Escape from Alcatraz

On June 7, 2015, triathletes from around the world descended on San Francisco for one chance to attempt the impossible – ESCAPE from Alcatraz.

Babson was excited to sponsor the Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon​ and the Babson Corporate Challenge for a fourth year. Thank you to the Babson community members who joined us in San Franscico as we watched more than 2,000 athletes ESCAPE from Alcatraz!

The triathlon includes a 1.5-mile swim, an 18-mile bike ride and an 8-mile run. The Corporate Challenge consists of three-person teams, with each teammate completing one leg of the triathlon. 

​The Course

The Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon typically features a 1.5-mile swim through frigid waters from Alcatraz Island to the shores of the St. Francis Yacht Club, a grueling 18-mile bike ride, and a demanding 8-mile run through the trails of the Golden Gate Recreational Area. Set against the natural beauty of San Francisco, this thrilling triathlon is a virtual postcard of the City by the Bay. view the course