Kendra’s Race

Rick finishing UCSB 5km 2017

Rick Payne at the finish of the 5km run for the 2017 Kendra’s Race

In 2006, after the death of their teammate and friend, Kendra Payne, the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) Triathlon Team changed the name of their annual triathlon to Kendra’s Race. The race has been held every year since then and each year the UCSB triathlon team generously donates a proportion of the entrance fees to the Kendra Chiota Payne Memorial Fund

This year's race will be held on Sunday, March 11, 2018.  Kendra’s Race returned as a full triathlon last year after the UCSB Tri Team worked out a new bike course. Find out more about the race by going to the UCSB Triathlon Team website -

Kendra’s Race has become an annual gathering where family and friends come together and renew the bonds of friendship created through their mutual connection with Kendra. 

The 2017 Kendra Chiota Payne Memorial Triathlon

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The Swim

The Bike

The Run

© Richard Payne 2017