DiabloMan Triathlon Event Details

Where is the DiabloMan Triathlon Held:

The DiabloMan Triathlon starts at the Club Sport pool and proceeds to the beautiful Mt. Diablo State Park, all the way up the scenic North Gate Road, to the peak of Mt. Diablo.  You’ll experience a breathtaking sunrise, and if you’re lucky, like we were last year, a pillow of clouds that settled around the mountain and made all of us feel like we were floating in the air with the whole mountain top.  All while the sky over us was completely clear.  It was Epic! 🙂

The address for Club Sport is:

3737 Valley Vista Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94598

For directions to the club click here.

Event Cost & Registration:

For event registration fees please visit our registration provider by clicking on the “Register Now”.   Athletes can register late during Packet Pick-Up with a $10 increase to price.  You must be at packet pick-up at the announced packet pickup times to register late.  See the packet pick-up section for more info.  Club Sport members receive a 25% discount.  Please contact Club Sport to see if you qualify for the discount and to receive the discount code.

Adult Triathlon Registration:

Children’s / Youth Registration:

ATTENTION: Please read our Refund & Rollover Policy. It is your responsibility to know it.

Weekend Schedule:

Saturday, October 10th, 2015: Kid’s/Youth Race Day & Adult Packet Pickup

  • 9:00 am: Race Day Packet Pickup for Kid’s / Youth Triathlon Opens at Transition Area
  • 9:00 am: Transitions Area Opens
  • 9:55 am: Pre-Race Meeting at Swim Start for 1st Kid’s/Youth Wave
  • 10:00 am: 1st Kid’s/Youth Triathlon Wave Starts
  • 10:10 am: Pre-Race Meeting at Swim Start for 2nd Kid’s/Youth Wave
  • 10:15 am: Post Race Food Open! Bon Appetite!*
  • 10:15 am: 2nd Kid’s/Youth Triathlon Wave Starts
    Note: Waves will continue every 15 minutes until all kids/ youth have gone.
  • 1:00 pm: Kid’s/Youth Transition Area Closes for the Day!
  • 1:00 pm: Kid’s/Youth Post Race Food Closes for the Day!
  • 2:00 pm: Packet Pickup Opens @ Walnut Creek Sports Basement for Adult Triathlon
  • 6:00 pm: Packet Pickup Closes @ Walnut Creek Sports Basement for Adult Triathlon

NOTE: Storewide 10% discount at Walnut Creek Sports Basement for all athletes picking up their packets.

Sunday, October 11th, 2015: Adult Sprint Race Day!

  • 6:00 am: Race Day Packet Pickup for Adult Triathlon Opens at Transition Area
  • 6:00 am: Transitions Area 1 Opens
  • 6:55 am: Pre-Race Meeting at Swim Start for 1st Adult Wave
  • 7:00 am: 1st Adult Triathlon Wave Starts
  • 7:10 am: Pre-Race Meeting at Swim Start for 2nd Adult Wave
  • 7:15 am: 2nd Adult Triathlon Wave Starts
    Note: Waves and pre race meetings will continue every 15 minutes until 1:00 pm.
  • 7:15 am: Post Race Food Opens at T2 / Finish Line Area. Bon Appetite!
  • 7:15 am: 1st T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttle Leaves ( T2 Bags for 7:00 am to 8:15 Waves )*
  • 8:30 am: 2nd T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttle Leaves ( T2 Bags for 8:30 am to 9:30 Waves )*
  • 9:45 am: 3rd T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttle Leaves ( T2 Bags for 9:45 am to 10:45 Waves )*
  • 11:00 am: 4th T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttle Leaves ( T2 Bags for 11:00 am to 12:00 Waves )*
  • 12:15 am: 5th (Final) T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttle Leaves ( T2 Bags for 12:15 am to Final Waves )*
  • 1:30 pm: Transition Area 1 Closes for the Day!
  • 3:30 pm: Transition Area 2 Closes for the Day!
  • 3:30 pm: Post Race Food Closes for the Day!
Note: This is a 2 Transition Area race, so you will need to make sure and familiarize yourself with what needs to be done so your bike to run transition gear is in place for you when you arrive at T2 (Transition Area 2).  You will note the T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttles mentioned in the weekend schedule above.  Make sure to read the “Start Area Check In” section for what you must do to have your gear ready for you at T2.

