Kendra’s Race

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Rick Payne and Pat Chiota at the finish of 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. 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 was held on Sunday, March 10, 2019.  Kendra’s Race in 2019 was a bike-run biathlon.  Poor water quality due to heavy rains and mudslides forced the race organizers to drop the swim leg of the triathlon. 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 2019 Kendra’s Race

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Kendra’s Friends from UCSB - Kendra’s Race 2019 

© Richard Payne 2018