race schedule


MAY 30, 2020

10th ANNUAL Bass Lake Yosemite triathlon



Friday, May 31

4:00-7:00pm - New Registration and Packet Pick Up
                        Finish Line (next to Bass Lake Realty)                    

5:00 - 8:00pm - Optional Bike Drop Off

7:00pm             Pre-Race Meeting - Finish Line


5:00am        Transition Area Opens
5:30am        Triathlon Packet Pick Up and Registration
                    No new triathlon registration, to avoid lines please pick up your packet on 5/31
6:00am RACE RUGRATS Clubhouse opens.
6:45am        Packet Pick Up Ends (5K registration continues to 6:55 am)
6:50am        Transition Area Closes
7:00am        Sprint Triathlon Start
7:30am 5K Run Start

7:45am        Olympic Triathlon Start
9am-1pm     BBQ lunch cooked by the Bass Lake Lions Club
                    (Free for Participants,  BBQ available for purchase for spectators and family)
9:30 am       5K Awards Party
10:00am      Bluegrass band plays until 1 pm then from 2 to 3 pm
11am-???      Drinks Specials ALL DAY at the Pines Bar
1:00pm        Awards Ceremony - Sprint and Oly Triathlon, Finish Line
                              (Note:  Awards Ceremony may start earlier because of revised timeline, listen for .                               announcements at the finish line.) 


There is only one  registration site this year.  Packet Pick Up will take place on the night before the race at the finish line, adjacent to Bass Lake Realty.  Registration hours are from 4 to 7.  Limited registration is available race morning, to avoid long lines we encourage you to complete your registration on Friday night.

Friday, May 31 Packet Pick Up:  4:00 - 7:00pm, at the finish line, adjacent to Bass Lake Realty

You may register for the triathlon at Packet Pick Up on May 31, providing the race has not sold out.  There will be no triathlon registration the morning of the race. 5K registration on race morning will be available until 6:55am.

Packet pick up for the triathlon is available on race morning until 6:30am.  Note that packet pickup closes at 6:30am and race numbers will not be available after that time.  If you arrive after 6:30am you run the risk of not being able to race.

All relay members must come to registration for packet pick up. We cannot release the race number for the relay until all relay members have personally checked in. 

Timing chips will be handed out race morning. Chips are to be worn on the left ankle.

If you are an annual member of USA Triathlon, then you must bring your annual membership card and photo ID to registration. We cannot make exceptions to this rule. Please do not ask us to do so.

If you are not an annual member,  USAT charges a one day fee of $15 and requires you to sign a waiver. This fee is paid as part of your registration process. If you signed up via active.com then you will have signed the waiver online. If you mailed the entry in then you will need to sign a waiver at registration.

We had hoped to have a procedure in place where you could pick up the packet of a friend or family member.  Unfortunately USAT has informed us that this is not possible.  Everybody, included each relay member, must personally pick up their packet and race number.  There are no exceptions to this rule.


The transition area will be open for optional bike drop off from 5:00pm - 8:00pm on Friday, May 31.  This is not a mandatory bike drop off.  Security will be present at the transition overnight.


USA TRIATHLON (USAT) is the national governing body of the sport of triathlon and provides the insurance for the event. We therefore must abide by their registration procedures and competitive rules.

If you are an annual member you must bring your valid membership card as well as a photo ID to pick up your packet. This is required by USAT and we cannot make exceptions.

We follow USAT competitive rules.  Please visit USATriathlon.org for a comprehensive list of competition rules.


The pre-race meeting will take place at 7:00pm on Friday, May 31.

The pre-race meeting will take place at the Finish Line, adjacent to Bass Lake Realty.

Attendance is strongly encouraged but is not mandatory. We will cover last minute information, course details and rules.

RxH2O Structured Spring Water

At the Finish Line look for a bottle of water from our Sponsors RxH2o.  RxH2o begins its journey from the most pristine Natural Spring Water sources available in nature.  Their mineral enriched concentrate is then infused using proprietary technology with the Natural Spring Water creating a negative-ion, pH enhanced ultra-cellular hydrating Structured Spring Water.  Much research has been conducted on the effects of this unique water on the body's response systems.  


Our Party and Awards Ceremony is right after the race at the Finish Line.

Join your fellow triathletes after the race for a celebration of the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon.

9:00am - 1:00pm         BBQ Presented by the Bass Lake Lion's Club
                                   (Free to all triathletes, $7.50 for 5k and $10 for non-athletes)
9:30am                        5K Awards Ceremony
10:00 am                      Bluegrass Band begins
1:00pm                         Awards Ceremony for Sprint Triathlon and Oly Triathlon*

*Awards ceremony may start earlier - listen for announcements at the finish line

Race afternoon festivities are free to everybody.  Triathletes get 1 free beer and free BBQ meal.  5K runners get 1 free beer and the BBQ cost will be discounted to $7.50, $5 for kids 12 and Under.  Spectators, family members and friends are welcome to buy a BBQ meal ($10/$7.50 for 12 & Under).  Beer is available for purchase as well.


OLYMPIC - 1500m swim, 40K bike, 10k run

SPRINT - 400m swim, 20k bike, 5k run

BASS LAKE 5K - POKER & GO FISH FUN RUN (all proceeds go to local charities)


Relays are available in the international and sprint distance in the following categories:


Relay team members will do the same course as the triathlon. Relays can consist of 2 or 3 members. All relay members must sign a waiver at packet pickup.


Are you a member of a triathlon team?  The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon is offering discounts to teams. Contact jhgrinder@gmail.com to discuss the discounts that might be available.



Bring your kids to the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon and let them participate in the fun!

Race Rugrats professional child care providers, the SPIT CREW, will be manning the Race Rugrats Clubhouse starting at 6:00am. Drop off your rugrats with us and we'll take good care of them while you race your heart out on the beautiful Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon course. Your initial fee covers two hours of care. Additional hours will be charged $8 per hour.

We will provide snacks, All Good sunscreen, and fun activities that inspire the Rugrats to become racers when they grow up!

To learn more about our service, visit www.racerugrats.com

Register for RACE RUGRATS at the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon HERE


The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon will be offering Clydesdale/Athena divisions. Rules and procedures are on USAtriathlon.org.


Average day time temperature in Bass Lake early June is around 80. Due to the low humidity, nights are quite cool, dipping into the 60s. You might even need a sweatshirt at race start!


We understand that plans can change. Unfortunately we are not able to offer any refund, for any reason. We will not transfer your entry to another race nor roll it over to the following year. However, with races selling out, we do not want any individual stuck with an entry they cannot use. Therefore if you notify us prior to April 15th, we will offer a refund of 75% of your entry fee, less any charges incurred by active.com.

If you wish to switch between sprint and Olympic, or vice versa, you may do so at any time prior to June 1st (paying the difference in the entry fee where applicable). Just notify us by email and we will make the change.


We need to order t-shirts 10 days before the event. All athletes will be guaranteed a t-shirt in the size recorded on their entry blank or indicated on Active.com if your entry is received on or before May 24, 2016. Entries received after that date may not receive a shirt.


Tucson Racing reserves the right to postpone, cancel or change the race or race format at any time to ensure athlete safety. If Tucson Racing determines conditions that might compromise the safety of participants, Tucson Racing, in its sole judgment, may cancel, postpone, or change the race and/or race format. No Refunds or Transfers will be given.