Sun October 16, 2022 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
Under 18/70+ only $60

Sprint Triathlon

$135 Registration ends October 16, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Under 18/70+ only $60

Olympic Triathlon

$150 Registration ends October 16, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT


$200 - $220
Events: Sprint Triathlon Relay Olympic Triathlon Relay
Under 18/70+ only $60

2 Sport Options

$135 - $150
Events: Sprint Aquabike Sprint Aquathlon Sprint Duathlon Olympic Aquabike Olympic Aquathlon
Under 18/70+ only $20

5k Run

$45 Registration ends October 16, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT
Under 18/70+ only $20

10k Run

$50 Registration ends October 16, 2022 at 11:59pm PDT

Virtual Events

$45 - $60
Virtual athletes receive race shirt, bottle koozie, finishers medal, printable bib, and printable finishers certificate. Vitruals will be mailed 10/20


$250 - $1,000
Events: Sponsorship- Bronze Sponsorship- Silver Sponsorship- Gold Sponsorship- Platinum

Historical Temperature: 64°F - 66°F

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: At this time, spectators are allowed, however we will need to follow any additional conditions as given by the Kern County Health Department. 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. Each volunteer who signs up online earns 50% off of a future multisport event, or 100% off of a 5k or 10k run.

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.

6:00am Park Gate Opens
6:30am Race Day Packet Pickup Until 8:30am
6:30am Transition Opens
7:45am Olympic Athletes Clear Transition
7:50am Mandatory Olympic Meeting at boat dock
7:50am Mandatory Duathlon Meeting Outside of Transition “Swim In”
8:00am Olympic Triathlon Begins
8:10am Duathlon Begins 
8:10am Sprint Athletes Clear Transition
8:20am 5k and 10k Run Begins 
8:20am Mandatory Sprint Meeting at Boat Dock
8:30am Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, and Aquathlon

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
Thursday, October 13th 4:00pm-6:00pm

Lake Evans

Southwest of Bakersfield, CA
13601 Ironbark Road, Bakersfield, CA
GPS: 35.233972, -119.291028
Sunday, October 31st, 6:30am-8:00am
Enter through the east entrance

Race Swag

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


Triple Threat Athlete


Race in three or more events and earn your Triple Threat Athlete swag! Virtual events will qualify this year! So join your team and earn your cool swag! This year is a gym bag. 

Who qualifies? the first 50 athletes who race in any 3 events (Triathlon, 2-sport event, or run) qualify for the Triple Threat swag (based on registration date).  

+ Grapes of Wrath Triathlon 5K/10K (virtual still open)

+ "Crow's Nest" Huntington Lake Triathlon 5K/10K (virtual still open)

+ "China Peak" Huntington Lake Triathlon 5K/10K (virtual still open)

+ "Mile High" Shaver Lake Triathlon 5K/10K (virtual still open)

+ Lake Evans Triathlon 5K/10K 

Athlete Guide

Updated 2021 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

Your safety is our highest priority. We have included USAT, CDC, and health department recommendations in plans to safely return to racing. 

The COVID measures are subject to change based on current guidelines. The current measures listed below are our current plans for the event base on current guidelines and information.

Packet Pickup and Registration

  • There will be no in person or paper registration. Online registration will remain open until race start.
  • Early packet pickup will be drive up.

Race Day

  • Masks are not required if you have been vaccinated.
  • Where a mask based on your comfort and risk level.
  • Face masks are available at registration, transition, and the finish line. 
  • Pre-recorded race briefing will play in key locations such as transition and start line.
  • Water Starts will be in a time trial start. Starting time will be recorded as athletes cross the start. 
  • Duathlon, 5k and 10k runs will be a time trial start. Starting time will be recorded as athletes cross the 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 are recommended to be applied prior to arriving at the race venue.

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. 
Return to Racing

We are transition back to "normal" racing including:

  • Age group awards and podium.
  • Up to 8 athletes per bike rack. Additional bike racks will be set up as space at the venue allows.
  • Team bike racks! Contact the race to request a bike rack. Minimum of 5 team members to be eligible for a bike rack. If a team bike rack is requested, all athletes  registered as a team member must rack at the designated team racks. 
  • Face masks are optional and will be available at the 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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