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Wildflower Triathlon voted as a top 10 destination race  

Race takes place April 30-May 1

A photo from last year's event. Courtesy of Tri-California Events.

A photo from last year’s event. Courtesy of Tri-California Events.

–Complete Tri, a triathlon gear website, recently listed the Wildflower Triathalon as one of the top 10 destination races in the United States. Complete Tri awarded the ranking to triathlons that offer a variety of racing distances, have also stood the test of time, and offer a special venue.

“Wildflower’s setting in the active Central Coast of California is one of many reasons athletes travel to this special race.” said Colleen Bousman, president of Tri-California. “Athletes and spectators attending the festival will never be at a loss for things to do. The outdoor venue includes live bands, as well as Yoga in the Park, nature hikes along the lake bed, a group mountain bike ride, race clinics, a corn hole tournament, and a large array of exhibitor booths, all lending their touch of fun for a fantastic weekend. This world renown event is an industry leader and earned its name of ‘One and Only’ since there is nothing quite like it.”

Racers who attend this year’s 34th Wildflower triathlon can choose to stay in a hotel or vacation rental in nearby Paso Robles or stay onsite at the race campgrounds. Athletes staying onsite can tent camp or enjoy a bit of RV “glamping.” Due to ongoing drought conditions, the campgrounds have been closed to the general public for the year; however, Wildflower attendees will have the privilege of racing and camping at Lake San Antonio for this weekend only.

Tri-California is pleased to report that El Nino brought enough winter rain to raise the water levels back up to the boat ramp for a swim start at Harris Creek; allowing for over five miles of open water swimming. When it comes time to race, participants have their choice of distances: Long Course, Olympic, Mountain Bike Sprint, On-road Sprint and even a Kid’s Race.

All race events take place April 30-May 1, 2016 at Lake San Antonio, South Shore in Monterey County.

For complete event information, and registration visit www.tricalifornia.com or To learn more about Tri-California Events triathlons, please visit wildflower.tricalifornia.com.

 

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