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Santa Cruz Triathlon

Three members of our family participated in the  Santa Cruz Triathlon this morning. Congratulations to Ken, Jon and Dave who all finished within their goal times. And big congratulations to all the participants and finishers of this years race. Besides the physical aspect of finishing a race such as a triathlon, “the Santa Cruz Triathlon is a non-profit event. Last year the race donated nearly $50,000 back to the Santa Cruz community. Proceeds from the event are donated to Santa Cruz County High School athletic programs, the UC Santa Cruz Swim Program, Cabrillo College Athletics, Santa Cruz Track Club, Santa Cruz Triathlon Association and Long Marine Lab. These organizations receive donations from the race and provide volunteers on the course. Your participation is greatly appreciated!”

With the rain holding off until the afternoon, it was perfect race weather. Not cold. Not hot. I know, it’s easy for me to say, I was just a spectator, but I was quite comfortable hanging out for nearly 3 hours.

Santa Cruz Triathlon, Nana

SWIM (1.5K) A brisk ocean swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Water temperature is usually in the mid 50’s, so wetsuits are strongly recommended.

BIKE (40K) A challenging out-and-back ride via city streets and coastal Highway 1. The turnaround is located in the historic coastal town of Davenport.

RUN (10K) A flat and fast out-and-back course along the ocean on beautiful West Cliff Drive.

Great job guys!! Now it’s time to go out and celebrate your success with a big breakfast at DeLaveaga Golf Course!
  • Meredith Rowlen - September 26, 2011 - 9:58 am

    Awesome Pics!! You guys have the most exciting adventures!!ReplyCancel

  • Summer - September 27, 2011 - 4:25 am

    What a great way to give back to the community! It takes a lot of hard work & dedication to take part in a triathlon, so congrats to them!ReplyCancel

  • Leia - September 27, 2011 - 8:35 am

    Yep, I cannot do that…. and yep, just lookin’ at those pictures, I’m officially tired and thirsty!! ;-) These shots are wonderful and a huge congrats to all of them for competing in such an awesome event!!ReplyCancel

  • Manuella Pararas-Hulbert - October 5, 2011 - 10:56 am

    What fantastic shots of a great event. I’m sure you are very proud of your family members, congrats and well done to the three of them!ReplyCancel

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