The Course


Staying true to the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon’s storied start, athletes will jump from The San Francisco Spirit to begin the swim. This Hornblower boat will depart from San Francisco’s Pier 3 (same Pier as Sunday), cruising past the Island to get into position 750m out from shore. With swim advisors on board and water safety vessels hovering nearby, athletes can feel confident in taking that courageous leap off the boat… for some, this will be a test run for Sunday, and for others, an impressive feat on its own!

The swim will finish at the same swim exit point, just past the St. Francis Yacht Club. Athletes will jog off the beach to the run transition area at Marina Green. From here, they will trade wetsuits for running shoes and take off for the 5k run along the San Francisco Bay Trail, heading west toward Crissy Field to the Warming Hut before looping back to finish in the grass at Marina Green.

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Course Map

View of Pier 3 from the water

View of Pier 3 from the water

The Aquathlon start boat, the Hornblower's San Francisco Spirit

The Aquathlon start boat, the Hornblower's San Francisco Spirit

Athletes will jump from the San Francisco Spirit to start the swim

Athletes will jump from the San Francisco Spirit to start the swim

Swim Exit by the St. Francis Yacht Club, same as Sunday

Swim Exit by the St. Francis Yacht Club, same as Sunday

Warming Hut on the run course, photo by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Warming Hut on the run course, photo by Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy

Finish Line at Marina Green

Finish Line at Marina Green

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