|The City of Chula Vista, in conjunction with the San Diego Sports Commission, USA Triathlon, and Port of San Diego welcome the 2011 USA Triathlon Jr. and Youth National Championships on Saturday, August 6 thru Sunday, August 7.
Approximately 1,000 participants and spectators from across the United States, Canada, Mexico, Bermuda and Chile will visit the Chula Vista Marina for the event. The Championships consists of nine individual youth races in swimming, biking and running in varying triathlon distances over the course of two days. Participants range in ages from 7 to 19 years old.
"We are excited to host this event for first time in Chula Vista," said Recreation Director, Buck Martin. "And we look forward to establishing long-term partnerships with the San Diego Sports Commission, USA Triathlon, and Port of San Diego to continue to bring new events to our city."
In order to safely conduct the youth triathlon, temporary intermittent street closures of Bay Boulevard from H Street to L Street and segments of Marina Parkway and west J Streets will be in affect. Streets will be closed to traffic from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, August 6 and from 7 to 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, August 7. Roads will be open to traffic in between competitions. The general public may also access the marina area via a detour to E Street/Lagoon Drive to Marina Parkway to prevent any delays. Chula Vista Police Department will be on-site to monitor traffic access throughout the duration of the event.
In addition, the Port of San Diego has permitted marina usage for the swim portion of the triathlon. In order to stage the event, the boat launch ramp at the Chula Vista Harbor will be closed from Thursday, August 3 at midnight through Sunday, August 7 at noon. An alternative boat launch is available to boaters located at Pepper Park, 3200 Tidelands Avenue in National City. To reach the Pepper Park Boat Launch, exit I-5 freeway on Mile of Cars/Bay Marina Drive and turn left on Tidelands Avenue.