Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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FEB23
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Big Husky Triathlon FestivalHuskisson, New South Wales, AU

Fourteen years strong and not slowing down, be part of Australias favourite long-course! The Big Husky Triathlon Festival has grown to become one of Australias most loved of the Long Course events. 2019 marks 14 years of Big Husky excitement!

Along with the Ultimate Distance race, there is a packed Huskisson triathlon program that includes Sprint & Super Sprint distance triathlons, Ocean Swim, Fun Runs, MINIMAN kids triathlon and a massive Health & Lifestyle Expo.

This years festival also features a new event the popular Classic Distance Triathlon.

Huskisson is a spectacular spot to race and holiday with great local cafes and restaurants, a range of accommodation from camping, cabins, motels, the famous Husky Pub through to beach front homes.

AUD $23 - AUD $200
Sprint • 500m Ocean Swim • Aquabike • 10k • 5k • Other • 1km Ocean Swim • Super Sprint
Big Husky Triathlon Festival
MAR17
Superseal Olympic & Sprint TriathlonCoronado, California, US

The SuperSEAL Olympic triathlon and the SEAL Sprint triathlon are are held on the same day. The SuperSEAL athletes begin in earlier swim waves, followed by the SEAL Sprint athletes, and both groups race on the same course on the same day.

This much-loved local race takes place on Coronado, California's famous Silver Strand State Beach. It is an International/Olympic distance event, offering the perfect race for beginners and seasoned triathletes looking for a challenge in heart of triathlon's historic birthplace.

Olympic Course:

The course features a 1,500-meter swim in the Silver Strand State Beach Bay. The swim will be a calm bay swim. The water temperature will average 58 degrees. (Wetsuits are recommended.) The bike course will be a flat and fast 40K bike course that will consist of two loops on Hwy 75. The run course is one out-and-back loop covering a 10K course on a dirt trail.

SEAL Sprint:

The swim is an 800-meter/.5-mile swim in the Silver Strand State Beach Bay. The swim will be a calm bay swim. The water temperature will average 58 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. The bike course will be a flat and fast 20km/12.4 -mile bike course that will consist of one loop on Hwy 75. Safety helmets are required for the bike portion of the race. The run course is an approximate 6km/3.1-mile course on a dirt trail. The run will be composed of one out-and-back loop.

$135 - $150
Sprint • Olympic
Superseal Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
MAR23
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Wildman Triathlon FestivalLake Louisa State Park, U.S. 27, Clermont, FL, USA

Swim in beautiful Lake Louisa, at this time of year wetsuits will most likely be allowed but you can need to know how that affects you as an athlete. Bike on one of the most beautiful and safe courses in the State of Florida.

$75 - $150
Sprint • Other • Sprint Duathlon • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon
Wildman Triathlon Festival
MAR30
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Forster Triathlon FestivalForster, New South Wales, AU

Forster Tuncurry is located on the stunning North Coast of NSW and is rich in Triathlon history, being the famous birthplace of Australian Long Course Triathlon events.

Forster is set to excite and thrill athletes from across Australia and overseas. A haven for watersports, Forster is the centre of the Great Lakes area and home to a number of fantastic beaches. Get set for an experience of a lifetime as an expected field of over 1,000 triathletes race on this amazing course that also offers family and friends of athletes the perfect getaway.

Whether it is for a week or just the weekend, Forster Tuncurry is a scenic playground with a mountain of holiday activities to enjoy. Part of a weekend of triathlon festivities including the Super Sprint, Sprint, Standard and the signature Ultimate Forster.

AUD $55 - AUD $330
Sprint • Other • Super Sprint
Forster Triathlon Festival
MAR31
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Bicester TriathlonBicester, GB

This is a family, pool-based triathlon with a rural bike around surrounding villages and a traffic-free run. A great intro for novices or a chance for more experienced athletes to lay down a marker!

This particularly spectator-friendly triathlon has the swim section at Bicester and Ploughley Leisure Centre with ample spectator viewing and the run section completely enclosed in Bicester Community College sports ground. The 20km bike route leaves transition at the sports field for a 2 lap circuit of Bicester and surrounding villages including Bucknell and Middleton Stoney.

£35 - £45
Sprint • Other • Aquabike - Sprint
Bicester Triathlon
MAR31
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Kingscliff TriathlonKingscliff, New South Wales, AU

As we near the 20th edition of the Kingscliff Triathlon, we are continuing our journey with the local community and businesses to build a sustainable and valuable event.

There are many exciting changes in Kingy: the new Rowan Robinson Parklands, new bitumen through the village, and replacement of the timber boardwalk beside the creek

Join in for a fun, family-friendly triathlon at one of Australia's premier coastal sporting destinations in stunning Kingscliff!

AUD $56 - AUD $229
Sprint • Olympic • Other
Kingscliff Triathlon
APR6
Hervey Bay BreakHervey Bay QLD, Australia

Bay Break is a multisports event held in the beautiful seaside town of Hervey Bay in Queensland. This year Bay Break is a run, walk & triathlon event held in the Urangan Pier Precinct on Saturday 6th & Sunday 7th April 2019. Participants can enter in a single event or multiple events.

