Coastal Course

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - TRAVEL -

Ath­letes en­ter the swim cor­ral on Main Beach in front of the Board­walk Band­stand. The 1.5 km swim takes place in the Mon­terey Bay and heads clock­wise around the Santa Cruz Mu­nic­i­pal Wharf, a per­fect spot for spec­ta­tors to cheer and watch the first leg of the race. As the swim­mers round the tip of the wharf to head to­wards the Cow­ell’s Beach exit, sim­ply walk to the other side wharf and fol­low your favourite ath­lete all the way in.

The 40 km bike ride me­an­ders through a beau­ti­ful neigh­bor­hood be­fore head­ing north on the Pa­cific Coast High­way to the turn around in the quaint town of Daven­port. Be sure to take-in the spec­tac­u­lar ocean views along the way.

Most of the out-and-back 10 km run is on West Cliff Drive over­look­ing the Pa­cific Ocean. In ad­di­tion to the in­spir­ing views, ath­letes will run by the Santa Cruz Surf Mu­seum/Light­house and Nat­u­ral Bridges State Park.

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