Returning to Lake San Antonio in the spring of 2018, May 4-6, the iconic Wildflower Triathlon (part of the “Wildflower Triathlon Experience”)–cancelled indefinitely in 2017 due to drought–and will be celebrating 35th anniversary.

Jesse Thomas

“We are very grateful to be bringing Wildflower back to the triathlon community for 2018,” said Terry Davis Wildflower Triathlon Founder and Race Director via press release. “The absence of the race in 2017 was a loss to all of us and the outpouring of support and encouragement has really motived us to continue. It has also given us the opportunity to take a look at the events and how we can even make them better.”

The full triathlon race line up is back including the Long-Course, Olympic, Sprint and Mountain Bike. Registration for all events opens on September 19 at 8:00 a.m. PST at

Wildflower has a rich history (commonly known as “The Woodstock of Triathlon”), associated with legendary names from the sport like Paula Newby-Fraser, Scott Tinley, Greg Welch and Peter Reid. More recent stars, including Jesse Thomas and Heather Jackson, have already committed to 2018.

“Wildflower represents the soul of triathlon, the feeling, environment, and community that best represents the sport. I’m so excited to come back to this race and reconnect with the people involved, and the course itself,” Jesse Thomas (a 6-Time Defending Wildflower Long Course Champion) was quoted in the release. “It’s hard for me to understate the importance of Wildflower in the launch and development of my career. I literally wouldn’t have the opportunities I have today as a professional without this race.”

Registration for all of the Wildflower distances opens on September 19th at 8:00 am PST at All lodging details and more information about the weekend of events will be announced in the coming months.