November Athlete Newsletter
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November Athlete Newsletter

Welcome to Wildflower Experience 2019!  We are thrilled you’re racing with us in 2019 and promise you will cross our iconic finish-line with memories to last a lifetime. Whether it’s your first time or you’ve been with us for the last 35 years, we want you “in the know” as much as possible. These newsletters will be available for you to plan your most memorable Wildflower Experience yet.

By now you know, Wildflower is not just another triathlon…it’s an epic 3-day party celebrating multi-sport, music, wellness, and outdoor adventure. Packed in with a full schedule of races, this iconic weekend triathlon festival boasts three action-packed expo venues featuring top-notch live entertainment, celebration beer garden, central coast wine tasting, a yoga festival, clinics and informative wellness clinics by top pros and much more.

We look forward to seeing you May 3-5th, 2019!

Announcements: Aquabike, Open Water Swim & Gift Cards!

All-new Events: Aquabike (1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike) event on Saturday and Open Water Swim race (1.2-mile swim) on Sunday!  More information on all of these events can be found on the website here:

Gift Cards: It’s the season for giving and why not give memories? Wildflower Gift cards may be that extra nudge for someone to get to the start line!
Official merchandise: Find the perfect Wildflower gear at our online store.  Shop here: 


The Logistics

Event Site:
74255 San Antonio Road, Bradley, CA
Click here for Map:
Driving Distances: 
San Diego, CA – 357 miles, 6 hours
Los Angeles, CA – 244 miles, 4 hours, 20 minutes
San Francisco, CA – 195 miles, 3 hours, 20 minutes
Sacramento, CA – 262 miles, 4 hours, 5 minutes
Portland, OR – 809 miles, 12 hours, 50 minutes
Nearby Airports:
San Luis Obispo (SBP) – 60 miles from race site
Monterey Airport (MRY) – 111 miles from race site
San Jose Airport (SJC) – 158 miles from race site
San Francisco Airport (SFO) – 189 miles from race site
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) – 240 miles from race site


Bike Shipping – Tri-Bike Transport, book your fully assembled bike transport today and focus on your experience! Click here!

Bike Rental – Need a rental bike to compete in Wildflower? Contact K-Man Cyclery for any of your bike support needs. Visit:

Camping & Lodging – Camping Registration will Open 11/8! Learn more about how to camp, “glamp” and plan out your Wildflower weekend!  View the lodging section on our website for information:



Training Tips

“When I have a big session of training lined up, filled with intervals, I like to break it all down into smaller chunks; that 20×100 session in the pool is a whole lot easier to chew away at if you look at it as 4 times through only 5×100! Take each 5×100 as a set, and just work through them.  Same with running if you have a big session filled with 12x5mins; just bite it off into smaller sets of 4×5 and slowly work your way through, you’ll be done in no time! It can be SUPER daunting to start a workout and look at the whole thing. You don’t eat a huge pizza in one bite, you’ve gotta take it in pieces, and that makes it way easier to digest. Race day is no different, and if you have the mindset prepared well-ahead to take each little section of the course one bite at a time, you’ll be running down that hill for the last mile before you even realize it!” – Nathan Killam, Pro Triathlete, Full-time Fire-fighter, Father & Coach. 



Wildflower Tri Clubs

“The Tri community is just that, a true community. The people I’ve met in the LA Tri Club, at races, workouts etc., are some of the nicest people around. LA Tri Club prides itself on being a “family” and it truly is.  The camaraderie amongst the members of The Club is like no other. Last year, LA Tri Club brought over 125 athletes along with their friends & families for a great Wildflower weekend of camping, barbequing and of course, racing.  We had our youngest member of 4 months old to our ‘oldest’ member at the young age of 86 who raced on Sunday.  We always bring up a large group to Wildflower, it’s one of our favorite races.” 

–  Deb Carabet, Managing Director of LA Tri Club




“For the past 27 years traveling down to Wildflower has been an annual pilgrimage. It represents the start of a new season, and a new opportunity to see old friends celebrating our active lifestyle together.”  – Duane Franks, Mill Valley, CA


Experience Wildflower

Wildflower is not just a race, it's a full weekend festival with live entertainment, wine tasting, celebration beer garden, the latest and greatest in training gear, race clinics presented by top professionals, movie under the stars, campfire antics, and more.

Learn More
May 2 - 4, 2025

The Wildflower Experience offers distances for everyone including a Long Course 70.3 Triathlon, Olympic Distance Triathlon, Sprint Triathlons, 10K Run, 5K Run, Trail Runs, Open-water Swims and Kids Fun Run. Plus, classes and clinics at our weekend Wellness Festival. Registration will open beginning in September 2024. Follow us on our social media accounts for the latest updates.

Event Partners

We’re proud to partner with these great brands to bring you an incredible event experience. Whether you’re drenched in sweat, sitting around the campfire or immersed in music, you've worked hard to get there and deserve to have the best time possible.

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Your Company can partner with Wildflower Experience to help celebrate one of the hottest California Endurance Sports tradition for over 35 years. Connect with over thousands of athletes from all over world to promote your Brand to this highly engaged and loyal audience.