Swim Waves:

Swim Waves will be assigned in the order participants sign up for them during registration.  They will start every 15 minutes ( or sooner if all folks are done swimming from the previous waves ) at 7:00 am and will run through 1:00 pm.  Details are above in the weekend schedule.  We recommend if you anticipate that you will need more than 1 hour and 30 minutes for the bike section that you sign up for a wave prior to 12:30 pm.

Course Cut Off Times:

With the exception of the final waves there really aren’t any cut off times.  Waves going last will need to be done with their bike and run by 3:30 pm, which gives the 1:00 pm waves 2 1/2 hours to finish.

Timing For The Event:

Timing for the DiabloMan Triathlon will be done using Webscorer.  This is an iPad based timing software that allows us to get accurate results without using timing chips.  Your results, once you are done, and presuming we have a wireless connection at all times, will be available right away.  Final results will be available once everyone finishes, since we start folks at different times we will need to wait until then to determine the fastest times.

Packet Pickup Information:

Packet Pickup times are different for the Kid’s/Youth Triathlon and the Adult Sprint Triathlon.  Please note the differences and plan accordingly:

  • For the Kid’s/Youth Triathlon packet pickup & late registration is at Club Sport from the times posted in the above weekend schedule.  Packet Pickup and late registration is only available the day of the race.  Click Here for directions to Club Sport.
  • For the Adult Sprint Triathlon packet pickup & late registration is at Walnut Creek Sports Basement from the times posted in the above weekend schedule.  Packet Pickup and late registration are available the day before the race at Walnut Creek Sports Basement and the day of the race at Club Sport.  Click Here for directions to Walnut Creek Sports Basement.

NOTE: Storewide 10% discount at Walnut Creek Sports Basement for all athletes picking up their packets.

Start Area Check In:

For the Kid’s/Youth Triathlon & Splash ‘N Dash Check in at the start area is Saturday at Club Sport.  Check the Weekend Schedule above for specifics on time, and your assigned wave time.  Allow yourself enough time to set-up before the race. We recommend showing up at least one hour before the race.  As a general rule of thumb, the Youth Triathlon (12 to 15) will go first, then the Kid’s Triathlon (Ages 8 to 11) will go second, and then the Splash ‘N Dash Triathlon (Ages 5 to 7) will go last.

For the Adult Sprint Triathlon Check in at the start area is Sunday at Club Sport.  Check the Weekend Schedule above for specifics on time, and your assigned wave time.  Allow yourself enough time to set-up before the race. We recommend showing up at least one hour before the race.  The Adult Sprint Triathlon is a two transition area race.  T1 (Transition Area 1) at Club Sport is where you will check in the morning of the race.  You will be required to bring a backpack that contains your T2 (Transition Area 2) gear.  You be required to give this backpack to the T2 Bag Drop Off Shuttle.  Check the times it runs on the above Weekend Schedule to determine by when you need to have it handed off.  We will provide numbers for you to number your bag with.  If you don’t properly tag your backpack with your number and hand it off to us then we are not responsible for any delays you will experience at T2 when you transition.  The shuttle will transport the bags to the top and as you come in to T2 your bag will be handed to you.  Make sure you have your bib visible so we can get you your bag quickly.  Everybody will need to transition this way the same way, so how you organize your bag will determine how quickly you can get out of T2.  You will collect your belongings and backpack after you finish and will wear your backpack down.  The ride back is all downhill!  We’ll be able to make limited exceptions to bring backpacks down for you, however will not be able to do so until after everyone is finished.  So you may need to wait to get it.

Event Parking:

Please note that TriFREAKS is not responsible for your vehicles should they be towed.  Please park following the posted parking ordinances.  Parking will be available in limited quantities at Club Sport, and will also be available at the Arbolado Park Lower & Upper Parking Lot.

Mount Diablo State Park Entrance Fees:

Entrance fees for participants of the race are covered by TriFreaks.  Spectators will need to pay the park entry fees.  Fee schedules can be found here.  It is in your interest to carpool to minimize fees.  Also, do NOT SPEED or endanger the athletes or other park visitors and cars.  The park rangers WILL Ticket you if they find you doing either!  The roads are narrow in many cases, and there are many blind corners.  Plan ahead and please don’t be stupid!  Yes, I said stupid.  Putting your life and others in danger to get ahead is exactly that!
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