Event Summary

Date: 2020 event canceled due to COVID-19
Race Type: Triathlon
Race Details: 1.5mi Swim / 18mi Bike / 8mi Run
Number of Entries: 2,000
Event Websites:

June 2021
Race Location: San Francisco, California
Registration: TBD

For one weekend each summer, 2,000 of the world’s best triathletes assemble in San Francisco for one of the most infamous and extreme sporting event — the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. In its 29 years as a maximum-security prison, no one ever escaped alive from the menacing shores of Alcatraz. Every year, this popular event draws over 20,000 spectators to see who can accomplish that daunting task.

Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon is packed with heart-pounding action featuring a 1.5 mile swim through frigid waters from Alcatraz Island to shore, a grueling 18-mile bike race, and a demanding 8-mile run through the rugged trails of Golden Gate Recreation Area. Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a virtual postcard of the City by the Bay.

This event supports a Chair of Research to help fund critical research in the early detection, prevention and treatment of brain aneurysms. Please read more here.

Although this year’s Escape from Alcatraz event has been cancelled in response to COVID-19, our amazing team is still fundraising to fund this year’s Research Grant. Please click on their names to visit their individual pages to read their stories and make a donation:

James Oliver
Tanja DiGrande
Andrew Westergren
Kenneth Hawkins
Andie Campos
Nicholas Telischak
Kevin Brennan
Dylan Wolman
Debra Coulter



Escape From Alcatraz (360)

360 Video from the Hornblower. (Muscle Milk is not affiliated with TeamCindy)

For more information about the Escape from Alcatraz Team, please contact:
Jewel Clarke

Previous Event Photos