33rd annual Santa Cruz Triathlon (Olympic distance)

Other, Sprint

Event Date

Sun, Sep 27, 2015


Santa Cruz, CA


Activity Today Later

Individual - Individual Age group/open

$110 $125 Closed

Tri Two Combo Pack - Sandman-Santa Cruz Triathlon Dual Entry

$150 $150 Closed

Open Wave/Top 50 - Open Wave/Top 50

$155 $155 Closed

Collegiate/Student - Individual

$75 $75 Closed

AquaBike - Individual

$95 $95 Closed

Relay Team - Group-registration team Age group/open

$180 $180 Closed

Triathlon-Sprint - Individual Age group/open

$90 $90 Closed

Open Water Swim - Individual Age group/open

$40 $40 Closed

About This Activity

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 33 years. Students from these schools serve as race-day volunteers. Your participation in this event is appreciated!

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.


  • Open Wave/Top 50
  • 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+
  • Female Athena (over 165 lbs)
  • Male Clydesdale (over 220 lbs)
  • Aquabike
  • Relay (men, women & co-ed)

Sorry, athletes under 14 years of age will not be allowed to compete.

All race entries are non-transferable. All entrants agree to our refund and transfer policy at the successful completion of online registration. Refunds will be processed for medical reasons only. Cancellation requests must be submitted in writing with a supporting doctors note no later than 72 hours prior to the event (9/27/2015). You may email us here. A 50 percent credit towards next years race will be applied to your account. If a relay team member is injured and unable to race on race day, a written cancellation request must be accompanied by a doctors note and submitted no later than 72 hours prior to the event (9/27/2015) to allow the uninjured relay teams to re-register. A full refund minus processing fees will be provided to relay teams if procedures are followed. Under USA Triathlon rules, participants found racing under another persons name will be disqualified and could be barred from USA Triathlon membership for one full year. Participants could also be barred from racing in future Santa Cruz Triathlons.

Event details and schedule

Event Start Time: 8 a.m., Sunday, Sept. 27, 2015

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

Packet Pickup will be held

  • Friday, Sept. 25 from 4:30-7:30 p.m. at Sports Basement in Sunnyvale. 
  • Saturday, Sept. 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Spokesman in downtown Santa Cruz
  • on race morning beginning at 5:30 a.m. ($15 race day pickup fee applies)

Find course maps, parking infomation and suggested lodging on our website, www.santacruztriathlon.org.

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