Venice Beach is located on the Southwest coast of Florida and is famous for being the prehistoric shark tooth capital of the world. Venice is a year round destination for families and hosts numerous arts, culture and music festivals. Relax on the white sand beaches or visit any of the local art museums, shopping districts or some of the best preserved natural lands in Florida at the Myakka River State Park.
Athletes will be treated with water temperatures in the high 70′s and if lucky, can find themselves swimming with some playful dolphins. The swim will be based at Sharky’s on the Pier and will be a clockwise single loop swim around the pier. Spectators will have great views of the entire swim course from the 700 foot pier.
The bike course is flat and fast course on great pavement. After leaving Venice, athletes will stay in Sarasota County and will feature a few out/back sections to check out your competition on Forbes Trail and Knights Trail. This course will feature only one drawbridge and will take place on mostly very quiet roads. You will finish through downtown Venice before returning to transition to begin the run.
You will have a 1 mile run on a quiet road before entering onto the Venetian Waterway path where the majority of the run will take place. It is a 2 loop course, taking athletes near the finish line before you begin your second loop. It is a flat and fast run course with nice views.