Escape From Alcatraz Returns To June For 2014

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Aug 20, 2013
  • Updated Aug 22, 2013 at 9:05 PM UTC
San Francisco serves as the background for this iconic swim. Photo: Rocky Arroyo

IMG Worldwide announced today that the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon will return to its traditional place on the calendar in early June. The 2013 event was moved up three months to early March to accommodate the schedule for the America’s Cup, a sailing event.

The 2014 race is set for Sunday, June 1. “With the America’s Cup concluding at the end of this month, we were able to work closely with the city of San Francisco to return the annual Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon back to its original race date in June,” said IMG Senior Vice President James Leitz in a press release. “We look forward to keeping the June race date tradition moving forward.”

Showcasing San Francisco, triathletes will embark on a 1.5-mile swim from Alcatraz Island to the shoreline of Marina Green, an 18-mile hilly bike ride through the Presidio and an eight-mile trail run through Baker Beach to the infamous Sand Ladder.

The race accepts more than 2,000 participants through a lottery process. The 2014 lottery opens on Sunday, Sept. 1, 2013 and closes Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013. The first drawing will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 and the second drawing on Sunday, Oct. 27, 2013. For more information visit

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Editor of She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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