Beginner Friendly Triathlons in United States

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MAY11
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Spring Fling Triathlon Festival
Clermont, FL, United States

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

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Spring Fling Triathlon Festival

7035 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714, USAView event
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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
Spring Fling Triathlon Festival
JUN8
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Deuces Wild Endurance Festival
Apache County, AZ, United States

The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is the ultimate race weekend experience for the entire family. The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is held in the cool White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. Held over two days in June, there are 15 separate races to choose from including triathlons, aquabike, runs and relays! Deuces Wild is also home to the Triathlon Club & Team World Championships with people from around the world coming to compete for the coveted titles!

During and after there is incredible food and activities to keep you, your friends and family entertained.

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Deuces Wild Endurance Festival

White Mountains, White Mountains, Arizona 85941, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is the ultimate race weekend experience for the entire family. The Deuces Wild Endurance Festival is held in the cool White Mountains of northeastern Arizona. Held over two days in June, there are 15 separate races to choose from including triathlons, aquabike, runs and relays! Deuces Wild is also home to the Triathlon Club & Team World Championships with people from around the world coming to compete for the coveted titles!

During and after there is incredible food and activities to keep you, your friends and family entertained.

$35 - $225
Deuces Wild Endurance Festival
JUN15
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Father’s Day Triathlon Festival
Clermont, FL, United States

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.

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Father’s Day Triathlon Festival

7035 US-27, Clermont, FL 34714, USAView event
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From the organiser

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.

$75 - $95
Father’s Day Triathlon Festival
JUL20
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Donner Lake Triathlon
Truckee, CA, United States

The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.

Truckee is one of those places that you'll want to live if you don't already. Noted by the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the worlds top ski towns, Truckee also offers those who love the mountains and outdoors with endless summer adventure opportunities.

Donner Lake is 2.7 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The water is clear and clean with a maximum depth of 328 feet. West End Beach, operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District, serves as the main venue. A sandy beach with majestic views of the surrounding Sierra Mountains awaits you.

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Donner Lake Triathlon

Truckee, CA 96161, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.

Truckee is one of those places that you'll want to live if you don't already. Noted by the editors of National Geographic Adventure as one of the worlds top ski towns, Truckee also offers those who love the mountains and outdoors with endless summer adventure opportunities.

Donner Lake is 2.7 miles long and 1/2 mile wide. The water is clear and clean with a maximum depth of 328 feet. West End Beach, operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation and Parks District, serves as the main venue. A sandy beach with majestic views of the surrounding Sierra Mountains awaits you.

$41 - $296
Donner Lake Triathlon
AUG24
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Believe Strong Triathlon Festival
Clermont, FL, United States

Swim in beautiful Lake Louisa in Lake County, a favoured 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

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Believe Strong Triathlon Festival

Clermont, FL, USAView event
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From the organiser

Swim in beautiful Lake Louisa in Lake County, a favoured 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

$75 - $100
Believe Strong Triathlon Festival
SEP21
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Epic Triathlon Festival
Clermont, FL, United States

Swim in beautiful Lake Louisa State park. This race is held in remembrance of Local triathlete Roy McConnell who was tragically killed in a car accident with his sons.

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Epic Triathlon Festival

Clermont, FL, USAView event
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From the organiser

Swim in beautiful Lake Louisa State park. This race is held in remembrance of Local triathlete Roy McConnell who was tragically killed in a car accident with his sons.

$85
Epic Triathlon Festival
APR28
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Millerton Lake Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K
Friant, CA, United States

The Millerton Lake Sprint Triathlon has long been known as a great "first lake swim" triathlon, and a warm up for the upcoming season. But don't let the bike and run distances fool you, there are a few steep hills on the ride, and the trail portion of run is a challenge.

More of a good thing... The Olympic Distance has a more challenging swim, two loops of the bike course, and two loops of the run course with a trail run heading out, a paved road coming back and beautiful Millerton Lake as the backdrop.

