The Santa Barbara Triathlon’s stunning scenery, flawless operations and ocean-front transition area and finish line make this event one to remember. “We offer children’s beach activities, a fabulous sports expo and convenient on-site dining,” says Robin Stevens, Volunteer Coordinator for the Santa Barbara Triathlon.
Established in 1981, the Santa Barbara Triathlon is one of the longest running triathlons in the world. In that time, the event has grown to include a little something for everyone: unique divisions to the sprint course, a traditional co-ed option and a women-only or parent-child division. “Our Long Course race also offers an Aquabike division for those who can’t or don’t run,” adds Stevens.
“So far, I like [VolunteerLocal] and I would recommend it to others.” – Robin Stevens, Volunteer Coordinator for the Santa Barbara Triathlon
Each year, the Santa Barbara Triathlon partners with a nonprofit organization (selected by the community) to be the recipient of charitable donations made by athletes and their friends.
“When participants register for the Santa Barbara Triathlon, we automatically create a personal fundraising page for them,” says Stevens. “If every Santa Barbara Triathlon participant gets seven friends to donate $5 each, we will raise $50,000 for our beneficiary.”
Thanks to Montecito Bank & Trust, participants and partners, the Santa Barbara Triathlon has raised over $450,000 for local charities since 2002. This year’s designated nonprofit is the Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) of Santa Barbara County. “Our community is fortunate to have an organization whose goal is to prevent abused, neglected, and abandoned children from becoming lost in the Juvenile Dependency system,” says Stevens. “Everyone can make a difference.”