Classic Distance

.5 mi.
17 mi.
4 mi.

Sunday Sep 26 7:00 am

Classic Distance
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Sunday Sep 26 7:00 am

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Classic Distance

New to the sport of triathlon? Our Classic Distance is PERFECT for you!

The course features a 0.5-mile ocean swim, a 17 miles out-and-back bike ride along Pacific Coast Highway, and 4 miles out-and-back run along the shores of Zuma Beach. The course goes through some of the most beautiful roads in Malibu, with spectacular views of the mountains and the Pacific Ocean.

The Classic Distance race takes place on Sunday, September 26th, 2021!

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Help us raise $700 000+
for Children's Hospital LA

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Goal $700,000
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The Malibu Triathlon raises over $1 million each year for pediatric cancer research at CHLA. The event has raised $15 million to date. For more information, please visit our Fundraising page.


Classic Distance Swim

Classic Swim

Classic Distance Bike

Classic Bike

Classic Distance Run


Schedule - Sunday, Sep 26

4:00 am

Zuma Beach

Parking Lot Opens (no exit until after 10:40 am)

6:45 am

Main Stage

Pre-Race Meeting // National Anthem

7:00 am

Classic Distance Race Begins / USAT Collegiate Race Begins
Expo Opens

8:00 am


Fun Zone Opens
Kid’s Run and Tot Trot has been CANCELLED

10:00 am

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Presentation
Celebrity Division Awards Ceremony
Transition Area Re-Opens

10:30 am

Competitor Awards Ceremony

1:00 pm

Expo Closes

What companies say

Disney Team

Disney Team

"Our Malibu Triathlon team consists of about 300 employees every year, and we love staying active together and, most importantly, supporting CHLA!"

Michele Fortier (Team Captain)

Boa Team

Bank Of America Team

"The Malibu Tri is a great event for an amazing cause. If you’ve ever been curious about triathlon, this is a great opportunity to get involved. We enjoy training and fundraising together for CHLA every year!"

Deborah Juarez (Team Captain)

Aeg Team

AEG Team

"Team AEG looks forward to participating in the Malibu Triathlon every year! We started with only a handful of team members our first year and have grown to over 50 employees in recent years. We hope to continue to expand our team involvement into the future."

Jonathon Sandoval (Team Captain)

Chla Team


"CHLA has an amazing triathlon team, which consists of employees from all around the hospital. The Malibu triathlon is another way we live our mission! We enjoy participating as a team and raising money to support our patients at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles."

David Abbott (Team Captain)

Warner Team

Warner Media Team

“The Malibu Triathlon has been ingrained into the Warner Bros. and Warner Media culture. The success we had in building a triathlon community led to the creation of our Fit Nation program, which has the core values we built through our initial participation in the event years ago: fitness, fun, and camaraderie.”

What people say

Testimonial 6

The best thing I do all year

"Competing at Malibu is rewarding in so many ways. Pushing my body past its limits in service of cancer research is the best thing I do all year."

Testimonial 2

Extraordinary experience

"It was an extraordinary experience. I wanted a new challenge for myself and I couldn't have picked a better one. Loved every minute, from pulling up into the parking lot at 5:15am until we left!"

Testimonial 5

Electric atmosphere

"The atmosphere is electric as thousands come together to support children in need, cheer each other on, and take on personal challenges."

Testimonial 1

Picturesque place

"The ambience and environment make this a picturesque place to complete a triathlon. A great event for friends, family, and competitors alike."

Testimonial 3

Well organized

"I liked the ease for a new triathlon participant like myself could navigate race day without any hiccups. So well organized and staffed."

Testimonial 4

Very safety-conscious

"Beautiful setting. Extremely well organized. Very safety-conscious."

Need a bike?

Check back soon for 2021 Malibu Triathlon bike rental info from Newbury Park Bike Shop!

Looking to own a new bike? Check out Giant Bicycles now!

Need a wetsuit?

XTERRA WETSUITS offers all Malibu Triathlon participants 60% off a wetsuits! Email us at once you have signed up for the race and we will provide the discount code!

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