Information for ZOT TROT 2016 will be Posted Soon

Location: University of California – Irvine

Results 2015 Zot Trot/5k

Event Details

We are offering the following race options:

  • Individual triathlon – 500 yd swim, 12 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
  • Relay triathlon – Complete the above courses with 2 of your close friends!
  • 5K – Participants will complete the run portion of the triathlon course; starts at 7:45

The race will be held starting at the Anteater Recreation Center at UC Irvine:

680 California Ave
Irvine, CA 92617

Course Details

Swim: 500 yards (0.28 miles)
The swim will be a 500 yard snake swim in the Anteater Recreation Center pool. The swim will be a TIME TRIAL START and the order will be based on the racers response to a 500 yard swim time.  Athletes will be released at 5-10 second intervals.  NO DIVING is allowed – you may jump feet first into the water and push off the wall.

Swim / Transition

Bike: 19 km (11.8 miles)
The bike course consists of a 3 mile loop repeated 4 times and is completely closed to traffic.  The map below shows one loop as well as the entrance and exit to the loop from transition.  Due to the clockwise nature of the course – cyclists will RIDE LEFT AND PASS RIGHT.  Just pretend you’re in the UK!

Run: 5K (3.1 miles)
The run course starts at the transition area on the ARC Fields and is a 3.1 mile loop.


We welcome all levels of athletes and our race is considered very beginner friendly.  Triathlon can seem intimidating and complicated, but it’s as easy as swim, bike, and run, don’t sweat it too much!  That being said, we do want to make sure everyone is aware of a few basic rules if you’re new to the sport.  If you’re into fine print you can read more here.

  • Drafting – keep at least three bike lengths of clear space between you and the cyclist in front. If you move into the zone, you must pass within 15 seconds.
  • Position – keep to the right hand side of the lane of travel unless passing.
  • Blocking – riding on the left side of the lane without passing anyone and interfering with other cyclists attempting to pass.
  • Overtaken – once passed, you must immediately exit the draft zone from the rear, before attempting to pass again.
  • Helmets must be worn at all times while on your bike. This means before, during, and after the event.
  • Headphones, headsets, walkmans, iPods, MP3 players, or personal audio devices, etc. are not to be carried or worn at any time during the race.

USAT Sanctioning

This event is sanctioned by USA Triathlon.  All participants must have an annual membership valid through the race date, or must purchase a one-day license ($12 adult, $10 youth) during registration.  Be sure to bring your ID and USAT card to packet pickup.  A USAT license provides insurance, and an annual membership comes with additional benefits.


The bike course will be completely closed to traffic to allow for the safety and race experience of our athletes.  Parking is available at the Anteater Recreation Center for a fee.  The parking pass is required by the University of California and we cannot control this.  Spectators should plan to arrive by 6:45 AM in order to park.  Vehicles arriving after this time may be redirected to another lot, but this is dependent on available space and arriving late is at your own risk.

Contact Info

For questions or comments please email race director Kellen: krayosde@uci(dot)edu