Kendra's Race is a sprint distance triathlon hosted by the UCSB Triathlon Team to benefit the Kendra Chiota Payne Memorial Fund. This is our ninth edition of the race, and we hope to make 2013 our best year ever. This year, we have added a aquabike option in an effort to get even more athletes involved in the event. The race serves as the UCSB Triathlon Team's big fundraiser for the year, and we take pride in bringing the Santa Barbara community one of the best sprint triathlons on the West Coast. We hope you'll add Kendra's Race to your 2013 race calendar, and take part in this awesome event!
Please visit our Registration page for details and pricing.
Teams, please contact our Race Directors for information about group discounts.
The sprint distance triathlon with a 1/2 mi ocean swim, a rolling 16 mi bike course, and a rolling 3 mi run course. The aquabike's swim and bike halves are the same course as the triathlon. Please check our Course Descriptions page for details and interactive course maps.
Where & When
Kendra's Race will be on Saturday, March 30, 2013. The first wave for the triathlon and the aquabike will go off at 8:00AM and we will aim to have the awards ceremony at 10:30AM. There will be packet pick-up available both Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. See Schedule for details.
All three legs of the race begin and end on UC Santa Barbara's campus at Campus Point. Please visit our Directions page for details about how to get here and where to park.
Our race will be part of the West Coast Collegiate Triathlon Conference (WCCTC) triathlon circuit. The WCCTC was co-founded by UCSB alumnus J. Ritterbeck in 2005, and it is now the largest collegiate triathlon conference in the country. In 2011, the WCCTC won the Conference Competition at USA Triathlon's Collegiate National Championship.
At Kendra's Race, teams from the WCCTC will compete for points, which will go toward determining Conference Omnium Champions and qualifiers for the Collegiate National Championship. WCCTC athletes receive registration discounts with a valid WCCTC number.
Our race will also serve as the California High School State Championship for the Southwest High School Triathlon Conference. High school students and teams interested in joining the conference should contact Conference Director Mark Mason through the website.
All high school students are eligible for a $20 discount on race entry using the code "HighSchTri".
Teams of 2 or 3 may register as a relay for the triathlon and compete as male, female, or co-ed. See our Registration page for details.
Current USAT rules will be enforced throughout the entire event. Please check USAT's Most Commonly Violated Rules to help avoid penalties.
There will be a variety of food for racers after they have finished.
There will also be an expo where some of our Sponsors will have booths showcasing their products and services. Keep an eye out for local shops Santa Barbara Running, and Hazards Cyclesport. Also, be sure to stick around for our awards ceremony with raffle prizes.
Custom awards and merchandise will be given to our top open-division finishers, top collegiate finishers, top high school finishers, top relay teams, top aquabike finishers, and in each age group.
We will also have some great raffle prizes from our wonderful Sponsors.