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The race weekend is just around the corner. This email contains helpful information that you can share with your friends and family who plan on attending.



The Swim 

Watch the world's best triathletes emerge from the San Francisco Bay at the Marina Green Beach on the Golden Gate Bridge side of the St. Francis Yacht Club. Cheer them on along Marina Blvd as they make their way to the transition at Marina Green. 

The Bike 

Mounting their bikes at Marina Green, participants will begin their 18-mile ride heading west to Crissy Field. You can cheer on your favorite athlete as they cycle along Marina Blvd. For all you future triathletes, you can bike your way through the Presidio or Golden Gate Park and await riders at the Palace of the Legion of Honor. 

The Run/Finish  

Serving as the bike and run transition as well as the Finish Area, Marina Green is THE best seat in the house for the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. Friends and family will be able to support and cheer on athletes as they run along Marina Blvd. They will have the opportunity to watch alongside the finish chute to cheer on their favorite athletes, but please remember, for safety's sake, only athletes are allowed IN the finish chute. 

Please note that spectators will not have access to the start boat for the swim start. The start boat is for athletes and staff only. 

Do you have loved ones that can’t make it to San Francisco to watch in person? Don’t worry! Here are two ways your loved ones can watch the action LIVE! 

  • Facebook Live 

Loved ones will be able to tune in LIVE to The Jump off the San Francisco Belle by joining the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Facebook and Instagram Live starting Saturday, June 10th at 7:20 AM PST and Sunday, June 11th at 7:05 AM. 

  • Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon App


You and your loved ones can download the official Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon app for live tracking, up-to-date race info, and special deals from our sponsors. The app is available now in the Apple App Store and Google Play. To download, scan QR code or click either of the links below. 



Located at the finish line, the Fitness Festival & Expo will take place on Saturday and Sunday at Marina Green. This event is free and will showcase the latest products and services from the health and fitness industry. Festival elements include vendor booths, food trucks, beer garden, and experiential displays all designed to entertain the spectators who annually congregate on the Bay Area's Marina Green to participate in the event. 

  • Saturday, June 10 from 9 AM to 4:00 PM 
  • Sunday, June 11 from 7:00 AM to 2:30 PM 

If you purchased a VIP pass for yourself or a guest, you should have already received an email with further instructions for race weekend.  



The Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon Team 




Escape Athletes, make sure you check out Sports Basement, our retail sporting goods partner leading up to race weekend. A California favorite, they have everything you need for race day! They boast high-end bike rentals, a full service bike shop, a deep swim/triathlon department and footwear and nutrition departments that can't be beat! If you are local, many of their locations offer weekly fun runs, so head on over and give them a go as you prep to Escape!  Sports Basement will be hosting numerous Escape activations over race weekend. Review our website for the full lineup of events. More to come from Sports Basement in the coming newsletters! Be on the lookout for their EPIC water stop and cheer squad on race day! They will be rooting for you out there! 



Back for 2023 as our official bag sponsor, KitBrix will be providing each participant with a custom EFAT ToteBrix! 

KitBrix have also created an exclusive training kit bundle offer just for our loyal EFAT audience, including 50% off their famous KitBrix modular kit bag (in USA colors, of course!): 

  • USA KitBrix Bag (super organized, super durable) 
  • DobiPak Dry Bag (ideal for wet suits) 
  • KitMat (the perfect compact change mat) 
  • KitBrix Microfibre Towel (fast drying for fast transitions) 

RRP: $178 

EFAT Bundle Price: $128 

What are you waiting for? #GetYourKitTogether with KitBrix! 


The Legion of Honor Museum is a must-see museum in San Francisco that offers visitors the chance to explore priceless art with the best views of the Golden Gate Bridge. And now, with the discount code ESCAPE20, you can experience all the museum has to offer at a discounted price!

From European paintings, sculptures, and decorative arts, ancient art, contemporary art, and even one of the largest collections of prints and drawings in the country—there is something for everyone to enjoy! To enhance your visit, the museum is also offering a free audio guide, which will provide you with a deeper understanding of the artworks on display and their historical context.

Don't miss your chance to visit this stunning museum and take advantage of the 20% discount by using the code ESCAPE20 when booking your tickets online. This is an opportunity you won't want to miss!



On your upcoming visit to San Francisco, we encourage you to plan ahead to experience some of the premier attractions and sights in The City by the Bay. From museums to cruises to guided tours, at must-see locations within and beyond our city limits, San Francisco Travel is pleased to give you access to the best of the best. Explore a wide range of entertaining offerings and get your tickets in advance at a discount! 

Want A Chance to Bypass the 2024 Random Drawing? 

Try your hand at The Luck of The Draw by registering for the 2023 ESCAPE Aquathlon! Participants with the top 5 swim times in this year's Aquathlon will be automatically granted “The Luck of the Draw”. The 5 Participants will have the opportunity to skip the Random Drawing process for the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon and will receive an invitation to register for a race entry into the following year’s Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon.

**This is a paid entry into the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon, NOT a complimentary race entry.**



Event Site 
The event site is located at Marina Green near the intersection of Marina Blvd and Scott Street, adjacent to St. Francis Yacht Club. 
Click for Map 
Travel to San Francisco, CA 
  - San Francisco International Airport (17 miles from event site) 
  - Oakland International Airport (25 miles from event site) 
Ground Transportation 
  - San Francisco is a bicycle-friendly town MORE>> 
  - Great public transportation MORE>> 
  - World famous Cable Cars MORE>> 

June 10 – 11th is shaping up to be a busy weekend in San Francisco! If you haven't already, get your rooms booked soon. View the Lodging page on our website for more information.  



Paid parking is available at the Palace of Fine Arts parking lot. 24 hr availability. 
15-minute walk to Marina Green. First come first served.  
Monitored security. For safety, please do not leave any valuables in the car. 
Address: 3399 Lyon St., San Francisco, CA 94123



April 5: #1 Welcome  

April 12: #2 Jump: Race Morning, Jump Instructions  

April 19: #3 Swim: Swim Expectations, Tips and Guidelines  

April 26: #4 Nutrition and Hydration 

May 3: #5 Bike: Bike Expectations, Guidelines  

May 10: #6 Start List + Transition Tips: What to Expect in Transition     

May 17: #7 Run: Run Expectations, Guideline

May 24 #8 Must Know Info: Athlete Guide + Recovery 

May 31 #9 Friends and Family: Viewing, Parking, Local Activities   

June 7: #10: Last-Minute Reminder: Race Weekend Info, Schedule  

June 14: #11 Post race: Survey, Results, Photos  

Missed one? You can access previously sent newsletters anytime HERE.

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