The 40th edition of the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon has added an aquathlon event for the first time in its history for 2020.


The swim/run Escape Aquathlon event will be held on Saturday 6 June at 7am, the day before the legendary Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon in San Francisco, California. 

Similar to the triathlon’s genuinely-iconic start, the aquathlon will see athletes jump from the Hornblower’s San Francisco Spirit Yacht to begin their 750m swim (the triathlon is a 2.4km swim), before exiting the water at the St. Francis Yacht Club and running to transition at Little Marina Green. They’ll then be tasked with swapping their wetsuits for running shoes and facing a 5km run along the San Francisco Bay Trail, heading west towards Crissy Field and looping back at the Warming Hut to finish their Escape Aquathlon at Marina Green.