As well as the half distance triathlon for individual and professional triathletes, Challenge Rancho Cordova will feature the relay team category, allowing friends and family to race together. The relay teams also make long distance triathlon more accessible to a wider range of athletes, allowing them to be a part of the unique long distance triathlon atmosphere at a more manageable level. It also illustrates Challenge Familys commitment to the future of the sport, acting as building block as participants build from one to all three disciplines over time.
Continuing its focus on a celebration of sport, Challenge Rancho Cordova will also feature an Aquabike discipline; allow those who arent able to run to still be a part of this ground breaking event. Other events include a Junior Challenge Rancho Cordova as well as a fundraising initiative soon to be announced involving some of the biggest names in the sport.
Tri clubs can take advantage of the Challenge Rancho Cordova Tri Club/Team VIP Programme which includes exclusive hosting opportunities, discounted accommodation, promotional opportunities, VIP passes and goody packs. Clubs should contact Challenge Rancho Cordova at [email protected] to hold their exclusive entries in the race and more information about VIP Program.
Distance: Half (1.2 Mile Swim 56 Mile Bike 13.1 Mile Run) Categories: Individual, Aquabike, Relay Team (2 or 3 members)
Swim Course (Nimbus Flat State Park):
Your 1.2 mile swim will start in deep water and traverse a counter clockwise course in beautiful, calm fresh water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. October water temperatures range from 61-65 degrees.
There is no doubt your swim will occur in one of the Cleanest Bodies of Water for any triathlon in California. Nimbus Dam is fed by the American River and played an important role in the areas history as gold was first discovered along its banks in 1848 igniting the California Gold Rush. The American River begins with headwaters high in the Sierra Nevadas.
As it flows toward the ocean, the American River passes through the Nimbus Fish Hatchery (Salmon, Steelhead and Trout) through Rancho Cordova to the Sacramento River and, ultimately, into San Francisco Bay. Today the riches of the American River are its ability to both excite and relax those who enjoy the waterway. Every year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy white water rafting, kayaking, and stroll along the scenic views from the trails that wind along the river.
Your 56 mile one loop point to point bike course which rolls through beautiful farm lands, vineyards, wooded hills, and historic Mather Field Air Force base offers 1200 ft. in overall elevation gain.
Run Course (Downtown Rancho Cordova):
Your 2 loop 13.1 mile run course is a tour of the beautiful city of Rancho Cordova including its wooded corporate business parks, Village Green Park, its open bike trails, and its new downtown area. The run course is spectator friendly and we expect that the incredible Rancho Cordova community will be out in full force to embrace you from start to finish.
Rancho Cordova The Perfect Place for Your Next Adventure
The City of Rancho Cordova is conveniently located just twelve miles east of Sacramento, the capital of California, and provides a variety of attractions. The beautiful American River lines Rancho Cordovas northern border and offers many activities both on and off the water. Rancho Cordova is just minutes away from the historic Gold Country and the spectacular Sierra Foothill Wine Country. Rancho Cordova has a rich history offering a variety of historic locations in the area along with great locations to hold sporting and corporate events.