We’re are pleased to introduce our new Sprint Aquathlon Course. The fast, fun race includes a half-mile swim and 5K run, ideal for beginners, people who don’t like bikes and athletes training for other races.

Swim Courseswim course

The swim corral will be located on Cowell Beach in front of the Dream Inn. Swimmers will start in two waves beginning at 10 a.m., heading clockwise around the three buoys and exit the water at Cowell Beach. From there, swimmers run through the parking lot, across the street and up a paved path to the transition area. Volunteers will guide racers.

The swim start time could be impacted if an extreme fog delays (such as what occurred in 2012), slows the start of the Olympic swim.

Run Courserun course

The Run Out section from transition is on the path that goes under the train trestle. The turnaround at David Way on West Cliff Drive.

Note: The Swim In and the Run Out both follow the path at the back of the park and go under the train trestle, avoiding the street traffic on Pacific Avenue.

Transition Areatransition

Sprint Aquathlon athletes will enter the transition area through the gate on Center Street. Transition opens for the Sprint Triathlon at 8 a.m. and closes at 9:15 a.m. Athletes must be body-marked to enter and exit the Transition area.

Any course changes and details will be covered in the mandatory pre-race meeting on Cowell Beach at 9:45 am.