First Annual Los Banos Laser-Run
The First Annual Los Banos Laser-Run will include a series of Laser-Run events sanctioned by USA Pentathlon Multisport (USAPM) and modeled after the UIPM Global Laser Run City Tour.
(See below for more information about these events!)
Date and Time
Pacheco High School
200 N Ward Rd.
Los Banos, CA 93635
Events to be Contested (tentative)
2 x 400 Open Laser-Run Relay
(Teams of Two; No medals)
2 x 400 Open Individual Laser-Run
(Medals for U11, M50, and M60 divisions)
3 x 400 Open Individual Laser-Run
(Medals for U13, U15, U17, M40 divisions)
4 x 400 Open Individual Laser-Run
(Medals for U19, Juniors (19-21), Seniors (22+) divisions)
3 x 400 Elite Individual Laser-Run
(Medals for U13, M50, M60 divisions)
4 x 400 Elite Individual Laser-Run
(Medals for U15, U17, M40 divisions)
4 x 800 Elite Individual Laser-Run
(Medals for U19, Juniors (19-21), Seniors (22+) Divisions)
Laser-Run is a stand alone competition that comprises a combination of two of the five disciplines of Modern Pentathlon–running and laser pistol shooting. More specifically, Laser-Run consists of multiple running and shooting sequences, with distances varying based on the category of the event, the type of the event (individual or mixed-relay), and the age of the competitors in the event (see below for exact distances that will be contested).
Laser-Run is the last phase of Modern Pentathlon, which has been an Olympic sport since 1912. Laser-Run is an event in its own right and provides a thrilling and accessible introduction to the whole family of multi-sports, such as Modern Triathlon, Modern Tetrathlon, and Modern Pentathlon itself. Laser-Run is suitable for all ages, genders, and abilities–with no previous experience needed–but also presents a unique opportunity for keen runners to add a new dimension to their race.
Here are the sequences and distances for Laser-Run that will be contested at this year’s event:
In addition to the above individual events, there will be a 2 x 400 Laser-Run Relay (Teams of Two).
IMPORTANT: Competitors and spectators must obey all local, county, and state laws and guidelines, including those pertaining to mask-wearing and social distancing.
According to the 2018 UIPM Competition Rules and Regulations, the age group of an athlete for Laser-Run, Biathle, and Triathle is calculated as follows:
i) The age of the pentathlete will be counted by subtracting the year of birth from the year of the competition. Months and days will not be taken into account.
ii) Except for Masters competitions, a pentathlete may compete in the age group immediately higher than his age group. With permission from the competent national body, a pentathlete may compete in any higher age group.
Competitors may compete in their own age division and/or any higher age divisions.
Example 1: a 40-year-old competitor can compete in the Seniors (ages 22+) division and the Masters 40+ (ages 40-49) division, but cannot compete in the Juniors (19-21), Youth, or Masters 50+ and higher divisions.
Example 2: a 10-year-old competitor can compete in the U11, U13, U15, U17, U19, Juniors, and Seniors divisions, but cannot compete in the U9 or Masters divisions.
Results will be posted on the Results page:
Videos and photos will be posted on the Photos page.
About the 2019 and 2020 Events
The results and highlights from the 2019 and 2020 events are posted here:
The meet records are posted here:
We made the news! For information about our inaugural 2019 event, see this UIPM news article: http://www.uipmworld.org/news/athletes-enjoy-first-laser-run-experience-alongside-track-races-campbell-usa
About Biathle (Will Not be Contested )
Biathle is a running and swimming event that is similar to a sprint “run-swim-run” Aquathlon as it is defined by USA Triathlon, with distances varying based on the type of the event and the age of the competitors in the event.
Here are the distances for Biathle that will be contested at a future event:
About Triathle (Will Not be Contested)
Triathle is a running, swimming, and shooting event that includes up to four rounds each of swimming, running, and shooting for each competitor.
Here are the sequences and distances for Triathle that will be contested at a future event: