Race Date is Saturday, March 21, 2015
Triathlon / Duathlon / 5k Fun Run

The EIGHTH annual Pasadena Triathlon, Duathlon and Rockin Reggae 5k returns March 21, 2015.

Join us for a Spring 'reverse' triathlon or a great Rockin Reggae 5k run around the Bowl. There's even a new Kids Fun Tri for younger participants.

Register Now

This event is for everyone: whether you are a beginner, an experienced triathlete or somewhere in between. This event will provide a fun challenge and get you ready for the 2014 Summer Season of events! The triathlon and duathlon is sold out at 800 participants! Registration for the 5k is capped at 1000, so come on out and run the Bowl!


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For 2014 we are partnering with NextStep: NextStep, a nationally recognized non-profit organization, provides the opportunity for life-long health and recovery for people living with paralysis and mobility impairments in communities nationwide. NextStep has paved the way with the first community facility in the U.S. to offer Locomotor and activity based training at its state of the art facility in Los Angeles and continues its vision to expand across the United States. The organization’s other initiatives are participation in cutting edge research, education, and awareness programs that are focused on enhancing the lives of the 6 million people in the U.S. living with paralysis. At this year's race, please help make a difference and "Move for Others!"

We're going to have some AWESOME live music at the event by Wayward Sons and 80 Proof!

You can register one of three ways:

1. At Active.com Register Now

2. Register the day before (Friday, March 20 from 4-7pm) at Rose Bowl Aquatics.

3. Register on race morning (Saturday, March 21) starting @ 6:00am at Brookside Park (just behind Rose Bowl Aquatics).

Entry Fees

TRIATHLON INDIVIDUAL --- 5k run / 15k bike / 150m swim
$85 through January 7
$95 through February 4
$105 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$115 through Race Day (if available)

TRIATHLON YOUTH (11-17 years) --- same course as adult course
$45 through January 7
$55 through February 4
$65 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$75 through Race Day (if available)

$175 - all funds go directly to Next Step Fitness

TRIATHLON KIDS (5-10 years) --> All kid participants get SoupPlantation coupons and pass to KidsSpace!
--- (7-10yrs) 1K run, 1.5 mi bike, 50yd swim
--- (5-6 yrs) 1/2 mile run, 3/4 mi bike, 25yd swim
$40 through January 7
$45 through February 4
$50 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$55 through Race Day (if available)

KIDS FAQs (PDF download)

$125 through January 7
$145 through February 4
$165 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$185 through Race Day (if available)

$65 through January 7
$75 through February 4
$85 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$95 through Race Day (if available)

DUATHLON YOUTH (11-17 years)
$45 through January 7
$55 through February 4
$65 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$75 through Race Day (if available)

$105 through January 7
$125 through February 4
$145 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$165 through Race Day (if available)

$30 through January 7
$35 through February 4
$40 through March 20 (6:00pm)
$45 through Race Day (if available)

There are NO REFUNDS, so only register if you know you're going to make it!

What's Going on WHEN!

4:00pm - 7:00pm - Optional Packet Pick Up at Rose Bowl Aquatics Center - 360 N Arroyo Blvd. Pasadena, CA

6:00am - Race Day Packet Pick Up/Goodie Bags Opens
6:00am - Transition Area Opens

8:00am > Races Start

8:00am > 5k and Duathlon
8:03am > under 1 hour finish time
8:06am > 1:00 - 1:15 finish time
8:09am > 1:15 - 1:30 finish time
8:12am > 1:30 - 1:45 finish time
8:15am > 1:45 - 2:00 finish time

9:00am - Post Event Festival Starts

9:15am - Run Course cut off

9:45am - Awards

10:15am - Bike Course cut off & Duathlon cut off (second 5k Loop)
10:20am - All swimmers must be in pool. No entry into pool after 10:20am!
10:30am - All swimmers must exit pool


11:00am - Course Closed

12noon - Go home and nap

*schedule subject to change

Adult and Youth Triathlon Course Description

5k Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl) - Race Start is on Seco Dr. ----CLOCKWISE----

15k Bike (3 loops around the Rose Bowl) ----CLOCKWISE----

150m Swim (3 laps in the Rose Bowl Aquatics Pool)

Duathlon Course Description

5k Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl) - Race Start is on Seco Dr. ----CLOCKWISE ----

15k Bike (3 loops around the Rose Bowl) ----CLOCKWISE----

5k Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl) - Race Start is on Seco Dr. ----CLOCKWISE ----

5k Course Description (the distance is actually 3.3 miles or 5.3k).

5k Run (1 loop around the Rose Bowl) - Race Start is on Seco Dr.. ----CLOCKWISE----

Kids Triathlon Course Description

(7-10yrs) 1K run, 1.5 mi bike, 50yd swim

(5-6 yrs) 1/2 mile run, 3/4 mi bike, 25yd swim


Course Maps

Course Overview(PDF)

Swim Course

MapMyRun.com Map

Topo Map of Rose Bowl




When: February 2015
Where: Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (behind center, near stage)
380 N Arroyo Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103
Time: 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Introduction to Triathlon: Join the Pasadena Triathlon Club for a fun and informative Pasadena Triathlon Course Preview and Transition Clinics. Both clinics will feature a preview of the Pasadena Triathlon bike and run courses via a 30 minute bike ride along with instruction and hands on practice with setting up your transition area and managing your transitions on race day. All Pasadena Triathlon participants are welcome to these free clinics. The clinics will meet on the grassy area immediately behind the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center/Tennis courts (look for the Pasadena Triathlon Club tent) and will last approximately 1 - 1.5 hours. Please bring your bike, helmet (required for the bike ride), running shoes and transition equipment. Questions - contact race@pasadenatriclub.com.

