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  • San Francisco, CA

Triathletes from around the globe will descend on San Francisco for one chance to attempt the impossible – ESCAPE from Alcatraz. The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon attracts World Champions, Olympic Medalists, and the best amateur triathletes from 50 states and over 40 countries. They will put their endurance to the ultimate test as they take on San Francisco's legendary Bay, steep hills, and rugged terrain. Consistently ranked as a favorite event among triathletes, this event draws thousands each summer to find out who has what it takes to ESCAPE!

The 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon features a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club, a grueling 18-mile bike ride, and a demanding 8-mile run through the trails of the Golden Gate Recreational Area. Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a virtual postcard of the City by the Bay.

Join us in San Francisco as the world watches the best try to ESCAPE from Alcatraz!


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You can secure your entry through Team LIVESTRONG and tri for more than the miles. As a member of Team LIVESTRONG, your fundraising efforts will help the Foundation provide free programs and services for people affected by cancer.



  • Guaranteed race registration
  • A Primal Team LIVESTRONG tri-top
  • A personalized fundraising website
  • Fundraising tools
  • One-on-one support from Team LIVESTRONG staff
  • Invitation to team activities during race weekend

Your Team LIVESTRONG responsibilities include:

  • Your commitment to raise $2,000. NOTE: Fundraising must be completed by May 18th, 2018, or your race entry will be withheld.
  • Representing the mission of LIVESTRONG in training and fundraising: to inspire and empower those affected by cancer.

Already have your own entry?

We also accept team members who have secured their own entries to the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. There is no fundraising minimum. However, if you raise $500, you will receive all the benefits listed above, including Team LIVESTRONG gear and access to race weekend activities.

NOTE: Fundraising must be completed by May 18th, 2018, to qualify for Team benefits as a participant who has their own entry.