_ 2019 Tri Santa Cruz - Sprint & Olympic Triathlon/Duathlons:
Come play at of one of the most fun and scenic events on the west coast. This race has a sprint and international (Olympic) distance triathlon, with relays and aquabike categories for both races. Clydesdale and Athena registration categories are available.
There is a special, non-competitive Family & Friends wave for people who are new to triathlon or just want to race with family and friends regardless of age or gender.
Sheltered swim and flat bike and run course make this a perfect place for your first race or a PR. Voted one of the best late season triathlons in the country. The bike ride is a totally closed course and both the bike and run courses follow the coastline to create one of the most scenic races around!
Stick around and play for a day at the famous Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk or visit the Surfer Museum or National Marine Sanctuary Center.
You'll swim at Cowell Beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, right next to the famous Steamer Lane surf area and the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf.
After your swim you'll run down the sidewalk by the National Marine Sanctuary Center, and on a trail into Depot Park, then hop on your bike for a 12. 8 or 24.8 mile ride out to the West Side of Santa Cruz. You will turn right at Bay Street and make a loop around the block to get onto West Cliff and ride along West Cliff Drive to Swanton, go up Swanton, make a U-Turn at Swanton and Delaware to go back to West Cliff Drive. At Bay and West Cliff you will loop around the block and merge back onto West Cliff Drive. At the end of your bike ride you'll return to Depot Park and run up West Cliff Drive past the Surfer Museum at Lighthouse Point and along West Cliff Drive to a turnaround point before returning to the Depot Park.
Located in Santa Cruz, CA
Easy access from San Francisco Bay Area and Monterey Bay
Santa Cruz Beach and Wharf Area
Pacific and Beach Street
Santa Cruz, CA