Santa Cruz Triathlon

Registration is now open for the 35th Santa Cruz Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. Sign up now!

Our best year ever! 

As you probably know, the Santa Cruz Triathlon is a non-profit event. Each year the race donates thousands of dollars to the Santa Cruz community!

Thank you for helping us make 2016 our best year ever. The race donated $64,000 back to local sports including athletic programs at 10 Santa Cruz County high schools, the UC Santa Cruz Swim Program, Cabrillo College Athletics, Santa Cruz Track Club and the Santa Cruz Triathlon Association. These organizations receive donations from the race and provide volunteers on the course.

Thank you for your support!! 


Find training partners! 

Looking for training partners and support while preparing for this year’s Santa Cruz Triathlon? Join the Santa Cruz Triathlon Association to get support, camaraderie and lots of fun! Learn more.


Become a race sponsor! 

Your logo, our race T-shirt. Free race entries. Banners, social media posts and direct email contact with thousands of racers. Plus you’re supporting high school and collegiate athletics in Santa Cruz County. Become a race sponsor today. Learn more.


2016 results, photos still available 

Congrats to everyone who raced in the 34th annual Santa Cruz Triathlon. Find your race results here.

foggy bayRace photos by Foggy Bay Photos are available. Find them here!


Formerly named the Santa Cruz Sentinel Triathlon, the Santa Cruz Triathlon is a non-profit event. Each year the race donates $30,000 to $50,000 to the Santa Cruz community! Proceeds from the event are donated to the Santa Cruz County High School athletic programs, the UC Santa Cruz Swim Program, Cabrillo College Athletics, Santa Cruz Track Club, and the Santa Cruz Triathlon Association. These organizations receive donations from the race and provide volunteers on the course. Everyone’s participation is greatly appreciated!

Named by Active.com as one of the “Top Ten Most Scenic Triathlons” in California, 2010

RACE OVERVIEW:

SWIM (1.5K) A brisk ocean swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Water temperature is usually in the mid to upper 50’s, so wetsuits are strongly recommended.

BIKE (40K) A challenging out-and-back ride via West Cliff Drive and coastal Highway 1. The turnaround is located in the historic coastal town of Davenport.

RUN (10K) A flat and fast out-and-back course along the ocean on beautiful West Cliff Drive.