I think this is the last Tri of the year? I gave the pre race an A because it’s Catalina! You’re taking a boat to the race so that’s pretty cool. The course is not great. Except the swim which is in clear water. The bike is more suited for mtn biking on pavement. Very steep hills(saw a few gnarly crashes). Then the run is an out and back…up going down coming back. Not much in the way of race atmosphere or pre/post atmosphere. Best tip is to make a weekend out of it with friends and family.