The Cleveland Triathlon returns for its 33rd year to Downtown Cleveland on Sunday, July 21st. It starts with a super-safe swim at North Coast Harbor, a bike ride on the closed-to-traffic Memorial Shoreway, and the new run finish will be at the University Hospitals Gate at First Energy Stadium. Every participant will be welcomed at Packet Pickup at UH Ahuja Medical Center on Saturday, July 20th, and includes our great Pasta Feed that is complimentary to all, Course Talks and tip and advice from the UH Sports Medicine Institute.
Each entry includes custom swim cap, race bib, official t-shirt (in male and female sizes), race photos, timing, and all safety teams, road closures, and security on the course PLUS the great medical support from University Hospitals. A cool 33rd Annual Cleveland Triathlon medal will await you at the finish!
Race Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Packet Pickup: UH Ahuja Medical Center. Saturday, July 20th.
2019 Expo, Packet Pickup and Complimentary Pasta Feed
Saturday, July 20th
University Hospitals Ahuja Medical Center
10am to 3pm.
Race Day, The Cleveland Triathlon
Sunday, July 21st
North Coast Harbor and First Energy Stadium
National Anthem 6:45am
Youth Triathlon: 7:50am
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The Cleveland Triathlon has a distance and experience tailored to each participant from beginner to seasoned warriors.
SuperSprint Triathlon. Geared for beginners, those looking for a super-short race or for a fun family and friends race. It begins with a 300 yard swim in the north coast inner harbor. Flat, no waves, and water temps in the mid-70’s. The bike is one loop, 8 miles, of our closed-to-traffic Memorial Shoreway (yes, it is on a freeway without traffic) and the downtown run finishing at the University Hospitals Gate at First Energy Stadium.
Our most popular distance. Starting with a flat water, no wave swim in the inner harbor of Downtown Cleveland of .4 miles. Bike course is 16 mile on the closed-to-traffic Memorial Shoreway (2 loops of 8 miles each) and finishing with a 5k run that concludes at the UH gate at First Energy Stadium.
The classic, competed at the same as the Olympic Games. We start with a flat water, no wave, inside the breakwall swim of 1.5 kilometers (.9 miles). 24 bike on the the closed-to-traffic Memorial Shoreway, and finish with a 10k run that finishes at the University Hospitals Gate at First Energy Stadium
For those who want the longer bike and a shorter swim and run, we created the MegaSprint. 24 mile Olympic Bike paired with the .4 mile swim and 5k run of the Sprint Course. A cool alternative.
For boys and girls 6 -14, we have a distance that is geared toward the kids. 100 yard swim, 3 mile bike, and 1 mile run.
Note: We let younger racers compete in the SuperSprint triathlon with the family members or friends. In the Youth race, kids only.
University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s
Official Charity of the Cleveland Triathlon
UH Rainbow offers the most expansive pediatric care network in Northeast Ohio, with more than 740,000 annual patient encounters at 131 service locations.
The vast network includes nationally-ranked UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital — Cleveland’s only full-service, freestanding children’s hospital with a medical staff of more than 745 physicians and Northern Ohio’s only Level I Pediatric Trauma Center – along with a primary care network of more than 200 pediatric and family medicine providers at 83 offices, inpatient care, pediatric emergency services, urgent care centers, surgery centers, medical and surgical specialty clinics, and advanced newborn and maternal/fetal medicine services.
“Support from the Cleveland Triathlon will help expand University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s exceptional care through innovative programs and services in our community and beyond,” says Patti DePompei, RN, MSN, president, UH Rainbow Babies & Children’s and UH MacDonald Women’s hospitals. “On behalf of the babies, children and young adults we are privileged to care for, thank you for choosing our organization as the event’s Official Charity.”
Cleveland Triathlon Race Director Jack Caress expanded on the scope of this relationship, “We are honored to have University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s as our Official Charity. To be partnering with such a prestigious organization and to develop and implement fundraising for such an incredible and worthwhile charity is great for even and great for the Cleveland community We could not be happier about expanding our relationship with University Hospitals.”