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Training with Oakland Triathlon Club

We welcome triathletes of all levels and abilities! Our Event Calendar has the details about upcoming training and events. You can register for most events directly through its calendar listing page.
Free training plans are available for sprint, Olympic, and half Iron distances on our Training Plans page.

Official Club Races

Each year OTC selects 3-4 triathlons as "official" club races. Our group training sessions build toward these target races, and they are the events where we will send the biggest groups of racers. The official club races for 2018 are:

  • Wildflower – May 5/6
  • Donner – 7/21
  • Sonoma Women's Race – 7/21
  • Oakland Triathlon – 8/19
  • Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz – 9/9

Official club races are denoted on the Event Calendar highlighted in bright red. You can let your teammates know which races you're attending by "registering" on its calendar listing page. 
(Note: This is NOT an official registration for the race. It simply serves as an informal list of OTC members planning to attend the race.)

Other Races

We also have club members racing at many other events throughout the year. While we won't have a big club push for members to sign up for these events, we will list them on the Event Calendar highlighted in orange. By registering for these races on our club calendar, you can see which club members are planning to attend the event.
(Note: This is NOT an official registration for the race. It simply serves as an informal list of OTC members planning to attend the race.)

Group Workouts

Monday nights, OTC hosts swim workouts at Mills College. Spots are limited, so register in advance on the Event Calendar. Email with any questions. Swim workouts are on the Event Calendar highlighted in blue.
Tuesday nights, OTC offers coached track workouts at UC Berkeley's Edwards Stadium. Check the OTC Facebook page for the workout details.
Wednesday mornings, OTC members often get together for an early-morning group run. 
Saturday mornings are generally reserved for OTC group rides. Most local rides leave from Sports Basement in Berkeley or from the Orinda BART parking lot. We are always looking for volunteers to plan and host new routes! You don't have to be the fastest rider to host a ride—just know the route and commit to showing up. Email for more information. Group rides are on the Event Calendar highlighted in purple.
Sunday mornings, OTC plans Open Water Swims and runs. in various locations, mostly in the bay and both on the road and on trails for runs. Check the Event Calendar for details, and email with any questions. Group OW Swims are on the Event Calendar highlighted in blue. Our Run lead will be in attendance for the swim to lead the run. 


If the group workouts don't meet your training needs, you can create your own! Post on the Training Forum if you'd like to organize any additional or alternative group workouts.

Mere Mortals

If you’re a “slow-and-steady” triathlete, check out our Mere Mortals forum. Connect with similar-speed training partners, and join in on less-speedy group training sessions. 

Junior Program

  If you are between the ages of 8 and 16, or know someone who is, check out our Junior Program. (Under Construction...)

We are currently working on the volunteer support needed to make this a successful program. IF you are interested in helping, please email