Some races are regarded for their iconic surroundings, even though other folks are regarded for their specially demanding courses. The greatest variety mix equally, and which is just what you get at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its fortieth 12 months, the iconic race will be held on August 14–15 in San Francisco, and it normally takes triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the previous prison that after housed Al Capone—and above a picturesque (and hilly) system through the metropolis. Searching for a marquee race this summer months? This is it. And now’s your greatest prospect to get chosen: Enter the race’s random drawing by April thirty.

Escape From Alcatraz is a modified International Length Triathlon that features swim, bike, and operate portions. It kicks off with a plunge into San Francisco Bay near Alcatraz Island and a one.five-mile swim, adopted by an 18-mile bike experience that normally takes individuals by means of the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (hold your eyes peeled for sights of the Golden Gate Bridge). Following that, an eight-mile operate winds beneath the Golden Gate Bridge and alongside Baker Beach, and involves a brutal established of stairs that normally takes you back again up from the sand. Just one thing’s for confident: This is a really demanding race, even for pros.

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If that seems like a very good time to you, then act speedy and enter the Escape From Alcatraz Random Drawing, wherever the the vast majority of the race’s two,000 individuals are decided on. It’s totally free to enter, and entries will stay open until finally April thirty at eleven:59 p.m. PDT. It’s also your greatest shot at collaborating: In accordance to the race organizers, entrants will have a thirty to 50 % prospect of staying chosen. There is only one particular drawing this 12 months, so really do not pass up it.

The randomly decided on athletes will be announced on May well five. Head above to the Random Drawing webpage to get all the particulars and signal up—and really do not overlook to kick your schooling into superior gear.