A USAT membership is required for the Triathlon, (but not the 5k) If you do not have one, you can purchase one during the registration process.Total participation at this event is capped at 250. Register before it is sold out.

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Millerton Lake Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K

Meadow Campground, Friant, CA 93626, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Millerton Lake Sprint Triathlon has long been known as a great "first lake swim" triathlon, and a warm up for the upcoming season. But don't let the bike and run distances fool you, there are a few steep hills on the ride, and the trail portion of run is a challenge.

More of a good thing... The Olympic Distance has a more challenging swim, two loops of the bike course, and two loops of the run course with a trail run heading out, a paved road coming back and beautiful Millerton Lake as the backdrop.

A USAT membership is required for the Triathlon, (but not the 5k) If you do not have one, you can purchase one during the registration process.Total participation at this event is capped at 250. Register before it is sold out.

$15 - $180
Millerton Lake Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K
MAY18
ViTri Race
Visalia, CA, United States

Big Boyz Multisport and California Fitness Academy proudly brings you the 11th annual VITRI! This event is a great local triathlon, perfect for the 1st timer and veteran athlete. Come out and have some fun!

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ViTri Race

Visalia, CA, USAView event
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From the organiser

Big Boyz Multisport and California Fitness Academy proudly brings you the 11th annual VITRI! This event is a great local triathlon, perfect for the 1st timer and veteran athlete. Come out and have some fun!

Free - $90
ViTri Race
MAY19
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
Morgan Hill, CA, United States

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.

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Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon

117 E Main Ave, Morgan Hill, CA 95037, USAView event
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From the organiser

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
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
JUN2
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TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield
Ridgefield, CT, United States

This highly competitive event is a must for people who loves to test their fitness against strong competition. Held in a picturesque spot in Connecticut this is one not to miss if Triathlons or Duathlons are your thing!

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TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield

19 Great Pond Rd, Ridgefield, CT 06877, USAView event
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This highly competitive event is a must for people who loves to test their fitness against strong competition. Held in a picturesque spot in Connecticut this is one not to miss if Triathlons or Duathlons are your thing!
$85 - $140
TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield
JUN2
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Herbalife24 Triathlon

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.

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Herbalife24 Triathlon

Venice, Los Angeles, CA, USAView event
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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
Herbalife24 Triathlon
JUN5
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – June
Cassadaga, NY, United States

Get involved in the first of this 4-race summer tri series in upstate New York. This speedy course (but with a hilly bike section) is great for new triathletes and veterans looking to throw down some quick times. Be sure to take part in the post-race picnic and enjoy the complimentary STBC beer.

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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – June

Cassadaga Beach, 25-49 Park Ave, Cassadaga, NY 14718, USAView event
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Get involved in the first of this 4-race summer tri series in upstate New York. This speedy course (but with a hilly bike section) is great for new triathletes and veterans looking to throw down some quick times. Be sure to take part in the post-race picnic and enjoy the complimentary STBC beer.
$50
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – June
JUN8
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 1
Herald, CA, United States

The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California. The course has a 1.5 k swim 40 k bike 10 k run.

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Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 1

Rancho Seco Park, 14960 Twin Cities Rd, Herald, CA 95638, USAView event
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From the organiser

The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California. The course has a 1.5 k swim 40 k bike 10 k run.

$75 - $110
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 1
JUN9
Monte Rio Triathlon
Monte Rio, CA, United States

We are offering an 8 week training program for the Monte Rio Triathlon Olympic distance race. It will be designed with the specific race course in mind. This program is designed for the beginner or novice triathlete. The cost for the training program is $95.

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Monte Rio Triathlon

20488 CA-116, Monte Rio, CA 95462, USAView event
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We are offering an 8 week training program for the Monte Rio Triathlon Olympic distance race. It will be designed with the specific race course in mind. This program is designed for the beginner or novice triathlete. The cost for the training program is $95.

