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COURSE


 

  

 

 

 

 

 

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WILDFLOWER - THE ONE AND ONLY

WILDFLOWER IS KNOWN ALL OVER THE WORLD FOR ITS FESTIVAL LIKE ATMOSPHERE, CHALLENGING COURSES AND SOME OF THE MOST ENERGETIC COLLEGIATE VOLUNTEERS.  IT HAS BEEN NAMED "THE WOODSTOCK FOR TRIATHLON", "THE BEST OF THE BEST", "TRIATHLON BACK TO THE BASIC ROOTS", "ELITES FAVORITE RACE", AND MORE.  IT'S THE "ONE AND ONLY" WILDFLOWER AS THERE IS NOTHING ELSE LIKE IT IN THE WORLD.

 


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ELITES


WORLD RENOWNED ELITE COMPETITIONS 

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WORLD RENOWNED ELITE COMPETITIONS 

2016 Defending Wildflower Champion 6 Time

2016 Defending Wildflower Champion 6 Time

2016 Wildflower Defending Champion

2016 Wildflower Defending Champion

Boasting one of the largest elite fields, the Wildflower's Stairway of Champion showcases the depth of the elite field over the years.  Known as a launching pad for many top triathletes you will see Wildflower is on the list of must do - must win events.  Each year records are broken, stories are told and history is made

Defended their 2015 Titles are Jesse Thomas and Liz Lyles.

Liz Lyles: 

"Every since I first became interested with triathlon, I've been even more fascinated with both the "personna" and the challenge of Wildflower. There's just something special about Wildflower that sets it apart from all other triathlon events. I still remember the first time ever walked up Wildflower's "staircase of champions"and immediately fantasized about how cool it would be to have my name included there with so many of triathlon's greatest icons. It's humbling to think that somehow I manged to become part of that. 

The TriCal staff, and especially Terry Davis, have managed to create one of those very special experiences that no one will be able to come close to replicating anywhere in the world. Because of them, the competitors they attract are the type of people who create an ambiance and atmosphere that is almost magical. Of all the events in which I participate each year, this is the one I look forward to the most. Although long course triathlons around the world tend to attract a special breed of competitor that I find appealing, the people who come to Wildflower are yet a step above that. It's all just very, very special and makes for a great weekend. It's all very humbling to know that I'll now be a permanent part of the amazing history of this one-of-a-kind event."

Jesse Thomas:

"Wildflower has been unique since the beginning.  It allows you to hang out with everyone in a Woodstock like atmosphere, I love the event, the people that organize it. It’s symbolic in the sport, triathlon in its essence.  Something I hope this sport can maintain as it grows. "

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Swim


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The Swim will take place at Harris Creek, 2 miles from the Festival/Transition Area. There will be a 2 mile run back to the Transition for Long Course and Olympic Distances.  The Swim has taken place with less than 5% of capacity the last 2 years in drought conditions. Water conditions have been tested as safe swim conditions.  If water levels reach above 20% we will move the Swim back to Lynch - El Nino here we come! (This photo is of Harris Creek Swim in 2015)

SWIM

Long Course: 1.2 Mile - Saturday

Sprint Distance: .25 Mile - Saturday & Sunday

Olympic Distance: 1.5K (.9 Mile) - Sunday

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Bike


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This Outstanding Bike course boasts of rolling hills surrounded by grapevines and farmland.  Don't be fooled, among the beauty of our great outdoors, the Long Course athletes will tackle Beach Hill (the never-ending climb right off the bat), Nasty Grade  (1000' rapid incline), and Energizer Hill.  Olympic Distance athletes have no walk in the park with Lynch Hill and over 20 miles of rolling hills.  This bike course is one of many reasons for finisher to get bragging rights.

BIKE

Long Course: 56 Mile - Saturday

Sprint - Off Road: 8.5 Mile - Saturday

Olympic Distance: 40K (24.8 Mile) - Sunday

Sprint - On Road: 20K (12.4 Mile) - Sunday

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Run


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Combination of trail and park property roads - this trail run challenges even those that train for the "One and Only" Wildflower.  Lined with some of the most beautiful Wildflowers, you can see where the event gets its name.

RUN

Long Course: 2 Mile + 11.1 Mile= 13.1 Mile - Saturday

Sprint - Off Road: 2 Mile - Saturday

Olympic Distance: 2 Mile + 6.75K (4.2 mile) = 6.2 Mile - Sunday

Sprint - On Road: 2 Mile + 1Mile = (3 Mile) - Sunday

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CLUBS & COLLEGIATE


CLUBS & COLLEGIATE

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CLUBS & COLLEGIATE

Triathlon Club Benefits – We have Triathlon Club programs for you!

Triathlon may be considered an individual sport on race day, but getting to the start line doesn't have to be a solo effort. Joining a local triathlon club provides a number of benefits. Whether you're just starting out or you're a seasoned athlete, you can find a group that is right for you and your racing goals. In addition to group training opportunities, the fun and camaraderie is priceless. You will create memories and form friendships by sharing your passions with other like-minded people.

