Introducing California Triathlon –  San Joaquin Valley!  Our newest chapter, based out of Bakersfield, exists to promote group training and the triathlon habit across the area that lies south of the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, including all of Kings County; a majority of Fresno, Merced, Stanislaus counties; segments of Madera and Tulare counties—and a majority of Kern County. Bakersfield, Clovis, Delano, Madera, McFarland, Merced, Modesto, Strockton, Tehachapi, Tulare, Visalia… too many towns and cities to possibly list them all. Let’s take advantage of the places across our great region where we can swim, bike, and run!

We are just getting started but we have big plans for 2018 and beyond! Whether you are a seasoned veteran, a beginner, an aspiring triathlete, or simply tri-curious, we encourage you to join us (membership is always free!) and let us help you accomplish your goals!

Our chapter is led by Alejandra “Alex” Perez whose determination is matched only by her enthusiasm. She learned about triathlon and what to do before her first race by watching youtube videos. Eventually she found California Triathlon.  Now she is eager to share her knowledge and experience with others, support our mission, and help grow the sport in her part of the  Golden State.

Hello Everyone, I’m Alex, formerly from Orange County, currently living in the city of Bakersfield, California,

I am very thankful and very excited for this opportunity to be part of California Triathlon and lead a new chapter.

What brought me to the California Triathlon family is their passion and willingness to help other triathletes in the community by organizing training and resources to make the sport more accessible. I love our volunteer leadership’s organization, commitment, passion, humbleness, skills, and their willingness to give back to our community.

A little bit about my background: I too have a love and passion for Sports. I have a background in international dance, Body Building, CrossFit, kickboxing, running, swimming, cycling, yoga, and polga fitness. What I love about triathlons is the endurance in all three disciplines.  requiring continuous and sequential effort to complete all three sports. This makes it challenging and fun.

I call our San Joaquin Valley “the heart of California”; as it is right in the center of California forming 7 counties. As a new chapter our goal is to start training in all 3 disciplines. We are currently working on starting our swimming clinic in the city of Bakersfield, soon we will be sending invitations with start date. As we start the new year, we are planning on adding more activities to our calendar as we spread the word and organize more activities suitable for everyone. Our San Joaquin Valley is blessed with many trails perfect for cycling and running! I’m anxious to meet all of our triathletes from our  San Joaquin Valley Chapter at our upcoming activities!

Would you like to train with us? Do you have questions? Want to get involved? Please contact