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Palm Springs, CA Triathlon Athlete Guide

Important information regarding WET SUITS: 

Riverside County Parks and Coachella Valley Water District (CVWD) require a wet suit safety protocol for the Alpha Win Triathlon Series – Palm Springs event that will take place at Lake Cahilla Park in La Quinta, CA.  The protocol is designed to eliminate the possibility of introducing the quagga mussel into Lake Cahuilla and the CVWD water system and will be in effect for the 2022 Alpha Win Triathlon.

Quagga mussels are freshwater mollusks capable of colonizing water bodies such as lakes, rivers, streams and water conveyance channels and pipes.   Quagga mussels multiply rapidly, with females able to produce 1 million eggs per year.  Microscopic larvae develop after fertilization, drifting in the water until finding a suitable place for attachment.  Strong threads produced by the mussel attach the shell to most surfaces and often remain attached long after the mussel has died.

In order to ensure that quagga mussels are not unknowingly transported on athletes’ wet suits, Riverside County Parks and CVWD will require that all wet suits be immersed in a pool containing chlorine at a concentration of 2.0 ppm for at least 15 seconds before a race participant can enter Lake Cahuilla.  Athletes who have completed this process will be issued a tag signifying completion of the process.  Only athletes with tags will be permitted in the lake.

Due to the number of athletes registered for the upcoming Alpha Win Triathlon Event, executing the protocol will take several hours to accomplish prior to the event.   Participants can be assured of being able to complete the process and obtain the tag if they arrive on Friday, October 22, 2021 to check-in and complete the process.  Anyone arriving on the day of the race cannot be assured of being able to complete the process and therefore may not be able to race.

Protecting Lake Cahuilla from the invasive quagga mussel is important to the entire Coachella Valley and to the continued ability to use Lake Cahuilla for recreational purposes, including the popular Alpha Win Triathlon Series – Palm Springs event.

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Great races with a personalized feel!

My first experience with the Alpha Win team was the Lake George Tri camp in August 2021, which was fantastic, and in ways I didn't expect. Naturally, I expected to preview the courses and get general race tips, but I also got a lot of individualized feedback on my performance as well as the opportunity to discuss triathlons and training throughout the weekend with other athletes - both new and highly experienced. These led to ongoing conversations with more feedback which helped shape my training and race plans for the 2022 season. 

Last season I also raced the Lake George 70.3 and the Saugerties Triathlon (Sprint), and each event was like racing with friends. The Alpha Win team recognized me, and welcomed and encouraged me before and throughout each race. I often struggle to control my race day nerves but these races felt different - they were fun while still being challenging. As soon as I crossed the finish line in Lake George 2021, I made plans to enter for 2022 as my A-race for the season.

I work full-time and have a busy life in addition to my training and racing schedule, so I am thrilled to have so many high-quality races close to home. It allows me to race more, train on the courses, and often enter with my local friends which is always the most fun. I can't say enough good things about Alpha Win - I'm looking forward to another great race season!

Sandy Malloy

2021 Third Place Female 50-54 in Lake George, NY

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2022-05-16T15:29:45-04:00

Sandy Malloy

2021 Third Place Female 50-54 in Lake George, NY

My first experience with the Alpha Win team was the Lake George Tri camp in August 2021, which was fantastic, and in ways I didn't expect. Naturally, I expected to preview the courses and get general race tips, but I also got a lot of individualized feedback on my performance as well as the opportunity to discuss triathlons and training throughout the weekend with other athletes - both new and highly experienced. These led to ongoing conversations with more feedback which helped shape my training and race plans for the 2022 season.  Last season I also raced the Lake George 70.3 and the Saugerties Triathlon (Sprint), and each event was like racing with friends. The Alpha Win team recognized me, and welcomed and encouraged me before and throughout each race. I often struggle to control my race day nerves but these races felt different - they were fun while still being challenging. As soon as I crossed the finish line in Lake George 2021, I made plans to enter for 2022 as my A-race for the season. I work full-time and have a busy life in addition to my training and racing schedule, so I am thrilled to have so many high-quality races close to home. It allows me to race more, train on the courses, and often enter with my local friends which is always the most fun. I can't say enough good things about Alpha Win - I'm looking forward to another great race season!

Triathlon should be fun

And Alpha Win has made it fun again. They remind us all why we love to swim, bike and run..

Karen Tamson
Half Distance winner in Naples

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2018-05-11T14:30:15-04:00

Karen Tamson
Half Distance winner in Naples

And Alpha Win has made it fun again. They remind us all why we love to swim, bike and run..

Great timing & locations with Alpha Win!

Alpha Win is filling a void with both timing and its locations. They have brought races to some of the best places in the country and have finally given triathletes options.

Nicholas Ree 
Olympic Distance overall winner in Napa Valley

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2018-05-11T14:31:59-04:00

Nicholas Ree 
Olympic Distance overall winner in Napa Valley

Alpha Win is filling a void with both timing and its locations. They have brought races to some of the best places in the country and have finally given triathletes options.

I love Alpha Win events

I love Alpha Win events because not only are the events fun and well mapped out, with multiple volunteers and police to assist you (so you are safe and know exactly where you are going) but also because the staff is exceptional!  They are so helpful and friendly! I participated in the Alpha Win Tri Camp, the Lake George Triathlon, and the Saugerties Triathlon and definitely plan on participating in the same events and attending more this year!  I highly recommend and can't even express my gratitude to all the people that make these events possible!

Stephanie Hanranhan

2021 Third Place Female Overall in Saugerties, NY

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2021-07-19T10:08:34-04:00

Stephanie Hanranhan

2021 Third Place Female Overall in Saugerties, NY

I love Alpha Win events because not only are the events fun and well mapped out, with multiple volunteers and police to assist you (so you are safe and know exactly where you are going) but also because the staff is exceptional!  They are so helpful and friendly! I participated in the Alpha Win Tri Camp, the Lake George Triathlon, and the Saugerties Triathlon and definitely plan on participating in the same events and attending more this year!  I highly recommend and can't even express my gratitude to all the people that make these events possible!

Thank you for an incredible race experience.

That was my first full Ironman. I would not have wanted the experience any other way. Thank you for your efforts in keeping a small town race and treating everyone there like they were family! It was awesome!

Full Distance at Hudson Valley, First Place Female

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2019-07-22T16:25:17-04:00

Full Distance at Hudson Valley, First Place Female

That was my first full Ironman. I would not have wanted the experience any other way. Thank you for your efforts in keeping a small town race and treating everyone there like they were family! It was awesome!
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