Escape From Alcatraz 2013 moves to March

33rd edition to be held early due to America’s Cup Schedule. Entry opens 1 September

IMG Worldwide has announced that because of the 2013 America’s Cup taking over the majority of San Francisco April through September 2013, the 33rd Annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will take place on Sunday, March 3, 2013.


Several events which would normally take place on the Marina Green and/or within the waterfront areas of San Francisco were canceled or rescheduled for 2013, to accommodate the 2013 America’s Cup.

The world’s top athletes and more than 2,000 racers from around the globe will take over the streets and waters of San Francisco for this prestigious triathlon. The famous race course features a 1.5 mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shore, an 18-mile bike race and an 8-mile run through San Francisco. Water temperatures and weather averages will be slightly cooler in March (water – low 50s and air – high 50s), compared to June (water – mid 50s and air low 60s).


The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon lottery opens on Saturday, September 1, 2012 and closes Wednesday, October 26, 2012. The first drawing will take place on Saturday, September 29 and the second drawing on Saturday, October 27. For more information please visit