Swimmers in blue swim hats dive into a bay. Alcatraz island is visible.
Credit: Tri Travel

Tri Travel have announced that they are set to release a limited number of guaranteed entries for the sell-out triathlon event, Escape from Alcatraz.

Escape from Alcatraz is one of the world’s most iconic triathlon events, selling out year-on-year, with a reported 10,000 applicants vying for only 2,000 spots, making it a must do for any triathlete’s ‘bucket list’. Replicating the infamous prison escapes in modern history, the event starts in the waters off the Alcatraz coastline, with a 1.5 mile/2.4km swim through San Francisco Bay, exiting via Marina Green. The 18 mile/29km bike course then enjoys some of the most iconic San Francisco sights and sounds, and the 8 mile/12.9km run passes under the world-famous Golden Gate Bridge, with the challenges of deep sand and a 400 step sand ladder, before an electric finish line at Marina Green.

The 2024 iteration of the event takes place on Sunday 9th June, and despite having sold out several months ago, the team at Tri Travel are excited to announce that they have a limited number of entry-inclusive packages for the event, making them the only tour operator outside of America with access to entries.

And accompanying guaranteed entry to the event, the Tri Travel team have also curated a once in a lifetime travel offering. The packages available include hotel accommodation, as well as all logistical and transport bookings, to ensure a seamless travel experience from start to finish. Bike rental will also be included to save competitors having to negotiate travel with their bikes, and for those that want to make a real trip out of it, a special curated trip to the nearby wine region will be available as an optional extra.

Sarah Boyd, Product Manager at Tri Travel said, “We are thrilled to be working with such a fantastic event, which really helps to showcase the rock-solid connections our team have in the triathlon industry. Escape from Alcatraz is arguably one of the most famous triathlons in the world, steeped in history, and a challenge like no other. It’s an honour to be working so closely with the team.”

Sarah continues: “Our travel packages leave no stone unturned, and our team have selected the very best, and well located hotels to take in every little bit of the action. We’re delighted to work with the organising team at Escape from Alcatraz, and look forward to supporting our customers with everything they need to have a truly unforgettable experience.”

Founded in Australia in 2000, Tri Travel offers a global line up of triathlon, cycling and running event packages, with over 40 middle and long-distance races across 27 countries, organised annually as part of the series. Tri Travel is also the official travel partner of Challenge Family with the leading global triathlon festival race series. The team sit at the forefront of global sports travel and tour development, and continue to develop and build upon their offering.