Our Course

  • The 750-meter swim is an in-water wave start.
  • Water temperature ranges between 80 and 85 degrees making for a 
    wonderfully comfortable non-wetsuit swim.
  • Waves and chop are light and water quality is superb.

  • The 15-mile bike course is one of the most enjoyable courses in the NCTS.
  • Road surfaces are newly paved and smooth, and the course gives you no major climbs, just an assortment of flat to rolling terrain.
  • Athletes are certain to enjoy this scenic and fast bike route.
  • Police and volunteers’ man each intersection and turn are marked with roadway arrows and directional signs.

    • The 2-Loop 5K course is mostly off-road on a series of rolling to flat trails that weave throughout the park.
    • The first and middle half miles are on the paved park road as athletes complete Lap 1 at the event site before beginning Lap 2.
    • The trail system is old and established but a few areas do have a few roots.
    • While racing flats are a fine option for this course, we suggest a more stable shoe for first timers and those with weak ankles.
    • Aid stations are positioned every mile