Hundreds of athletes from Orange County and across the nation are expected to take part in the Orange County International Triathlon in Mission Viejo on Sunday, October 10.
The race kicks off at 7 a.m. and ends by 10:30 a.m. The race is an Olympic distance course consisting of a 1-mile swim in Lake Mission Viejo and a 25-mile bike ride beginning on Marguerite Parkway, north to El Toro Road and out through Santiago Canyon. The race ends with a 10K run that starts on the Aliso Creek Bike Trail and follows various trail systems leading back to the lake.
Organizers are excited about the Mission Viejo race and what is expected to be a spectacular finish. Spectators are welcome and can view the event from Lake Mission Viejo. Parking is available at Florence Joyner Olympiad Park.
The Orange County International Triathlon is the only Olympic Distance Triathlon in Orange County. According to organizers, this year’s event will host more than 100 athletes from across the country who will compete against one another to determine the individual male and female champions and the state championship.
Temporary road closures will result in alternate route paths and/or increased travel times for some motorists; however, no residents will be “locked in” during any portion of the race.
The public should be aware of the following road closures:
Marguerite Parkway: La Barca to El Toro Road (7 to 8:30 a.m.)
Marguerite Parkway: Vista del Lago to La Barca (5:30 to 11 a.m.)
Los Alisos Blvd: Novena to Entidad (8:30 to 10:30 a.m.)
Olympiad Road: Melinda Road to Marguerite will be closed from 5:30 a.m. to noon. Melinda Road to the entrance of Lake Mission Viejo will remain open to athletes and lake members.
Vista Del Lago will remain open with access to and from the south only.
All intersection crossings will be closed during the road closures. There may be delays at additional intersections.
To find out more about the OC International Triathlon or to register, visit www.octriseries.com and click on OC Triathlon. Information is also available by calling the hotline at 949-701-5590.