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Big Kahuna Triathlon ~ Results?

Race Details

Big Kahuna

: Swim 1.2 Miles, Bike 56 Miles, Run 13.1 Miles
Race Date: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Start Time: 7:00am
Entry Fee: 225
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Address: 400 Beach Street
City/State/Zip: Santa Cruz, California 95060
Country: USA
Race Website:

Big Kahuna Triathlon Distances

The Big Kahuna is a long course triathlon consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run. Please click on the links above for specific information or maps for the Swim, Bike or Run courses.

Big Kahuna AquaBike

In 2005, USA Triathlon offered a pilot program called the AquaBike. Eventsin the AquaBike program give athletes the opportunity to compete in a category that comprises the swim and bike portions of the race, but omits the run portion of the race. The Big Kahuna is proud to participate in this program by offering an AquaBike category!

  • The Big Kahuna AquaBike: Swim 1.2 miles and Bike 56 miles
  • Entries in the Big Kahuna AquaBike will be limited.
  • Awards will be given to the top three(3) male and female finishers.


The event starts and finishes near the historic Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA. The courses are almost entirely coastal with breathtaking views of the rugged California coast, lighthouses and a dramatic finish at the main stage of the Beach Boardwalk. Visit the Directions page for maps, parking information and driving instructions.

Course Information:

Bike Info

The Bike Segment is a 56-mile scenic tour of the California coastline beginning at Depot Park and across the West Cliff Bridge. The course winds its way through the surrounding West side neighborhoods, then north on Hwy. 1 to the turnaround at Pigeon Point Lighthouse and returning back the same route to the Depot Park transition zone.

The bike course is a scenic tour of the California coastline consisting of mostly flat terrain through the Santa Cruz neighborhoods and rolling hills along HWY. 1. There are no significant climbs on the course but there is the potential for strong headwinds when traveling north.


Expo Directions for Saturday, September 8th at Depot Park

  • From Hwy 1 or Hwy 17
  • Exit at Ocean Street heading south
  • Right onto Broadway
  • Left onto Center Street

Race Day Directions for Sunday, September 9th to Boardwalk Parking

  • From Hwy 1 or Hwy 17
  • Exit at Ocean Street heading south
  • Right on San Lorenzo Blvd.
  • Left on Riverside Ave.
  • Follow city signs to Boardwalk parking areas

Race Day Directions for Sunday, September 9th at Depot Park

  • From Hwy 1 or Hwy 17
  • Exit at Ocean Street heading south
  • Right onto Broadway
  • Left onto Center Street
  • Right into Depot Park Parking on the right hand side.


There is limited parking available at Depot Park on race day. Parking is $5 all-day and paid for by purchasing a parking coupon at stations in the lot. The Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk has several public lots and the daily parking fee is $12. All lots will be open and accessible on Saturday, September 8th. On Sunday, September 9th, race participants and spectators can park in the Beach Boardwalk lot or at/near Depot Park. Metered parking is also available on city streets both days.

2013 Results:
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