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This late season race has been a favorite of seasoned triathletes, weekend warriors, beginners and kids. With Sprint, Super Sprint and Youth courses, there's a distance for everyone. It's also a race that the entire family can participate in.

Registration for the 2016 race will open soon.  Sign up for our mailing list or follow us on Facebook to be kept up to date with all 2016 event information.

Waivers

All competitors are required to provide two signed waivers (USAT & Pacific Sports) in order to participate. If someone else is picking up your packet, they must bring your signed waivers with them to get your packet.

Click here to download the Newport Beach/Pacific Sports Liability Waiver

Click here to download the USAT Waiver

Registration Policy: NO REFUNDS, NO ROLLOVERS, OR BIB TRANSFERS, NO EXCEPTIONS. *If you sign up in a category, this is the category you race in, not age division (ex: Clydesdale, Military)

Distance

Sprint

  • .5 mile Swim
  • 15 mile cycle
  • 3 mile run


Super Sprint

  • .25 mile Swim
  • 7.5 mile cycle
  • 1.5 mile run
 

Date & Timing

October 2, 2016
Start Time:    7:00 AM, 1st stream
                  8:00 AM,  (est.) 1st youth wave 

Location

Newport Beach, CA
Back Bay 

Individual and Relay Registration Includes:

  • Race t-shirt
  • Goody bag
  • Finisher medal
  • On-course Hydration Stations
  • Finish Festival with Post Race Food & Entertainment
  • ROKA swim cap

 

Detailed Course Maps

Click the images below to download PDFs of the detailed course maps for this year's race:

Swim & Run Course (All Distances)

   Bike Course (All Distances)

   

         

Transition Area Map
 

Click on the image below to download a pdf of the Transition Area for this year's race:


 

Sprint 
(*SwimStream start process below) 

The .5 mile swim course will be in the Back Bay of Newport Beach. The flat-water ocean swim will be followed by a 15 mile two-loop cycling course, which will take place on Back Bay and Eastbluff Drives. The race will conclude with a new fast and scenic 3 mile run course which incorporates the new Back Bay View Park.

Click Here to Download a PDF of the Course Map

 

 

Swim Course: 1/2 mile*

The swim is a flat water swim and the water temperature is usually in the high 60's. You will be doing a rectangle shaped course in the Newport Dunes area of the Back Bay. The course is counterclockwise. It starts immediately west of the bridge, which goes across the bay at the Dunes, heads north parallel to the bridge, then does three left hand turns. It basically follows the perimeter of the bay inside the Dunes. The exit to the swim is next to the start, then you run to the Transition on Back Bay Drive. Wetsuits are optional but recommended.

Bike Course: 15 miles

From the transition area, head down Back Bay Drive. Continue along Back Bay Drive until you reach Eastbluff Drive and turn right. Make a u-turn on Eastbluff before reaching Vista del Sol. Continue back down Eastbluff and make a U-Turn before reaching Jamboree. Turn right on Back Bay Drive heading back towards the transition area. Complete two full loops of this course.

Run Course: 3 miles

The run course is an out-and-back route behind the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Competitors will travel through the Newport Dunes parking lot and over the marina bridge. Follow N. Bayside Drive and turn left at the pedestrian/bicycle path. Upon exiting the bike path, make a sharp right turn onto the path leading up to Back Bay View Park. Follow this path until it dead ends at Jamboree and make a u-turn heading back in the direction that you came. Finish on Back Bay Drive in front of the Newport Dunes.

Super Sprint Course

Click here to download a course map.

Swim Course: 1/4 mile*

The swim is a flat water swim and the water temperature is usually in the high 60's. You will be doing an out-and-back in the Newport Dunes area of the Back Bay. It starts immediately west of the bridge, which goes across the bay at the Dunes, heads north parallel to the bridge.  At the buoy on the opposite side of the bay, you will do a U-turn and head to the swim finish. The exit to the swim is adjacent to the start.   From the swim finish, you will run across the parking lot of the Newport Dunes to the Transition Area on Back Bay Drive.

Bike Course: 7.5 miles

The Super Sprint Bike Course follows the course of the Sprint Distance Cycle Course, with the only difference being the Super Sprint Athletes complete one loop of the Cycle Course and Sprint Athletes complete the loop twice.  From the transition area, head down Back Bay Drive. Continue along Back Bay Drive until you reach Eastbluff Drive and turn right. Make a u-turn on Eastbluff before reaching Vista del Sol. Continue back down Eastbluff and make a U-Turn before reaching Jamboree. Turn right on Back Bay Drive heading back towards the transition area. 

