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Training with Oakland Triathlon Club

 
We welcome triathletes of all levels and abilities! Our Event Calendar has the details about upcoming training and events. You can register for most events directly through its calendar listing page.
 
Free training plans are available for sprint, Olympic, and half Iron distances on our Training Plans page.
 
 

Official Club Races

 
Each year OTC selects 3-4 triathlons as "official" club races. Our group training sessions build toward these target races, and they are the events where we will send the biggest groups of racers. The official club races for 2017 are:
  • Barb's Race – July 22
  • Oakland Triathlon Festival –August 27
  • Santa Cruz 70.3 – September 10
Official club races are denoted on the Event Calendar highlighted in bright red. You can let your teammates know which races you're attending by "registering" on its calendar listing page. 
(Note: This is NOT an official registration for the race. It simply serves as an informal list of OTC members planning to attend the race.)
 
 

Other Races

 
We also have club members racing at many other events throughout the year. While we won't have a big club push for members to sign up for these events, we will list them on the Event Calendar highlighted in orange. By registering for these races on our club calendar, you can see which club members are planning to attend the event.
(Note: This is NOT an official registration for the race. It simply serves as an informal list of OTC members planning to attend the race.)
 
 

Group Workouts

 
Monday nights, OTC hosts swim workouts at Mills College. Spots are limited, so register in advance on the Event Calendar. Email swimlead@oaklandtriclub.com with any questions. Swim workouts are on the Event Calendar highlighted in blue.
 
Tuesday nights, OTC offers coached track workouts at UC Berkeley's Edwards Stadium. Check the OTC Facebook page for the workout details.
 
Wednesday mornings, OTC members often get together for an early-morning group ride.
 
Saturday mornings are generally reserved for OTC group rides. Most local rides leave from Sports Basement in Berkeley or from the Orinda BART parking lot. We are always looking for volunteers to plan and host new routes! You don't have to be the fastest rider to host a ride—just know the route and commit to showing up. Email bikelead@oaklandtriclub.com for more information. Group rides are on the Event Calendar highlighted in purple.
 
Sunday mornings, OTC plans group runs in various locations, both on the road and on trails. Check the Event Calendar for details, and email runlead@oaklandtriclub.com with any questions. Group runs are on the Event Calendar highlighted in green.
 

Forums

 
If the group workouts don't meet your training needs, you can create your own! Post on the Training Forum if you'd like to organize any additional or alternative group workouts.
 
 

Mere Mortals

 
If you’re a “slow-and-steady” triathlete, check out our Mere Mortals forum. Connect with similar-speed training partners, and join in on less-speedy group training sessions. 
 
 
  
 

Junior Program

   
  If you are between the ages of 8 and 16, or know someone who is, check out our Junior Program