Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon

Sunday, May 20, 2018
Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA

Exiting the Race Via Spinnaker Drive – No Cycling Permitted – You will be Ticketed and Disqualified After the race all participants MUST WALK THEIR BIKE back to their vehicles via sidewalks and through parking lots adjacent to Spinnaker Drive. Under no circumstances will participants be allowed to ride their bike on Spinnaker Drive in either the race route side of the street or the side of Spinnaker that is open to traffic. In previous years, participants exiting the venue have created a public hazard mixing with vehicles and participants still racing the event. Participant failure to exit the venue and return to their vehicles in an orderly manner jeopardizes the ability for the event to acquire future permits and may cause cancelation of the event in future years. Violators will be ticketed by Ventura police and disqualified from the event for unsportsmanlike conduct. Custom Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon Bike Jersey can be purchased until May 1st when registering for $75.  You will also be able to purchase them on event day for $80 and they will be shipped to your house.  Note these are Men/Women sizes (not unisex). For sizing chart please go to: http://www.voler.com/help/#HelpSizingCharts.

2017 Finishers Medal

20th annual Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon/Relay will be held on Sunday, May 20th, 2018 at Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA. A portion of proceeds from this charity event will go towards the improvement of treatment facility at local hospitals supporting children diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI). We encourage athletes to perform their own fundraising in support of this cause.

Post Race Party: After the race plan on hanging out for the party and enjoy the hosted Barbecue, Beer Garden (21 and older participants) Food Fair and music. This party is our way of thanking everyone for helping the Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Fund.

• Fast, flat and scenic course
• Timing chips for all racers
• Post Race BBQ
• Beer Garden for all participants ages 21 and over
• USAT sanctioned race
• USAT Southwest Region Talent ID Series event


Sprint/Relay (Swim 750m, Bike 20.4km, Run 5km)
International/Relay (Swim 1.5km, Bike 40km, Run 10km)


Commemorative awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers in each age group.
Medals for all finishers.

Registration Fees

Prices good until Early Price after 12/31 after 2/15 after 3/31 after 4/30
Sprint Tri - (Age 15+) $90 $100 $110 $125 $135
Sprint Tri - Youth (Age 11-14) $60 $65 $70 $75 $80
Sprint Tri - Relay $120 $130 $140 $150 $160
Olympic Distance $105 $115 $125 $140 $150
Olympic Distance - Relay $125 $135 $150 $160 $170
USAT 1-Day License
Triathlon $15     Relay $15/person     Youth (17 & under) $10 (annual) 

All individuals and relay participants in the triathlon & duathlon must have a USAT-Annual license or pay $15 for a 1-day license (Youth 17 and under is $10). To purchase an annual license for $50 (youth $10) go to www.usatriathlon.org

The Breath of Life Triathlon benefits the Jeffery Model Foundation’s Breath of Life Fund and requires a $10 donation and a suggested donation of $20. Participants are encouraged to sign up to fundraise or form a fundraising team to have event more impact. Your donation will help with early diagnosis, treatment and cures for Primary Immunodeficiency. All moneys donated are sent directly to the foundation and are tax deductible.


Swim Course

swim course
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Swim start Waves: click here (PDF)

Bike Course

Bike Course
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Run Course

Run Course
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Location & Directions: 

Ventura Harbor
Spinnaker Drive Ventura, CA 93001


BOL parkingmap

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Saturday, May 19, 2018

Race Day Schedule (Sunday, May 20, 2018)

  • 5:30 am Registration/Packet Pickup & Transition Area Open
  • 6:15 am Course Talk 
  • 6:30 am Race Start/First Swim Wave: International/Olympic Distance
  • 7:00 am Race Start/First Swim Wave: Sprint Distance (estimated start)
  • 8:30 am Lagunitas Beer Garden Opens (21+)
  • 9:00 am Awards Ceremony (Sprint Distance)
  • 9:30 am LaVigna Family BBQ Opens to all Athletes
  • 9:30 am Awards Ceremony (International/Olympic Distance)
  • 11:00 am Lagunitas Beer Garden Closes

Swim start Waves:  Wave schedule will be released a week before the event.

Triathlon Race Rules and Age Group Divisions please see FAQ page

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Beer Garden

Join us in the Beer Garden after the race for a Lagunitas Brew! Celebrate your accomplishment and download your race details with your buddies. All participants 21+ receive a beer included in registration. All proceeds go to Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Fund.

Lagunitas Brewing Company began on a kitchen stove in Northern California in 1993. From actually getting beers into bottles and onto the streets, Lagunitas looks to the future… From expanding the Petaluma Brewery to building a second in Chicago and soon a third in Azusa, Calif., to bringing its flagship IPA across the pond, Lagunitas could probably make good beer on the Moon. Wherever you go, beer speaks, people mumble. More mumblings at www.LAGUNITAS.com


Click here to learn more about our commitment to responsible beer garden practices.


Beneficiary/Charity Partner:

Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Fund

The Breath of Life Fund is dedicated to the loving memory of Dina LaVigna, a very special person diagnosed with a disease called Primary Immunodeficiency (PI). PI is a set of hereditary disorders that is caused by a defect in genes responsible for the development of the immune system and afflicts over 10,000,000 people worldwide. The mission of the Fund is to improve the care and comfort of PI patients, many of them very young, by improving the patient experience in hospitals. To date, the Fund has had the honor of donating funds responsible for major renovations at Mt. Sinai Hospital in New York City, the Mattel Children's Hospital at UCLA, and Children's Hospital Los Angeles.

The Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Fund is part of the Jeffrey Modell Foundation, a charity organization dedicated to researching a cure to PI, educating the medical community about PI, and informing the general public about PI.

To make a donation click here.

Training Partners 

Coming soon!

Official Nutrition Sponsor of the Southern California Triathlon Series

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Interested in sponsoring Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon?

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