You'll start out with a .75-mile ocean swim in the Monterey Bay around the world famous Cement Ship, followed by a scenic 13-mile bike course through Aptos, Seascape, and Rio Del Mar. A 4-mile beach run caps what is commonly described as one of the best triathlon experiences that California has to offer.
The .75-mile swim starts on the north side of the Cement Ship and finishes in front of the Transition Area.
The 13-mile bike course winds through through the Aptos hills, Seascape and Rio Del Mar.
The course will be marked with signage and arrows on the pavement.
Preview it on Map My Ride or follow these turn-by-turn instructions:
Esplanade to Aptos Beach Drive to Treasure Island Avenue to Spreckels Drive to Soquel Drive to Trout Gulch Road to Valencia Road to Cox Road to Day Valley Road to McDonald Road to Freedom Boulevard to Bonita Drive to San Andreas Road to Seascape Boulevard to Sumner Avenue to Rio Del Mar Boulevard to Esplanade.
The 4-mile beach run is an out-and-back from Transition north to New Brighton State Beach. There will be a water station at the turnaround. Shoes are required.