The event is Orange County’s only Olympic distance triathlon. The race kicks off at 7 a.m. and ends by 10:30 a.m. The race consists 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.
This year, a mini “Aquathlon” and an open-water swim have been added to “make this truly an event for the whole community,” organizers say.
Residents should also be aware of several road closures on Marguerite Parkway, Santa Margarita Parkway and Los Alisos boulevard during the event. Details are available at www.octriseries.com.
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 949-701-5590.