Santa Cruz Triathlon

Registration is open for 2018

Join us Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018, for the 36th annual Santa Cruz Triathlon. Registration is now open for all events. Sign up today on Active.com.


26169722_1893884437500673_2056989068452499652_nFind training partners

Looking for training partners and support? Santa Cruz Triathlon Association (SCTA) was founded in 2000 by a group of enthusiastic athletes eager to bring the sport of triathlon to Santa Cruz County and the Central Coast. SCTA is dedicated to supporting the triathlon community by providing a fun and friendly environment to learn and experience triathlon through programs like Nu2Tri, a three month training program directed at novice triathletes, community outreach through a scholarship program for young triathletes,

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.


24899871_1634840573244829_2324683126732444594_nThe $64,000 check — twice!

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!

Two years in a row, the race has 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!!


Screen Shot 2017-10-04 at 2.48.55 PM2017 Recap

Race results are available here

Thanks for a great year. We had perfect weather conditions, calm seas and enthusiastic volunteers for our 35th annual Santa Cruz Triathlon on Sunday, Sept. 24. Find your race photos 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.