IM 70.3 Santa Cruz package, September 7-11, 2018

[past event, check back soon for 2019 events]

Have you thought about taking on this classic Californian race, previously called the Big Kahuna, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of the arrangements?

We would love to have you join us for a fun race weekend in historic Santa Cruz, CA.

Why travel with us?         

We take care of everything for you! While other athletes are picking up rental cars, figuring out how to get there, putting their bikes together and worrying about making restaurant reservations and cooking meals, you will be relaxing, focusing on your race and having fun. We provide a first class race experience.

Have a non-racing family member or friend who would like to join you and would like to be looked after too? No problem! We cater for spectators too!

Package includes:

  • Accommodation in a stunning vacation home in Santa Cruz, close to the historic Santa Cruz beach boardwalk where the race starts and finishes

  • Fresh, healthy meals designed for racers and spectators, prepared by our own Firehouse Chef Kyle and healthy snacks on hand

  • Transfers to/from San Francisco area airports to/from Santa Cruz

  • Bike services (bike build and breakdown and CO2 cartridges for the race)

  • Tour by car/van of the bike and run courses

  • Group swim and ride, day before the race

  • Excursion to hike in California’s famous Redwood forests the day after the race

  • An “Oh s$%t” box for minor items of forgotten gear

Athletes will be responsible for:

  • Race entry fee

  • Flights to/from San Francisco area

  • Bike transport (advice provided on options)

Package price:   

  • Athletes: $1495 (double occupancy), $1995 (single occupancy)

  • Spectators: $1395 (double occupancy), $1895 (single occupancy)

Don’t miss out! Secure your spot by registering early. This is a popular race and we have a limited number of spaces in the house.

Draft program

Friday, September 7, 2018

Arrive at San Francisco area airports

Met by EE representative at the airport; group transport from San Francisco to Santa Cruz

Lunch provided en route

Arrive at house, unpack, relax

Athlete check-in

Tour of bike and run courses

Group dinner


Saturday, September 8, 2018


Short group swim and ride at race site

Second breakfast!

Athlete check-in, bike and run bag check-in, visit the Expo

Time to rest and relax


Sunday, September 9, 2018: Race day!



Hang out post-race

Post-race party at the house

Monday, September 10, 2018


Group excursion to hike in the famous redwoods

Dinner out

Tuesday, September 11, 2018


Group transport back to San Francisco area airports