Some races are identified for his or her iconic surroundings, whereas others are identified for his or her particularly difficult programs. One of the best type mix each, and that’s precisely what you get on the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its 40th yr, the enduring race shall be held on August 14–15 in San Francisco, and it takes triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the previous jail that after housed Al Capone—and over a picturesque (and hilly) course all through the town. On the lookout for a marquee race this summer season? That is it. And now’s your greatest likelihood to get chosen: Enter the race’s random drawing by April 30.
Escape From Alcatraz is a modified Worldwide Distance Triathlon that options swim, bike, and run parts. It kicks off with a plunge into San Francisco Bay close to Alcatraz Island and a 1.5-mile swim, adopted by an 18-mile bike experience that takes individuals by way of the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (hold your eyes peeled for views of the Golden Gate Bridge). After that, an Eight-mile run winds underneath the Golden Gate Bridge and alongside Baker Seashore, and features a brutal set of stairs that takes you again up from the sand. One factor’s for certain: It is a very difficult race, even for execs.
If that appears like a superb time to you, then act quick and enter the Escape From Alcatraz Random Drawing, the place the vast majority of the race’s 2,000 individuals are chosen. It’s free to enter, and entries will stay open till April 30 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. It’s additionally your greatest shot at taking part: In accordance with the race organizers, entrants can have a 30 to 50 p.c likelihood of being chosen. There’s just one drawing this yr, so don’t miss it.
The randomly chosen athletes shall be introduced on Could 5. Head over to the Random Drawing web page to get all the main points and enroll—and don’t overlook to kick your coaching into excessive gear.