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Escape from Alcatraz 2024

COMING SOON: Tri Travel are proud to provide travel packages to the ultimate bucket list event - the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Nearly 10,000 entrants apply for one of only 2,000 competitor slots

Event Date 09 Jun 2024
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Tri Travel are proud to provide travel packages to the ultimate bucket list event – the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Nearly 10,000 entrants apply for one of only 2,000 competitor slots and with entries being so limited, we will be offering a 5-night tour package for athletes and spectators, staying close to the transition and finish area, with an optional extension to Napa Valley afterwards.

5 night tour dates: June 7, 2024 to June 12, 2024

The Event

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon replicates one of the most infamous prison escapes of all time and triathletes from around the globe descend upon San Francisco to challenge themselves in the water between the iconic federal prison and on the streets of the city.

The event starts in the waters off the coast of Alcatraz Island with athletes jumping off the deck of the City Cruises San Francisco Belle and swimming 1.5m/2.4km through the choppy waters of San Francisco Bay back to Marina Green. From there the 18m/29km bike ride heads West to Crissy Field, through the Presidio and up the hill to the Palace of the Legion of Honor Museum and back through the Golden Gate Park. The 8m/12.9km run goes under the Golden Gate Bridge, along trails on the Presidio Headlands and coastal bluffs to Baker Beach. Deep sand and the notorious and dreaded 400 step sand ladder come next, before the route returns to sea level and the finish line at Marina Green.

The Tour

Guaranteed Entry to this prestigious event will be included as part of a travel package that covers all your race needs including accommodation and all your logistical and transport requirements. Bike rental for the event will also be included to take away the need (and cost) to transport your own bike to the event. Full details to come when the package goes on sale soon, including an optional extension to Wine Country. In the meantime, please sign up to our Notification List by completing the enquiry form.

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Our final package is yet to be confirmed but will include the following elements:

  • Accommodation in Fisherman’s Wharf on a Room Only basis at the 4* Kimpton Alton Hotel.
  • Bike rental for 3 days (includes bike set up)
  • Add Guaranteed Entry to the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon
  • Add on return private airport transfers
  • Option to add on a 2-night extension trip to Wine Country (Napa or Sonoma), with transport from San Francisco and a wine tasting tour

5 nights accommodation, on a Room Only basis.

The 4* Kimpton Alton Hotel is located in the Fisherman’s Wharf area, just a few blocks walking distance from the transition and finish area at Marina Green. The hotel offers a luxurious, yet unpretentious atmosphere. There are curated playlists, a light and airy lobby lounge with the furnishing design and decor rooted in the 1970’s San Francisco counterculture movement. Amenities at this hotel include in-room record players and yoga mats as well as an evening wine hour.

The comfortable and spacious rooms have a bohemian chic decor with warm, relaxing colours and sculptural light fittings. The Frette linens and cozy bedding offer a comfy place to lay your head after a busy day in San Francisco and the ensuite spa bathroom with Atelier Bloem bath amenities and plush hooded “Rocky” robes provide further comforts.

The Kimpton Alton Hotel also has a Restaurant and Bar, a Spa offering a selection of relaxing and reviving treatments, and a 24-hour fitness centre which even has its own Peloton room.

Kimpton Alton hotel bedroom Kimpton Alton Hotel Lobby lounge

2023 Public Map

COURSE CLOSURE TIMES

Swim: 8:15am(1 hr after start) – those not making the 1-hr swim cut-off will be picked up and brought to shore where they may continue the race.
Bike: 10:15am (3 hrs after start)*
Run: 12:45pm(5.5 hrs after start)

*There are no aid stations or bottle exchange on the bike course

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