DISTANCE & COURSE

Check out the distance & course maps for the Triathlon Festival Oman 2019.

EVENT Age Categories DISTANCE SCHEDULE
Sprint​ Triathlon 

Open (16+)​
Masters (40+)​
Swim: 750m
Bike: 20km
Run: 5km

Friday, 29 Nov
07:30 – 10:30

Olympic​ Triathlon  18-29​
30-39​
40-49​
50+​
Swim: 1.5km
Bike: 40km
Run: 10km 
Friday, 29 Nov
06:30 – 11:00
Kids​ Aquathlon 8-10​ Swim: 150m
Run: 1km
Saturday, 30 Nov
09:00 – 10:00
Youth​ Aquathlon

11-13​
14-16​

Swim: 300m
Run: 2km
Saturday, 30 Nov
09:00 – 10:00
Open Water Swim​ Open (12+)​
Masters (40+)​
Swim: 500m / 1km Saturday, 30 Nov
08:00 – 09:00
Fun Run​​

4+ (1km)
10+ (5km)

Run: 1km / 5km Friday, 29 Nov
17:00 – 17:45
Fun Duo Challenge​ 4+ Swim: 150m
Run: 1km
Saturday, 30 Nov
10:00 – 11:00

Course Description

SWIM

The swim starts from the majestic white sandy beach of the Shangri-La. Thanks to the sheltered bay, swimming conditions are expected to be very good with very little current, minimal swell and great visibility. The water temperature will be around 27-28C.

The turns on the 750m-long triangular swim course are marked by tall turn buoys and intermittent marker buoys. Athletes in the Olympic Distance complete the course twice.

BIKE

The bike course takes place on wide, smooth and quiet roads through the scenic and rugged hinterland of the Muscat coast. For all its ‘ruggedness’ the total elevation is very moderate at 300m for the 40km Olympic Course. The 3 hills (see details in below table) on the course are all located in the first and last 5km of the ride, making the Sprint course relatively hillier with a 200m elevation for 20 kilometers.

A drink station is located at the 22km point of the Olympic Distance Triathlon where you will be able to grab a 700 ml bike bottle with water.

Note that the roads are not closed for traffic. However, marshals will be managing traffic at junctions to give cyclists right of way.

Hill Out Back
1 900m long at 5.5% avg 500m long at 7% avg
2 300m long at 3.5% avg 500m long at 4.5% avg
3 1.8km long at 2% avg 1.2km long at 2.5% avg

Course Maps

Olympic distance bike course map

*Course map is tentative and subject to change

Sprint distance bike course map

*Course map is tentative and subject to change

RUN

The run course follows the same beautiful route as the bike course for the first 3km and then turns off the main road for a stunning 4km long off-road track before u-turning at Wadi Aday. The 3km home stretch is back on tarmac. Sprint athletes turn back earlier at the 2.5km mark. Total elevation for the Olympic and Sprint is respectively 140m and 120m.

Drink stations with water and isotonic drinks are available every two kilometers.

Run course maps and profiles coming soon.

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