We are eager and excited for our 2020 course that will create uniqueness around the Monterey Triathlon and create a one loop bike course for the Sprint and a two loop bike course for the Olympic as well as a bit different run course.
The swim offers 59 to 63 degree water temperatures in October. Wetsuits are encouraged for safety, but are not mandatory. The swim course is well marked and traverse the kelp beds that make up the Monterey Bay area. With a deep water start and finish on the beach, we will have great support from every angle of this swim.Olympic swimmers will swim two loops and have a short beach run around the rock and back in water.
The bike course will be completely closed during the race, please keep caution with other cyclists around you on this looped bike course.
Drafting: Drafting is illegal. We ask your help in doing the best we can to help enforce the “NO DRAFTING” rules.. You, the athlete, are the simplest and best way to keep the bike course safe and draft free. We will have officials out on the bike course, but you personally need to help the sport and yourself by simply backing out of packs, slowing down or verbally mentioning to other athletes not to draft or block the roadway by riding 2 or 3 abreast.
The run is an out and back on the Monterey Bay Coastal Trail and turns around at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. The Olympic distance will do it 3 times and the Sprint distance will do it one time. All turnarounds will be marked and will have volunteers for direction. Your finish line will be on Ocean View Blvd near the transition area. Aid stations will be located at each end of the run course and at each mile with hydration and nutritional needs.