Established in 1981, the Santa Barbara Triathlon is one of the longest-running independently owned triathlons in the world. And it’s no wonder; stunning scenery, flawless operations and an oceanfront transition area and finish line ensure a sellout event every year. Stick around after the event for children’s beach activities, a fabulous sports expo and convenient on-site dining.
Participants can select from either our famous long course (including Aquabike and Team divisions) or one of our sprint courses. Sprint course options include a women’s-only event, parent/child team event (compete side-by-side with your child), the traditional co-ed format, and our all new duathlon. We even offer a “Just for Fun” division for people who want to start at the same time as their friend or family member, rather than their assigned age group. A new addition to our line-up of options is the TriTheLab Relay – check out this unique way to experience the Santa Barbara Triathlon.