June 19th, 2021 Lakeshore, CA 93634 US Directions
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2021 Triple Threat Athlete Swag!

Complete 3 or more races in the Sierra Cascades series of multisport events and earn extra swag!

This year triple threat athletes will earn a gym bag. 

Eligible events:

Grapes of Wrath Triathlon 5K/10K 

Millerton Lake Triathlon "Crow's Nest" 5K/10K

Huntington Lake "China Peak" Triathlon 5K/10K

Shaver Lake "Mile High" Triathlon 5K/10K 9/19/2021

Lake Evans Triathlon 5K/10K 10/31/2021

62010 Huntington Lake Road, Lakeshore, CA
Lakeshore, CA US 93634

What will you find at the Huntington Lake triathlon?

+ Finisher's Medal
+ Event T-Shirt
+ Pancake breakfast
+ Chocolate Milk
+ Prizes and Giveaways
+ Complimentary Race Photos

The Huntington Lake Triathlon is a fun and challenging race in an incredible location in Lakeshore, CA near the China Peak Resort. This event features a lake swim in Huntington Lake, a challenging road bike course, and a ‘high altitude’ run, which is part trail and part paved, finishes the race. Each athlete registered for the Huntington Lake Triathlon will receive a custom t-shirt, athlete goody bag, swim cap, post-race meal, and be eligible for raffle prizes and race awards three-deep in each division. Take the weekend and come up and enjoy this fun event with your family.

A USAT membership is required for the Triathlon, (but not the 5k/10k)  If you do not have one, you can purchase one during the registration process.

There is a $10 vehicle entrance fee.  We recommend car pooling if possible.

USAT's Team USA Duathlon World Championship Qualifier

The Huntington Lake Duathlon is proud to serve as an alternate qualifying opportunity for USA Triathlon’s Team USA for the 2022 Duathlon World Championships (Sprint and Standard-Distance). The 2022 Sprint and Standard Duathlon Worlds are set for Aug. 18-28 in Townsville, Australia.

Because some athletes were unable or chose not to travel to the 2021 Duathlon National Championships May 21-22 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, based a COVID-19 exposure, Alabama's recent transgender legislation, or other extenuating circumstances, USA Triathlon reached out to Sierra Cascades Multiport Productions to see if we could assist.

We are thrilled to welcome Duathlon World Championship hopefuls to the Huntington Lake Duathlon, with Team USA qualifying opportunities available to the first-place finisher in each age group and gender (rolling down to fifth place after the age-up rule). Please CLICK HERE or email teamusa@usatriathlon.org for more information regarding Team USA qualification. We can’t wait to see you on June 19th!

Event Shirt

All athletes have a choice of a long sleeve or singlet.

Special Duathlon Shirt

Duathletes also receive a commemorative Duathlon World's Qualifier shirt.

Finisher's Medal

Third spinning medal in our 2021 race series.

4 inches wide with a spinning ram.

Athlete Guide

This is the latest athlete guide, last updated 6/18/2021.
This is a draft copy subject to change.

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

Huntington Lake Triathlon Video


Triathlon- 600 yd swim, 10.5 mi bike, 3.3 mi run 
Aquabike- 600 yd swim, 10.5 mi bike 
Duathlon- 3.3 mi run, 10.5 mi bike, 3.3 mi run
Aquathon- 600 yard swim, 3.3 mile run


Triathlon- 1200 yd swim, 22 mi bike, 6.5 mi run 
The Olympic bike is very challenging with 1,300 feet elevation gain in the first 5miles with an average 5% grade.

Run/Walk Only

5K+ Run/Walk 
10K+ Run/Walk

Virtual Triathlon and 5K

If you are not ready to race in person you can still join your team and race virtual!  Virtual athletes are eligible for the Triple Threat series swag!


Thursday 6/17/2021

4:00pm - 6:00pm Packet Pickup at Break the Barriers 

Friday 6/18/2021

4:00pm - 8:00pm Packet Pickup
4:00pm - 8:00pm Transition open for OPTIONAL bike drop off

Saturday 6/19/2021

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 
8:15am 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
All events start one person at a time in a time trial format.


Packet Pickup

Multisport participants must bring a copy of USAT card.
Have your ID ready at packet pickup.

