We look forward to another successful year. However, prior to registering please understand the transfer and refund policies stated below.

If we have to cancel the event:

We’ve got you covered!
In the case of the event being canceled: After 36 consecutive years we were actually forced to cancel our event due to the fires and landslides in 2018. Having secured this policy saved our athletes tens-of-thousands of dollars. It happens and we’re prepared if it does. If we have to cancel our event for specific reasons*, you are will be refunded your full registration fee.
(*Coverage includes cancellation due to adverse weather, natural catastrophe or terrorism.)

If you have to cancel your participation. (You have options.)

We do realize that athletes may be prevented from participating for legitimate reasons – we’ve been there. If you are unable to participate, we will allow transfers to another athlete, for the current year only, under the following terms. The transfer process and associated deadlines are explained below.

We DO allow transfers.  We’ll allow transfers up to 14 days prior to the event. To transfer a confirmed entry in the Santa Barbara Triathlon from one party to another, please contact our office. We will cancel your entry and provide you with a discount code for the new registrant and, if necessary, submit a request to USAT to refund any one-day fee you may have paid. Please note: cancelling your registration will not result in a refund from IMAthlete or Santa Barbara Triathlon. You will work out reimbursement with the new registrant. The new registrant will use that code to sign-up for the event.  

Please note:

  1. We do not maintain a list of people looking to buy or sell entries.
  2. Individual entries can be transferred regardless of division, gender, age, etc.

If any athlete sells his/her entry and it is not communicated to the Event Director in accordance to the transfer process described above, both athletes will be disqualified and prohibited from participating in the Santa Barbara Triathlon for a minimum of 2 years. Selling an entry jeopardizes our event insurance and will ultimately result in higher insurance and entry fees. For more information on this issue please consult USA Triathlon.


Santa Barbara Triathlon, Inc. has a NO REFUND policy. WE STRONGLY ADVICE securing the REGISTRATION PROTECTION COVERAGE offered during registration (note it can not be added after registration) to protect your entry fee investment should you become ill.*
* See specific coverage details on our registration platform.

Our event has a proud tradition as one of the oldest long course triathlon events in the United States, and we look forward to another successful year. However, we do want you to understand, before registering, the above policies and how they may affect you as a participant.