Race Day Info
Reading and following these instructions will help assure that race day will be a safe and enjoyable day for kids and adults alike.
De Anza Community College is located at 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd. In Cupertino, CA. The campus is bounded by Stevens Creek Blvd., Highway 85, Stelling Road, and McClellan Road. Parking Lots A and B may be used for parents & participants.
Directions from the South Bay
Take Highway 85 north to Stevens Creek Blvd. Exit. Turn right on Stevens Creek Blvd. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to Parking Lots A or B and the Kids Triathlon.
Take Highway 280 north to the De Anza Blvd./Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road exit and turn left crossing over Highway 280. Proceed to Stevens Creek Blvd. and turn right. Proceed to Stelling Road and turn left. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to the Kids Triathlon and Parking Lots A and B.
Directions from the Peninsula
Take Highway 280 south to the De Anza Blvd./Saratoga-Sunnyvale Road exit and turn right. Proceed to Stevens Creek Blvd. and turn right. Proceed to Stelling Road and turn left. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to the Kids Triathlon and Parking Lots A and B.
Take Highway 101 south to Highway 85 south. Proceed on Highway 85 south to the Stevens Creek Blvd. exit. Turn left onto Stevens Creek Blvd. crossing over Highway 85. The college is on the right. Follow the signs to Parking Lots A or B and the Kids Triathlon.
Directions from the East Bay
Take Highway 880 to the south bay, Highway 280, and follow the South Bay directions above.
Take Highway 880 to the Peninsula via the San Mateo (Hayward) or Dumbarton (Fremont) bridges, and follow the Peninsula direction above.
Please note: there is a $3 parking fee that the college charges. Parking permits are purchased from meters that accept quarters, dollar bills or in some cases credit cards. No change is available so please come prepared. YOU WILL BE TICKETED by the Foothill/De Anza Police Department if you do not purchase the $3 parking permit!
You will have to check-in for the Kids Triathlon on race day and pick up your race packet, t-shirt and goody bag. Check-in will be held on the morning of the event beginning at 7:00 am. Signs will direct you to the Check-In Table.
Your athlete must be at the event no less than one hour before the FIRST wave in his/her age-group to allow time to set up his/her transition area and be ready to swim. If you need to go to race day “Bike and Helmet Check” then you need to come earlier.
Registration on race day is ONLY between 7:00 am – 8:00 am and registration fees on race day are $125.00 + USAT license – so save money and sign up early!
You will have three numbered articles in your Race Packet: a large colored race bib and two smaller black and white adhesive tags. The colored bib is to be attached to a race belt or pinned on the front of a t-shirt or running shorts (safety pins are available at check-in). The color denotes your child’s age group. Chip timing will be used this year. Instructions will be sent via e-mail prior to the race. Check the information on the bib to be sure it is correct. If there is an error go to the “Registration” table for a correction.
The small black and white tags are for the helmet and bike. Check to be sure that the two numbers match the number on the race bib. Put one tag on the front of the helmet. Put the other tag on the cross bar or handle bar of the bike. This second tag is used to identify your child’s bike when he/she removes it from the Transition Area after the race is over. A volunteer will match the bike tag to your child’s bib number.
(Note to past race participants: Please remove any old helmet stickers and/or race number tags from past or previous races. There will be volunteers in the Transition Area to assist with proper Race Number placement.)
We will be starting the triathlon at 8 AM. We will proceed by age groups beginning with the oldest (13-15) and ending with the youngest (6 and Under).
There will be many waves in each age-group but your athlete must be at the event no less than one hour before the FIRST wave in his/her age-group to allow time to set up his/her transition area and be ready to swim.
2016 Age Group Wave Start Times:
These will be published the week leading up to the event. All swim waves will have two swimmers per lane in the pool. De Anza has 20 lanes in the large pool and 7 lanes in the adjacent diving pool.