A beach start, running into the chilly waters of Cliff Pond. A 500-yard, rectangular course with lifeguard support.
duathlon run #1
A narrow, very technical 2-mile run around Little Cliff Pond ending with a beach run alongside Cliff Pond before the transition climb.
A 3-loop, 9.9-mile bike on paved roads with very challenging hills. Return to transition in Area 6.
A 3-mile run into the seldom-visited backcountry of Nickerson State Park. Narrow trails and frequent rocks and roots underfoot require alertness and agility.