This race will serve as the last chance qualifier for the iconic 2018 Escape from Alcatraz Triathlon. The event will offer an Olympic distance race with a pro field and $20,000 prize purse, as well as Olympic, Sprint and Aqua Bike race categories for age group participants. The Olympic distance race will begin with a challenging 1-mile open water swim in the Pacific Ocean. Triathletes will swim along the shoreline with the backdrop of the famous Huntington Beach Pier. A 12-mile, double-loop bike course will then take athletes along the breathtaking Pacific Coast Highway. Showcasing the Pacific Ocean coastline, the entire course is flat and fast. Coveted road closures along Pacific Coast Highway will allow athletes plenty of room for a safe, fast ride and for spectators to capture all the action. The final 6.2-mile run will turn up the challenge as it takes athletes to the pristine beach for a deep sand run then back to the spectator-friendly beachfront start/transition/finish.