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Please read on below for images and diagrams of SWIM / CYCLE & RUN ROUTES.

Swim Route

The sprint distance swim is 750m. Sprint distance swimmers will go out and follow a diamond shape route.

The try a triathlon – 200m. This swim distance will start further down the beach. At no stage should competitors in the beginners 200 meter distance be more than 2m from the shoreline.

Cycle Route

This is the 1st time in the history of King of Greystones that we will have a dedicated closed cycle route/lane from traffic.

Traffic cones will section off the Fast lane from Shoreline to the top of Charlesland and back.

The cycle will begin from the Whitshed Road side of the Burnaby Park along Whitshed Road turning left at St Vincent’s Road, before taking a right up Manor Avenue towards the Rugby Club.  The cyclist then turn left onto the Mill Road for 50m before entering onto the Charlesland Road, via the roundabout.  The route will continue through Charlesland, past Go-Gym upto the top of the hill.

Before the end of the hill there is a pathway in the middle of the road.

This will be the turnaround point.

Cyclists will head straight all the way back down and will again turn at roundabout before the Mill Road roundabout (2ND Last roundabout coming down from Charlesland towards Shoreline)

Cyclists will do 4 laps of the course and then cyclists will return back through Charlesland and turn right at the Mill Road roundabout, before turning left onto St Vincent’s Road and finally right onto Whitshed Road back to Burnaby Park.

Run Route

The run will start from Burnaby Park and onto the beachfront walkway. It will continue along the Coast Road towards the harbour around the harbour and in a new routing for 2018 will head out to each turret of the harbour then with a brief section on the north beach and back along the usual cliff walk route and run all the way back along the coast, finishing in the park.

Race Stewards and Course Safety

There will be race stewards at all major turns and junctions to marshal vehicular traffic and assist competitors, however, it is advised that competitors visit the route before race day to familiarise themselves with the route. We would be happy to go through the route with people should they require it.  You must have a proper bicycle helmet for the cycle and abide by all the rules of the road. The roads will be open to other traffic so keep your eyes open.

Water Safety

The Coast Guard boat will be on duty along the race course and we will have safety kayaks in the water. There will be extra kayakers along the 200 meter beginners course and at no time should competitors in the 200 meter course be further than 2m from the shore. Exact start locations for the swim will be announced at the race briefing and will be pending tides on the morning.