The triathlon will start at Oohama beach, a place where sea turtles come to lay eggs. Heading straight into the clear sea, this is a round course with one return point. If the weather is rough on the day of the competition, we will start at Hiwasa Fishing Port where the water surface is stable.
※If you are not confident with the swim competition, it is possible start from the bike part. Please be sure to notify the tournament headquarters before the competition.
There is a transition point at the Hachiman Shrine Compound. With the heartwarming cheers from Minamicho residents, you will run 3 kilometers through the town area until you reach the Minami-Awa Sunline entrance. The Sunline has a breath taking view and the road passes through the heart of Muroto and the Anan Kaigan Quasi-National Park. There is an elevation difference of 140 meters and more than a 100 small and large curves that welcome and challenge athletes. From the Hiwasa Enterance, there is an uphill for 3.5kilometers. Once you have reached the top, curves and small up-and-downs await you. This will continue for 10 kilometers so don’t let your guards down! Once you pass the Mizoochi Parking Lot, there will be a descent path for 3.3 kilometers. You will reach the returning point at Mugi entrance before finally return to Hiwasa. The road width is 7 meters and the road surface condition is favorable. However, the road has a two-way traffic system making it important for competitors to always be careful and respect each other’s running/competition pace. The Bike Finish line is located at Hachiman Shrine Compound.
After having biked for a long distance, rest your legs with the clear waters of the Hiwasa River. Once again with the cheers from the Minamicho residents, you will go through the urban area after the transition at Hachiman Shrine Compound. Right before the Yakuyoke bridge, you will enter a road that runs along the beautiful Hiwasa River where the Yakuouji Temple watches over from ahead blessing everybody with luck.Running through the prefectural roads and under the JR railway underpass, pleasant river breeze and beautiful scenery will continue all the way to the returning point.
Minamicho residents will be greeting and welcoming you back as you come through Hiwasa Town. Please respond to their cheers with your best smile! The finish line is at the Hachiman shrine near Oohama beach, a place where sea turtles come to lay eggs.
Please beware that there are barely any shades on the course.