The 2023 Arden Park Youth Triathlon will be held at Arden Park, located at 1000 La Sierra Drive, Sacramento, CA 95864 on Sunday, August 13, 2023. The transition area (Swim to Run) will be in the main parking lot, and will serve as the hub of the race.
Athletes will swim in the lap pool located on site,
bike along La Sierra Drive in a counterclockwise direction, and run around the adjacent baseball field and grass area also in a counterclockwise direction.
Participants will swim either 1 (5/6), 3 (7-8) or 5 (9-10, 11-12, 13-14, and 15-16) laps in the Arden Park pool. There will be one participant per lane in 2022.
It is the responsibility of each participant to count their own laps (5/6 = 1, 7-8 = 3, and 9-16 = 5). However, we will have swim lap counters on hand to assist.
Bike Course Participants will exit the park and turn RIGHT and ride on La Sierra Drive (closed to traffic) until they reach Berrendo Drive. They will turn around and head down La Sierra Dr. once again until they reach the second turn around point just past Casmalia Way (riding in a counterclockwise direction). They will do this ONE time for all age divisions in 2022 (7-16 age groups) and then make a right back into Arden Park and enter the transition area. (NOTE: 5/6 and P/C age groups will turn LEFT on La Sierra Drive out of the park, then make a u-turn near Casmalia Way and return to Arden Park see course map for illustration)
Upon entering the park, participants will rack their bike in its original location and prepare for the run. Participants will exit via the RUN OUT area toward the picnic tables and make a left toward the baseball field. From there, they will run a number of laps based on age groups (5/6 = 1, all other age groups = 4) in a counterclockwise direction. Volunteers will mark the arm of each participant after each completed lap to help them keep track. After their final lap (all circles on their arm have a line through them), volunteers will direct them to the finish line.
View map for illustration of the Run Out and run course to finish line area.