Event Details for
Mermaid Duathlon Capitola

Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:00 AM

1710 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 1710 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010

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Mermaid Triathlon & Duathlon Capitola

One of the best All Women Triathlon's on the west coast.  The City of Capitola is the perfect venue offering an ocean swim around the wharf, views of the pacific, fun and challenging bike course followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking the town.  Let your friends and family know about your upcoming event by RSVP'ing to our Facebook page. You can also see photos from last year on our Facebook page.

Tentative Start Times
These are the tentative start times for the race. The final start times will be posted in the race updates.
7:30 a.m. - Mighty Mermaid Olympic Triathlon
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8:00 a.m. - Sprint Tri - Family and Friends, Athena, Relay
8:00 a.m. - Duathletes - 35 & Over
8:02 a.m. - Duathletes - 34 & Under
8:10 a.m. - Sprint Tri - 40 & Over
8:15 a.m. - Sprint Tri - 30 to 39
8:20 a.m. - Sprint Tri - 29 & Under
10:30 a.m. - mini mermaid beach dash

mini mermaid girls 1 mile "beach dash"
Our new venue in Capitola is all about the beach and there's nothing better than the sand in your toes. To celebrate the joy of running on the beach we've turned our mini mermaid run into a "beach dash!" The one mile beach dash will be a 2 loop run from the finish area out along the hard pack sand to the end of the beach and back. Register your mini online for $15.00 or you can sign them up on race day for $20.00. <more>

Sprint Triathlon Race Categories - Family and Friends vs. Age Group vs. Athena
The Family and Friends category was started to allow athletes of any age to start together. It is very popular for first time triathletes, mother and daughter combos and friends who would otherwise be in different start waves. The Athena cateogory is for athletes 160lbs and over. If you would like to switch categories you must do so prior to September 16th. Category switches after September 16th are subject to a switch fee. To switch categories please send an email to For more information on the different race categories please read our FAQ section.

Pre-Race Registration and Packet Pick-up
We'll be offering two pre-race opportunities to pick up your race packet. Picking up your packet prior to race day is the best way to keep your morning stress free. You'll get your bib numbers, t-shirt, goody bag, timing chip and wristband! We strongly encourage all athletes to pick up their race packets on Friday or Saturday.

Thursday, October 4th
Location: Sports Basement - Sunnyvale
Time: 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Address: 1177 Kern Ave, Sunnyvale, CA

Friday, October 5th
Location: Whole Foods - Capitola
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. (All athletes need to bring a photo I.D.)
Address: 1710 41st Avenue, Capitola, CA 95010

Saturday, October 6th
Location: Capitola Beach - Esplanade Park
Time: 6:00 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. (All athletes need to bring a photo I.D.)
Please note: There are very strict parking rules within the City of Capitola. Do not park in 2 hour metered parking or along streets where permits are required. You will be ticketed.

Wetsuit Rentals & Sales from Smoker Wetsuits
Mermaid wetsuit sponsor, Smoker Wetsuits will be on-site for our Mermaid Santa Cruz and will be renting and selling triathlon wetsuits. For more information check out Smoker Wetsuits or email

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