This is the classic distance – requiring more training and strategy – you’ll get the most out of this on land.

On your bike, you’ll get the full experience, riding along the highway and through the cute little town of Cayucos with views galore.

On foot, you’ll explore some additional rocky areas and sea side retreats, and at the turn around, the rock will beckon you home to a sea of supporters at the finish line.

SWIM | 1.5k

Swim 2 counterclockwise loops on the south side of Morro Rock, getting out and going over the mat to register the laps. Always swim with the buoys on your left. Click here to view up to date water quality reports in Morro Bay.

View route map for Morro Bay Tri Swim on plotaroute.com

BIKE | 40k

There will be police helping guide traffic on the course. This year will be lane closures – you’ll be able to ride smoothly throughout the course without stopping. All athletes must follow the rules of the road. Our spectacular bike course starts and finish on the Morro Bay Embarcadero and gives a sampling of Hwy 1, the coast and beautiful Cayucos, there will be an aid station approximately half way through the ride. Remember to pack the appropriate amount of nutrition and water on your bike!

View route map for Morro Bay Tri Olympic Bike on plotaroute.com

RUN | 10k

The course is a mix of fire road, road, boardwalk and hard packed sand, it’s flat and very scenic. There will be Aid Stations every 2 miles.


If you want to do a sprint triathlon but don’t swim or you’re a kayaking/stand up paddle board fiend you can substitute the swim portion of the triathlon with a paddle. The course tours Morro Bay in clockwise direction, course and turns are clearly marked with buoys. The paddle starts and ends at Mothers Beach. See the Kayak & SUP page for details