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October 27, 2024

Bearathlon 2024

Berkeley Marina • 214-254 University Ave BerkeleyCA  94710 Organized by Cal Triathlon

About this event

Is racing a triathlon on your bucket list? You're in the right place! Bearathlon, the home race hosted by UC Berkeley's very own CAL TRIATHLON, is a flat, fast, *freshly repaved*, sprint triathlon race that boasts beautiful views of the San Francisco Bay. Open to all ages and experience levels -- the classic race is a fast course for a seasoned triathlete, and very beginner friendly if this is your first time. Oh, and one more thing! If you have friends joining you, we are offering group discounts for age group division racers. Contact Laura Rambo at rambo@berkeley.edu for your discount code :) ! 


Distance: 750m open-water swim, 20km bike, and 5km run.
Draft-Legal is a highly competitive race format for experienced triathletes. In comparison to a traditional triathlon, like the Classic Sprint race, there are some major differences. Drafting is allowed in the bike portions. Because of the increased danger from drafting, competitors must have experience riding in packs, and have excellent bike handling skills.


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

Relay Teams will race the same course but have the option of dividing the race between 2 or 3 people! If you aren't ready to race a full triathlon, grab a friend or two to share the fun with you!



We are excited to bring this event back from 2019! Each relay team consists of 4 athletes (2 male + 2 female), 4 super sprint triathlons! Each athlete will have to swim for 300m, cycle for 6.8km, and run for 2km before tapping the hand of their teammate to pass the relay. Collegiate athletes - the best way to get ready for Nationals is to race MTR at Bearathlon! 


Cal Triathlon is a fully student run club with little to no financial support from the school. If you can't participate in this year's race but still want support our team you can donate to Cal Triathlon via this link: https://give.berkeley.edu/giftdetails?fund1=FU0898000.

 ** credits for photography in the photo gallery go to Andy Jessop

Event details and schedule

For course maps & more, please visit caltriathlon.com/bearathlon

Event Schedule:

Packet Pick-Up:


@ Sports Basement Berkeley

2727 Milvia St. Berkeley, CA 94703

please bring your photo ID & your USAT membership!



6:00AM - 6:45AM: Transition Open

6:45AM: Pre-race meeting for all Draft-Legal athletes

7:00AM: Women Start

8:00AM: Men Start

8:30AM: Women's DL awards (During Men's DL)

9:30AM: Men's DL awards



6:00AM - 9:45AM: Transition Open

9:45AM: Classic Sprint Pre-Race Briefing

10:00AM: Wave 1 Start (Collegiate Women)

10:05AM: Wave 2 Start (Collegiate Women)

10:15AM: Wave 3 Start (Collegiate Men)

10:20AM: Wave 4 Start (Collegiate Men)

10:30AM: Wave 5 Start (Open Women)

10:35AM: Wave 6 Start (Open Women)

10:45AM: Wave 7 Start (Open Men)

10:50AM: Wave 8 Start (Open Men)

10:55AM: Wave 9 Start (Relay teams)

12:30PM: Awards



10:00AM - 12:45 PM: Transition Open

1:00PM: Start



Event parking is available this year very close to the transition area. This parking is limited and racers can get a parking pass for race day at packet pick up. Additional parking is available at Berkeley's Aquatic Park, which is 0.4 miles away from transition.


Berkeley Marina

214-254 University Ave BerkeleyCA  94710

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Classic (Sprint) - Collegiate


Classic (Sprint) - Age Group/Open


Draft Legal (Sprint) - NCAA


Draft Legal (Sprint) - Collegiate


Draft Legal (Sprint) - Age Group/Open


Classic Relay (Sprint) - Classic Sprint Relay Team


Mixed Team Relay (Super Sprint) - Mixed Team Relay (Group Registration)

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