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Oakland Triathlon to bring 1,000 racers to Jack London Square

Largest West Coast urban triathlon finish line at Oakland waterfront

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August 24th, 2017

Oakland, Calif. – August 24, 2017: Hundreds of participants in the annual Oakland Triathlon will complete the challenging race when they cross the finish line at the waterfront Sunday. The first event is swimming the estuary, followed by a bicycle race through the Oakland Seaport, and ending with a run to complete the competition in Jack London Square.

Approximately 1,000 athletes are expected to join the three-pronged race. The event is a fundraiser for several organizations including Oakland sports programs as well as the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America.

Schedule:

Saturday, August 26, 2017 – Packet Pickup/Expo/Late Registration

  • Location:  Jack London Square
  • Hours:  11am-5pm

Sunday, August, 27, 2017 – Race Day

  • 5:00am Transition Open
  • 8am-1pm Expo, Food, Beer, and Live Music
  • 1pm Post Race Party Complete

The Oakland Triathlon Festival features Sprint and Olympic distances for new and experienced athletes. Please go to www.oaklandtri.com for details. Here is the information for spectators who want to see some of the race or be at the finish line in Jack London Square.

Transportation options to the Square include the Alameda/SF Bay Ferry, the free “B” that runs along Broadway, public transit, biking, walking and driving. For directions to Jack London Square, please go here.

About the Port of Oakland The Port of Oakland oversees the Oakland seaport, Oakland International Airport, and 20 miles of waterfront including Jack London Square. Together with its business partners, the Port supports more than 73,000 jobs in the region and nearly 827,000 jobs across the United States. Connect with the Port of Oakland and Oakland International Airport through Facebook, or with the Port on Twitter, YouTube, and at www.portofoakland.com.

Media Contacts:
Mike Zampa
Communications Director
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1565
mzampa@portoakland.com

Robert Bernardo
Communications Manager
Port of Oakland
(510) 627-1401
rbernardo@portoakland.com