Athletes will start and finish their race at the iconic and historic Algonquin Resort. The saltwater swim course is in the protected, warm waters of Katy’s Cove, which is sheltered by a controlled causeway, allowing the water temperature to warm up to a comfortable 22 degrees July average. This is in sharp contrast to the frigid Bay of Fundy water on the other side of the causeway. Katy’s Cove has been a part of St. Andrews summer experience for generations. The beautiful sandy cove is unique with its lake-like conditions in warm salt water – unique to the sport of triathlon in this part of Canada.
Our spectacular bike course parallels the Passamaquoddy Bay and the St. Croix inlet and takes athletes towards the Town of St. Stephen before turning around and returning to the St. Croix Island lookout and International historic site where athletes will begin the second loop of our scenic course. Our closed bike course combines rolling hills with scenic views. As you leave town you can look across the St. Croix inlet towards the State of Maine on the other side.
Our two loop run course will rank as one of the most scenic courses in our sport. We will take you through all of the major historic sites in the Town of St. Andrews where you will be surrounded by the Bay of Fundy on all sides. After leaving the transition area at the Algonquin Resort runners will first enter onto the property of the Algonquin Golf course, known for its astounding ocean views.