RAIN CANCELS (this means, if it's raining, assume the ride is canceled)

Pasadena Tri Club - Introduction to Triathlon
When: March 2015
Where: Rose Bowl Aquatic Center (upstairs meeting room)
380 N Arroyo Blvd Pasadena, CA 91103
Time: 7:15pm - 8:15pm
Introduction to Triathlon: Come learn the ins and out of Triathlon and meet the Club.
• Benefits of the Pasadena Triathlon Club
• How to start training for triathlon
• Resources for the new triathlete
• Nutrition for training and race
• Tips and tricks of race day – getting there, setting up transition, swim, bike, run
• Pick a race – great local races to start with
• Gear you need, gear you might want and where to get it

For More Information:

Doing your first triathlon or looking to get faster? Check out the Triathlon Training Series DVD Box Set.


What sets Triathlon Training Series apart from the rest is that it is an instructional DVD created by individuals who are passionate about the sport of triathlon and passionate about sharing their knowledge with others. Triathlon Training Series is not just a DVD box set, its a community dedicated to bringing the sport of triathlon to anyone who has the desire and drive to want more from a sport that has so much to offer.

At TTS, its not just about selling DVDs, its about creating an environment and a community that can educate, support, challenge and stimulate you as an athlete. Its about growing and learning from those athletes and changing and adapting to meet their needs. So, we invite you to take this journey with us. You, as you evolve as an athlete and us, as we evolve as a community of athletes.

Divisions are based on your age on December 31, 2015.

Male/Female Divisions:

Youth (13-15)
Junior (16-19)
20 - 24
25 - 29
30 - 34
35 - 39
40 - 44
45 - 49
50 - 54
55 - 59
60 - 64
65 - 69
70 - 74
75 - 79
80 - 84
Athena (over 165 lbs.)
Clydesdale (over 220 lbs.)
Challenged Athlete
Unlimited Division (for challenged athletes as well)

There is also the a relay division (teams of 2-3 athletes each completing a leg of the triathlon)!


5k Fun Run is a FUN RUN - awards are given to overall winners.

Triathlon - all participants receive Finisher Medals. Top 3 in each age group receive awards.

Duathlon - all participants receive Finisher Medals. Top 3 in each age group receive awards.

What you can and cannot do - provided by USA Triathlon (yes these are the rules only for the triathlon).

1. Most commonly violated rules

2. Rules

Race Etiquette:
- Observe all race rules at all times.
- Don’t use a radio headset during the bike or run.
- Don’t place your bike and equipment on top of someone else’s in the transition area. Respect the athlete’s space and equipment.
- If you are a slower rider stay on the right side except when passing. Keep a straight line when riding. Only discard your water bottles and trash at an aid station. If you have to discard a bottle, make sure your throw it away from the other athletes.
- There is no littering on the race course.
- If you have mechanical problems, pull off the course on the right. Always let the rider ahead know you are passing on the left. And above all obey all safety rules on the course.
- Keep your pets at home if you are racing. Do you really need another distraction?
- The swim is always tough, but I’ve seen athletes actually push and crowd others away from their start positions. Don’t grab, push or pull others during the swim. It’s not combat swimming!
- During the run keep to the right except to pass. When you do pass someone or see them at the turnaround offer a word of encouragement.
- Be careful at the aid stations. This is usually the area where most of the items like gel packs and bottles are dropped and the pavement can be extremely slick. There is plenty to drink for everyone. Give each other room to drink and go.

After the race:
- When you cross the finish line, don’t be dramatic. You did a good job by finishing, now remove your chip or number, get a drink and move away from the finish chute without a lot of drama!
- Treat the finish line workers with respect. Your day is over they still have a lot to do.
- After you recover a bit, cheer on the other competitors and talk with the athletes. Pat all the youth on the back and offer words of encouragement when they finish!
- If you stick around for the awards then wait until all the awards are given out. I know it is tough at times but support the other competitors till the end.
- Good or bad race - “Be your own HERO!” after the race. Smile, hold your head high and take pride inside. You stepped up to the start line and you did it, you put yourself in the heat of competition and you finished even if the only person you were competing with was yourself!

Check out www.usatriathlon.org for more info

Relay Team Rules:
All rules applying to individual competitors apply to relay competitors except where such rules conflict with specific relay rules.
- Relay teams must be composed of three athletes - one swimmer, one cyclist and one runner. Team members can be either the same gender or any combination of male/female. The minimum age of a participant is 16 years old.
- The relay team ‘chip transfer’ area must be within the marked Relay Team Area in the transition area. There will be a Relay Team Referee overseeing the ‘chip transfer’ of each team member. If a ‘chip transfer’ happens outside of the Relay Team Area, the team will not be included in the official results.
- Any relay team interfering with an individual competitor or any way placing an individual competitor at a competitive disadvantage will be disqualified.

