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Directions to Staging Point

Lake Mendocino is located just north of Ukiah, California. If you are coming from the San Francisco Bay Area, we are two hours north on Highway 101, take the Lake Mendocino exit and follow the signs to the lake.

Location Map
Swim:
All waves will start in the water. The three turn rectangular swim course goes in a clockwise direction. Upon exiting the water, there will be 1/4 mile run to the transition area. You will be allowed to have shoes/sandals at the swim exit for the run to the transition area.
Lake Swim Lake Swim
Swim Route

Bike:
Exiting the transition area, you will proceed along Lake Mendocino Drive turning right onto Eastside Calpella Drive. You will proceed along Eastside Calpella as it turns into East Road. At the end of East Road, you will veer left onto West road and proceed to School Way. You will turn left onto School Way and return to East Road, where you will turn right. Once onto East Road you will return to Lake Mendocino Drive, turning left and return to the transition area. The bike course is open to vehicle traffic, please ride with caution. There will be one aid station on the bike course.
Bike Bike Route

Run:
After exiting the transition area, turn left at the top of the hill, run across the dam along Lake Mendocino, then up a hill until you reach the turnaround point (approx.. 1.5 miles). Back track across the dam, turn left when you reach Lake Mendocino Drive and take another almost immediately left into the Che-Ka-Ka Campground to the finish line. Post-race activities such as the award ceremony, vendors, food and beverages will be located in the Che-Ka-Ka Campground area.
Run Run Route