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2019

MARTHA'S VINEYARD, MA

Course Details

RACE VENUE: Waban Park immediately adjacent to Inkwell Beach

SWIM COURSE

HALF – 1.2 MILES
SPRINT – .33 MILES

HALF COURSE – will be a ONE LOOP clockwise course. Swimmers will turn right at buoys placed in specific locations.
NOTE: the swim start will be a time trial start. Two athletes will leave every 5 seconds. This will be self-seeded. Partner up on race morning on the beach with an athlete who has a similar swim pace.

SPRINT COURSE – will be ONE LOOP.
NOTE: the swim start will be a time trial start. Two athletes will leave every 5 seconds. This will be self-seeded. Partner up on race morning on the beach with an athlete who has a similar swim pace.

There will be boats, paddle boards, kayaks and life guards on the swim course. If an athlete needs assistance – or a break – flag down a course boat, kayak or lifeguard. An athlete will not be penalized for holding onto a kayak or paddleboard as long as they do not ADVANCE on the course.

Water temperatures are expected to be in the low 70’s/high 60’s. Wetsuits are optional but recommended for floatation, warmth and speed.

BIKE COURSE

HALF – 56 MILES
SPRINT – 11.3 MILES

See below for animated view of the course.

The half course will travel in a counter clockwise direction.

The sprint course will travel in a clockwise direction.

The bike course is open to vehicle traffic. It is your responsibility to ride with caution AT ALL TIMES. Some of the roads have a small shoulder area. Please cycle to the very right of the road.

RUN COURSE

HALF – 13 MILES

The half run course is the same clockwise course as the sprint bike course. See the aid station page for details about on course support.

SPRINT – 3.2 MILES

This will be an out and back run using the bike path on Seaview Avenue/Beach Road.

ANIMATED COURSE VIEW

ATHLETES: view an animated map of the course and elevations here. Click the red arrows on the map legend to see the course.

Course Map