Triathlon Street Closures
Sunday, September 25, 2011
7:15 a.m. – Pros start at Venice Beach
7:20 a.m. – Elite amateurs
7:30 a.m. – All divisions in waves of 150 each
12:30 p.m. – Finish line festival at L.A. LIVE! Nokia Plaza Awards ceremony
The course is point-to-point starting in the waters off Venice Beach where Venice Boulevard
dead ends into the Pacific Ocean, and ends in downtown Los Angeles at LA LIVE! Across from STAPLES Center.
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife
City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation
Los Angeles Police Department
The 12th Annual Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon presented by Herbalife will take
place on Sunday, September 25 with the first leg (swim) at Venice Beach, the second (bike)
from Venice Beach to downtown Los Angeles, and the third leg (run)/finish line in downtown
LA. at L.A. LIVE Nokia Plaza. Join the party and enjoy watching the triathletes finish their
race, browse more than 30 vendor stalls and enjoy the celebratory music. The 2011 field
represents recreational, elite and pro triathletes from 26 states plus the District of Columbia and 11 countries, illustrating its designation at one of the top destination triathlons in the United States.
The Abbot Kenney Festival is on the same day as the Los Angeles Triathlon from 10 a.m. –
6 p.m. Abbot Kenney Street runs into Venice Boulevard, so there will be a hard street closure on Venice Boulevard from 6 a.m. – 11 a.m. Anyone attending this event will not be able to cross Venice Boulevard until 11 a.m. Park South of Venice Boulevard and there will be walking
access to the beach or drive up to 405 crossing Venice Boulevard.
Street Closures on Sunday, September 25:
The cycle and run portion of the triathlon will be managed in three sectors, closing and opening in waves as the competitors move from Venice to downtown.
Sector 1 – Venice Beach, Venice Blvd. to Fairfax/Wilshire (approx. 6:50 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.)
Sector 2 – Fairfax/Wilshire to Olympic/Cherry (approx. 7:10 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.)
Sector 3 – Olympic/Cherry to 1st/Hope Ave. (approx. 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.)
Street closure information can be found at:
City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation: http://trafficinfo.lacity.org
Kaiser Permanente Los Angeles Triathlon: http://www.latriathlon.com/eventinfo/coursemaps.html (swim-bike-run course maps)
Park La Brea area is part of the bike course. Out of the transition area at Venice Beach, athletes will begin the bike course on Venice Blvd and travel for seven miles to Fairfax Ave. After riding up the Fairfax District, bikers will turn onto Olympic Blvd. just past the eighth mile for a scenic tour of Koreatown. Athletes will continue on this mix of residential and commercial areas for approximately six miles. Athletes will turn around at the Cherry & Olympic intersection to head west for a second lap on Olympic Blvd. (No street crossings on Olympic due to double loop.) The second lap takes competitors back on Olympic Blvd for just over five miles, where they will turn around at Olympic & Alandele. After this turnaround, Olympic athletes will continue back eastward on Olympic Blvd. and turn left on Figueroa and right on 9th and into Transition 2 at Flower, between 9th and 11th.
Best Spots to Watch the Race:
Venice Beach Swim Start. At the end of Venice Blvd. at the beach. It is the perfect location to watch all the opening ceremonies, wave starts, the pros, and T1. Watch competitors shed their wetsuits, clip in their bike shoes, jump on their bikes and ride up Venice Blvd. toward downtown.
LA LIVE! The finish line for the LA Triathlon. Lots of activity with the finish, entertainment, food and expo vendors. Easy to get to from the start. Just head East on the 10 freeway and off at Grand Avenue.
Transition Area #2. The hotbed of activity will be on Flower between 9th and 11th in downtown L.A. This transition area will house both the age group and pro transitions. Activity and excitement all day long and often where the race is won and lost. Watch competitors rack their bikes, change to running shoes and take off on the final leg
Olympic run course. Witness athletes starting and finishing their run from this location with T2 adjacent. Olympic Blvd. Pick a spot, watch the cyclists on our closed course as they head toward downtown as both Olympic and Sprint Courses turn and merge at this location.
Disney Concert Hall (Grand and 1st Street). At the high point of the bike course nearing the big downhill into T2. Also, the turn around on the Olympic and Sprint run course. It overlooks a beautiful Frank Gehry design and home of one of the city’s finest restaurants, Patina. Walk over to the beautiful new Cathedral or Museum of Contemporary Art just a block away.
Rent a helicopter or a blimp. The Hollywood way to see the race, rent one or bring your own. See the entire swim, bike and run sections from above. The best way to see all the action.
Contact: For further information, please contact Media Relations Section, at 213-486-5910.