With the water temperature in the mid to high 70′s, swimming in the James River can be very comfortable. The river can have a strong current depending on the weather conditions. As a result, we have designed a swim course that can be reversed depending on the current.
Swim Course: Olympic
Swim Course: Half
After leaving Jamestown Beach Park, Olympic athletes will head North to Centerville Rd and take a left at Jolly Pond Rd. Jolly Pond Rd makes a circle and meets back up with Centerville Rd after approximately 7-miles. This loop has a fast downhill to start and then climbs back up for the remaining 4-miles. Cyclists take a Rt on Centerville to go back to the first Jolly Pond Rd entrance and do the loop a second time. Once meeting back up with Centerville, cyclists will take LEFT onto Centerville and RIGHT onto Opportunity Way which will lead them to Warhill Sports Complex and T2.
The Half bike course is flat flat flat! The Half course is all new this year with flat, quiet roads for the first 25-miles. There are train tracks at the 25-mile mark which may require athletes to stop for train traffic. We will have a timing mat at this location to deduct any time lost due to train traffic from your finish time. After crossing the tracks, cyclist will do a straight 12-mile stretch on Rte 60 before turning at Anderson’s Corner and then onto Forge Rd where the roads get very quiet but continue to be flat. After the turn around at the abandoned Golf Course on Diascund Rd, cyclists will head towards T2 via rolling terrain on Little Creek Dam Rd, Cranston Mill Pond Rd and finally onto Jolly Pond Rd. The last 5-miles are a flat. comfortable ride into T2.
Bike Course: Olympic
Bike Course: Half
This flat run is a combination of on and off road but entirely inside the Warhill Sports Complex. There will be an aid station approximately every mile and porta potties. This is a great spectating course, offering people many opportunities to cheer on their athletes. The Olympic consists of 2 loops while the half consists of 4 loops. The first 2-miles are on the WISC trail system which is a wide, rolling hardpack trail, a favorite running location for local runners including the Nationally ranked William&Mary Cross Country team. The final mile-plus of the loop is a slight uphill on an asphalt running path leading back up to T2 and Wanner Stadium. The multi-loop course will give spectators ample opportunities to cheer on their favorite athletes.