Run Course: 1.5 miles

The run course is an out-and-back route behind the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Competitors will travel through the Newport Dunes parking lot and over the marina bridge. Follow N. Bayside Drive and turn left at the pedestrian/bicycle path. Upon exiting the bike path, make a sharp right turn onto the path leading up to Back Bay View Park. Follow this path for about 3/4 of a mile until you reach the Super Sprint Turnaround point. Finish on Back Bay Drive in front of the Newport Dunes.

Youth Course

Click Here to download the Youth Course Map


*SwimStream Start Process


Pacific Sports launched its new SwimStream start procedure at the Herbalife Triathlon Los Angeles in September 2013. It was a huge success and we're using it again at Newport Beach. The only competitors who will NOT be using the SwimStream start process are the two youth categories. They will use the standard wave start based on age. Here's how the SwimStream start works:

  1. Participants will be allowed to self-determine at which time they begin the swim portion of the Kring & Chung Newport Triathlon. Those with the fastest anticipated swim time will be encouraged to start in the earliest grouping or stream. For the Sprint it would be below 11 minutes; for the Super Sprint it would be below 6 minutes.
  2. The swim chute will be no different than our previous construction or other swim starts you've seen. Volunteers will be holding a sign that has a specific time on it (similar to a run pace for a half or full marathon). Swimmers should line up in their appropriate anticipated time. Note, just like a running event, we will not force someone in a specific time/pace. It is on the honor system. This will allow some variability if friends, members of a triathlon club, co-workers from the same company, or family members want to swim together. We want swimmers to have maximum comfort and relaxation when entering the ocean.
  3. Once a stream enters the start chute, swimmers will move toward the end of the chute, cross the timing mat and proceed directly into the water. Similar to a funnel. Your time starts when you cross the SwimStream timing mat. We will have streams of approximately 100 swimmers each, and streams will continue until we get about 400 participants in the water. At this point, athletes will be allowed into the water as earlier streams of swimmers finish and come up onto the beach. Lifeguards and our swim coordinators will assist in controlling the flow of the swimmers (like turning off and on a spigot).
  4. Once the Sprint distance race is in the water, we will have a approximately 10 minute gap and then start the Super Sprint under 6-minute swimmers, and so on until all the competitors have left the beach. The Super Sprint will start once the Sprint swimmers are past the turn buoys heading south.
  5. We strongly encourage warm-ups prior to the swim start. Those will be west of the swim course and at the participant's discretion.

At the Herbalife Triathlon, we found that the SwimStream start allowed all the competitors to get into the water nearly 55 minutes faster than the traditional wave starts, so let your cheering section know you'll be on the bike a lot faster than in previous years.


Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve 

The Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve is comprised of 752-acres of wetland and upland habitats in Newport Beach. It is one of the few remaining estuaries in Southern California and is home to nearly 200 species of birds, including several endangered species. The unique marine and terrestrial habitats within Upper Newport Bay also provide habitat for approximately 75 species of fish, 19 species of herpetofauna, 17 species of mammals, 12 orders of insects, and over 1,000 species of marine invertebrates. In addition, Upper Newport Bay is of commercial significance because it provides critical habitat for commercially important species of fish, such as California halibut, sand bass, gobies, topsmelt, and anchovy.

These protected habitats are very delicate and easily damaged when disturbed. Please be respectful of nature. It is important that you do not litter or disturb any form of plant or animal life in the Ecological Reserve. Please stay on the paved Back Bay Drive during the race portion and do not enter any other areas of the Reserve.  

Learn More At The Following Links:

Back Bay Science Center

CA Dept. Of Fish & Wildlife - Upper Newport Bay


USAT Rules and Regulations:

The Newport Beach Triathlon is a USAT sanctioned event and therefore follows USAT rules.

For more information, click on any of the following:

USAT Rules and Regulations

Most Commonly Violated Rules

Approved Skinsuits/Speedsuits

Weekend Schedule:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1
10:00 AM

Expo opens for required packet pickup and registration
The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach  

10:30 AM Course talk w/Charles Johanson & Chris Morrissey, LB Tri Club | CrossFit 5150

12:00 N
1:30 PM
3:00 PM 

Course talk
Course talk
Course talk

4:00 PM Expo Closes
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2
5:30 AM

Access to race-day parking opens: Newport Dunes
VIP (only) Packet Pickup Opens

5:30 AM Transition Area opens 
1131 Back Bay Drive Newport Beach, CA 92660
6:30 AM VIP Packet Pickup Closes
6:45 AM Transition Area Closes
7:00 AM 1st SwimStream starts (12 min. under)

8:00 AM
9:30 AM

(est) 1st youth wave
Awards (don't leave early! you might've won something)

Interested Exhibitors 

  • Click Here to download an exhibitor application.
  • Will you be sampling food? - not a problem, just remember to Click Here and download the temporary permit.
  • For more information about exhibiting, email jack@pacificsportsllc.com.

