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Just minutes from Yosemite National Park, the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon takes place in one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas in the United States. Read on for more information and we'll see you there!

Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon Right Around the Corner!

BASS LAKE — Triathlon has a long history at Bass Lake. At the dawn of triathlon, the 1983 and 1984 USA Triathlon (USAT) and United States Triathlon Series (USTS)  National Championships were held here. The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon has firmly established itself as one of the “Go To” triathlons in California. It’s going to be an incredible experience for both competitors and spectators alike. We’ll see you there!

Image of the Bass Lake Triathlon logo. Date & Time: Saturday, June 3, 2023, at 5:00 a.m.

Click here for detailed information about the race and the daily schedule.

Please be advised that on Friday, June 2, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., there is an optional, but strongly recommended, bike check-in and packet pick-up.

Click here to register.

The triathlon tradition continues at Bass Lake with a beautiful and challenging course in the foothills of the Sierras, a post-race BBQ and awards party second to none and everything that Bass Lake and Yosemite have to offer.

Image of The Pines Resort logo.Join us for the 12th annual edition of this iconic race. Truly unlike and other race you will ever do. The host hotel, The Pines Resort, right on Bass Lake, is where the transition area is located, only steps from your room.

Do you feel like camping? The other side of the lake is lined with national forest campgrounds. Do you want to rent a mansion on the lake? Yes. Do you want to stay at a luxurious resort? Yes? Do you need some budget lodging? Of course. Click here to find lodging options in the area.

And after the race? Explore Yosemite, jet ski on Bass Lake, hike the Sierras, or just hang out at The Pines Bar.

Image of the Visit Yosemite - Madera County logo.Bass Lake and its neighboring community, Oakhurst, are only a short drive from the gates of Yosemite National Park. The area provides a perfect place to stay while exploring the wonders of Yosemite National Park. Glacier Point (closed in 2022), Yosemite Valley, Half Dome, Yosemite Falls, Bridalveil Fall and all the hiking and sightseeing the Park has to offer are only minutes away.

  • Olympic Distance:  1500m Swim, 40k Bike and 10k Run.
  • Sprint Distance:  400m Swim, 20k Bike and 5k Run
Top 10 Tips for Winning a Triathlon
  1. Image of young children cheering on triathletes.

    Image by Annie Starkey.

    Train strategically: Develop a well-rounded training program that includes swimming, cycling, and running. Focus on improving your strengths while also working on your weaknesses.

  2. Set specific goals: Establish clear and measurable goals for each segment of the triathlon. This will help you stay motivated and track your progress.
  3. Practice transitions: Transitions between swimming, cycling, and running are crucial in a triathlon. Set up transition areas during your training sessions and practice efficiently switching between disciplines.
  4. Master your nutrition: Proper nutrition before, during, and after the race is vital. Develop a nutrition plan that suits your body’s needs and experiment with different fueling strategies during your training.
  5. Pace yourself: It’s essential to maintain a steady pace throughout the race. Avoid starting too fast and burning out early. Gauge your effort level to ensure you have enough energy to finish strong.
  6. Study the course: Familiarize yourself with the race course beforehand. Study the terrain, elevation changes, and any potential challenges. This knowledge will help you plan your strategy accordingly.
  7. Image of two women with medals after a triathlon.

    Image by K. Lawson.

    Focus on transitions: While transitioning between disciplines, aim to be quick and efficient. Practice setting up your gear in a logical order and practice smooth transitions to save valuable time.

  8. Use mental strategies: Triathlons can be mentally challenging. Develop mental strategies to stay focused, positive, and motivated throughout the race. Visualization and positive self-talk can be effective techniques.
  9. Get race experience: Participate in smaller races or local events to gain race experience. It will help you understand the dynamics of triathlons, build confidence, and fine-tune your strategies.
  10. Recover and rest: Allow your body adequate time to recover after intense training sessions. Rest days and proper sleep are essential for muscle repair and overall performance.

Remember, winning a triathlon is not solely about crossing the finish line first. It’s also about personal growth, pushing your limits, and enjoying the journey. Stay consistent, keep a positive mindset, and have fun along the way.

Image of a group of runners crossing the finish line at the end of a triathlon.

Image by Annie Starkey.

Never competed in triathlon before? Check out this short video! 

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