Overall Rating
Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
4.5
(2 Ratings)  (2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
5
PRODUCTION
4.5
SWAG
3.5
The Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America welcomes athletes and spectators alike to join us on the spectacular shores of Malibu, California for this highly sought after event. Triathletes from around the country, corporate teams, professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities, and challenged athletes gather to race on one of the … MORE
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    paul REPEAT RUNNER '21

    Very well run Triathlon , beautiful location at zuma beach , Weather is usually pretty mild and ideal for Triathlon , with the ocean water mid 60s The swim in … MORE

    Very well run Triathlon , beautiful location at zuma beach , Weather is usually pretty mild and ideal for Triathlon , with the ocean water mid 60s The swim in the ocean is probably the hardest part for most racers here.
    Bike Riders have is pretty straightforward course an out and back to Leo Carillo on PCH . It would be safer with closed course. There are accidents every year so pay attention to cars doing dumb stuff like U turning in front of bikes going 30+mph. Race is very pricey , plan to have extra bucks for Insurance, Pictures and Clinics. Volunteers do not get rewarded with future race entry, RD changed in 2021 from long time ownership. Limited Parking with just 1 access road (PCH) is always a choke point and big issue , Arrive stupid early or risk having to sit in traffic for an hour and park 2 miles away and miss not making it to the Race Site on time. Very well attended race and a lot of fun.

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    3
    PRODUCTION
    5
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    4

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    daniel FIRST-TIMER '21

    This was my first Olympic distance triathlon and I had a great time. The course is of moderate difficulty, has spectacular scenery, and overall good production. If you're going to … MORE

    This was my first Olympic distance triathlon and I had a great time. The course is of moderate difficulty, has spectacular scenery, and overall good production.

    If you’re going to do this race, it is important to try to get some practice entering and exiting the waves. Depending on luck the waves can get pretty big and you might get dragged or knocked around if you don’t know how to handle it. There’s a reason Malibu is known for surfing. Nevertheless, the coastline is beautiful.

    The bike course is along PCH. It’s mostly rolling terrain with a few sustained, but still short climbs with grades up to 7%. If you’ve never ridden along PCH, you are in for a treat. The Malibu coast on one side and the Santa Monica mountains towering on the other make for spectacular scenery.

    The run course was also along PCH and on the beach path. It’s an okay course with a little bit of elevation gain, but nothing to write home about.

    In terms of production, the race was nearly perfect. There were a few changes in wave starts, but the organizers did a good job at communicating changes. It was also very cool that they held the Super League Triathlon right after so if you were interested, you could stay and see world class professionals race.

    The only real dings for me was that packet pick up and bike drop off was kind of a huge pain. I know that I could have paid to pick up the morning of, but I was worried about running out of time and figured the drive wouldn’t be that bad… I was wrong. I live in Long Beach and because packet pick-up was Friday in the afternoon, it made my commute time there and back nearly 3.5 hrs. I basically got home, slept for 4 hours, woke up, and had to make the drive again. Never left LA county and I spent almost 8 hours driving over the two days, lol. I think if I did this next time, I would just pay for packet pickup. However, it would also make sense if they had another packet pick up location, like in Downtown LA or in Santa Monica. Zuma Beach is just a bit inaccessible.

    For swag, all we got was the medal, which is pretty nice, and a cotton t-shirt. It’s okay swag, not bad, but nothing that stands out.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3
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