The Santa Cruz Triathlon is a non-profit event. Last year the race donated $40,000 from this event! Proceeds from the event are donated to the Santa Cruz County High School athletic programs, UC Santa Cruz Swim Program, Cabrillo College athletic program, Santa Cruz Track Club, Santa Cruz Triathlon Association and Long Marine Lab. Each program received a donation. Students from all the institutions who receive money from the race act as volunteers on the different courses. They appreciate your participation in this event!
Swim (1.5K): Brisk ocean swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Water temperature is usually in the mid-50’s, so wetsuit are strongly recommended.
Bike (40K): Challenging out-and-back rolling ride via city steets and coastal Highway 1 to the historic town of Davenport.
Run (10K): A flat-and-fast, out-and-back dash along the ocean.
Age groups male & female:19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+, Female Athena (over 160 lbs),Male Clydesdale (over 200 lbs)
For comraderie & specialization of skills, the relay division offers an opportunity to work together.
Team divisions are men, women & coded.
Sorry, athletes under 14 years of age will not be allowed to compete.