$95 - $165
Monte Rio Triathlon
JUN22
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Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival
Essex County, NY, United States

Fun festival atmosphere with triathlon, duathlon and aquabike options available for all ages! Great for all the family. Come and enjoy the live music and relax by the fire pit whilst wearing your well-earned finisher medals and t-shirts.

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Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival

Tiroga Beach Ln, Ticonderoga, NY 12883, USAView event
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Fun festival atmosphere with triathlon, duathlon and aquabike options available for all ages! Great for all the family. Come and enjoy the live music and relax by the fire pit whilst wearing your well-earned finisher medals and t-shirts.
$25 - $100
Ticonderoga Triathlon Festival
JUN29
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Stissing Triathlon
Pine Plains, NY, United States

The Stissing Sprint Triathlon is a beautiful race course that encompasses a small town, rolling hills and Stissing Lake in Dutchess County. It is a family friendly, welcoming event, which is great for both beginners and competitive triathletes.

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Stissing Triathlon

Pine Plains, NY 12567, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Stissing Sprint Triathlon is a beautiful race course that encompasses a small town, rolling hills and Stissing Lake in Dutchess County. It is a family friendly, welcoming event, which is great for both beginners and competitive triathletes.

$25 - $60
Stissing Triathlon
JUL10
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #2 – July
Cassadaga, NY, United States

Get involved in the second of this 4-race summer tri series in upstate New York. This speedy course (but with a hilly bike section) is great for new triathletes and veterans looking to throw down some quick times. Be sure to take part in the post-race picnic and enjoy the complimentary STBC beer.

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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #2 – July

Cassadaga Beach, 25-49 Park Ave, Cassadaga, NY 14718, USAView event
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Get involved in the second of this 4-race summer tri series in upstate New York. This speedy course (but with a hilly bike section) is great for new triathletes and veterans looking to throw down some quick times. Be sure to take part in the post-race picnic and enjoy the complimentary STBC beer.
$50
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #2 – July
JUL13
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 2 Rancho Seco Park
Herald, CA, United States

All racers will receive a TRI for FUN Finisher Medal, hot post race meal, plus awards in each age group. TRI for FUN commemorative race t-shirts are available for $15 when ordered before July 7th.

Included with race entry is: a swim cap, hot post race meal, free athlete massage, custom Tri for Real Finisher souvenir, plus awards and raffle prizes.

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Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 2 Rancho Seco Park

Rancho Seco Park, 14960 Twin Cities Rd, Herald, CA 95638, USAView event
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From the organiser

All racers will receive a TRI for FUN Finisher Medal, hot post race meal, plus awards in each age group. TRI for FUN commemorative race t-shirts are available for $15 when ordered before July 7th.

Included with race entry is: a swim cap, hot post race meal, free athlete massage, custom Tri for Real Finisher souvenir, plus awards and raffle prizes.

$75
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 2 Rancho Seco Park
JUL13
TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #2
Herald, CA, United States

The TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon began in 1983, started by Fleet Feet Sports founder Sally Edwards. TBF Racing took over the event in 2001 and has enjoyed working with the SMUD Staff at Rancho Seco Park to bring you this classic Series of Triathlons each summer.

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TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #2

12616 West Ln, Herald, CA 95638, USAView event
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From the organiser

The TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon began in 1983, started by Fleet Feet Sports founder Sally Edwards. TBF Racing took over the event in 2001 and has enjoyed working with the SMUD Staff at Rancho Seco Park to bring you this classic Series of Triathlons each summer.

$75
TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon #2
JUL14
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Carlsbad Triathlon
Carlsbad, CA, United States

The Carlsbad Triathlon course begins at Tamarack Surf Beach, and follows the coastline of Carlsbad, past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve. This triathlon boasts a sprint and sprint plus distance.

