The swim starts at Warner Park Beach with a mass start. The course is marked with large buoys. The transition area is located in the grass near the beach house. The start to the 5k is the south end of transition, near the entrance to the beach parking lot. The 5k course follows Woodward Avenue to Sheridan Drive. Runners enter Warner Park following the paved path.  The run course is an out/back with the finish at the beach house.