At Tri-California we feel triathlon clubs create the sense of community that Wildflower is all about.  To find a triathlon club near you or to register for Triathlon Club benefits with Tri-California contact us at promotions@tricalifornia.com

Tri-California is proud to have produced the first ever Triathlon Club Competition in the early 90’s and we still have that competition as our foundation of Wildflower.

In addition, we host the Collegiate Championships for colleges all over to come together for a competition to be seen by all!

Corporate Wellness Programs

Nearly 90% of employers offer wellness incentives, or financial rewards or prizes to employees who work toward getting healthier.  

Triathlon provides the lifestyle, healthy eating and dedication to a goal that will permeate many aspects of your day, particularly in the business world.  We provide the motivation to make it happen!

Find out if your company has a program and how Tri-California can be part!



WE'RE COMING TO WILDFLOWER! (and the list is growing...)

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CAMARADERIE


CAMARADERIE & FUN

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CAMARADERIE & FUN

ca·ma·ra·de·rie

ˌkäməˈrädərē,ˌkaməˈrädərē

mutual trust and friendship among people who spend a lot of time together

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LAKE CLOSURE


LAKE CLOSURE

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LAKE CLOSURE


LAKE CLOSURE

WILDFLOWER - HOME OF THE TRIATHLETES PLAYGROUND

For over 33 years we have partnered with the Monterey County Parks Department to bring to you the finest triathlon festival in the world. Although the park was recently closed to the public, our long standing relationship with the Parks Department has provided us with private access to the lake for training weekends leading up to and including race weekend. It will provide us a chance to create the greatest triathlon playground the sport has ever seen.

Let’s set a few things straight!

  • We are 100% committed to the Wildflower Triathlons at Lake San Antonio for 2016. Our staff, volunteers and sponsors wouldn’t have it any other way, this iconic weekend will happen.
  • Water levels will determine whether we utilize the Harris Creek launch area or whether we move the race back to the original home of the swim start, Lynch Hill, next to the transition area. Either way, the races will be fun, fast and furious. 
  • Stay on-site and feel the cool vibes and camping camaraderie or spread your wings and hit the town to enjoy local attractions.  While camping is one of the hallmarks of Wildflower we do recognize that some athletes prefer more amenities than camping has to offer. Within an hours drive is Paso Robles, a town with wonderful wineries, a plethora of hotel options and a number of tasty restaurants. 

Stay connected to our Facebook page for regular updates on all things Wildflower. We can’t wait to share all of the exciting things we have in store for you!

 

 

 

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WHY COME


WHY WILDFLOWER

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WHY WILDFLOWER

Why Wildflower - why the heck not??

What our Athletes are Saying!

Great triathlon. This was actually my first race! So it is dear to my heart.

Great triathlon. This was actually my first race! So it is dear to my heart.

You can't really go wrong with thousands of people that exercise on a regular basis and are out in the sun all day. The sport is great in that it allows for anyone to do it. The people are so nice and the volunteers and spectators and athletes that will cheer every last person on to the finish will drive you to push yourself beyond what you ever thought you could do.

You can't really go wrong with thousands of people that exercise on a regular basis and are out in the sun all day. The sport is great in that it allows for anyone to do it. The people are so nice and the volunteers and spectators and athletes that will cheer every last person on to the finish will drive you to push yourself beyond what you ever thought you could do.

I love this race!!!  Each year provides new and exciting challenges that even the best of the best come back to defend their title.

I love this race!!!  Each year provides new and exciting challenges that even the best of the best come back to defend their title.

I may be bias but I say it was absolutely fabulous. The bike ride is great. Know that there are some good hills, especially after mile 42 (Nasty Grade and Heart Rate Hill) but that's why this race is so great - the challenge :)  

I may be bias but I say it was absolutely fabulous. The bike ride is great. Know that there are some good hills, especially after mile 42 (Nasty Grade and Heart Rate Hill) but that's why this race is so great - the challenge :)

 

It's a gorgeous course with great fans, and an experience like no other. You gotta experience it at least once!

It's a gorgeous course with great fans, and an experience like no other. You gotta experience it at least once!

A handful of my closest friends do this every year!  I need to jump on this bandwagon for shizzle.

A handful of my closest friends do this every year!  I need to jump on this bandwagon for shizzle.

Because we have great volunteers who support you to the end. 

Because we have great volunteers who support you to the end. 

The volunteers were great! Lots of pros come out to test themselves on the tough course.  

The volunteers were great! Lots of pros come out to test themselves on the tough course.

 

Wildflower Triathlon weekend is just that, a weekend full of camping, racing, and partying if you can handle it.

Wildflower Triathlon weekend is just that, a weekend full of camping, racing, and partying if you can handle it.

You won't find another race where thousands of triathletes will camp at the race and that has the party feel of Wildflower. It's like Woodstock and Burning Man meets a triathlon.

You won't find another race where thousands of triathletes will camp at the race and that has the party feel of Wildflower. It's like Woodstock and Burning Man meets a triathlon.

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EXPOSITION


FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
 

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FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT
 

Wildflower is not just a race, it's a full weekend event with a festival that offers: live bands,wine tasting, beer garden, movie under the stars, campfire antics, the latest triathlon gear, race clinics presented by top professionals and more.

 

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