Frequently Asked Questions

Is this race beginner friendly?
Yes! Our Classic race on Sunday is perfect for new triathletes. Swimming in the bay makes it easier on folks new to swimming. If you're not yet comfortable swimming open water, we will have swim buddies available to swim with you. The bike and run are both pancake flat (the biggest hill is a speed bump).  Come out and join us for your first triathlon! Please note that our Saturday draft-legal race is for experienced triathletes only.
Will I need a wetsuit?

We highly recommend a wetsuit for the race. Water temperature in Mission Bay in February is typically ~60-62°F.
 
Is the park pet friendly?
The park allows pets until 9am, after which time pets are prohibited. We ask that you please help us out by following this regulation, as we risk losing our permit for the race due to repeated infractions by spectators in previous years. We love dogs too, but we don't make the rules! Service animals are always welcome.
Do you offer any discounts?
Members of the Triathlon Club of San Diego (TCSD) as well as military service members receive discounted race entries for both our draft-legal and classic races. Please email race@tritonman.com to receive a discount code.
I forgot to register online, can I still sign up?

Yes, you can register for the classic race at packet pickup on Friday from 11am-7pm or Saturday from 12pm-5pm. We will also offer race-day registration for our classic race on Sunday morning, from 5-6am. Note that prices are higher for registration at packet pickup/race day, so we encourage you to register online to avoid the hassle and save money! Online registration closes Wednesday Feb 9th at 11:59pm.
What if it rains?
Tritonman will be held rain or shine. While San Diego is lucky to have warm weather year-round, winter storms do happen. The City of San Diego issues a water quality alert for all beaches and bays for 72 hours after significant rainfall, due to elevated bacteria levels. If this requires us to cancel our swim, the race will be held as a duathlon (run-bike-run). In case of minor/moderate rainfall, we may still be able to host our swim depending on bacteria levels, and we will keep this website updated accordingly. 
Why can't I find the registration link for the draft-legal race?

Registration for our draft-legal race on Saturday requires approval from the race committee, due to the competitive nature of the race and limited number of spots available. Please go to our draft-legal page for more information to register. Once approved, athletes will receive a unique registration link via email. 
Can I refund/transfer/defer my registration?
At this time we are not giving refunds but we will allow transfer to another athlete (plus difference of fees, if the new racer is of a different category) or deferment to the 2023 race. Email race@ucsdtriathlon.org for more information.