Big Kahuna Triathlon
Race Type: Triathlon
Bike Surface: Road
Course: 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.1 mile run
Start: 7:00 AM
Location: Santa Cruz, California
Address: 400 Beach Street
Individual Price: $185 to $225
Team Price: $300 to $340
Course Info: The Big Kahuna is a long course triathlon consisting of a 1.2-mile swim, a 56-mile bike and a 13.1-mile run. Please click on the links above for specific information or maps for the Swim, Bike or Run courses.
The event starts and finishes near the historic Beach Boardwalk in Santa Cruz, CA. The courses are almost entirely coastal with breathtaking views of the rugged California coast, lighthouses and a dramatic finish at the main stage of the Beach Boardwalk. Visit the Directions page for maps, parking information and driving instructions.
* Silicon Valley Triathlon Club
* Kain Performance
* TRIbe Triathlon
Packet pick-up will take place during the Big Kahuna Expo on Saturday, September 8th from 10am to 6pm at Depot Park at 119 Center Street. Each individual must pick-up his/her own packet and show a photo ID on Saturday, September 8th, including each member of a Relay Team. Packet pick-up WILL NOT be available on Sunday, September 9th before the race. Race packets will contain your designated swim cap, timing chip, bike tags, runner's bib and your commemorative Big Kahuna t-shirt.
Event sanctioning and insurance compliance require every participant of a USA Triathlon sanctioned event to be a member of USA Triathlon and to present a photo ID. NO PHOTO ID, NO RACE, NO EXCEPTIONS.
Race Start Time
Sunday, September 9th at 7:00am on the Santa Cruz Main Beach east of the wharf. There will be a MANDATORY MEETING at 6:45am at the start line for last minute race instructions along with current course condition reports. Plan to arrive 1-2 hours prior to the start. You need time to park, check in, drop your bike, get marked etc. The event will start at 7:00am sharp!
* 7:00: Men 24 & Under/Elite
* 7:05: Men 25-29
* 7:10: Men 30-34
* 7:15: Women 34 & under
* 7:20: Men 35-39
* 7:25: Men 40-44
* 7:30: Women 35 and above
* 7:35: Men 45 and above
* 7:40: Athena / Clydesdales / Relays
* 7:45 AquaBike
The Bike Segment is a 56-mile scenic tour of the California coastline beginning at Depot Park and across the West Cliff Bridge. The course winds its way through the surrounding West side neighborhoods, then north on Hwy. 1 to the turnaround at Pigeon Point Lighthouse and returning back the same route to the Depot Park transition zone.
The bike course is a scenic tour of the California coastline consisting of mostly flat terrain through the Santa Cruz neighborhoods and rolling hills along HWY. 1. There are no significant climbs on the course but there is the potential for strong headwinds when traveling north.
There are three aid stations on the bike course. Mile 12 will offer fresh water bottles and Hammer HEED. Mile 27 located before the turnaround at Pigeon Point will offer fresh water bottles, Hammer Gel and bananas. Mile 44 at Davenport on the return will offer fresh water bottles. Participants are strongly advised to carry food sufficient for the distance. If you discard an empty water bottle at the exchange, please use the designated area. Your bottle will not be returned to you, so make sure to use an old bottle. No private vehicles or assistance to riders will be allowed on the bike course, including Hwy. 1. Failure to comply is grounds for disqualification
The bike course is partially closed to vehicular traffic. The exceptions are Hwy. 1 and a few managed intersections. Cyclist will have free flow access and right of passage through the course. Local law enforcement and/or race officials will be managing intersections. Cyclists should be aware of vehicular traffic and stay in the available bike lanes at all times. The California Highway Patrol will be active on Hwy. 1 and will enforce all traffic laws. Be aware that blocking vehicular traffic by riding abreast is illegal. Cyclists must follow the instructions of race officials and law enforcement officers at all times
Athletes MUST return to the transition zone from the bike segment no later than 1:00PM regardless of start time (last wave starts at 7:40AM). No athletes will be allowed to begin the run after the 1:00PM cut-off time.
The Run Segment is 13.1-mile
Directions: The Big Kahuna Triathlon starts and finishes near the historic Beach Boardwalk at 400 Beach Street in Santa Cruz, California. The Big Kahuna Transition Area is located at Depot Park at 119 Center Street.
Register: Click here
Website: Big Kahuna Triathlon
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