Stanford TreeathlonEach spring, Redwood City becomes alive with incredible athletes from all over the nation, competing in both the Treeathlon and the Saplingathlon (a miniature version for children 3-12). The event is one of the Stanford University’s Triathlon Team’s main fundraisers—all proceeds go directly to the university team. The Treeathlon is part of a bigger race series, held by the West Coast Collegiate Conference, the governing body of a league of teams from Arizona, Nevada, and California.
Over 500 athletes participate in the Treeathlon, most from the region, but some participants do travel to compete. This year’s even takes place on March 8th and 9th; the course is held on Pacific Shores, a beautiful piece of property along the cove of the Port of Redwood City. As the race is in March, the waters are often quite brisk—usually in the low 60’s. Competitors swim, run, and bike 25.5 kilometers to the finish line
The competition often fills quickly; all interested athletes are encouraged to register as soon as possible. Registration closes the day before, March 7th, at 11:59PM.