 

2015 Expo Map:

Click image to enlarge and download pdf:


2015 Exhibitors:

Exhibitor list coming soon.

 

Awards

Everyone who crosses the finish line will receive a finisher medal. Medallions are given to the top 3 in each age group and division and the top 3 relay teams in each relay division. We will also have merchandise awards from our sponsors and El Ranchito will be providing gift certificates for top three in each age group and division.

Divisions:
14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+, Clydesdale (Men 200+ lbs), Athena (Women 145+ lbs), Elite, Collegiate, Military/Police/Fire

Relay Team Divisions:
Male, Female, Co-Ed

*You may race in either the Age Group OR one of the other Divisions, but NOT both*

Official Host Hotel

The Hyatt Regency Newport Beach is the host hotel for the Newport Beach Triathlon. Walk to the start and finish line of the Newport Beach Triathlon. Book this great rate with the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach, located directly across the street from Newport Dunes.

 



Newport Beach Triathlon Partners

Herbalife

H30 Fitness Drink is the next generation of hydration providing rapid hydration, sustained enrgy, and antioxidant protection so you feel refreshed and energized all day long. www.Herbalife.com.

Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water

Arrowhead® Brand 100% Mountain Spring Water is sourced only from carefully selected mountain springs, and contains naturally occurring minerals for a crisp, clean taste. Arrowhead will be served on course as a fluid replacement drink and at the finish line.

Clif Bar & Company

Clif Bar & Company is a leading maker of nutritious, all-natural, organic foods and drinks, including CLIF® BAR energy bar, LUNA®, The Whole Nutrition Bar for Women®; and CLIF Kid®, Nourishing Kids in Motion®. Focused on sports nutrition and healthy snacks, the employee and family-owned company are committed to sustaining its people, brands, business, community and planet. For more information on Clif Bar & Company, please visit www.clifbar.com, check out our Facebook page or follow us on Twitter.

Recently Clif Bar & Company was ranked the No. 1 brand in the Forbes Breakaway Brands survey, conducted by Landor Associates using Young & Rubicam’s BrandAsset Valuator database measuring brand momentum from 2006 to 2009. Forbes.com

ROKA

ROKA is dedicated to providing triathletes and swimmers with products that make them faster. In their first season in 2013 ROKA wetsuits gained almost immediate widespread acceptance by elite and developing triathletes alike. In 2014 ROKA athletes combined for three world championship titles, as they emerged as the fastest suits on the market. ROKA continues to push the envelope with their growing line of wetsuits, goggles and accessories.

Triathlon Lab

Triathlon Lab features triathlon gear, bikes and more from the top manufacturers (including ROKA) and brands in the industry. They've been providing triathletes with all their needs via their Redondo Beach store and online store for 10 years. Triathlon Lab is one of the most respected names in the industry when it comes to quality and customer service.

Avila’s El Ranchito

It all started in the kitchen over 40 years ago. Mama Avila brought the delicious recipes from Guanajuato, Mexico that had been in her family for generations. Over the years, Avila’s El Ranchito has grown to 11 locations in Los Angeles and Orange County. Each restaurant is under the personal care of a family member, guaranteeing the reputation the family has earned for treating our customers like part of the family. Read More.

LB Tri Club

LB Tri, the triathlon club that trains like a team, is Southern California’s newest and fastest growing multi-sport organization. LB Tri’s goal is to provide workouts, social events and create networking opportunities where people can work together, challenge, compete and motivate each other to be awesome.Read More.

USAT

USA Triathlon is the sanctioning authority for more than 3,000 diverse events, ranging from grassroots to high-profile races nationwide. The organization works to create interest and participation in a variety of programs, including camps, clinics, races and educational opportunities. USA Triathlon's 130,000-strong membership is comprised of athletes of all ages, coaches, officials, parents and fans striving to strengthen multisport.

Results

2015 Newport Beach Triathlon Results


Click Here to view the 2014 Newport Beach Triathlon Race Results

Click Here to view the 2013 Newport Beach Triathlon Race Results

Click Here to view the 2012 Newport Beach Triathlon Race Results

Click Here to view the 2011 Newport Beach Triathlon Race Results

Photos

2014

Competitor event photos of the 2014 race.

2013

Competitor event photos of the 2013 race.

2012

Click Here to view the 2012 Newport Beach Triathlon Photo's provided by Brightroom Photography

Click Here to view some race day photo's that we took!

