How Do I register for the Pasadena Triathlon and 5K?
How much does the race cost?
Entry Fees can be found HERE. There is also an additional fee for a one day USA Triathlon membership (event insurance) that will be added onto the registration fee. This is only for participants in the triathlon or duathlon. There are no exceptions.
When and where can I pick up my bib, timing chip and shirt?
You can pick up all race materials in person at Packet Pick Up or on race morning. 2021 details TBA.
Where is the best place for spectators to watch?
The best place for viewing is at Seco Blvd and Arroyo (the north end of Parking Lot I).
What the heck is a reverse triathlon?
Traditionally, triathlons are run in the order of swim/bike/run. But in many locations the race is reversed if there is only a pool available. So at this event it’s a run/bike/swim.
Do I have to wear a wetsuit?
No, you don’t need to wear a wetsuit, the pool temperature will be a nice 70+ degrees.
How does the swim course work (and other swim questions)?
The pool swim is a ‘snake’ swim. Participants will jump (feet first) into the diving tank and then swim three laps at Rose Bowl Aquatics. Swimmers swim to one end, then swim UNDER the lane line, and do 2 more laps! Flotation devices are not allowed (fins, paddles, arm floaties, inner tubes, etc.)! Make sure to wash your feet before you jump in the water!
What kind of bike do I need?
People ride a variety of bikes (road, mountain, triathlon). The only requirement is it must have (2) wheels, hand brakes and covered bar ends (for safety).
Do I have to wear a bike helmet?
Yes, you must wear a helmet on the bike. You must have the helmet on before you get on the bike.
Yes, you need to be body-marked (numbers written on your arms) so we get accurate times.
Do I wear my race number in the pool?
Yes, you can wear your race number in the pool.
Do I need goggles?
Goggles, you can wear them if you like, but they are not required.
Do I need a swim cap?
No, it is not required to wear one but many people do.
Do I have to have fun?
Yes, you must have fun if you are doing this race.
KIDS FAQs (parentFaqs)
Are strollers allowed on the course?
Are dogs allowed on the course?
NO! While we love pets, we ask everyone to leave their animal family members at home.
Are there restrooms at the event?
YES! There are plenty of restrooms located at the race and at Brookside Park.
Is there a place to put my belongings while I race?
YES! There is a dedicated ‘bag-drop area’, but it is not supervised and we do not recommend leaving valuables in this area.
Do you mail out race bibs and shirts?
No we don’t. You can pick up your bib and shirt at Packet Pick Up (the day before) or on Race Morning.
Where do I park?
The Base Area/Expo and Transition Area are all adjacent to the Rose Bowl Aquatics Center and Parking is FREE! With the growth of the event, we will be directing athletes to specific parking lots (plenty of signs will be posted). All athletes should park in LOT I (next to the Aquatic Center). There are also lots (called JE and JW) across the street.
Note: Once the above lots are full, people will park at Lot F. If you park in lot F, you cannot leave until 10:30 a.m. (after the last cyclist finishes).
We recommend that all athletes arrive by 6:30 a.m. to allow prompt check in time and to prepare for your event.
AAF Rose Bowl Aquatics
360 N Arroyo Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91103
Phone: (626) 564-0330
Can I ride my scooter or skateboard?
NO. For safety reasons, please keep these items off the course.
Are there age/division awards?
YES! Age group awards will be distributed to the top 3 in each age division get awards. Everyone gets a finisher medal!
The 5k is a Fun Run – so there are only awards for the overall winners. Everyone gets a finisher medal!
USA Triathlon (USAT) and USAT Junior Development Race
We value fitness and health through exercise, the spirit of competitiveness and the pursuit of excellence – the multisport lifestyle.
Can I volunteer?
Generic Events does not authorize refunds at any time, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Transfer Policy – You may complete a person-to-person transfer or transfer to another event (must be open for registration) up to two weeks prior to the event. We do not charge for this, but there is an Active.com processing fee for all transfer transactions.
• Participants can only complete a transfer if the registrant is 18 years or older.
• Please log into your ACTIVE.COM account and select “My Events” to make any changes.
No Show Policy – If you are unable to attend the event and/or do not show up for the event, your entry spot and race items will be released and sold to event day registrants. Included registration items such as medals, t-shirts, and hats will not be mailed to participants who do not participate in the event they signed up for. Please review the transfer policy above if you are interested in transferring your registration to a different event or person.
Race Conduct – We will not tolerate any inappropriate behavior to any of our volunteers or staff. If you have a complaint please direct these to Brennan Lindner at [email protected] Failure to follow this guideline will result in disqualification from the event and possibly being banned from future events. Seriously. We’re all out here for some fun, so let’s have some!
Natural Disaster Policy – If an Act of God/Terrorism/Community Disaster occurs, what happens?
1. We make decisions based on safety first.
2. The municipality will also make a decision.
3. Race courses and race date will be altered as seen fit by race management and the City of Pasadena.
4. Athletes in a postponed race will be transferred to the rescheduled date at no charge.
5. Generic Events cannot accept the risk of a disaster for everyone. Each athlete needs to accept the risk of his or her entry fee. There will be NO REFUNDS. The money you paid is spent developing that race.
Why? We do not save any money if the race is postponed or you choose not run. We have paid for every supply and service needed for that race. We pay for all race supplies or services associated with that race, regardless of the outcome. These include paying for permits, our staff, offices, finisher medal and shirt fees, administration costs all year. It’s not ideal, and nobody likes wasting money, but we unfortunately cannot predict what will happen on race day.