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The California Half – Ironman Triathlon Oceanside

The California Half – Ironman Triathlon Oceanside
The California Half – Ironman Triathlon Oceanside is held in May at the Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
This prestigious competition draws more than 2,500 athletes who compete in a rigorous race that includes a 1.2- mile swim, a 56 – mile bike ride and a 13.1 – mile run 9 all to be completed within 81/2 hours! ) The participants vie for qualifying spots in other Ironman Triathlon around the world.

The Acura Classic
Beautiful oceanfront racetrack offers guests magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean. The Acura Classic, held during the summer at the renowned La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, is one of the premier women’s tennis tournament on the worldwide Sanex WTA Tour. Tennis superstars, including Venus Williams, Marina Hingis and Lindsay Davenport, head the elite group competing in this prestigious tennis tournament.

Del Mar Thoroughbred Racing
The season begins in mid July and continues for six weeks into September. With faith, hope and dreams of winning big, guests flock to the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, located on the Del Mar Fairgrounds, and wager on their favorite horses. Often referred to as “ where the surf meets the turf.

The Buick Invitational
returns every February to the picturesque Torrey Pines Golf Course in L Jolla. Many of the world’s top golfers compete for shares of a multi – million – dollar purse during this intense week – long tournament.

Accenture Match Play Championship
Sixtyfour of the world’s best golfers also meet in February at La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad to compete in the Accenture Match Play Championship.

San Diego Crew Classic
This World Golf Championship tournament features five days of intense competition in varied formats, including match play, stroke and team. The annual San Diego Crew Classic, held in April on Mission Bay, brings collegiate teams from throughout the United States and Canada to participate in rowing competitions.

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