Oceanside, San Diego’s North Shore, has announced the new Life Time Tri Oceanside, an international distance triathlon set for October 20, 2013, which serves as the 2013 Life Time Tri Championship.
Oceanside already offers an annual calendar of nearly one major sporting event each month including the California Ironman 70.3 Triathlon (March), Southern California Beach Soccer Championships (May), Race Across America bike race (June), Surftech RSP3 (July), US Pro Longboard Championships (August), World Body Surfing Championships (August), Labor Day Pier Swim (September), Bike the Coast-Taste the Coast (November) and Oceanside Turkey Trot (November).
Adding to the lineup in 2013 is the prestigious Life Time Tri Championship, an international distance triathlon. In its inaugural year, Life Time Tri Oceanside is expected to host more than 1,500 triathletes as the final of 12 Life Time Tri events across the country. 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 white, sandy beaches allowing for 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.
Centrally located in the heart of the beautiful Southern California coastline, Oceanside is considered the gateway city between metropolitan San Diego and Los Angeles. A classic Southern California beach town, Oceanside’s central location offers visitors an ideal place to stay and experience California’s casual spirit. With 3.5 miles of sandy beach, a quaint New England-style harbor, California’s longest wooden pier and a stellar year-round climate, Oceanside is an ideal place for enjoying active pursuits including surfing, kayaking, boating, fishing, bike-riding and more. The city also boasts a number of important cultural attractions including Mission San Luis Rey (The King of Missions), the California Surf Museum and the Oceanside Museum of Art.
About Visit Oceanside
To assist with every aspect of your travel needs, Oceanside is home to one of the state’s official California Welcome Centers and the Visit Oceanside Conference and Visitors Bureau. With just one stop, visitors can find local, regional and state maps, purchase discount tickets to major attractions, make hotel reservations or shop for the perfect California keepsake. The Visit Oceanside CVB/California Welcome Center- Oceanside is conveniently located just off Interstate 5 at 928 North Coast Highway. For more information, please call (800)350-7873 or visit www.visitoceanside.org.