You'll start out with a .75-mile ocean
swim in the Monterey Bay around the
world famous cement ship, followed by a scenic 13-mile bike
course through Aptos, Seascape, and Rio Del Mar. A 4-mile beach
run caps what is commonly described as one of the best
triathlon experiences that California has to offer.
Course Record 1:09:21 Tommy Zaferes 2011. Santa Cruz Endurance will pay the 2014 SandMan entry fee and offer a free 1 year club membership to any relay team or individual who breaks this record at the 2013 race.
Transition opens at 6am, first wave at 8am! Divisions for
Individual Male and Female are in 5 year increments per USAT
rules: Under 14, 15-17, 18-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39,
40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80-84,
Team divisions are all ages Male, Female, and Co-Ed.
Awards will be given to the top finishers in each division at the awards ceremony directly following the race.
Packets and Parking
Packet pickup will be at Bike Station Aptos again this year on Sat Aug 3rd from 2-4pm! Space is limited however if spots are
open, there will be same day registration. Raceday packet pickup and registration will be available onsite from 6:00am to 7:30am but we strongly encourage you to pick up your packet on Saturday. Everyone MUST pick-up their own packet
and race number. Unfortunately we can NOT give it to a friend or family
member. ID required and sorry NO exceptions.
USAT annual members must bring their USAT card and ID. If you have lost your card, please contact USAT and print out a new card. Without proof of annual membership, you will need to purchase a single day membership. These are the requirements of a USAT sanctioned event.
Raffle Details will be announced in the coming months.
Parking will be at the Seacliff State beach parking lots off of State Park Drive. Map it here. If you chose to park inside the park, the fee is $10. Outside the park, parking is free. Make sure you park in a legal parking space and give yourself enough time to walk to the race area.