VENICE- The Herbalife Triathlon is set to start in Venice Sunday, October 24. Multiple street closures and reroutes will be in effect as the race returns. 

Herbalife Nutrition, which successfully debuted the Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles, Bike Tour, and 5k in 2019, will host its next event on Sunday, October 24, 2021.  This year’s event – which will start at Venice Beach and cover the iconic streets of Los Angeles --looks to build upon the benchmark established by the inaugural Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles (June 2019), which was named “Best International Triathlon Event” in the Challenge Awards presented by Runner’s World, throughout the 2018-2019 season.

Race Day Road Closures

Local residents should be aware of road closures the day of the race. They are as follows: 

There will be no parking signs from Ocean Front Walk to La Brea on October 24. The signs may be different but most likely from 12:00 midnight to 12 midnight on Sunday.
 
Venice Boulevard will be closed to East/West Traffic by as early as 2:00am. Only major cross streets will remain open.
 
North and South Traffic will close at approximately the following times:
 
Pacific Boulevard - 5:30 am
Abbot Kinney - 5:30am
Lincoln Boulevard. - 5:55am
Centinela - 5:55am
 
These cross streets will then open as early as 9:00 a.m.  Lincoln should be open by 9:30 a.m at the latest.
 
All residents and visitors should go East to the 405 if they need to go to Santa Monica between 5:00am - 9:30am.
 

About the Race

October’s competition will feature a $40,000 prize purse for those competing in the International distance – almost double the 2019 purse. In addition, there will be competition for those at all levels as Herbalife Nutrition continues to promote a healthier, more active lifestyle.

Race offerings include a triathlon and aquabike (International/ Sprint distances), a bike tour and a 5k run/walk option, perfect for families. Spectators and the surrounding communities are invited to support the participants by enjoying socially distanced activities at the Venice Beach start line and finish line festivities at L.A. Live’s Xbox Plaza. 

“We will offer socially distant race options for everyone and invite athletes of all levels to join the fun,” said Jennifer Guran, director of sports marketing for Herbalife Nutrition, North America. “For everyone’s safety disposable masks and sanitation stations will be available throughout each transition area for all event participants and spectators.”  

Registration fees for the 5k (click here to register) will benefit  the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, this year's charity of choice, a nonprofit organization that works to speed-up life changing breakthroughs to cure, treat, and prevent Type 1 Diabetes.  

“Every dollar raised from the 5k will go to fund research to help people one day live a life without Type 1 Diabetes,” said Michelle Popoff is Executive Director of the JDRF Southern California Chapter.

For more information about the Herbalife 24 Triathlon event details and frequently asked questions regarding race transfers and postponements visit http://www.herbalife24tri.la and follow us on social media @Herbalife24Tri, #Herbalife24Tri.