The P2P Run is a 16.1 mile point-to-point city race along a route which connects the most beautiful scenary of San Francisco . The triathlon is held on the first Saturday after the Labor Day holiday, at the seasonal transition from late Summer to early Fall. Bay weather at this time is famously "squirrelly" (rapidly changeable), and participants through the years have encountered a variety of weather conditions ranging from virtually perfect to terrible. This spectrum of weather during the race is in fact part of its lure and mystique. In good weather years the challenge of the "hilly" traverse is rewarded by unsurpassed vistas and no small feeling of accomplishment upon reaching the swim portion of the triathlon . In bad weather years, the wind, fog, and/or rain along the course make the successful arrival near Alcatraz Island.