The Golden State Triathlon

Sunday 7th October 2018

Discovery Park, Sacramento: 1600 Garden Highway, Sacramento, United States

Triathlon, Sprint


  • The Golden State Triathlon - Individual
  • Golden State Triathlon Relay Teams - Relay Team
  • The Super Sprint Golden State Tri - Individual
  • Two Race Special - Individual Age group/open


The Golden State Triathlon is California's Only Criterium Sprint Triathlon with a draft-legal three-loop bike course and a post-race party with beer garden courtesy of Yolo Brewing Company. There is also a shorter Super Sprint Triathlon.

Back for 2018: Golden State Triathlon finisher medals for both races.

The Golden State Triathlon starts from the beach in Discovery Park, across the bridge from the transition area, finish line and athlete parking. The swim is a half mile out-and-back in the American River, starting upstream and ending downstream on the opposite side of the river. There is a wooden staircase up the riverbank to the transition area.

The Super Sprint swim goes directly across the river to the opposite bank and exit in the same location as the sprint triathlon for a total of 200 yards. 

The 15 mile three-loop bike course is draft-legal and runs on closed local roads. Athletes are responsible for counting their own bike laps to insure they finish all three laps. Athletes not completing all three bike laps will be disqualified. The bike course will not have an aid station. Water, electrolyte beverage, and energy gels will be available in the transition area. The Super Sprint Triathlon bike course will be one 5-mile loop.

Both the 1-mile and the 3-mile run courses are fast out and back courses along the beautiful American River Parkway. There will be aid stations at the start of the run and at mile one.

Included for each competitor is a custom tech-tee race shirt, an XTERRA swim cap, athlete goody bag with CLIF Bar and Emerald Nuts product samples.

First place Overall Male and Female in the Golden State Triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards five deep in each five-year age group for the Golden State Triathlon. Relay teams awards will be for the top three in each division of male, female, and coed teams.

First place overall male and female in the super sprint triathlon will receive Overall Champion Awards. There will be awards three-deep in each ten-year age group for the Super Sprint Triathlon. 

Find out about our RACE for FREE Athlete Volunteer program by emailing Bill Driskill at

Race fees increase on race day.

TBF Racing has a No Refund policy on all of our events. A Refund requested prior to race week will be given a TBF Race credit for the amount of the entry fee minus $25 processing fee. Credits are not given during race week.

Event details and schedule

The Super Sprint will start at 8:00 am

The Golden State Triathlon begins at 9 am on Sunday, October 7, 2018.

Registration and packet pick-up for the Golden State Triathlon will be available on race morning beginning at 6:30 am. 

Organised by

Total Body Fitness

5209 Blaze Ct., Rocklin

Phone: 9162023006

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