Treeline Triathlon Enjoys Big Turnout

Lindsay Wilson, Lifestyle Editor

The 8th annual Treeline Triathlon was held on April 26, and athletes of all ages participated in a 400 meter swim, 14 mile bike ride, and 3.1 mile run throughout scenic Moraga.

According to, the recreational triathlon is divided into 2 divisions: adult and 8-11 youth. Adults and relays completed the full triathlon, whereas 8-11 youth swam 150 meters, biked 3/4 miles, and ran 3/4 miles. Normally, there is a 5-7 youth division, but it was canceled this year due to campus construction preventing a safe route.

Check in/body marking was from 6 to 7:15am in the parking lot behind the Performing Arts Center. By 7:15am, all race participants were checked in and inside the Soda Aquatic Center. The race began by the pool at 7:30am.

Upon completion, the swimmers exited the southeast end of the pool and ran into the transition zone, where they began the biking portion of the race.

The last leg, the run, came through the student parking lot and up the hill to the Campolindo stadium.

Awards were given to the top 3 participants in each adult/student division and relay division. Male and female awards were given in the student division and adult division. Each youth participant received a medal when they crossed the finish line. An awards ceremony sponsored by Town of Moraga, Village Associates Real Estate, and Moraga Country Club was held after the event.

Several students volunteered at the event. Senior Victoria Targett worked the Treeline Triathlon due to her involvement in the Moraga Youth Involvement Committee (MYIC).

“I helped out at the volunteer booth,” Targett said. “We also passed out water and cheered on the runners,” she added.

According to Targett, the triathlon is a very “volunteer intensive event” and requires volunteers for various roles. “Lots of different groups volunteer,” she explained.

“You need the people to cheer on the participants and make sure they know where they’re going,” Targett said. “Without the volunteers, it wouldn’t be the same event,” she added.

Targett believes that the triathlon was a success. 250 adults and 60 children were signed up for the race. Although not all came to the actual event, it was well attended. “Generally, people have smiles,” Targett said.