This race is for everybody: from first-timers to the elites, and their friends and family! The race is done in heats begining with an open-water ocean swim, which is well-marked with buoys. The swim is followed by a bike course, and the race finishes with a run along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. The roads are wide and completely closed to traffic. The course is mostly flat with a couple of rolling areas.

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Carlsbad Triathlon

3016 Carlsbad Blvd, Carlsbad, CA 92008, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Carlsbad Triathlon course begins at Tamarack Surf Beach, and follows the coastline of Carlsbad, past scenic beaches, lagoons and a wildlife preserve. This triathlon boasts a sprint and sprint plus distance.

This race is for everybody: from first-timers to the elites, and their friends and family! The race is done in heats begining with an open-water ocean swim, which is well-marked with buoys. The swim is followed by a bike course, and the race finishes with a run along the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastline. The roads are wide and completely closed to traffic. The course is mostly flat with a couple of rolling areas.

$65 - $190
Carlsbad Triathlon
JUL20
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Delta Lake Triathlon

Come join us on Saturday July 20th for the 10th annual Delta Lake Sprint, Olympic, and Delta Double Triathlon at Delta Lake State Park.

This event was previously hosted by ACT Endurance and will be the first year as a Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC event. All of the great things you have loved about this race with the addition of a Kids Triathlon in the afternoon.

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Delta Lake Triathlon

8797 NY-46, Rome, NY 13440, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come join us on Saturday July 20th for the 10th annual Delta Lake Sprint, Olympic, and Delta Double Triathlon at Delta Lake State Park.

This event was previously hosted by ACT Endurance and will be the first year as a Wilson Endurance Sports, LLC event. All of the great things you have loved about this race with the addition of a Kids Triathlon in the afternoon.

$25 - $80
Delta Lake Triathlon
JUL21
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iCan Tri - July

The 8th annual iCAN TRI Triathlon & 5k run/walk returns to the Clovis North Educational Center. For 2019, we also welcome the USAT Age Group and High School State Championships! This is a spectacular venue with access to all parts of the event. The atmosphere will be abuzz with the energy and camaraderie of runners, and triathletes. The EXPO will provide food, coffee, entertainment, and products from exhibitors in the athletic and wellness industry. Event, race and all general information are available on the race website at www.icantri.org

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iCan Tri - July

Clovis North High School, 2770 E International Ave, Fresno, CA 93730, USAView event
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From the organiser

The 8th annual iCAN TRI Triathlon & 5k run/walk returns to the Clovis North Educational Center. For 2019, we also welcome the USAT Age Group and High School State Championships! This is a spectacular venue with access to all parts of the event. The atmosphere will be abuzz with the energy and camaraderie of runners, and triathletes. The EXPO will provide food, coffee, entertainment, and products from exhibitors in the athletic and wellness industry. Event, race and all general information are available on the race website at www.icantri.org

$40
iCan Tri - July
AUG3
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Tri for the Cure - Denver

The Tri for the Cure is a sprint-distance triathlon where women of all ages and fitness levels unite in a celebration of strength, sisterhood, and self.

Through the years, thousands of Tri participants have proven there is great power in women helping women. You have mentored and supported each other to new heights, all while raising over $1,000,000 to fight breast cancer in Colorado. You inspire us. We salute you.

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Tri for the Cure - Denver

Cherry Creek State Park, 4201 S Parker Rd, Aurora, CO 80014, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Tri for the Cure is a sprint-distance triathlon where women of all ages and fitness levels unite in a celebration of strength, sisterhood, and self.

Through the years, thousands of Tri participants have proven there is great power in women helping women. You have mentored and supported each other to new heights, all while raising over $1,000,000 to fight breast cancer in Colorado. You inspire us. We salute you.

$100 - $235
Tri for the Cure - Denver
AUG7
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #3 - August
Cassadaga, NY, United States

Get involved in the third of this 4-race summer tri series in upstate New York. This speedy course (but with a hilly bike section) is great for new triathletes and veterans looking to throw down some quick times. Be sure to take part in the post-race picnic and enjoy the complimentary STBC beer.