- Relay runners will start in the relay team wave (see schedule above).

- All relay bikes must be placed in the designated bike racks in the Transition Area. Team bikes must not be removed from the designated bike rack until AFTER the timing chip has been passed onto the team cyclist.
- After receiving the timing chip the cyclist must WALK their bikes through the transition area to the MOUNT LINE. At this time cyclists may mount their bike and depart on the 15k bike.
- Upon completion of the 15k bike and arrival at the Transition Area, cyclists must dismount at the DISMOUNT LINE and WALK their bike back to the designated bike rack. Once the cyclist has entered the marked Team Relay Area, they may hand off the timing chip to the swimmer. Once the swimmer has attached the timing chip, he/she may depart to the swim course. Cyclists must re-rack their bike on the designated bike rack.

- Relay swimmers must turn in their timing chip at the designated timing table behind the finish line immediate after crossing the finish line. Any team failing to turn in its timing chip will not be considered an official finisher

What the heck is a reverse triathlon?

Traditionally, triathlons are run in the order of swim/bike/run. But in many locations the race is reversed if there is only a pool available. So at this event it's a run/bike/swim.

No, you don't need to wear a wetsuit, the pool temperature will be a nice 70+ degrees.

Yes, you need to wear a helmet on the bike. You should have the helmet on before you get on the bike.

Yes, you need to be bodymarked so we get accurate times.

Yes, you can wear your race number in the pool.

Goggles, you can wear them if you like, but they are not required.

Yes, you must have fun if you are doing this race. :)

KIDS FAQs (PDF download)

USA Triathlon (USAT) and USAT Junior Development Race


USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 2,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon's 125,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport. On the elite level, USA Triathlon is responsible for the selection and training of teams to represent the United States in international competition, including the world championships, Pan Am Games and Olympic Games.

We value fitness and health through exercise, the spirit of competitiveness and the pursuit of excellence - the multisport lifestyle.


USAT Jr The Southwest Region of USAT is sponsoring a series of developmental sprint races to encourage youth (13-15) and junior (16-19) athletes to participate in triathlons. Ages are determined by USAT rules (age as of Dec 31, 2011). The Southwest region will have a point series with updated divisional rankings throughout the year. Each event winner will receive an award provided by the region, as well as ranking points. The last event of the season will crown the series champion in the youth (13-15) and the junior (16-19) age catagories. A championship award will be given to the first place female youth and junior and the first place male youth and junior athlete. For more information on these races or the series go to www.usat-southwest.org or contact Sharon Osgood, Regional Athlete Development Coordinator at shozgood@gmail.com.

Registration Policies:
Generic Events does not authorize refunds at any time.

Race Conduct - We will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior to any of our volunteers or staff. If you have a complaint please direct these to Brennan Lindner at info@genericevents.com. Failure to follow this guideline will result in disqualification from the event and possibly being banned from future events. Seriously. We're all out here for some fun, so let's have some!

Natural Disaster Policy - If an Act of God/Terrorism/Community Disaster occurs, what happens?
1. We make decisions based on safety first.
2. The municipality will also make a decision.
3. Race courses and race date will be altered as seen fit by race management and the City of Pasadena.
4. Athletes in a postponed race will be transferred to the rescheduled date at no charge.
5. Generic Events cannot accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each athlete needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS. The money you paid is spent developing that race.

Why? We do not save any money if the race is postponed or you choose not run. We have paid for every supply and service needed for that race. We pay for all race supplies or services associated with that race, regardless of the outcome. These include paying for permits, our staff, offices, administration costs all year. It's not ideal, and nobody likes wasting money, but we unfortunately cannot predict what will happen on race day.

How the heck do I get to the race?

Parking / The Transition Area / Expo are all adjacent to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center.! There are a multitude of ways to get to the Rose Bowl. Use the Address below and Google/MapQuest/Yahoo! Maps your way to the event. Leave yourself plenty of time to park, get your transition area set up and to relax!

Rose Bowl Aquatics
360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, Ca. 91103
Phone: (626) 564-0330

For a Google Map, click here.

Pitch in and help put on a GREAT event!

Volunteers are integral and crucial elements in making our events viable. Volunteer tasks include, among others: providing water and food, keeping runners on course, cheering runners on, keeping spirits up and making the race safer for everyone! We guarantee a great time and the time spent will be worthwhile.

You don't have to be a triathlete or runner volunteer at the event. If you have simple words of encouragement and are able to help direct runners or hand out water, you are valuable to us!

In exchange you'll get goodies (T-Shirts/Goody Bag/Swag) and refreshments, and more importantly, you will be rewarded with the pride in knowing you helped to make the event happen, and that everyone finished because of the help you offered.

If you'd like to volunteer or need more information, please contact us at 310.821.7898, fill out online http://volunteersignup.org/JM3BJ or send an email to volunteer_pas@genericevents.com!