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SEPTEMBER 8, 2018

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 TWO LOOPS of a .6 mile clockwise course. Swimmers will turn right at buoys placed in specific locations. **NOTE**: the Half swim start will be a time trial start. Two athletes will leave every 3 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. Athletes will start in the standard wave style swim start.

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 – 13 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