2022 Athlete Confirmation

2022 Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon


Dear Triathlete:  

Congratulations, you are racing in the 2022 Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon! The event will take place on Sunday, August 14th at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Please read the following information carefully.

Schedule of Events:

Saturday, August 13 – Triathlon Lab (1512 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278) 12:00 pm: Packet Pickup Opens

We strongly recommend that you pick up you packet on Saturday to avoid early morning lines on Sunday. You MUST bring a picture ID and your USAT card (if you are an annual member) when you pick up your packet. No one may pick up your packet for you, nor may you pick up someone else’s packet. 


1:00 pm – 4:00 pm:  Triathlon Clinics and Race Expo

4:00 pm:  Packet Pickup Closes

Sunday, August 14 (Race Day) – Hermosa Beach Pier 

5:15 am: Packet Pickup and Body Marking Open

Transition Area Opens

6:30 am: Packet Pickup and Registration Close

6:40 am: Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting and National Anthem in Transition Area

6:50 am: Transition Area Closes

7:00 am: Race Start

9:45 am: Awards Ceremony

10:15 am: All bikes need to be out of Transition Area

Wave Schedule:

Wave # Start Time Division
Red 1 7:00 Para – Female
Para – Male
Male 14-17
Male 18-24
Male 25-29
Purple 2 7:06 Male 30-34
Male 35-39
Royal Blue 3 7:12 Male 40-44
Silver 4 7:18 Male 45-49
Male 50-54
Relay – Male
Powder Blue 5 7:24 Relay – Mixed
Clydesdale 200-224lbs
Male 55-59
Neon Yellow 6 7:30 Female 14-17
Female 18-24
Female 25-29
Female 30-34
Neon Pink 7 7:36 Female 35-39
Female 40-44
Female 45-49
White 8 7:42 Relay – Female
Female 50-54
Female 55-59
Female 60-64
Female 65-69
Female 70+
Mountain Bike Female
Mountain Bike male
Neon Green 9 7:48 Male 60-64
Male 65-69
Male 70+
Clydesdale 225+lbs


From LAX:
-405 Freeway South to Redondo Beach Blvd., make a right on Redondo Beach Blvd.
-Right on Artesia Blvd.
-Left on PCH
-Right on Pier Ave. to the Hermosa Pier
-The race is located at Pier Ave. at the beach in front of the pier
From Orange County:
-405 Freeway North to Artesia Blvd., make a right on Artesia Blvd.
-Left on PCH
-Right on Pier Ave. to the Hermosa Pier
-The race is located at the Pier Ave. at the beach in front of the pier.

Parking will be available in the following locations:

  • Lot A – located one block south of the Pier Ave at Hermosa Ave and 11th St.
  • Lot B – located north of the Pier Ave on Hermosa Ave and 13th St.
  • Garage C – located north of the Pier Ave on Hermosa Ave and 14th St.
  • Lot D – Located on Ardmore Ave and Pier Ave
  • Street parking also available by meter
  • Parking fees will be charged

No parking will be permitted in the following areas:

  • Hermosa Ave between 10th and 14th
  • Pier Ave between Hermosa Ave and Ardmore
  • 2nd Ave between Valley and Ardmore


Pre-Race Instructions:
 Pre-race instructions will be given in the Transition Area at 6:45 am to inform you about procedures and safety. All cyclists are required to wear bike helmets! Some common disqualifications are glass in the transition area, unfastened helmet chinstraps, and drafting. Also, remember that riding is not allowed in the Transition Area. Handlebars must have bar end plugs, or you will be disqualified!

Race Course:
Swim: The swim is a ¼ Mile-Ocean Swim parallel to the beach, starting and finishing South of the Pier. Pay careful attention to pre-race announcements and the information board for correct wave starts. Wetsuits are recommended. Water temperature will be between 65-68 degrees.
Bike: The 10 Mile Bike course begins with a small climb up Pier Ave. and then heads up Valley Dr. toward Manhattan Beach. The course is generally a smooth loop along Valley Dr. and Ardmore Ave. between Gould and 2nd Street. You will do three complete laps before coming back down Pier Ave. To avoid confusion a brightly colored board will be placed at the intersection of Pier Ave. and Valley Drive. DO NOT TURN DOWN PIER AVE. UNTIL YOU HAVE COMPLETED 3 FULL LAPS. Please note: Use extreme caution on the bike. Valley and Ardmore are very narrow streets and passing will be difficult. However, passing outside of the cone line will result in an immediate disqualification.

9:30 am Bike Cut-off Time: You must have crossed the bike finish by 9:30 am.

Run: The 3-Mile Run course begins by heading north on the Strand 1.5 miles out and then back. The run course is a paved run. Stay to your right.
Relay Teams: Each team will have one chip that will be passed from relay team member to member for each leg of the race. The relay team’s bike must be on the rack until the swimmer tags the biker, and you must trade the chip at your team’s position on the bike rack.

Click here for the course map.

Post-Race Activities:
 Awards will begin at 9:45 am. Please be sure to remove your bike from the transition areas as soon as possible.

Trash: Please be sure to pick up all trash left behind in the transition area!

Please contact us at hermosabeachtri@mesp.com with any questions.

We are looking forward to seeing you!

– Your friends at MESP