Distance: Half (1.2 Mile Swim 56 Mile Bike 13.1 Mile Run)
Categories: Individual, Aquabike, Relay Team (2 or 3 members)
Swim Course (Nimbus Flat State Park):
Your 1.2 mile swim will start in deep water and traverse a counter clockwise course in beautiful, calm fresh water from the Sierra Nevada Mountains. October water temperatures range from 61-65 degrees.
There is no doubt your swim will occur in one of the Cleanest Bodies of Water for any triathlon in California. Nimbus Dam is fed by the American River and played an important role in the areas history as gold was first discovered along its banks in 1848 igniting the California Gold Rush. The American River begins with headwaters high in the Sierra Nevadas.
As it flows toward the ocean, the American River passes through the Nimbus Fish Hatchery (Salmon, Steelhead and Trout) through Rancho Cordova to the Sacramento River and, ultimately, into San Francisco Bay. Today the riches of the American River are its ability to both excite and relax those who enjoy the waterway. Every year, thousands of visitors come to enjoy white water rafting, kayaking, and stroll along the scenic views from the trails that wind along the river.
Your 56 mile one loop point to point bike course which rolls through beautiful farm lands, vineyards, wooded hills, and historic Mather Field Air Force base offers 1200 ft. in overall elevation gain.
Run Course (Downtown Rancho Cordova):
Your 2 loop 13.1 mile run course is a tour of the beautiful city of Rancho Cordova including its wooded corporate business parks, Village Green Park, its open bike trails, and its new downtown area. The run course is spectator friendly and we expect that the incredible Rancho Cordova community will be out in full force to embrace you from start to finish.