Transition is located next to the Amazon trail. It is on gravel asphalt. Parking is located along the shoulder of Frontage road B-2.
The swim is 1000 meters in the Intracoastal Waterway. It will be a point to point with the current swim. You will be water taxied up stream to begin a mass in water start. Water temperatures is expected in the low 70’s F. Whether this will be a wetsuit swim will be determined on race day. We will post updated on our Facebook page.
The bike distance is 14.5 miles. A 2 lap course. It takes place at Horry County Bike and Run park. CHECK transition map to see how to enter, lap, and exit the park. It is also known as the HULK. It gets its name because you will feel like you are riding the Universal Studios HULK roller coaster. You are constantly changing elevations, twisting and turning, climbing up 12 steep hills and facing another dozen g-force drops. The scenery is always changing from water way views, grassy meadows, to thick jungle sections. The terrain is mixed rutty ruts, hard pack & soft sand. The bike trail is entirely single trail. There are ample enough opportunities to pass. Distance may be modified in the event of bad weather.
The run course takes place on a flat fire road. It is an out and back with a 2 lap lollipop. The lollipop does have a nice steep climb to get the heart rate up. Plenty of places to check out the competition on this course. There will be 1 aid station on the course it is roughly 1.5 miles into and out of the run. You will pick up a rubber bracelet at this aid station to mark your 2nd lap. This course is full of natural adventure. It is rough cut, mixed with potholes, and timber hurdles. It has beautiful views of the basin and waterway. The Black Snake Trail section is heavily shaded. You will feel the heat once you hit the gravel road before entering the North Basin Trail. Just like the Hulk, you will constantly experience the changes in topography during the run.