The 41st Santa Cruz Triathlon . .


Olympic Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles, Run 6.2 Miles
Olympic Aquabike :
Aquabike : Swim 1500 Meters, Bike 24.9 Miles
Sprint Triathlon :
Triathlon : Swim 750 Meters, Bike 12.4 Miles, Run 3.1 Miles
1500 Meter Open Water Swim :
Swimming : Open Water Swim 1500 Meters
Sprint Aquathlon :
: Swim 750 Meters, Run 3.1 Miles
  • Race Date: Sunday, September 24, 2023
  • Start Time: 8am
  • Location:Depot Park
  • Address: 119 Center Street
  • City/State/Zip:Santa Cruz, California 95060
  • Country: USA

_ The 41st annual Santa Cruz Triathlon:

The Santa Cruz Triathlon is a non-profit event. The race has donated more than $1.5 million to Santa Cruz County high school athletic programs, UC Santa Cruz Swim Program, Cabrillo College's athletic programs, Santa Cruz Track Club and Santa Cruz Triathlon Association in its 40 years — including another big year of $84,000 in 2022. Students from these schools serve as race-day volunteers. Your participation in this event is appreciated! 

Event details and schedule

Event Start Time

Olympic: 8 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023

Open Water Swim directly follows the Olympic start, likely around 8:30 a.m.

Sprint: 9:30 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 24, 2023

Olympic racers, please arrive in Transition Area no later than 7:15 a.m. to be body-marked and rack your bike. Transition opens at 6am. There will be a safety meeting at the Swim Start on Main Beach at 7:45 a.m.

Sprint racers, Transition Area opens at 8 a.m. Please arrive no later than 9:00 a.m. to be body-marked and rack your bike. There will be a safety meeting at the Swim Start on Cowell Beach at 9:15 a.m.

Packet Pickup will be held
• Friday, Sept. 22 from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale.
• Saturday, Sept. 23 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spokesman in downtown Santa Cruz.
• on race morning beginning at 5:30 a.m. ($20 race day pickup fee applies).

Course Information:


Swim (1.5K): Brisk ocean swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Water temperature is usually in the mid-50s, so wetsuits are strongly recommended.

Bike (40K): Challenging out-and-back rolling ride via scenic West Cliff Drive and coastal Highway 1 to the historic town of Davenport.

Run (10K): A flat-and-fast, out-and-back dash along the ocean.


• Age groups male & female:19 and under, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
• Aquabike
• Aquathlon
• Relay ( men, women & co-ed)


Our Sprint Triathlon Course is the best sprint race in NorCal. The course — 700 yard swim, 12 mile bike and 3.1 mile run — is ideal for beginners or returning racers not quite up for a full Olympic distance triathlon.

Sorry, athletes under 12 years of age will not be allowed to compete in the Sprint. Racers must be 14 for all other events.


The one-mile Open Water Swim race course is clockwise around the Wharf from the Boardwalk to Cowell Beach. There will be one wave, including men and women. The race will take place around 8:30 a.m., after the Olympic Triathletes have started.

Other Info:

-) 2023 race registration is open • Registration Information 

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