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Course Description

Our course takes place at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The swim is in the pool, the bike portion traverses the campus, and the run takes place on the track.

Race Distances

6 & under: 25 yard swim; 1 mile bike; 600 yard run
7-8 years: 50 yard swim; 2 mile bike; 1,000 yard run
9-10 years: 100 yard swim; 4 mile bike; 1,000 yard run
11-12 years: 150 yard swim; 6 mile bike; 1,800 yard run
13-15 years: 200 yard swim; 6 mile bike; 2,600 yard run

Please see below for course description and instructions related to the swim, bike and run portions as well as the transitions.  Before signing up, learn about what happens on race day and review our race rules.

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Swim

Athletes will meet in the Swim Assembly Area (see course map) and be pre-staged by waves. Waves will move to the pool deck for the start of the swim. There will be two athletes per lane. After finishing athletes will exit the pool and WALK to their right to the pool exit. Volunteers will be there to assist. There will be signage and volunteers to direct athletes to the Transition Area located in Parking Lot C immediately in front of the pool facility.

Age Group 6 and Under:
The swim is 25 yards long. The swim begins on the south side (opposite the assembly area) and is 1 length of the pool.

Age Group 7 thru 8:
The swim is 50 yards long. The swim begins on the north side (the assembly area side) and is 2 lengths of the pool.

Age Group 9 thru 10:
The swim is 100 yards long. The swim begins on the north side (the assembly area side) and is 4 lengths of the pool.

Age Group 11 thru 12:
The swim is 150 yards long. The swim begins on the north side (the assembly area side) and is 6 lengths of the pool.

Age Group 13 thru 15:
The swim is 200 yards long. The swim begins on the north side (the assembly area side) and is 8 lengths of the pool.

Transition #1

In the Transition Area athletes will prepare for the bike portion of the event. Helmets MUST be worn and buckled. An unbuckled helmet will result in disqualification. Bikes must be walked to the exit “Bike Out” of the Transition Area. There will be a bike mounting area outside the Transition Area. Volunteers will be in the Transition Area and bike mounting area to assist athletes.

Bike

The bike course is shown on the map. Athletes will follow the course out of Lot C through the east exit and turn to the right onto the campus perimeter road. The course will be marked by cones and signs. Riders will stay to the right hand side of the road. It is an out-and-back route.

Age Group 6 and Under:
The bike segment is 1 mile long and consists of only one loop. The 1/2 mile turnaround point will be clearly marked and volunteers will be there to direct riders. Riders should be careful about merging into the return lane as there will be other riders who are doing the longer course on this portion of the road. Athletes will return to the bike dismount area and Transition Area by entering Lot C through the north entrance. This will be clearly marked and staffed by volunteers.

Age Group 7 thru 8:
The bike segment is 2 miles long. It is an out-and-back route that consists of one loop. The loop is to the one-mile point and back. The loop returns to Lot C ending at the Transition Area dismount location. Riders will be responsible for counting their lap (one lap).

The one mile turnaround point will be clearly marked and volunteers will be there to direct riders. Riders should be careful of other triathletes who are on the bike course.

Age Group 9 thru 10:
The bike segment is 4 miles long. It is an out-and-back route that consists of two loops. Each loop will be to the one-mile turnaround point and back. Both loops return to Lot C with the first loop bypassing the Transition Area but the second loop ending at the Transition Area dismount location. Riders will be marked on their arm with a colored slap bracelet to denote the completion of laps.

Riders MUST have the appropriate slap bracelets (1) to demonstrate that they have ridden the entire course. The bracelet will be placed at the end of the first full lap.

The one mile turnaround point will be clearly marked and volunteers will be there to direct riders. Riders should be careful of other triathletes who are on the bike course.

Age Groups 11 thru 12 and 13 thru 15:
The bike segment is 6 miles long. It is an out-and-back route that consists of three loops. Each of the three loops is to the one-mile point and back for a total of 6 miles. All three loops return to Lot C with the first two loops bypassing the Transition Area and the third loop ending at the Transition Area dismount location.

Lap counting is the responsibility of the athlete. Slap bracelets will be used to help count laps. Riders age 11-15 should have 2 bracelets before returning to the Transition Area.

The one-mile turnaround point will be clearly marked and volunteers will be there to direct riders. Riders should be careful of other triathletes on the bike course.

Transition #2

Riders will stop and dismount in the bike dismount area and walk to and in the Transition Area. Helmets may not be removed until the athlete is at his/her Transition Area location and has placed the bike in the rack. The athlete will then prepare for the run portion. There will be volunteers to assist the athletes. The athlete will walk to the “Run Out” exit from the Transition Area and follow the cones and signs to the running track.

Run

The Run Course will be around the perimeter of the track. Armbands will be handed to the athletes for each lap COMPLETED (with the exception of 6 adn under). You MUST have the correct number of slap bracelets at the finish.

Caution should be used while running as there will be other runners on the course who are doing longer distances and will be running multiple laps.

Age Group 6 and Under:
The run is one complete lap of the track (400 yards + 200 yards to the finish*)

Age Group 7 thru 8:
The run is two complete laps of the track (800 yards + 200 yards to the finish*)

Age Group 9 thru 10:
The run is two complete laps of the track (800 yards + 200 yards to the finish*)

Age Group 11 thru 12:
The run is four complete laps of the track (1600 yards + 200 yards to the finish*)

Age Group 15 thru 15:
The run is six complete laps of the track (2400 yards + 200 yards to the finish*)

*NOTE: Due to the location of the entrance onto the track and the finish line, the actual run distance is an additional 200 yards.