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Team Semper Fi Event: Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon

August 13, 2011

Santa Cruz, CA — Team Semper Fi will attending the 2011 Santa Cruz Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon.

Triathlon Information:
You’ll swim 750 meters (one loop) at Cowell Beach adjacent to the Santa Cruz Boardwalk, right next to the famous Steamer Lane surf area and the Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf. Distance is dependent on the tide and where the buoys are placed each year.

After your swim you’ll run down the sidewalk to Depot Park, have assistance getting your wetsuit off if you need it, and hop on your bike for a 12.4 mile ride ( 2 loops) out to the Westswimmer Side of Santa Cruz. You will only travel one way on Delaware Street, making a U-turn at the entrance to Long Marine Lab, then a right turn onto Swanton and a left turn onto West Cliff Drive for a very scenic ride back towards the corner of Bay and Laguna. You will make TWO loops of the bike course before returning to transition.

At the end of your bike ride you’ll return to Depot Park and run up West Cliff Drive past the Surfer Museum at Lighthouse Point before returning to the Depot Park Finish Line. The run will be 5K.

The Sprint Duathlon Course:
Is the same as the Sprint Bike and Run course, except in place of the swim you’ll run on the beach before heading up to Depot Park. The entire run distance will be 1.45 miles.

For more information on the race or register please go to Santa Cruz Sprint.