Complimentary IRONMAN 70.3 Training: A Reason to Smile!

Posted on: August 15, 2017

If riding a bike for 30 miles, running for an hour and swimming 1500 yards makes you smile then we have the event for you.  The Ironman 70.3 Santa Cruz is approaching quickly, September 10, 2017.  There is a complementary training day (no need to be a Bay Club or Breakaway member) this Saturday, August 12, 2017  for all levels, including beginners.  Thanks to for the information.

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Saturday (8/12): Open Water Swim and Bike ride

  • 6:30am- Depart SF for Santa Cruz (1 hr. 20 min travel time)
  • 8:30am- Launch Open Water Swim (Swim around the Santa Cruz Municipal Pier)
  • 9:30am- Launch Long Bike Ride (Endurance ride with race efforts. Riders will have the choice to ride the full 70.3 bike course or the Olympic course.) 
  • 2:00pm: Lunch at Pono Hawaiian Grill (Hang out at boardwalk/ beach and stay in Santa Cruz overnight. Long run on Sunday morning and return back to SF after.)

Please remember, since this is a complementary training, there will be no provided SAG support on the swim or bike. Please be advised that the swim is challenging and you should have a solid foundation of swimming to participate. For beginner swimmers, you can do an out-n-back from the beach. Please bring tubes, co2, multi tool and nutrition for bike course. There is a stop to refuel in Davenport.

For the actual IRONMAN 70.3 SANTA CRUZ race day, check out the official ironman website:

According to the organizers, “The race starts on the Santa Cruz Main Beach, east of the wharf. A 1.2 mile ocean swim will kick off the day. Athletes will begin the bike course at Depot Park as they head out on a rolling course providing numerous beautiful vistas along the California coastline. The scenic out-and-back run course traverses the Natural Bridges State Park and Wilder Ranch State Park, with the turnaround on the rugged ocean bluffs. Athletes will return to finish on the beach in front of the main stage at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk.”

What an amazing event right here in our own back yard, we hope to be seeing you and your smile in Santa Cruz.