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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. Special youth pricing is available for High School Teams and youth athletes 18 and under for the sprint distance triathlon.
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.
Participants will receive a finisher medal and custom running cap as part of their registration, plus a post race lunch and awards. Awards will be three deep overall in each event, with age group awards for individual events with greater than 20 attendees (Exception - Family and Friends non-competitive wave).
Check out this cool drone footage shot by Jeff Tse from Tri Santa Cruz 2017. The weather is perfect this time of year with no fog and calm waters in a protected bay. Perfect for first timers and experienced athletes alike. This can be your short course PR for either the sprint or the international (Olympic) distance race.
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