Duathletes welcome! We’re thrilled to offer yet another option for our endurance athletes. If swimming isn’t your thing, or you just want to try something new, you can now enter our Co-Ed event and trade the swim for a 1 mile beach run instead. Simply sign up for the Duathlon option. This amazing event will start with a 1-mile beach run (hard sand – low tide willing…), and from there athletes will be routed to the transition area to complete the 6-mile bike and 2-mile run of our Co-Ed Sprint event. For our first year we will limit the participation to the first 100 registrants. We expect this to fill up fast, so don’t wait. The start line offers panoramic views of Santa Barbara’s famous “American Riviera,” the Channel Islands and the beautiful Stearns Wharf. The course is out and back, fast and flat! Typically you’re even rewarded by a tail wind pushing you to the finish line. Music, refreshments, food and friends await your return.
Our race site is located at the Historic Cabrillo Bathhouse on Santa Barbara’s East Beach. If you’re into dipping your toes in the sand with a beer, good friends and family after an event, then we’ve got you covered. The view of the Channel Islands, the water’s edge and the Santa Ynez mountains make for a perfect backdrop.
“I’ve watched my friends participate in your event for years but since I don’t swim, I’ve missed out. If you offer a Duathlon I can be a part of the fun!”
– 2015 spectator & volunteer…
1 Mile Run (Beach) | 6 Mile Bike
2 Mile Run
Note: The duathlete will complete the same bike and run routes as the Co-Ed Sprint trathlete. However, instead of the swim they will run 1 mile on the beach. The start location is the same location as the swim start.
Run | 1 Mile Beach
1 Mile Run: Start with your toes in the sand (or wear shoes – up to you) with a brisk run along the waterline. We’ll start you in a single wave at the end of the Co-Ed Sprint triathlete waves. At the completion of this leg you will be routed into the transition area along with all the Co-Ed Sprint athletes. You will then complete the final two legs of your event with them.
Bike | 6 Mile
6 Mile Bike: The course is very fast and nearly flat (with the exception of one decent-sized hill near the Four Seasons Biltmore). Carry the water you need, as this out-and-back course goes so quickly there’s no time for a water station.
Obey all traffic laws – this is an open course. Please note that event volunteers are not able to disrupt or instruct the flow of traffic. Do not take instruction regarding your right-of-way from anyone other than a City Police officer or California Highway Patrol officer.
Run | 2 Mile
2 Mile Run: One mile out, one mile back along our oceanfront bikepath – it’s that simple. You can get water at mile one if you dare to slow down.
USAT officials may be roaming the course. Violation of USAT rules or any unsafe or unlawful cycling may result in disqualification or time penalties.
Obey all traffic laws – this is an open course. Safety is our first concern!