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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #3 - August

Park Ave, Cassadaga, NY 14718, USAView event
About the event
Get involved in the third of this 4-race summer tri series in upstate New York. This speedy course (but with a hilly bike section) is great for new triathletes and veterans looking to throw down some quick times. Be sure to take part in the post-race picnic and enjoy the complimentary STBC beer.
$50
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #3 - August
AUG10
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 3 Rancho Seco Park
Herald, CA, United States

The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California.

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Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 3 Rancho Seco Park

Rancho Seco Park, 14960 Twin Cities Rd, Herald, CA 95638, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The USAT-Sanctioned TRI for REAL Olympic-distance Triathlon was added to our TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series in 2003. These races are held at Rancho Seco Park in Herald, California.

$75
Tri for Real and Fun series - Race 3 Rancho Seco Park
AUG10
Coeur d'Alene Triathlon

The Coeur dAlene Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the most scenic races in the Northwest. The 1.5k swim takes place in Lake Coeur dAlene, a body of water that stretches 30 miles long and up to 3 miles wide. A 40k bike ride goes down Coeur dAlene Lake Drive, a scenic route that leads to Mullan Trail Road for a challenging uphill course. Finishing with the 10k run, the course takes you north along Northwest Boulevard and the Spokane River, ending with a triumphant finish line in the Coeur dAlene City Park. Following the race, food will be provided for all participants.

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Coeur d'Alene Triathlon

Lake Coeur d'Alene, Lake Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Coeur dAlene Triathlon and Duathlon is one of the most scenic races in the Northwest. The 1.5k swim takes place in Lake Coeur dAlene, a body of water that stretches 30 miles long and up to 3 miles wide. A 40k bike ride goes down Coeur dAlene Lake Drive, a scenic route that leads to Mullan Trail Road for a challenging uphill course. Finishing with the 10k run, the course takes you north along Northwest Boulevard and the Spokane River, ending with a triumphant finish line in the Coeur dAlene City Park. Following the race, food will be provided for all participants.

$80 - $105
Coeur d'Alene Triathlon
AUG18
Hansen Dam Triathlon and Superhero run

Our triathlon is back and better than ever! The Hansen Dam Triathlon is one of the fastest growing and most exciting events in Southern California. Located in the San Fernando Valley of the City of Los Angeles, whether you are a novice or professional triathlete, this fun, fast and competitive event is a fantastic race to participate in.

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Hansen Dam Triathlon and Superhero run

11798 Foothill Blvd, Sylmar, CA 91342, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our triathlon is back and better than ever! The Hansen Dam Triathlon is one of the fastest growing and most exciting events in Southern California. Located in the San Fernando Valley of the City of Los Angeles, whether you are a novice or professional triathlete, this fun, fast and competitive event is a fantastic race to participate in.

$30 - $120
Hansen Dam Triathlon and Superhero run
AUG18
Oakland Triathlon Festival

Our focus around the Oakland Triathlon Festival is to get everyone involved around swim, bike,and run categories. Join us around Sprint/Olympic Triathlons, Duathlon, AquaBike, Relay Teams and Aquathlon We look forward to your participation!

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Oakland Triathlon Festival

Oakland, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Our focus around the Oakland Triathlon Festival is to get everyone involved around swim, bike,and run categories. Join us around Sprint/Olympic Triathlons, Duathlon, AquaBike, Relay Teams and Aquathlon We look forward to your participation!

$100 - $190
Oakland Triathlon Festival
AUG25
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Zoom RedHawks Multisport Festival at Hueston Woods
College Corner, OH, United States

Featuring a covered bridge, scenic views, and some challenging hills, this event is a must race in Southwest, Ohio. A stop on the Ohio Triathlon Series, this unique race offers triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities.

