The Center Beginner Triathlon course, as it is geared for beginners, is ALL FLAT! The swim takes place at the Sand Dunes Recreation Pool, which is usually heated to around 95 degrees. The bike ride is an out and back 12 mile loop on flat, paved roads. The run is a 5K out and back flat course on paved and dirt roads. Aid stations are available at the mid way point on each course.