The Bay Break multisports event is run by local volunteers with the objective of providing an event that supports locals participating in sport and healthy activities .We also aim to attract visitors to the region to stay and enjoy our beautiful surroundings where Local businesses will benefit from this event through this attraction of visitors to the area and any profits will be distributed to nominated local charities.

AUD $10 - AUD $126.50
Sprint • Other • Super Sprint • 10k • 5k • Marathon
Hervey Bay Break
APR13
Wollongong Triathlon FestivalWollongong, New South Wales, AU

The stunning harbor precinct and the blue mile of Wollongong City will come alive again this April with a festival of fitness, health and family fun that offers everyone the chance to have a go or come along and enjoy the color and spectacle of the sport of triathlon.The Wollongong Triathlon Festival has multiple event distances: Standard Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon, Super Sprint Triathlon, Try and Tri, and the Miniman Aquathon! People are triTheGong triathlon festival offers races for all ages and abilities.
Enter as an individual or get some friends together and be part of a team and taste the excitement, exhilaration, and sense of accomplishment that comes with participating in this festival.

AUD $190 - AUD $337.50
Sprint • Other • Super Sprint • Miniman Aquathon
Wollongong Triathlon Festival
APR13
HITS Napa Valley – CaliforniaNapa, California, US

This is a one-of-a-kind location! Napa Valley is one of the treasures of the United States and the historic Indian Springs Resort and Spa is Californias oldest continuously operating pool and spa facility. Lake Berryessa is breathtakingly beautiful. This rugged, yet majestic natural setting is home to varied and beautiful Northern California wildlife such as swans, bald eagles, fox and whitetail deer. This location is one of THE premier triathlon venues on the planet. The course through Napa Valley will twist and turn alongside beautiful vistas.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants, volunteers and spectators must park in the campgrounds on the west side of Knoxville Rd. Campers in spaces 78-100 will not be permitted to enter or exit the race site between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

$30 - $730
Sprint • Ironman • Half Ironman • Olympic • Other
HITS Napa Valley – California
APR14
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Ron Jon Cocoa Beach TriathlonCocoa Beach, Florida, US

The Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon has established itself as a fun and challenging event and as one of Coastal Floridas favorite early season triathlons.

Always held the second weekend of April, our event draws a good mixture of Floridians and triathletes from more northern states anxious to escape the cold and get in a springtime race.

Our event is an enjoyable one for established athletes, but has proven itself as a great test for first time triathletes. We have twice been a Best First Timers Race national finalist in the Triathlon Business International annual awards.

$90 - $240
Sprint
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon
APR14
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Harlech Triathlon & DuathlonHarlech, Gwynedd, GB

The Harlech Triathlon is one of the most stunning and best loved events on the UK triathlon calendar. A perfect fit for Always Aim High Community Event's 2019 race schedule!

Having assisted Harlech Triathlon Club with the event delivery in 2018, the event is back, better than ever and ready for another great season opener.

Featuring the same stunning cycle route as the triathlon, but sandwiched between two great little run routes, the Harlech duathlon has proven to be a hugely popular race - secure your place early to avoid disappointment!

We'll see you on Sunday April 14th 2019 - this is one day you will not want to miss!

£38 - £58
Sprint • Harlech Duathlon
Harlech Triathlon & Duathlon
APR28
Milltown Sprint TriathlonUppermill, Greater Manchester, GB

The event, hosted in the Saddleworth area will see participants carry out a 400 metre swim, a 20k bike ride and a 5k run.

Following an intense swim event hosted at Saddleworth Pool & Leisure Centre, entrants will be covering 20k of Saddleworths most challenging inclines on bike, traveling the scenic route from Uppermill to Diggle, Delph, Scouthead, Austerlands, Lees, Grotton, Lydgate, and Grasscroft before returning to Uppermill.

Following this, the 5k run will challenge participants fitness as they head out down the Pennine Bridleway to Chew Valley Road in Greenfield then turning and taking on the steepest part of the course via Kinders, Haw Clough, and Knowl Top lanes under the iconic war memorial Obelisk at Pots n` Pans, tired athletes will then be returning to Saddleworth Sports Centre via Church Road and the Bridleway.

£47 - £60
Sprint
Milltown Sprint Triathlon
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly triathlon

If you’re just starting out, the best thing to do would be to book a Super Sprint or Sprint distance triathlon as these are the shortest two. There are lots of different ranges of abilities in triathlon so there’ll always be people actually ‘sprinting’ the Sprint distance but generally Sprints and Super Sprints are the best to get a feel for the sport. You can see the specific distances here.

Different Triathlon event types

Triathlons are an all day affair, so get a group together and go to the pub for lunch afterwards. Our experience is that most events happen in cool areas such as Dorney Lake in Windsor, so it’s a great excuse to escape the city for the day. They draw good crowds, and you’ll always have people cheering you on. Super Sprints tend to be very quick, so depending on your fitness level, you might want to choose a Sprint distance so you have enough time to enjoy each stage of the race. On average, Sprint triathlons will be over and done within 1.45–2 hours so it’ll go by in a flash.

Find the right triathlon for you

It’s important to have the right kit, you need a wetsuit that allows you to move and a good bike. We’ve collected a few of our favourite tris for beginners below, they’re great fun and certainly won’t disappoint. Best of luck from all of us here at LDT.

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