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Zoom RedHawks Multisport Festival at Hueston Woods

Hueston Woods State Park, College Corner, OH 45003, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Featuring a covered bridge, scenic views, and some challenging hills, this event is a must race in Southwest, Ohio. A stop on the Ohio Triathlon Series, this unique race offers triathlons, duathlons, aquabikes (swim bike only) and aquathlons (swim run only), in distances for all ages and abilities including beginner, sprint, olympic and 1/3 iron. There is a race for all ages and abilities.

$40 - $95
Zoom RedHawks Multisport Festival at Hueston Woods
SEP7
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Pine Barrens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon/Aqua Bike and Sprint Triathlon
Shamong, NJ, United States

The race will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. sharp. All events start and finish at 714 Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088.

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Pine Barrens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon/Aqua Bike and Sprint Triathlon

Parkdale Rd, Shamong, NJ 08088, USAView event
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From the organiser

The race will take place on Saturday, September 7, 2019 - 8:00 a.m. sharp. All events start and finish at 714 Route 206, Shamong, NJ 08088.

$95 - $130
Pine Barrens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon/Aqua Bike and Sprint Triathlon
SEP15
BSM Women’s Triathlon & 5k: Celebrating Life, Empowering Women
Nevada City, CA, United States

The 25th annual Barbara Schmidt Millar Women's Triathlon is a sprint triathlon exclusively for female athletes age 18 and older. Hosted on the third Sunday in September at Scott's Flat Lake in Nevada City, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event support outreach, diagnosis and breast health care through Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The triathlon features a half mile swim, 11 mile bike ride and three mile run. Athletes compete either as individuals or as part of 2-3 woman relay teams. Or join us for the 5k run/walk event along the same course. 5k run/walk is open to ladies 13 years and older.

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BSM Women’s Triathlon & 5k: Celebrating Life, Empowering Women

Scotts Flat Boat Launch, Nevada City, CA 95959, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The 25th annual Barbara Schmidt Millar Women's Triathlon is a sprint triathlon exclusively for female athletes age 18 and older. Hosted on the third Sunday in September at Scott's Flat Lake in Nevada City, 100 percent of the proceeds from this event support outreach, diagnosis and breast health care through Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital. The triathlon features a half mile swim, 11 mile bike ride and three mile run. Athletes compete either as individuals or as part of 2-3 woman relay teams. Or join us for the 5k run/walk event along the same course. 5k run/walk is open to ladies 13 years and older.

$35 - $175
BSM Women’s Triathlon & 5k: Celebrating Life, Empowering Women
SEP22
Santa Cruz Triathlon
Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Now in its 4th decade, there’s a reason this oceanside triathlon is still going strong. Great for all triathletes, the predominantly seaside course is flat and traffic free. Come along for post-race food and all the finisher’s swag.

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Santa Cruz Triathlon

119 Center St, Santa Cruz, CA 95060, USAView event
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About the event
Now in its 4th decade, there’s a reason this oceanside triathlon is still going strong. Great for all triathletes, the predominantly seaside course is flat and traffic free. Come along for post-race food and all the finisher’s swag.
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  • Did the event in 2013

    You can read my very detailed recap/ review on my blog: http://aleksruns.com/2013/09/30/santa-cruz-triathlon-recap/
$40 - $150
Santa Cruz Triathlon
OCT5
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T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola
Capitola, CA, United States

The T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola is one of the best all women triathlons on the West Coast. Capitola offers an ocean swim around the wharf, views of the Pacific Ocean, fun bike course featuring a gradual climb into the coastal redwoods, followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking Capitola Village.

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T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola

Capitola, CA, USAView event
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From the organiser

The T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola is one of the best all women triathlons on the West Coast. Capitola offers an ocean swim around the wharf, views of the Pacific Ocean, fun bike course featuring a gradual climb into the coastal redwoods, followed by a run on the ocean bluff overlooking Capitola Village.

