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Orange County Triathlon returns to Mission Viejo June 2

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Hundreds of elite athletes will descend on Lake Mission Viejo for the annual Orange County Triathlon on Sunday, June 2.

This Olympic-distance event traverses Mission Viejo neighborhoods and surrounding communities and includes a 1.5K swim in Lake Mission. Athletes then ride along the 40K bike course through Santiago Canyon, with part of the race crossing the 1984 Olympic finish line near the lake. Other events include an Aquathon and Duathlon.

Residents should be aware the following road closures on June 2:

Marguerite Parkway: La Barca to El Toro Rd. – 7- 8:30 am
Marguerite Parkway: Vista del Lago to La Barca – 5:30 -11 am
Los Alisos Blvd: Novena to Entidad – 8:30 -10:30 am
Olympiad Road: Melinda Rd to Marguerite – 5:30 am to noon

Note: Melinda Road entrance to Lake Mission Viejo will remain open to athletes and lake members.

The Mission Viejo community has rallied to make the OC Triathlon-Duathlon a long-standing event that helps local and national charities.

Check out https://octriseries.com or call 760-713-3353 for more information.


Submitted by Sam Shin on Sun, 06/02/2019 - 7:13 am


Good morning,
I live in California Terrance and there is no way to get into my community without paying a toll during these times. It is extremely frustrating when I have to pay a toll just to get home which happened this morning. I do not supporting closing these roads down for the people in multiple communities that live on this street to get out. The city needs to reimburse the citizens in this case because it is unjust.

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