May 5, 2024

Half Moon Bay Triathlon










Paddle Triathlon


Relay Teams




There will be one transition that will be located in Pillar Point Harbor, this will be a secure transition from start to finish and participants will only be allowed in transition. You must be wearing a wristband that will be given out at packet pickup to get in and out of transition along with your bike bib and run bib to remove your bike from transition after the race. Restrooms will be across the street from transition next to the Kayak Rental and finish line area.


Olympic Swim Course (.93M/1.5k)

Based on success of the Salmon Season that is still open going into May of 2022, we have changed the swim course to 2 loops this year to simplify and keep everyone safe with boats that may be entering the water.

Course Markings:

  • 2 Loops with small beach run around orange buoy on beach
  • Turns are marked as yellow buoys and orange for sighting

Your .93 Mile Swim will start in deep water and in age group waves. Water surface temperature is about 56-59 degrees and wetsuits are highly recommended. The swim course will be lined with large buoys, numerous lifeguards, kayak teams, and our Guard Life medical team. You will have a short run back to transition.

Your swim to bike run or walk will be approx, .3 miles in length and you can bring your shoes down to the beach before your swim. We will have an area that will be sectioned off based on bib number and distance.

Swim course safety plan with a warming area
  • We will be setting the course the day before the event and will re-measure the course the day of the event to make sure the course is set accurately for both races. We will not start the race until both courses are set accurately and all guards are ready
  • Wetsuits, skull caps, and earplugs are highly recommended for this race as the water temperature in April ranges from 56-59 degrees
  • We will have earplugs available in Transition for all athletes, this will help with keeping your core temperature normal during the swim.
  • You can wear gloves, swim socks/booties, and skull caps during the swim. Gloves swim socks or booties can not be webbed based on USAT rules and regulations.
Sprint Swim (0.35 Mile)

Course Marking:

  • Yellow buoys are your hard turns and orange for sighting

Swim: Your .35 mile swim, the water temperature will be approx. 56-59 degrees and wetsuits are recommended. The course will be lined with large orange buoys, numerous lifeguards and safety crew. You will have a short run from the swim exit back to the transition area in Pillar Point Harbor.


Olympic Bike Course (24.9M/40k)

2022 Bike Course Update: There is a small section of construction barrier on the bike course at mile 2. We will have course marshals in position for this section and we will only allow for single file through this 200 yard section. Once through this section the single file will be eliminated. Please be safe and DO NOT pass another cyclist through this section!

New bike course based on permit changes and requirements by City of HMB and SM Sheriff’s Office.

  • 2 Loop Olympic Bike Course
  • Turn Around will now occur at North Main St
Bike course safety and medical/street sweeping plan
  • CHP and the HMB Sheriff’s Office will be managing all signalized intersections as well as any road crossings.
  • We will have 8 motor escorts on course that will lead the first athlete, provide safety along the course if cones have fallen over, an athlete has a flat tire or needs assistance, and they will also be trailing the last athlete to make sure they’re safe throughout the race. Our motor escorts are EMT trained and true professionals providing a vital service in helping make the course safe for all across all our events throughout the year.
  • We will be sweeping the course in the south and northbound lanes and shoulders of the bike course on Hwy 1 the day before the race to make sure that all debris is clear.
Sprint Bike Course (12 Miles)
  • Turn Around will now occur at North Main St


Olympic Run Course (6.2M/10k)

Miramar Bridge is Out! Change in course for Olympic, please review image and online course below.

Course will consist of 2 loops for all Olympic events. Aid Stations at either of the out and back.

This flat and fast course on a paved trail is right along the Pacific Ocean. The best volunteers in the world will be cheering you on and supporting your accomplishments.

Click here to view an online run course

Run course safety and hydration/nutrition/medical plan
  • We will have aid stations at each mile along the run course
  • We will also have medical personnel on bikes along the run course and following in the last runner
  • We will have over 10 volunteers managing the run course
  • There will be restrooms for use at mile 1
Sprint Run Course (3.1 Mile)

Aid stations will be located every mile along this 3.1-mile run course that is flat and fast. Water, Aid station at mile 1.

Click here to view an online run course


Paddle Course (1 & 2 Mile)
  • Olympic Paddle Course: 2 Miles (4 loops)
  • Sprint Paddle Course: 1 Mile (2 loops)