Santa Cruz Triathlon at the Beach Boardwalk

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


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

BIKE (40K) A challenging out-and-back ride via city streets 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.

DIVISIONS Age groups male & female: 14-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 46-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70+, female Athena (over 160 lbs), male Clydesdale (over 200 lbs). Relay teams are made up of men, women and coed. Sorry, athletes under 14 years of age will not be allowed to compete.

**AQUA BIKE** Swim (1.5K) and Bike (40k) – For those of you who would like to do two of the segments and not the run. (No relay available)