Season opener on Thursday, June 8th is the first of 12 consecutive Thursdays hosting swimming races and live music at East Beach.
As always, the season opener has no registration fees. Swimmers can choose between the Santa Barbara Swim Club 500-meter swim, the Santa Barbara Triathlon 1k swim and the Advanced Veterinary Specialists 1-mile swim.
Registration begins on Thursdays at 5:30 p.m. and races start at 6:30.
The last races of the season are August 24th. The Boat to Beach race, for which participants must qualify, will be held on August 31.
The walk-up entry fee for each individual event during the season is $20 per night.
Besides the weekly swimming races, athletes can also compete in any of the four Stuart J. Sato, DDS Biathlons. Youth swimmers can participate in the Mullen & Henzell Youth 1K Grand Prix or the Howell, Moore, & Gough U12 500M Grand Prix.
We’d like to mention our huge appreciation for American Riviera Bank and our many other local sponsors for their stupendous support.
In return Reef & Run gives back to the local community by donating to the Junior Lifeguards program and the Nick Johnson Memorial Fund. After last year’s contributions, we’ve given a total of almost $35,000 since Reef & Run’s inception.