The swim course is the same as in previous years and comprises two bodies of water. Starting on the beach between the Dusit Thani Laguna Resort and Laguna Beach Resort near the Laguna Beach Resort Marine Centre, athletes swim 1,180 metres in the sea before sprinting 100 metres across the beach to swim the last 620 metres in a lagoon finishing at the Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction. Wetsuits or speedsuits are not allowed.
The bike course takes athletes out of Laguna Phuket onto a unique tour of the northern part of Phuket. The course will remain the same from 2012 and will feature the signature Naithon Hills with their steep challenging sections. Drafting is illegal. Suggested equipment includes a minimum of two water bottle cages. Athletes should consider a 24-28 tooth rear cassettes to ease the difficulty of hill climbs. Some of the road surfaces may be rough and athletes should use durable tires. The bike course will have 2 aid stations.
The run course will be the same as in previous years. It is flat and leads runners north through the Laguna Phuket resort complex and onto the award-winning Laguna Phuket Golf Course, before looping back past the Wedding Chapel through Canal Shopping Village and finishing at the Laguna Beach Resort Y-junction. The course will have three aid stations approximately 2km apart that runners pass twice.