Thursday, June 17th, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Break the Barriers Parking Lot
8555 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
Friday, June 18th, 12:00pm-8:00pm
Lakeshore Boat Ramp Parking Lot

Lakeshore, CA 93634
(Unofficial) we will have packets at the venue while we are setting up and during the early transition setup.
Saturday, June 19th, 6:30am - 8:30am
(Race Morning)
Lakeshore Boat Ramp Parking Lot
Lakeshore, CA 93634


There is a regatta most Saturdays and Sundays at Huntington when there is water.  We expect a busy weekend.

Parking is available in the parking lot by the Transition area.  This area is operated by CLM and has a $10 per vehicle parking fee.

Parking is also available at the China Peak Mountain Resort with a bus running from 6:15am to 8:00am and 9:30am to 11:00am. Early bike drop is available on Friday 4pm-8pm for those that wish to park at China Peak and ride the bus to the race start. If you would like to use the bus option for race morning but plan to arrive after 8pm please contact the race to make arrangements for a late check in and packet pickup. Late check in will be by appointment only.


Your safety is our highest concern at the race.  

  • 6+ Kayaks/Paddleboards/Certified lifeguards in the water
  • EMT Team On Site
  • Covid-19 safety measures outlines in the athlete guide
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Is the race USAT Sanctioned?
A: Yes! Our race incorporates USAT, CDC, and FCHD recommendations for a safe return to racing and is still USAT Sanctioned. 

Q: What is the water temperature at Huntington Lake.?
A: The water temperature is typically 62-67F. The race is expected to be wetsuit legal.

Q: Is there early packet pickup?
A: Yes, we have a packet pickup on Thursday, June 17th. See the packet pick up section for more details. This will be a drive up style pick up with limited contact. Packet Pickup will also be at the venue on the day before and the day of the event. To reduce contact at packet pick up there will be no in person race day registration and online registration will remain open until the start of the race. Please contact us if you have any issues with registration.

Q: What is your refund policy if I am sick?
A: If an athlete has a fever, 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.


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.
  • Pre-recorded race briefing will play in key locations such as transition and start line.
  • Water Starts will be in a time trial start with 10 seconds between athletes
  • Duathlon, 5k and 10k runs will be a time trial start with at least 15 second spacing. 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 should 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.
  • Our traditional pancake breakfast is back!
  • 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 6 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.
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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 http://activitynut.org/localevents/

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



Tri Coach Martin Spierings has BlueSeventy wetsuits available for rent and purchase.  You can contact him at tricoachmartin@gmail.com

You can make arrangements to meet him the day before the event at the venue, or visit his office in Scott's Valley.

Rent a Blueseventy Full Reaction in your size. Flat Rates: $30 for 1 day, $40 for 2-5 days, $60 for 6-12 days, $80 for 1 month. Scotts Valley pick-up. Reserve a pick-up time. 

Used Triathlon Gear
On a budget? We have a limited selection of second hand triathlon gear on our Ebay Store. Order online and have it shipped or buy online and pick-up from our office. 


Author Russell Koop began his journey in triathlon in 1999, with an Olympic distance race.  Since then, he has participated in approximately seventy-five races and completed eight marathons, four half-marathons, and dozens of 10ks an 5ks.  This is his first book about the triathlon experience...  

Curt is the kind of amateur athlete who plays it safe on the baseball field. Unfortunately, that attitude isn’t enough to prevent a sidelining injury. Sarah is a college swimmer who is contemplating what to do with her life after graduation. Matt is a physical therapist who trains for cycle races in his spare time. Angie is a busy wife and mother who has just learned her husband has been having an affair. Even though these four couldn’t be any more different, they are about to have more in common than they think.

As Curt, Sarah, Matt, and Angie are exposed to the world of triathlons in varied ways, they each decide to train for and compete in their first race, soon immersing themselves in a competitive environment where only the fittest—both mentally and physically—survive. As the years pass and races accumulate, they all reach a crossroads where they contemplate whether there is more. Although they have their own reasons for doing so, all four decide to attempt the Ironman triathlon and prove once and for all whether they have what it takes to achieve the ultimate goal.

In this tale of courage, perseverance, and raw determination, four triathletes are led on a journey through the world of competitive races to eventually try to complete the Ironman triathlon.   [get your copy here]


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