Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon
August 14, 2022 · Hermosa Beach, CA
Distance: .25 mile swim, 10 mile bike, 3 mile run, NEW 1-mile swim
The Tower 26 Hermosa Beach Triathlon at Hermosa Beach features a fun and safe, beginner-oriented course. The race starts with a cool, refreshing ocean swim (wetsuits are recommended). The swim is followed by a 10 mile bike course which begins by a small climb up Pier Ave. and then heads up Valley Dr. toward Manhattan Beach. The course is generally a smooth loop along Valley Dr. and Ardmore Ave. There will be lots of volunteers and it is always very well marked. The run course is out-and-back along the Hermosa Beach Strand with scenic ocean views. If you are a beginner this race is an excellent way to start in the sport of triathlon!
The 1/4 mile swim runs parallel to the beach. It starts and ends south of the pier. Pay careful attention to the race announcements and the information board for correct wave starts. Wetsuits are recommended. Water temp will be between 67-70 degrees.
The 10 mile bike course begins by a small climb up Pier Ave. and then heads up Valley Dr. toward Manhattan Beach. The course is generally a smooth loop along Valley Dr. and Ardmore Ave. You will do three complete laps before coming back down Pier Ave.
The 3 mile run course is out and back north on The Strand. The run course is a paved run. Stay to your right on the run.