Beginner Friendly Triathlons in United States

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The MTB TriathlonDouglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA, USA

The MTB Sprint Triathlon will feature a 400 yard swim with one mass start. Water temp will be 58-65 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. The bike will have a 8-mile mt bike course on 1-lap single-track trails around the lake. The course has a few climbs and descents. All levels of riders will enjoy the course. The 2-mile run course is on single-track trails along the lakeshore. The out and back course has 1 aid station that will be stocked with water, electrolyte drink and gel.

$70 - $100
Sprint • Olympic
The MTB Triathlon
March Triathlon SeriesLopez Dr, California 93420, USA

The March Triathlon Series Olympic course is a breathtaking race.

No pun intended, racers will be challenged by a 1,500 meter swim, 40 kilometer bike with an invigorating hill, and a 10 kilometer out-and-back run.

$60 - $110
Sprint • Olympic
March Triathlon Series
The ICE Breaker TriathlonDouglas Blvd, Granite Bay, CA, USA

The Swim for the ICE Breaker Triathlon and Super Sprint Triathlon will both take place at Folsom Lake. The run courses for the ICE Breaker Triathlons and the ICE Breaker Dash Duathlon will be both a scenic and enjoyable along the beautiful shoreline of Folsom Lake.

Sprint • Olympic
The ICE Breaker Triathlon
HITS Napa Valley – California7638 Berryessa Knoxville Rd, Napa, CA 94558, USA

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
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Ron Jon Cocoa Beach TriathlonCocoa Beach, FL 32931, USA

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.

Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon
Supreme Soldier Triathlon ChallengeMurrieta Valley High School, 42200 Nighthawk Way, Murrieta, CA 92562, USA

Welcome to Supreme Soldiers Triathlon Challenge. Are you ready to challenge yourself? Are you ready to face adversity? Are you ready to find your inner Soldier! Then Sign up for Supreme Soldiers Triathlon Challenge & 5K. This race is a USA Triathlon Sanctioned event.

$40 - $145
Sprint • 5k
Supreme Soldier Triathlon Challenge
iCAN Tri SpringAlta Sierra Intermediate School, 380 W Teague Ave, Clovis, CA 93619, USA

Welcome to the iCAN Tri Spring, formerly known as the Sierra Kids Tri! This iconic, Clovis based race will once again take place this year at the Alta Sierra School. This race features a pool swim, a flat, looped course for the bike, and an equally flat run course. Distances per age group are listed below. This race is a junior championships points qualified race with the USAT. The race is sanctioned with the USAT.

$60 - $65
Sprint • Super Sprint
iCAN Tri Spring
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Spring Fling Triathlon Festival7035 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714, USA

Swim in beautiful Lake Louisa in Lake County, a favored location for triathlons for many years. Bike on an almost flat and fast course! This venue is known for its awesome wide open asphalt roads that wind through beautiful natural landscapes.

Sprint / Olympic Triathlon

Sprint / Olympic Duathlon

Sprint / Olympic Triathlon and Relays

My First Triathlon

$80 - $100
Sprint • Other • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint Duathlon • Sprint Aquabike • Olympic Aquabike
Spring Fling Triathlon Festival
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon117 E Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USA

We kick off the summer with a classic sprint triathlon, The 25th Annual Morgan Hill Triathlon will be held at UVAS Reservoir in Morgan Hill, CA. This event sells out early every year as local and destination triathletes vie for one of the available entries to enjoy this unique sprint triathlon in the Silicon Valley. This looped bike course is a staple in the Northern California triathlon community. Come and enjoy a great day in the sun along with hundreds of other passionate triathletes.

$110 - $190
Sprint • Sprint AquaBike
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
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TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield19 Great Pond Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USA

The TriRidgefield and the DuRidgefield are awesome events. Theyre held simultaneously in the scenic surroundings of Martin Park

The success of the TriRidgefield continues on into its 13th Year of operation and the DuRidgefield celebrates its 3rd year.

As usual, you need to be a member of USA Triathlon to take part.

$85 - $140
Sprint • DuRidgefield Duathlon
TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield
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Herbalife24 TriathlonVenice, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Herbalife Nutrition is excited to announce its inaugural Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles. Starting in Venice Beach and ending in Downtown Los Angeles at L.A. Live, join us for a one-of-a-kind journey through the heart of L.A.

$55 - $355
Sprint • 5k • Super Sprint • Aquabike
Herbalife24 Triathlon
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – JuneCassadaga Beach, 25-49 Park Ave, Cassadaga, NY 14718, USA

This Sprint Triathlon is perfect for beginners; great speed workout for seasoned athletes consists. This is the first of a four race Summer Tri-Series starting with this race and ending in September.

Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – June

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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