Los Angeles Triathlon Club
CapitolaMan 140.6 distance tri
Description The CapitolaMan will be California Central Coast's first full distance triathlon. Distances are a 2.4 mile swim, a 112 mile bike, and a 26.2 mile run.

Although the distances are identical to an Ironman Triathlon this race organization is not related to the Ironman Corp. or WTC in any way, shape or manner. This is an independent organization producing a high quality event in one of the world's most scenic locations.

The course has been designed by a veteran triathlete and race director to share some of the scenic beauty and natural wonders of our area with racers from all over the world.

Capitola and Santa Cruz are just 30 miles south of the Silicon Valley and only 90 minutes from San Francisco.

Fall is the most beautiful time of year in Northern California and in Capitola and Santa Cruz. The afternoons get warm and the water temperature is as 'nice as it gets' hovering in the low 60's.

The swim takes place at Seacliff State Park Beach. It is a two lap triangular course. The swim can be viewed from the surrounding bluffs.

Throughout the course safety is first. A well designed bike route will keep the participants off major roads and highways as they ride towards the Salinas Valley and the Santa Lucia Mountains on this out and back course. The bike course offers long lines of sight, minimal turns, and flat to rolling terrain allowing the riders to focus on pace and tempo. The course promises to be fast as it only climbs a bit over 2,000 ft of elevation along the way.

The run was designed to give our visitors a glimpse of the beautiful and natural Nisene Marks State Park. This wonderful park of 2nd and 3rd growth redwoods provides a cooling cover and stunning backdrop to a soft, off pavement run. As the run gains only 900 feet elevation, it will be fast as well.

This inaugural event will be limited to 850 participants. A relay division is offered. Awards will be well designed and original. Great quality Schwagg items will be plentiful. Gourmet food from locally sourced farms and vendors is planned to satisfy all appetites.

$60,000 of the race proceeds are already committed to benefit local community organizations.

Type Race - Triathlon
Date(s) September 13, 2014 - Sep 13, 2014
Frequency 1-time event (non-weekly)
Start Time 6:00 AM
Level Intermediate, Advanced
Where Other
Website http://capitolaman.com
Comments Central Coast

Capitola is a quaint little city nestled between the Pacific Ocean and the Santa Cruz mountains and just 4 miles south of Santa Cruz. The San Jose International Airport is only 40 minutes north and Monterey airport is 30 minutes south. As a progressive community Capitola has a regional mall with shopping from Macy's, Sears, and Target. Many fine restaurants and grocery stores are located here. No fewer than 8 pro-level bike shops are within 5 miles. Close by in Santa Cruz you can find vintage shopping on Pacific Garden Mall and wonderful seafood dining on the Santa Cruz wharf. For the curious adventurer the Mystery Spot is one of the world's great wonders and makes you think about which way is up.

With the Monterey Bay Marine Sanctuary at Stand up paddling the doorstep many water activities are available such as sailing, surfing, kite surfing, kayaking, deep sea fishing, stand up paddling, and beach combing. The world famous Monterey Bay Aquarium is just 30 minutes around the bay.....and of course the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk is just a short skip north. Some of the nation's finest mountain bike riding can be found in three nearby area parks. Over 150 miles of trails can be explored. Pioneers in mountain bike manufacturers such as Ibis, Santa Cruz, and Specialized call this home. All around the bay there are world class golf courses, from Pasatiempo, to Fort Ord, to the renown Pebble Beach and Carmel Valley courses. Some of the world's finest wines come from 342 wineries that stretch from Santa Cruz Mountains to the Monterey Wine Trail. No fewer than 8 micro-breweries have popped up over the past 10 years.

Lodging can be found at one of the the areas 50 motels or at over 500 vacation rentals. Find your ideal place to stay through these resources:

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