ensure fairness in the competition at all times. There will be NO WARNINGS if you commit a foul during competition. Triathlon is an individual event and you must take personal responsibility to understand the rules to avoid penalties. At the end of the race, all citations by the marshals are reviewed by the Head Referee who then decides if a penalty should be assessed. The Head Referee's ruling is FINAL in the case of Position Violations and there are no protests and/or appeals of Position Violations. 

Marshals commonly cite the following violations:
  • Position: Riding on the left side of the lane without passing.
  • Blocking: Left side riding and impeding the forward progress of another competitor.
  • Illegal Pass: Passing on the right.
  • Overtaken: Failing to drop back three bike-lengths before re-passing
  • Drafting: Following a leading cyclist closer than three bike lengths and failing to pass within 15 seconds.
Though Position Violations carry a time penalty for first offense, two citations will result in an additional penalty. Please note that if you are cited for three violations, you will be disqualified. Be sure to check the penalty sheet before you leave the race site and have a chat with the head referee if you have any questions.

Make sure your helmet is a CPSC approved model. All helmets legally sold in the US are CPSC approved but, if you purchased your helmet in a different country, it might be illegal for use in USAT sanctioned-events.

While on your bike, always have your chinstrap securely fastened - before, during and after the event! The chin strap rule is easy to follow, so don't forget - that's a DQ!

Wear your race numbers, don't leave your trash on the course, and don't carry and/or use any portable audio devices.

Remember to treat other athletes, volunteers, and officials with courtesy and consideration. Failure to do so is called Unsportsmanlike Conduct and you will be disqualified.

All that being said, I hope you have a great race, lots of fun, and achieve all your goals!
COURSE OVERLAYS: The Bike and Run Courses have 2 laps for EVERY RACE

Results and timing for the 2018 Solana Beach Triathlon is provided by Gemini Timing

To look up your bib number and/or view your results online, CLICK HERE.

For fastest access to your results during and after the race, please download the Gemini LIVE results app, available for both android and iPhone by CLICKING HERE.

Example of what the app looks like when viewing
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When & Where
Packet Pick Up Options:
(Must attend one)

Friday, July 27th
Road Runner Sports
Kearny Mesa


Saturday, July 28th
Acacia St and Plaza Blvd
Solana Beach

Race Day:
Sunday, July 29th
Acacia St and Plaza Blvd
Solana Beach
First Wave Begins: 6:50am
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