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In 2010 three ways for triathletes to escape from Alcatraz

Posted Nov 09 2009 10:00pm

Besides the Ironman World Championship, perhaps the hardest triathlon to get into is the long standing and highly popular Escape from Alcatraz race in San Francisco, California.

Not only does the race have its own qualifying set of races (just like the Kona Ironman race) but there is also a lottery that fills up every year with triathletes eager to Escape from the "The Rock" in the Bay. 

But that was so 2009.

In 2010 triathlete will have not 1, not 2, but 3 ways to escape from Alcatraz during the summer.

Because of a reshuffling of the the Original Escape from Alcatraz race organizer and the race director an entire new race has just been announced---the inaugural Alcatraz Triathlon is to be held on August 29. 2010 and put on by Tri-California.

The new Alcatraz Triathlon will take place on....and you guessed it...a very similar course.

The official Press Release is below.

But to make matters even more interesting, if you don' t like the new race you can also escape from the Rock on Sunday, June 20, 2010 as part of Envirosports Alcatraz XXX Triathlon - The 30th annual ESCAPE FROM THE ROCK.

The race is open to 700 athletes.

The recent Tri-California Press Release:

Tri-California Events proudly announces the launch of the ALCATRAZ TRIATHLON in San Francisco, California. On Sunday, August 29, 2010, 1800 swimmers, bikers and runners will christen the inaugural Tri-California ALCATRAZ Triathlon. Terry Davis, president of Tri-California Events, has 30 years experience race directing triathlons including Escape from Alcatraz for the last 12 years. He has decided it is time to launch a Tri-California Alcatraz Triathlon for the athletes. "We want to provide our triathletes the full Tri-California Events experience, from online registration, to an incredible and safe course, to the latest technology in timing, to a memorable finish experience for all," states Terry. "Our number one priority is the triathletes; we have a passion for what we do and our industry. After producing some of the largest triathlons in the world, we understand what it takes to provide a level of service that surpasses the expectations of the athletes and spectators and will create memories that will last a lifetime." Tri-California will provide more support for our charitable groups, such as the Challenged Athletes Foundation, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society' s Team-N-Training, FCA Endurance, and many local youth and service groups.

The new ALCATRAZ Triathlon will become part of the Tri-California Race Series which includes: The AVIA Wildflower Triathlons on April 30-May 2, The San Francisco Triathlon at Treasure Island on July 9-11, The Triathlon at Pacific Grove Sept 10-12, and Scott Tinley' s Triathlon in San Luis Obispo County on October 1-3rd.

Registration for the event is on a first come basis and is expected to sell out quickly. Registration opens November 27th at . Entry fees $320 for individuals and $160 for relay members until January 1.

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