2013 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon | March 3, 2013 | San Francisco, CA
January 10, 2013

You are receiving this email because you have registered as a participant or have expressed interest in the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. This newsletter will continue to be delivered to you regularly until the start of the event. Each newsletter will contain very important information to help make this event successful and safe for everyone involved. Please read each one carefully.

In this newsletter, we welcome you to the 33rd Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon! We are very excited to have you involved this year and look forward to seeing you in San Francisco.

Participant List
A Participant List is now available on our website. Please review your information to make sure it is correct. Note: Per USAT Rules, your age is shown during calendar year, NOT on race day.


Travel, Transportation, & Lodging
Event Site
The event site including packet pick-up, athlete meetings, transition, finish line, fitness festival and expo, concessions, Sierra Nevada beer garden, and the awards stage is located at Marina Green near the intersection of Marina Blvd and Scott Street, adjacent to St. Francis Yacht Club.
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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>>


View our Lodging page on our website for information.

Bicycle Transport


Shipping your bike to the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is made EASY by the help of TriBike Transport and Sports Basement.  The following are two great options to choose: 

TriBike Transport
TriBike Transport
- Ship your bike FULLY ASSEMBLED through TriBike Transport. Your bike will be securely transported in a large cargo van with other bikes and delivered directly to the Sports Basement (1 mile from the event site) and returned to you using the same method. 




Sports Basement  

Ship directly to Sports Basement - Ship your bike disassembled to the Sports Basement where bicycle technicians will receive and assemble your bike for the race. Return to Sports Basement following the race to have your bicycle disassembled and shipped to your home.


Event Schedule

Thursday, February 28

6:00 PM              Escape Academy Presentation     Sports Basement at Presidio


Friday, March 1

6:00 PM              Escape Academy Presentation     Sports Basement at Presidio

    Featuring ANDY POTTS, Escape Champion 


Saturday, March 2

11:00 AM            Festival Village Open                   Marina Green

                          Packet Pick-up Begins *              Marina Green

1:00 PM              Athlete Meeting**                        Marina Green

4:00 PM              Pro Athlete Meeting                     Marina Green

5:00 PM              Athlete Meeting**                        Marina Green

6:00 PM              Packet Pick-up Ends                   Marina Green

                          Festival Village Closed                 Marina Green

*All participants MUST pick up their OWN packet. Friends or family may NOT pick it up for you.

**All participants MUST attend at least one athlete meeting 


Sunday, March 3

4:00 - 6:00 AM     Transition Area Open                    Marina Green

4:30 - 6:00 AM     Shuttles Depart for Pier 3             Marina Green

6:30 AM              Festival Village Open                   Marina Green

                          Start Boat Departs for Alcatraz     Pier 3

7:30 AM              Swim Start                                   Alcatraz Island (adjacent)

9:30 AM              First Professional Finisher            Marina Green

11:45 AM            Awards Presentation                    Marina Green

2:30 PM              Fitness Festival Closed                Marina Green



Babson College is the leader in entrepreneurial education and offers its top ranked MBA program  at its San Francisco campus in the heart of SOMA. Babson shapes the leaders our world needs Babson most: those with strong functional knowledge and the skills and vision to navigate change, accommodate ambiguity, surmount complexity, and motivate teams in a common purpose to create economic and social value. We are proud to sponsor the 2013 Escape from Alcatraz which supports triathletes who embody the characteristics and values of those who live entrepreneurially - turning challenges into opportunities to succeed and reach the finish line.

Your Friends or Family Can Still Escape!
Did you or someone you know miss out on the lottery? There are still opportunities to get in the race:

1. Fundraise for one of our participating Charities to earn a spot
2. Participate on a relay team in our Open Division or Babson Corporate Challenge
3. If you are a C-Suite executive, participate through CEO Challenges

We Need Volunteers!
Volunteers This race would not be possible without hundreds of amazing volunteers!
There are many opportunities and roles as a Volunteer within this great race.  Some of the "best seats in the house" belong to our amazing and helpful volunteers.  And did you know that volunteering can INCREASE your chances of being selected in next year's lottery! 


What's Next?
2013 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon e-Newsletter Schedule
  • January 10 - "Welcome"  
  • January 17 - "The Swim"
  • January 24 - "Nutrition"
  • January 31 - "The Bike"
  • February 7 - "The Run"
  • February 14 - "Race Weekend: Friends & Family"
  • February 21 - "Race Weekend: Must Know"
  • February 28 - "Last Minute Reminders"
  • March 21 - "Race Recap" 


IMGFor the past 19 years, IMG Worldwide has proudly owned, produced, and managed the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. This event is a marquee event within IMG's established portfolio of global endurance events, which includes the London Triathlon, Triathlon Alpe d'Huez, the Barcelona Triathlon, the Beijing International Triathlon, and more.
For the fourth year, IMG welcomes Bill Burke and his race team as the official Race Director of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon.
IMG Worldwide | 12400 Wilshire Blvd | Los Angeles, CA 90025