Each April, Napa Valley hosts an incredible race for adrenaline junkies, the HITS Triathlon Series. Beautiful Lake Berryessa is the locale for the series and there are five race distances from which to choose. That means whether you are a beginner on the circuit, or you already have a few under your belt, there is a race for you! The HITS Triathlon Series sells out quickly every year, so find out more and start making your plans to go the distance!
The Wine Country is the perfect place to participate in a race like the HITS Triathlon Series. Not only are you surrounded by the incredible scenery as you swim, bike, and run, but you also have access to a fantastic array of things to do and see once you have crossed the finish line. If you prefer to relax and recharge, head back to your luxurious room at Churchill Manor Bed and Breakfast where you can even get pampered with an in-room massage. Or, if your adrenaline is still in high gear, freshen up and head back out to visit the lovely wineries, galleries, museums and more. Download our free Vacation Guide to Napa Valley to help plan your trip today.
This triathlon series was started in 2011 by the same organization that produces some of the nation’s leading hunter/jumper horse shows, Horse Shows in the Sun (or HITS). Organizers decided to try their hand at producing other athletic events. The result is the establishment of the popular series with races scheduled in numerous major cities across the U.S. In addition to the races, HITS also holds weekend Tri-Camps where you can prepare for and preview the course. The camp in Napa is usually held about a month before the actual race, which gives you a good excuse to visit our region, and stay at Churchill Manor!
The HITS Triathlon in Napa features five distances including:
Open: 100m swim | 3 mi bike | 1 mi run
Sprint: 750m swim | 12.4 mi bike | 3.1 mi run
Olympic: 1500m swim | 24.8 mi bike | 6.2 mi run
Half: 1.2 mi swim | 56 mi bike | 13.1 mi run
Full: 2.4 mi swim | 112 mi bike | 26.2 mi run
The half and full races are held Saturday, while the Open, Sprint, and Olympic races are held Sunday.
Lake Berryessa is a beautifully rugged, natural setting in which to hike, bike, picnic, fish, and race (of course). The HITS Triathlon Series Napa’s course twists and turns throughout the valley, offering stunning views at every turn.
After you’ve put all of your strength and energy into the challenging HITS Triathlon Series, it’s time to pamper yourself. Reserve your favorite room at Churchill Manor where you can retreat after your big day for rest and relaxation. Stag’s Leap is one of our most popular rooms with a king bed, fireplace, two-person soaking tub and more.
You may want to go ahead and schedule an in-room massage to work your sore muscles. Join us for a delicious wine hour and then venture a block or two into town where you can enjoy a delicious meal or sample a few glasses of wine. Return to our inn for a good night’s rest and wake up to enjoy our famous gourmet breakfast!