Santa Cruz Sprint™ Triathlon
Sunday, August 14, 2016
You'll swim 750 meters (one loop) 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 12.4 mile ride ( 2 loops) 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. You will make TWO loops of the bike course before returning to transition.
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 before returning to the Depot Park Finish Line.
The first wave of the Sprint Distance race will serve as the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Championship.
The Sprint Distance is the also regional Junior Championship for 2016 as well as the USAT Talent ID Championship race.