Course Description

The Swim:
The Mates and Mini-Mates will enjoy a completely protected swim in the lazy river at Palm Beach. The Mini Mates will complete a point to point swim of approximately 100 meters. The Mates will complete a full loop of the lazy river of approximately 200 meters. Both swims will enjoy a time trial beach start and they both will consist of a beach exit. The entire swim course will be lined with Moody Gardens Certified lifeguards to ensure the safety of all athletes.

Transition 1:
The athletes will exit the lazy river and run to the transition area in the Oleander Bowl.

The Bike:
Athletes will exit the Transition Area and mount their bikes for a quick tour of Moody Gardens. They will pass the Visitor's Center and split the Rainforest Pyramid and the Aquarium on a protected Tram path. They will make their way through the West Parking Lot. The Mates 4 mile bike course will follow the same bike path used by the adults in the Galveston 70.3 and the Galveston 5150. They will pass Schlitterbahn and the Famous Flight Museum and complete an out and back on 83rd Street towards the White Caps Baseball Field. The bike course is closed course meaning, there won't be vehicles on the road while the kids are racing! The Mini Mates 2 mile bike will turn around at the 4-way stop before leaving the Moody Gardens Property. Both races will return to Transition behind the Aquarium Pyramid and through the property on the tram path.

Transition 2:
The athletes will dismount before entering the transition area in the Oleander Bowl.

The Run:
The run will begin on the jogging path leaving the Oleander Bowl. Both athletes will make their way through the property towards the entrance of Palm Beach. The Mates 1 mile run course will include an out and back along the water's edge and turn around at the base of the Colonel Paddlewheel Boat. The mini mates will run a 1/2 mile for their distance.  Both courses will run along the shore of Palm Beach and finish just in front of the Oleander Bowl.  

Post Race:
The athletes and their family are welcome to stay and enjoy Palm Beach for the afternoon after refreshments and the awards presentation. This is included in the race entry fee. 

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