Bike Course

The bike course is two loops on West Cliff Drive.

  • Exit transition and head up Washington Street Extension across train trestle onto West Cliff Drive.

  • Continue on West Cliff Drive to turnaround.

  • Turnaround on West Cliff Drive at Bay Street for Loop #2

    Return on West Cliff Drive to Bay Street turnaround.

  • Complete second loop.

  • Stay left on Washington Street Extension (over the train trestle) and back down the hill to transition.

  • Watch for dismount area just before the base of the hill!

  • Go into the first driveway of the transition area.

Turnaround on Delaware St. 


750m SWIM / 20K BIKE / 5K RUN
Course Description and Maps

Please review the maps before the race. It is each athlete’s responsibility to know the course and any potential hazards.

Swim Course

The swim corral will be located on Cowell Beach in front of the Dream Inn. Swimmers will start in two waves beginning at 9:30 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 delay slows the start of the Olympic swim.

Run Course

The Run Out section from transition is on the path that goes under the train trestle. The turnaround at Woodrow Avenue 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. The Bike In and Out still go on the road overpass, above the train tracks.


Sprint Triathlon 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 and have their numbered bracelet to enter and exit the Transition area. Athletes only. Transition closes promtly at 1pm. 

Any course changes and details will be covered in the mandatory pre-race meeting on Cowell Beach at 9:15 am.

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