A relay team consists of a minimum of 2 to a maximum of 3 participants. Each participant does one discipline (swim, bike or run). In a team consisting of only 2 members, one participant must do two disciplines.
The Swim course is in the beautiful waters of the Pacific Ocean at Ala Moana Beach Park. It’s a single loop course that takes you along the shore which offers a great location for spectator viewing. The swim course is monitored by life guards, water jet and rescue skis.
The Bike Course starts at Magic Island – Ala Moana Beach Park. The Bike Course will be held on the Makai (ocean) side of Ala Mona Blvd from Ala Moana Beach Park, Ewa bound, to Nimitz under the viaduct, past the airport to the turnaround at Arizona and Nimitz – Halawa Gate (the intersection just before the Arizona Memorial). You will make a U-turn and return to Nimitz winding course under the viaduct, back on Lagoon Drive, riding on the Diamond Head Side to the end, and then back to Nimitz, making a right and back onto Nimitz and Ala Moana Blvd, to Ala Moana Beach Park.
IMPORTANT CUT-OFF INFORMATION: You have to reach the entrance to Lagoon Drive by 8AM. This gives you about 2 hrs to complete the swim and roughly half of the bike.
Mobile bike support will be provided on the course. Should you need assistance, please be patient until bike support arrives. It is your responsibility to know the course.
The run course is beautiful, fast, exciting, closed to vehicle traffic and very spectator friendly. You’ll be running inside Ala Moana Beach Park which is one of Honolulu’s favorite waterfront parks. The run begins at the Transition Area – Magic Island. You make your way through the park to the WEST entrance. Just before that entrance, you will take a RIGHT on to a short path. Once you get to the first bridge, you will make a RIGHT and cross over, running on the inside path heading towards the EAST entrance. Just prior to crossing over the next bridge (arch), take a RIGHT heading towards Magic Island. At the beach road, take a LEFT and run around the lagoon. Once you are heading back towards the bridge, you will make a short turn right then left onto the outside path which is parallel to Ala Moana. At the end of this path, you will cross the first bridge to begin your second loop making a LEFT. Cross the “Arch” bridge at the end of this path, make a LEFT re-joining the outside path. At the end of the path, re-join the beach road heading back towards Magic Island and the finish line. You pass the transition area and make a loop around Magic Island and the beautiful Lagoons heading towards the finish line. Study the maps and course. Signs, Coning, and Course Marshals will be provided. There are 6 aid stations on this course. It is your responsibility to know the course.
*course map is subject to change.