Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper for our 2nd Annual SANTA BARBARA AQUATHON!

Click HERE for last year's event schedule and divisions.

Join Santa Barbara Channelkeeper for our second annual Santa Barbara AQUATHON on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at Leadbetter Beach from 8am-1pm! In collaboration with Waterkeeper Alliance’s SPLASH event series, this family-friendly, multi-sport, on-the-water event will bring the Santa Barbara community together to raise awareness and funds to protect and restore our beloved ocean. Everybody is invited to dive in, so register to participate or volunteer, help spread the word, bring your family, bring your friends, and most importantly, have fun out on the water! 

SURFATHON - Catch all the waves you can in a soft top competition. Ages 14 and under. INFO
SWIMATHON - 500 meter or 1K ocean swims for all ages (under 18 needs parent permission). INFO
SUPATHON - 1.5K SUP races for boards 12' and under or open to any size. Ages 18 and over. INFO
MEGA-AQUATHON - 1K swim followed by the 1.5K open SUP paddle. Ages 18 and over. INFO



This event is for recreational swimmers, serious swimmers looking for a timed open water event, SUPers who want to meet a personal goal or just have a salty good time, colleagues and clubs wanting to build team spirit, and anyone who wants to dive in and raise funds to protect our beautiful beaches, coastline and community. 

Contestants receive an event t-shirt, a complimentary raffle ticket, and pride in supporting a healthy ocean and clean beaches!

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Santa Barbara AQUATHON to benefit Santa Barbara Channelkeeper is a part of the Waterkeeper Alliance SPLASH Event Series, presented nationally by TOYOTA.

Thank you to our 2016 sponsors!