Some races are known for their iconic surroundings, though other people are known for their especially demanding programs. The most effective type mix each, and that’s just what you get at the Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Now in its 40th 12 months, the iconic race will be held on August 14–15 in San Francisco, and it can take triathletes from the famed Alcatraz Island—the former jail that once housed Al Capone—and more than a picturesque (and hilly) class all through the metropolis. Hunting for a marquee race this summer months? This is it. And now’s your most effective chance to get chosen: Enter the race’s random drawing by April 30.

Escape From Alcatraz is a modified Intercontinental Length Triathlon that functions swim, bicycle, and operate parts. It kicks off with a plunge into San Francisco Bay in the vicinity of Alcatraz Island and a one.5-mile swim, followed by an 18-mile bicycle ride that can take members through the Presidio and Golden Gate Park (keep your eyes peeled for views of the Golden Gate Bridge). Just after that, an eight-mile operate winds less than the Golden Gate Bridge and alongside Baker Seashore, and includes a brutal established of stairs that can take you again up from the sand. One particular thing’s for certain: This is a pretty demanding race, even for pros.

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If that seems like a fantastic time to you, then act quick and enter the Escape From Alcatraz Random Drawing, where the the greater part of the race’s two,000 members are selected. It’s free of charge to enter, and entries will continue being open until eventually April 30 at eleven:fifty nine p.m. PDT. It’s also your most effective shot at taking part: In accordance to the race organizers, entrants will have a 30 to 50 p.c chance of currently being chosen. There’s only 1 drawing this 12 months, so never skip it.

The randomly selected athletes will be announced on May possibly 5. Head more than to the Random Drawing web page to get all the information and sign up—and never overlook to kick your training into substantial equipment.