Congratulations, you are racing in the 2023 Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon presented by Libertana! The event will take place on Sunday, August 13th at the Hermosa Beach Pier. Please read the following information carefully.
Saturday, August 12 – Triathlon LAB (1512 Aviation Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278)
12:00 pm: Packet Pickup & Body Marking Open
We strongly recommend that you pick up your 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. You must pick up your own packet. For Relay Teams, each member must pick up their own packet individually and sign physical waivers.
CHECK IN IS BY BIB NUMBER. YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR BIB NUMBER IN A SEPARATE EMAIL ON FRIDAY, AUGUST 11. PLEASE BE SURE TO HAVE YOUR BIB NUMBER BEFORE YOU GO TO THE REGISTRATION TABLE.
WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PICK UP YOUR PACKET ON SATURDAY TO AVOID EARLY MORNING LINES ON SUNDAY.
1:00 pm – 4:00 pm: Triathlon Clinics and Race Expo
4:00 pm: Saturday Packet Pickup Closes
Sunday, August 13 (Race Day) – Hermosa Beach Pier
5:15 am: Packet Pickup, Body Marking & Transition Area Open
6:30 am: Packet Pickup and Registration Close
6:40 am: Mandatory Pre-Race Meeting & National Anthem in Transition Area
6:50 am: Transition Area Closes
7:00 am: Race Starts
9:45 am: Awards Ceremony
10:15 am: All bikes need to be out of Transition Area
2023 Wave Schedule
|Male mountain bike
|All Relay Teams
|Female mountain bike
- Please be mindful that many parking locations are limited to 2 or 3 hours. Visit Hermosa Beach Parking to find locations and time limits for all parking locations
- You must obey all City of Hermosa parking ordinances, or your car may be towed
- Parking fees are applicable
- Street parking is also available by meter
Parking is not 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 will be given in the Transition Area at 6:40 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, helmet chinstraps not fastened, and drafting. Also remember that riding is not allowed in the Transition Area. Handlebars must have bar end plugs, or you will be disqualified!
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. The water temperature is expected to be between 66 and 69 degrees.
Bike: The 10-mile bike course begins with a small climb up Pier Avenue and then heads up Valley Drive toward Manhattan Beach. The course is generally a smooth loop along Valley Drive and Ardmore Avenue 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 Avenue and Valley Drive. DO NOT TURN DOWN PIER AVENUE 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 and Results
The Award Ceremony will begin at 9:45 am. Please be sure to remove your bike from the Transition Area no later than 10:15 am.
Trash: Please make sure to pick up all trash left behind in the Transition Area!
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
– Your friends at MESP