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2017 Race Weekend Schedule

 Details for the 2017 race weekend coming soon.  Please check back with this page frequently and follow us on social media or sign up for our newsletter to stay informed.

2017 Race Information

SwimStream Start

Here's how the SwimStream start works:
  • Participants will be allowed to self-determine they start the swim portion of the Cleveland Triathlon.  Those with the fastest anticipated swim time will be encouraged to start in the earliest grouping or stream. For the Olympic Distance, this would be below 22 minutes; for the Sprint it would be below 11 minutes. 
  • The swim chute will be very similar to other swim starts you've seen.   Swimmers should line up in their appropriate anticipated time.  Note, just like a running event, we will not force someone in a specific time/pace with SuperSprint race going first, Sprint second, and Olympic third.  Where you line up in each race  on the honor system, but we encourage faster swimmers up front (regardless of age or category) and if you swim with friends, family, or club members this is even better.  Whatever makes you comfortable.  We want swimmers to have maximum comfort and relaxation when entering the harbor.
  • Once a stream enters the start chute, swimmers will move toward the end of the chute, cross the timing mat and proceed directly into the water. Similar to a funnel. Your time starts when you cross the SwimStream timing mat. We will have streams of approximately 75 swimmers each (e.g., 75 swimmers in the under-22-minute Olympic swim stream).  We will run streams of swimmers until we get 300 participants in the water. At this point, athletes will be allowed into the water as earlier streams of swimmers finish and come up onto the marina to exit the swim via ladders.  If necessary, we allow assistance in exiting the water. Lifeguards and our swim coordinators will assist in controlling the flow of the swimmers (like turning off and on a spigot).
  • Once the SuperSprint distance race is in the water, we will have a approximately 10 minute gap and then start the Sprint under-11 minute swimmers, and so on until all the competitors have left the docks and enter the water. The Sprint will start once the SuperSprint swimmers exit the water, and the Olympic starts after the Sprint swimmers are past the turn buoys.
  • We strongly encourage you to warm up prior to the swim.


Rules and Regulations  

  • USAT Competitive Rules
  • Most Common Rules Violations
  • National Weather Service for Cleveland

  • Aid Stations
    Herbalife H3O is the Official Fluid Replacement drink for the Cleveland Triathlon and Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water is the Official Water of the Cleveland Triathlon. Herbalife and Arrowhead water (on the Olympic course) will be at the aid stations. Bars, water, Herbalife and fruit will be available at the post-race food area.

    Look for aid stations at the following locations:

    • Exiting Transition on the E. 9th St Pier
    • Top of the Memorial Shoreway entrance ramp and E. 9th St.
    • On the Memorial Shoreway at the 5K turn around
    • Cleveland Triathlon Finishline behind the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    The Awards Ceremony will take place at approximately noon between Rock Hall and Science Center. Awards are given 1st-3rd in each category and overall male and female in each event. 


    There is plenty of parking in nearby lots on East 9th Street – Municipal Lot, Willard Garage, North Point Garage. Parking is also available on the streets South of Lakeside Avenue and at the DoubleTree by Hilton.

    You may email us at for any additional questions.

    For those of you participating in your first triathlon, Here are a few items to read: