LEATHERBACKS (13-15 year olds): LONG COURSE
The swim will be held in the Gulf of Mexico to the south of the transition area. The swim will be 250 yards for the Leatherbacks (13-15). The swim consists of a swim out, then parallel to the beach, and back in. The swim course layout may be modified to accommodate changing conditions on the beach.
The bike portion of the event will leave the transition area and then head east along the closed road course. For the Leatherbacks (13-15) the ride will be 4.5 miles. The athletes will head east on access road and turn back at 1.5 miles turn around heading west passing the transition lot and go .75 miles west before turning around and heading back to transition.
The run portion of the event will leave the transition area and head west along the road. An out-and-back course like the bike, the Leatherbacks will run approximately .7 of a mile each way (1.4 miles total),