Sunday September 19, 2021 Shaver Lake, CA 93664 US Directions
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Frequently Asked Questions

The Sierra National Forest closure does not include the Southern Ca Edison area. At this time there is no impact to the Shaver Lake Triathlon. 

Q: Is the Shaver Lake "Mile High" Triathlon still happening?
A: Yes, the event will follow a health department safety plan unless Covid restrictions are removed by the time of the event.

Q: Is the Shaver Lake "Mile High" Triathlon USAT sanctioned?
A: Yes, the race is USAT sanctioned!

Q: Will there be early packet pickup in Fresno?
A: Yes, packet pickup will be Thursday before the event at Break the Barriers. This is a drive through style 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 registration will remain open until the start of the race or until the event is sold out. Please contact us if you have any issues with registration.

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: From forest fires to government mandates scheduling events has been a moving target.  So far we have been able to hold, move, or reschedule all of our live triathlons in 2020 and 2021.

  • If the race is postponed to a new date in 2021, athletes will have the option to compete on the new date or defer to a race in 2022.
  • If the race is canceled for any reason athletes will have the option to defer to a race in 2022 or receive a refund. 
Camp Edison
Shaver Lake, CA US 93664

What will you find at the "Mile High" Triathlon?

+ Bottle Opener Finisher's Medal
+ Event T-Shirt
+ Prizes and Giveaways
+ Free Race Photos by Ploen Photography
+ Tri-Tip sandwich lunch and bottled beverages
+ Rosa Brothers chocolate milk
+ Music
+ Largest Team Competition

Whether this is your destination triathlon, or a training event for an upcoming 70.3, don't miss Fresno County's longest-running multisport event, the Shaver Lake Triathlon. The crisp mountain air is a relief from the hot days of summer. The altitude gives this race an extra challenge as you compete in either the Sprint or Olympic distance. Hurry back, there is food and music waiting for you after the race.

Distances (Updated 8/18/21)


Triathlon- 800 yd swim, 11.4 mi bike, 3.1 mi run 
Aquabike- 800 yd swim, 11.4 mi bike 
Aquathlon- 800 yd swim, 3.1 mi run
Duathlon- 3.1 mi run, 11.4 mi bike, 3.1 mi run 


Triathlon- 1600 yd swim, 23 mi bike, 6.2 mi run 
Aquabike- - 1600 yd swim, 23 mi bike 
Aquathlon- 1600 yd swim, 6.2 mi run

Run/Walk Only

5K Run/Walk 
10K Run/Walk
  • 6:30 am - 8:30 am Race Day Packet Pickup 
  • 6:30 am Transition Opens
  • 7:45 am Olympic Athletes Clear Transition
  • 7:50 am Mandatory Olympic Meeting at Swim Start  
  • 7:50 am Mandatory Duathlon Meeting Outside of Transition “Bike Out”   
  • 8:00 am Olympic Triathlon Begins
  • 8:10 am Duathlon Begins 
  • 8:15 am 5k and 10k Run Begins near "Bike Out"
  • 8:15 am Sprint Athletes Clear Transition
  • 8:20 am Mandatory Sprint Meeting at Swim Start
  • 8:30 am Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, and Aquathlon


  • 9:00 am 5k awards
  • 10:00 am 10k awards
  • 11:00 am Sprint Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon
  • 12:00 pm Olympic Triathlon, Aquabike, Aquathlon, Sprint Duathlon

Schedule for awards is approximate and is subject to change.  

Packet Pickup


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

Fresno Pickup

Drive through at  Break the Barriers Parking Lot
8555 N Cedar Ave, Fresno, CA 93720
Thursday, September 16th 4:00pm-6:00pm

Camp Edison at Shaver Lake

Camp Edison Day Use Area, Shaver Lake, CA
GPS: 37.125853, -119.304625
Saturday, September 18th, 2:00pm-3:00pm
Sunday, September 19th, 6:30am-8:30am

Race Swag


Swag, swag, and more swag! Each participant will earn a custom race shirt, and a bottle opener finisher medal.


Long Sleeve T-Shirt or Singlet?

2020 shirt shown. Preview of 2021 design coming soon!

Athlete Guide

Draft copy of 2021 last updated 8/31/2021

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.
  • 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.
  • Our traditional Tri-Tip lunch 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 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.

Water temperature on 9/7 was 71 degrees.

Water on race day is expected to be 65-70 and wetsuit legal but wetsuits are not required. 


Click HERE for the latest Web Cam and weather information at the Sierra Marina

Information including current air and water temperature is updated every 20 minutes.


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.

Race Contact Info

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