Frequently Asked Questions

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Races

The Olympic Distance race will take place on Sat, Sep 25th 2021 @ 7am.

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The Classic Distance race will take place on Sun, Sep 26th 2021 @ 7am.

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Awards

Malibutri Medals

Awards will be given to the top 5 participants in each division.

Relay awards will be awarded to the top 5 teams, including all relay members, in the male, female, and mixed relay divisions.

Every athlete will receive a finisher’s medal at the finish line.

Divisions

DivisionGenderDetails
Pro, EliteMale / Female
Individual
Age Groups
Male / Female14-17, 18-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84, 85+
ThunderthighsMale185-199 lbs
ClydesdaleMale200-224 lbs, 225+ lbs
AthenaFemale165+ lbs
Mountain BikeMale / Female
AquaBike
Individual
Male / Female
Relay
Teams
Male / Female
Mixed
Physically challenged
Must check in together
ParaTriathleteMale / Female

Frequently Asked Questions

General

What is the min. age requirement?

The minimum age requirement to participate in the races is 14 years old.

Is the course USAT certified?

Yes

Is this event compatible for handcycle or wheelchair participants?

Yes

What do I receive with my registration?

Finisher Medal, Swim Cap, Timing Chip, Bike number, Bib number, and wristband.

How can I volunteer?

Thank you for your interest! Our event could not happen without our incredible volunteers.
Please email us at info@malibutri.com and we will contact you shortly.

What is the expected water temperature?

The water temperature is usually 62-66 degrees.

What emergency water support will be provided?

LA County Lifeguards will be present at all times during races.

Are there any suggested spectator locations?

For more information, please visit About page.

Will there be an awards ceremony?

Olympic Distance: 11:00am on Saturday, Sept. 25

Classic Distance: 10:00am on Sunday, Sept. 26

Do you have any specialty divisions?

Thunderthighs, Clydesdale, Athena, Challenged Athletes, Mountain Bike are all specialty divisions!

If the event is sold out, can I be put on a wait list?

No. Once the event is sold out, we will not be taking any other entries or have any wait lists.

Can I transfer my individual race entry to another person?

Please visit our official rules page for everything you need to know!

Do you offer refunds?

Please visit our official rules page for everything you need to know!

I can bike and run, but I’m nervous about the ocean swimming.

We will be holding Merrill Lynch Fundraising Swim Clinics for those who raise over $350 for CHLA

Please reach out to info@malibutri.com if you’d like to create your fundraising page!

Bike & Wetsuit

I'm interested in buying a new bike – any suggestions? Can I rent a bike?

Be sure to test ride a Giant Bicycle at their booth. They will be at the Malibu Triathlon presented by Bank of America expo all weekend, where they will have technicians on hand to help you make sure your bike is ready for the race.

Newbury Park Bike Shop also offers bikes rentals! Please contact ben@npbikeshop.com if you have any questions.

Are there wetsuit restrictions?

No. Wetsuits are not required, but most people do choose to race in them. The water temperature is usually 62-66 degrees. We recommend XTERRA Wetsuits and they are offering 60% off to Malibu Triathlon athletes. Visit www.xterrawetsuits.com and Please email us at info@malibutri.com once you've signed up to receive the discount code.

What is the mountain bike division?

The mountain bike division is for those people who are racing using a mountain bike instead of a road bike.  The width of your tires must be 1.75 inches or larger.  These tires can be smooth, knobby, or with tread.

Before the Race

Where can I get body-marked prior to the race?

Early Packet Pick-up: Body marking will take place near registration.

Event Day: Body Marking will take place near registration and in the transition area.

When and where can I pick-up my packet?

At the registration tent the day prior to the event.

Can someone else pick up my race packet?

No, you have to collect it in person.

What do I need to bring with me to pick up my packet?

ID and USAT membership (if you have one).

Do I need my USAT card when picking up my packet?

Yes, if you are an annual member we need to see your membership when you pick up your race packet at registration.

Race Day

Where can I park on race day?

Participants can park at Zuma Beach, Malibu, CA.
Spectators should park at Malibu High School - 30215 Morning View Dr., or at Point Dume.

How early should I arrive on race day?

To park at Zuma Beach, you should arrive before 5am.

How do I get to the start line?

The start line is a short walk from the Expo/Transition area.

Can I get dropped off at the start line?

No.

How do I know which swim cap color I’m supposed to have?

Swim cap color will be displayed on the wave start sheet. The waves will also be available on our website closer to race weekend.

What are the Classic Distance Course cut off times?

Swim Finish Cut off – 9:05 am. Enforced at the Swim Finish.
Bike Finish Cut off – 10:45 am. Enforced at the entrance to TA.
Run Start Cut off – 10:55 am. Enforced at the Run Start Tower.

What are the Olympic Distance Course cut off times?

Swim Finish Cut off – 8:50 am. Enforced at the Swim Finish.
Bike Start Cut off – 9:00 am. Enforced at the Bike Start Tower.
Bike Turnaround Cut off – 10:00 am. Enforced at the Bike Course Turnaround North of Deer Creek.
Bike Finish Cut off – 10:55 am. Enforced at the entrance to TA.
Run Start Cut off – 11:05 am. Enforced at the Run Start Tower.

What is provided at the aid stations on the course?

Water, Electrolytes, Clif Cubes, Clif Energy Shots, Gels & Chews

Waves & Transition

Where does the race start and finish?

Zuma Beach, Malibu, CA

What is the wave start schedule for each race?

Every 5 minutes (wave start schedules will be posted on our website as we get closer to event weekend).

How do you determine what wave each person is in?

Waves are allocated by Age Groups, in 5 year increments.

Where are the transitions and transition zones?

Zuma Beach, Malibu, CA

What time does transition area close before the Olympic race?

A detailed event day schedule will be posted on our website as we get closer to race weekend.

What time does transition area close before the Classic race?

A detailed event day schedule will be posted on our website as we get closer to race weekend.

When does transition open to remove my equipment?

A detailed event day schedule will be posted as we get closer to race weekend.

After the Race

How do I get from the finish line back to my car?

You will have to walk back from the finish line.

What if my results are missing or inaccurate?

More info coming soon

Where do I get my race photos?

More info coming soon

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Sep 25-26 · 2021