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Mission Statement

Established in 1981, the Santa Barbara Triathlon is one of the longest running triathlons in the world. And it's no wonder: Stunning scenery, flawless operations and an ocean-front transition area and finish line ensure a sell-out 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 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) as well as the traditional co-ed format.

The Santa Barbara Triathlon is proud of the fact that since 2002 we have raised over $450,000 for local charities. Each year a new charity is selected by our community. This year we will support the Scholarship Foundation of Santa Barbara. Check out the fundraising page on our website for more information about his amazing organization.

Prior Santa Barbara Triathlon participants include Ironman champions Scott Tinley, Paula Newby-Fraser and Michellie Jones. Come see for yourself why the Santa Barbara Triathlon is home to one of the most amazing triathlon venues and why world class athletes and loyal participants alike keep coming back year after year.


Positions Available: Friday (August 22 th), Saturday (August 23 th), Sunday (August 24 th). No experience necessary! Community hours available for students!

Every volunteer receives a Triathlon T- Shirt and a chance to win a Channel Islands Kayak Trip for two. Great way to benefit your community!!

There are many exciting, supportive and fun positions available throughout the event week. After signing up, the Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you to brief you on the position and answer any of your questions

  • registration
  • timing
  • water stations
  • course directions
  • transition zone
  • packet stuffing party
  • run
  • bike and swim course monitors
  • body marking
  • finish line
  • food service


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