2011

Click Here to view the 2011 Newport Beach Triathlon Photo's provided by Brightroom Photography

 

PACIFIC SPORTS SPRINT SERIES

Presented by Triathlon Lab, ROKA, and Lapio

SPRINT SERIES WINNERS ANNOUNCED!

Pacific SportsROKATriathlon LAB, and Lapio are proud to announce the winners of our inaugural Pacific Sports Sprint Series.  Winners receive a ROKA wetsuit and Triathlon LAB gift cards with the total package worth over $1,000.  Total prizes of awarded were over $2,500 to the Series participants.

“The Series was a great success and we look forward to bringing it back for 2016 with an early announcement on dates, prizes, and sponsors”, said Jack Caress, President of Pacific Sports.   “I want to thank our sponsors ROKA, Triathlon Lab, and Lapio who stepped up in a big way when we put together the concept”.  

Lloyd Taylor, Founder & CEO of Triathlon LAB stated, “We are really exciting to be a part of this new sprint series. Pacific Sports produces fantastic events and this is a wonderful opportunity for triathletes to win some awesome prizes.”  

The PS Sprint Series combined the overall finish times for the Long Beach TriathlonLA Triathlon at Torrance Beach, and Newport Beach Triathlon.  

 

MALE WINNERS

1st:   Andrew Lewis.  Overall time:  3:37:09.   

2nd:  Jordan Mikes    Overall time:  3:41:38

3rd:   Kevin Record.     Overall time:  4:01:55

  

FEMALE WINNERS:

1st:   Joanna Choy.   Overall time:  4:55:00

2nd:  Katherine Ahlers.   Overall time: 5:03:56

3rd:   Vanessa Cid.  Overall time: 5:46:26


THE SPRINT SERIES COURSES

Each event in the series brings it's own unique challenges and excitement for our series competitors. These are three incredibly competitive, fun and challenging races wrapped up into one exciting series!

LONG BEACH TRIATHLON – AUGUST 16TH

First, up the Long Beach Triathlon, which races past the historic Queen Mary and through Long Beach harbor. This is a flat and fast paced course, loved by athletes of all skill levels. 

L. A. TRIATHLON AT TORRANCE BEACH – SEPTEMBER 13TH

Next the Los Angeles Triathlon at Torrance Beach which offers a challenging course looping along the beautiful South Bay cliffs and finishes on the sand at Torrance.

NEWPORT BEACH TRIATHLON – OCTOBER 4TH

Lastly, the Newport Beach Triathlon, the longest running triathlon in the U.S. currently celebrating its 37th year. This course is fun and breathtaking as it races through the stunning Back Bay area of Newport Beach.

ABOUT PACIFIC SPORTS

Pacific SportsBased in Orange County, Calif., Pacific Sports LLC has been a premier sports consulting firm for 35 years. We specialize in event development, production, management, and corporate sports marketing and development in participatory lifestyle events including triathlon, running and cycling. Pacific Sports currently produces seven events annually, February through October, including the Rose Bowl Half Marathon, Brooklyn 15k, Cleveland Triathlon, Long Beach Triathlon, Herbalife Triathlon, Newport Beach Triathlon and the U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall, TX. The company and its founder, Jack Caress, have produced more than 400 endurance events in the United States, including the 1996 Triathlon World Championships and 12 U.S. Championships.
Pacific Sports Sprint Series

Complete Results Link:  

2015 SPRINT SERIES RESULTS


ABOUT OUR SPONSORS

Our presenting sponsors for the Pacific Sports Sprint Series, each bring the highest level of quality, dedication and expertise with them in helping us make these special events possible.

Triathlon LabTriathlon Lab
Triathlon Lab features triathlon gear, bikes and more from the top manufacturers (including ROKA) and brands in the industry. They've been providing triathletes with all their needs via their Redondo Beach store and online store for 10 years. Triathlon Lab is one of the most respected names in the industry when it comes to quality and customer service.

ROKA WetsuitsROKA
ROKA is dedicated to providing triathletes and swimmers with products that make them faster. In their first season in 2013 ROKA wetsuits gained almost immediate widespread acceptance by elite and developing triathletes alike. In 2014 ROKA athletes combined for three world championship titles, as they emerged as the fastest suits on the market. ROKA continues to push the envelope with their growing line of wetsuits, goggles and accessories. 
LAPIOLAPIO
LAPIO is the official timing sponsor of the Pacific Sports Sprint Series as well as our U.S. Open Triathlon in Rockwall Harbor, TX. Lapio is the go to software solution for race organizers and timers who want to provide awesome race experiences for participants and spectators. Their software combines race management, live streamed results, social engagement, photo sharing and mobile into one, easy-to-use, integrated solutions.