OCEANSIDE — The new Life Time Tri Oceanside, an international distance triathlon, will be held in Oceanside Oct. 20.“Athletic tourism encompasses a broad definition of activities and events,” said Leslee Gaul, chief executive officer of Visit Oceanside. “On the one hand it can include visitors who have made a new or renewed pledge to getting in shape and want a vacation that can motivate them and kick start a new fitness program. For those in peak condition already, it can mean finding new ways to push their limits, such as a premier running event, triathlon or sporting competition.”
Ongoing Oceanside sporting events include nearly one major sporting event each month including the California Ironman 70.3 Triathlon in March, Southern California Beach Soccer Championships in May, Race Across America bike race in June, Surftech RSP3 in July, U.S. Pro Longboard Championships in August, World Body Surfing Championships in August, Labor Day Pier Swim in September, Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast in November) and the Oceanside Turkey Trot in November. The Life Time Tri Championship now makes the list for October.
Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the Oceanside Harbor. Athletes will enjoy a beach transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows the beaches with a spectator-fueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. To keep Life Time Tri Oceanside accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format, as well as beginner athletes, the event also will feature a shorter sprint-distance race.