The race is set to take place on Sept. 14.

For the first time in the race’s history, the Nautica Malibu Triathlon will offer a long-distance option consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, and 13.1-mile run.

The 33rd running of the iconic triathlon will take place on Saturday, Sept. 14. The race is known for being a platform for many celebrities to swim, bike, and run in support of their favorite charities. Traditionally the event has offered sprint and Olympic distances, so this longer option will open the door for athletes looking for an even bigger challenge.

“We are thrilled to offer our athletes this new challenging course option in this globally renowned event,” said Michael Epstein, Executive Producer of the event in a press release. “The course will highlight the beautiful shores of Malibu and offer our athletes amazing scenery while they complete the race.”

The course will feature a 1.2-mile ocean swim parallel to the famous Zuma Beach, a 56-mile bike ride with coastal views, and a 13.1-mile run along the Malibu coast. There are very few events of this distance available for athletes in Southern California, especially since Motiv Sports (which also produces this Malibu event) announced last week that the Wildflower Triathlon would not happen in 2019.

Registration for the long course option is open now and is limited to the first 800 entries. Registration for the classic and Olympic distances opens on March 1. Learn more at