Bike In/Run out for transition
With water depths of 3-13ft, the swim will be in the protected waters of the Indian River which is North America’s most diverse estuary with more than 2,200 different species of animals and 2,100 species of plants. It serves as a spawning and nursery ground for many different species of oceanic and lagoon fish and shellfish. The lagoon also has one of the most diverse bird populations anywhere in America. Nearly 1/3 of the nation’s manatee population lives here or migrates through the lagoon seasonally. In addition, its ocean beaches provide one of the densest sea turtle nesting areas found in the Western Hemisphere.
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The bike portion will be near the Canaveral National Seashore, Merritt Island National Wildlife Refuge and on the Kennedy Space Center.
Athletes will leave transition at Space View Park and take Max Brewer Causeway out to the KSC North Gate. They will continue southeast on Kennedy Parkway N, cut in towards the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility, and then on to Saturn Causeway, passing the Vehicle Assembly Building and launch pads, before continuing up Max Brewer Pwky and heading back west towards transition. The Half Iron will divert, taking a longer route, before continuing on the rest of the course.
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Classic + does a 5K run.
International + does a 10K run.
Half Iron does a half marathon run, as two loops of the 10K.
- Start on Indian River Avenue near Broad St
- Left turn onto St. Johns
- Right on Riverside Dr
- 5K U-turn on Riverside short of US-1
- 10K and Half Marathon continue down US-1 before turning around.
- All returning: left turn onto St John St
- Right turn onto Indian River Avenue
- Left turn onto Orange St to finish line
The run portion will be on the riverside and historic streets of Titusville.
See images of the course on the Course Scenery page.