$15 - $125
T9 Mermaid Tri & Du Capitola
OCT19
Marin County Triathlon & Duathlon
San Rafael, CA, United States

Come down to the bay and see why this triathlon is now in its 12th year. Great for all levels of athlete, not only do all the net proceeds go to charity, but the course features a beautiful route along the bayside. Come along for the finisher’s medal and amazing views of the San Francisco Bay.

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Marin County Triathlon & Duathlon

201 Cantera Way, San Rafael, CA 94901, USAView event
About the event
Come down to the bay and see why this triathlon is now in its 12th year. Great for all levels of athlete, not only do all the net proceeds go to charity, but the course features a beautiful route along the bayside. Come along for the finisher’s medal and amazing views of the San Francisco Bay.
$105 - $275
Marin County Triathlon & Duathlon
NOV2
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Catalina Island Triathlon, Duathlon & 5k
Avalon, CA, United States

Race around the City of Avalon on Catalina Island to finish off an epic triathlon season. Great for beginners and veterans, it's mixed course with flat parts and hills, so the perfect challenge for a bit of triathlon tourism. Come for holiday vibes or to enjoy the beautiful views.

2 reviews
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Catalina Island Triathlon, Duathlon & 5k

1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USAView event
2 reviews
About the event
Race around the City of Avalon on Catalina Island to finish off an epic triathlon season. Great for beginners and veterans, it's mixed course with flat parts and hills, so the perfect challenge for a bit of triathlon tourism. Come for holiday vibes or to enjoy the beautiful views.
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  • Did the Sprint Triathlon in 2018

    Loved it! I will definitely being doing it again this year. The bike killed me, but I plan to train harder on that. Unfortunately, my goggles broke right before the swim so I had to do backstroke. I will hopefully have better results next time.
$32 - $175
Catalina Island Triathlon, Duathlon & 5k
NOV24
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Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon
San Dimas, CA, United States

Come down to Puddingstone Lake for this epic triathlon under the mountains. Great for all the family, there’s a sprint triathlon and a mini-duathlon for the kids. Come along to kickstart your Thanksgiving celebrations and for the finisher’s medal and goody bag.

1 reviews
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Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon

Wheel Fun Rentals, 120 Vía Verde, San Dimas, CA 91773, USAView event
1 review
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Come down to Puddingstone Lake for this epic triathlon under the mountains. Great for all the family, there’s a sprint triathlon and a mini-duathlon for the kids. Come along to kickstart your Thanksgiving celebrations and for the finisher’s medal and goody bag.
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  • Did the Sprint Triathlon in 2018

    Excellent! I won my age group for the third time in a row. The reason I rated the course just 'OK' is because the back road coming up the hill needs a serious repaving job. It's like riding the cobbles in the Tour de France. At least the cones were placed such that you could use the whole right lane to dodge all of the pot holes and cracks. Also, the transition area needs a repaving job as well or just a running mat between all of the bike racks. The turn-around point of the run was also one-tenth of a mile further than the last three years, for a total of .2 miles total further. No wonder my run time was much slower than the last two years. And it would be great to have a few more buoys to sight off of during the swim.
$30 - $165
Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon
APR27
Kern River Festival Wild & Scenic Triathlon
Kernville, CA, United States

The Triathlon course is new this year and will include trail run, mountain bike and whitewater legs. Enter as an individual completing all three legs by yourself, or form a team of 2 to 3 members (men's, women's, or mixed) to complete different legs of the race. Allowable boats include recreational, slalom, downriver, or inflatable boats (IK) and standup paddle boards (SUP).

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Kern River Festival Wild & Scenic Triathlon

Kernville, CA, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Triathlon course is new this year and will include trail run, mountain bike and whitewater legs. Enter as an individual completing all three legs by yourself, or form a team of 2 to 3 members (men's, women's, or mixed) to complete different legs of the race. Allowable boats include recreational, slalom, downriver, or inflatable boats (IK) and standup paddle boards (SUP).

Kern River Festival Wild & Scenic Triathlon
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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Triathlons

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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