Postponed Due: New Date To Be Determined Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
Event Postponed

This event is postponed due to changes in California's Department of Public Health's guidance.

The State of California recently updated the guidance for Youth Sports and Adult Recreation to "exclude community events including Marathons, Half Marathons and Endurance events.

New guidance is expected this coming Friday and we should have a new date announce soon.

An email has been sent to all registered participants.

Event Postponed Letter

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Water temperature 4/14 at 8:30am: 66F.

Water temperature is expected to be wetsuit legal (under 78F)

Elevation: 276'

Southwest of Bakersfield, CA near Taft

At the traffic circle, take the south exit onto CA-43 S/Enos Ln following the posted signs for the Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area.

Lake Evans, Buena Vista Aquatic Recreation Area 13601 Ironbark Road; Bakersfield, CA

GPS: 35.233972, -119.291028

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the Lake Evans Triathlon USAT sanctioned?
A: Yes, the race is USAT sanctioned!

Q: Are spectators allowed?
A: Currently we are planning to follow our Covid-19 safety protocols similar to 2020. This includes no spectators allowed at the race. If you have family or friends that would like to see you race, volunteering is a great way to be able to be on site and cheer while helping make the event happen.

Q: What is your refund policy if I am sick?
A: If an athlete Is sick, suspects Covid symptoms, or has been in contact with someone with Covid-19 we encourage them to stay home. Athletes can defer, transfer their registration to another race, or opt to receive swag and race as a "virtual" upon request. Athletes  have the option to purchase registration insurance which will provide a refund in the event of being sick, injured, or scheduled to work.  

Q: Triathlons keep getting canceled, what are my risks for signing up for this race?
A: If the race is canceled for any reason athletes will have the option to defer to a race in 2022, transfer to another Sierra Cascades event, or receive a refund. 

Lake Evans
13601 Ironbark Road; Bakersfield, CA
Bakersfield, CA US 93311

What will you find at the Lake Evans Triathlon?

+ Finisher's Medal
+ Event T-Shirt
+ Prizes and Giveaways
+ Free Race Photos by Ploen Photography
+ Finisher's Meal
+ Music
+ Largest Team Competition

Whether this is your destination triathlon, or a training event for an upcoming 70.3, don't miss this great flat and fast course to start out your triathlon season. Hurry back, there is food and music waiting for you after the race.



Triathlon- 800 yd swim, 12 mi bike, 3.1 mi run 
Aquabike- 800 yd swim, 12 mi bike 
Aquathlon- 800 yd swim, 3.1 mi run
Duathlon- 3.1 mi run, 12 mi bike, 3.1 mi run 


Triathlon- 1600 yd swim, 24 mi bike, 6.2 mi run 
Aquabike- - 1600 yd swim, 24 mi bike 
Aquathlon- 1600 yd swim, 6.2 mi run

Run/Walk Only

5K Run/Walk 
10K Run/Walk

Preliminary scheduled and subject to change.

6:15am-8:00am Race Day Packet Pickup with online race day registration
6:15am-7:00am Transition Open for Olympic Athletes
7:00am-7:50am Transition Open for Sprint Athletes
7:30am-8:00am Olympic Wave
7:35am Duathlon starts at the run start/finish line
7:40am-8:15am 5K/10k starts at the run start/finish line
8:00am-8:30am Sprint Wave 

Packet Pickup

Have your confirmation email with barcode ready for a quick packet pickup.
Picture ID is required for multisport events. 

Bakersfield Pickup

Sole 2 Sole
9000 Ming Avenue Ste. K-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311
Friday, April 23rd 4:00pm-6:00pm

Lake Evans

Southwest of Bakersfield, CA
13601 Ironbark Road, Bakersfield, CA
GPS: 35.233972, -119.291028
Sunday, April 25th, 6:00am-8:00am
Enter through the east entrance

Race Swag

Each of our Triathlon events will have spinner medals this year!


Athlete Guide

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.


Your safety is our highest concern at the race.  

  • 5+ Kayaks/Paddleboards/Lifeguards in the water.
  • Hall Ambulance on site.
Covid-19 Safety Measures

At this time we are expecting to follow similar Covid-19 safety measures which we followed in 2020.

Packet Pickup and Registration

  • There will be no in person or paper registration. Online registration will remain open until race start.

Race Day

  • Masks will be required before and after the race. Masks will not be required during the event.
  • Athletes will recieve a self-evaluation question to help determine if they should stay home or return to racing.
  • Anyone with a temperature of 100.0 F or higher should stay home.
  • Race debriefing will be pre-recorded and playing during set up to eliminate an athlete meeting. Additional information may be provided at race start to small groups of athletes.
  • Bike racks will be spaced with 6 feet between bike racks.
  • Racks will be marked for two Sprint and two Olympic athletes per rack
  • Race will be a rolling time trial with chipped swim start
  • While aid stations will be provided, athletes are encouraged to bring their own water to limit contact
  • Race tattoos will be provided in race packets and should be applied prior to arriving at the race venue.
  • Virtual awards ceremony and mailed awards
  • Post race food will be pre-packaged for the athlete to take to go


  • Spectators are not allowed. Friends and family are encouraged to volunteer.

Refund Policy Update

  • If an athlete has a fever, suspects Covid symptoms, or is concerned about racing at this time they can defer or transfer their registration to another race. 

Volunteers get a meal, t-shirt, and choice of

  • $20 donated to your organization, group or club
  • 100% off a 5k or 10k run hosted by Activitynut
  • 50% off of a multisport event hosted by Activitynut
  • $30 off of next year's season pass

Entry fee reimbursed for volunteers.

This event is hosted by the Activitynut Foundation, Inc.; a non-profit 501(c)3 who's mission is to connect athletes with local events, clubs, coaching and local stores. We maintain a race calendar listing local events at

Join Activitynut Club (free membership), and get 15% off of this and other events hosted by Activitynut.

Discounts are also available for many other local events.  See the Activitynut Club page for a list of upcoming races with discounts.

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