A new location this year will have competitors swim off the beach of Mersea, making it easier for supporters to cheer and have the start, transition and finish located together. The Cycle leads competitors around the country roads of West Mersea. The Run has the competitors on roads for the first half before exiting onto the beach for the final 2.5km straight to the finish. There, spectators gather to cheer each competitor back across the line.
It has become a tradition for each competitor to remain at the finish to cheer each and every participant home.