COURSE INFO

 
 
Updated June 2, 2021

 

 

Our races start on July 10 at 7am and as are true to the Sprint and Olympic distances as possible. 

 

The distances for each event are:

 

    Olympic Distance - Run 6,2mi (10k); Bike: 25.5mi (41km); Run: 3.1mi (5km)

    Sprint Distance - Run 3.1mi (5k); Bike: 12.4mi (20km); Run: 1.55mi (2.5km)

 

The 10k run course starts with a lap around the grass baseball field at the Healdsburg Community Center and then takes our athletes out of town on Healdsburg Avenue, which contains gives way to vineyards and beautiful countryside as you leave town. Runners race to a turn around on Healdsburg between Lytton Springs Road and Alexander Valley Rd. On the return, the race bears right on Chiquita Road then back and out Grove Avenue to Dry Creek Road. Runners return to the start on Grove.

 

5k runners also lap the ballfield and then head out the front entrance to the Community Center on the sidewalk. They immediately turn left onto Chiquita Road and follow the same course as the 10k, with an out-and-back on Chiquita followed by an out-and-back on Grove. The terrain is flat. 

All bike courses are loop courses that take riders out Dry Creek Road and are out-and-back courses. The Sprint turns around at Chateau Diana and returns to town. The Olympic race proceeds to Canyon Avenue for an out-and-back to the outskirts of Geyserville. On the return, athletes bear right back onto Dry Creek Avenue and proceed to the true turnaround at Lake Sonoma Visitor Center. The Olympic race then proceeds directly to Healdsburg Community Center.

The second runs are loops out on Chiquita Road to the intersection with Chabis Road. Sprint racers return to the Finish from that turnaround. Olympic athletes repeat the out-and-back to Dry Creek Road on Grove Avenue before finishing.

Athletes can tour the course the day before. The transition setup starts at 5 am. The start, transition and finish all take place at Healdsburg Community Center in Healdsburg, as does the parking, so once you're here, you're ready to go!