Beginner Friendly Triathlons in California

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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
About the event
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
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
About the event
From the organiser

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
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
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. 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
About the event
From the organiser

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
JUN23
San Diego International Triathlon

We are excited to welcome you to the Annual San Diego International Triathlon. This race is one of the longest standing triathlons in the country and a San Diego favorite. There are two courses to choose from an International course and a Sprint course, whichever you choose youre guaranteed a great race. Both races take place at the Spanish landing Park located on Harbor Drive across from the San Diego International Airport. This event is competitive and scenic; fun for you, your family and your friends. We look forward to providing you a safe and challenging event. Register now; this race will sell out at least one month prior to race weekend.

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San Diego International Triathlon

Spanish Landing Park East, 3900 N Harbor Dr, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are excited to welcome you to the Annual San Diego International Triathlon. This race is one of the longest standing triathlons in the country and a San Diego favorite. There are two courses to choose from an International course and a Sprint course, whichever you choose youre guaranteed a great race. Both races take place at the Spanish landing Park located on Harbor Drive across from the San Diego International Airport. This event is competitive and scenic; fun for you, your family and your friends. We look forward to providing you a safe and challenging event. Register now; this race will sell out at least one month prior to race weekend.

$125
San Diego International Triathlon
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
About the event
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
About the event
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
JUL27
Optimist Club of Coronado Sports Fiesta 5K Run
Coronado, CA, United States

The Sports Fiesta triathlon is recognized as the longest continually running triathlon in the United States. Our triathlon was the prototype for the Hawaiian Iron Man, predating it by 7 years. It is a nationally recognized competition, attracting hundreds of participants each year.

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Optimist Club of Coronado Sports Fiesta 5K Run

Sunset Park, 101 Ocean Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Sports Fiesta triathlon is recognized as the longest continually running triathlon in the United States. Our triathlon was the prototype for the Hawaiian Iron Man, predating it by 7 years. It is a nationally recognized competition, attracting hundreds of participants each year.

$35
Optimist Club of Coronado Sports Fiesta 5K Run
AUG10
TRI for FUN Triathlon #3
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 Triathlon #3

12616 West Ln, Herald, CA 95638, USAView event
About the event
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 - $85
TRI for FUN Triathlon #3
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
AUG11
CVC San Diego Half Triathlon

The Chula Vista Challenge (CVC) in partnership with KOZ Events, San Diego's premier endurance event producers and Pulse Endurance Sports boasts a fresh new race experience for individuals and relay teams, with 10 races to choose from including International, Sprint, & Youth Triathlons, Duathlon, Aqua Bike.

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CVC San Diego Half Triathlon

Bayside Park, 999 Bayside Pkwy, Chula Vista, CA 91910, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Chula Vista Challenge (CVC) in partnership with KOZ Events, San Diego's premier endurance event producers and Pulse Endurance Sports boasts a fresh new race experience for individuals and relay teams, with 10 races to choose from including International, Sprint, & Youth Triathlons, Duathlon, Aqua Bike.

$53 - $330
CVC San Diego Half 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
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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
SEP8
Rock the Bay Triathlon

Become a Legacy - Register for the Rock the Bay Triathlon! Taking place at the beautiful San Diego Bayfront. Experience the beauty and excitement of San Diegos Bayfront, with its unique boardwalk swim entry, bike course traversing Harbor Drive and ending with a run along the Emarcadero Marina Park behind Seaport Village.

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Rock the Bay Triathlon

Fifth Avenue Landing, LLC, 600 Convention Way, San Diego, CA 92101, USAView event
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From the organiser

Become a Legacy - Register for the Rock the Bay Triathlon! Taking place at the beautiful San Diego Bayfront. Experience the beauty and excitement of San Diegos Bayfront, with its unique boardwalk swim entry, bike course traversing Harbor Drive and ending with a run along the Emarcadero Marina Park behind Seaport Village.

$71 - $227
Rock the Bay Triathlon
SEP14
Millerton Madness Triathlon
Friant, CA, United States

What will you find at Millerton Madness Triathlon? Millerton Madness Sprint Triathlon. Is a great way to start closing out your season. The swim is a short 400 yards, The bike and run distances are scenic with rolling hills and views of beautiful Millerton Lake.

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Millerton Madness Triathlon

Friant, CA 93626, USAView event
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From the organiser

What will you find at Millerton Madness Triathlon? Millerton Madness Sprint Triathlon. Is a great way to start closing out your season. The swim is a short 400 yards, The bike and run distances are scenic with rolling hills and views of beautiful Millerton Lake.

$55
Millerton Madness 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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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.
$40 - $150
Santa Cruz Triathlon
SEP29
Mission Bay Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike & Youth Races

Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon! In 1974, the first Mission Bay Triathlon was as a run-bike-swim-run event on Fiesta Island by the San Diego Track Club. This is an ON Road Triathlon.
Last year, 1600 competitors from around the country came to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.

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Mission Bay Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike & Youth Races

Ventura Cove, Ventura Cove, San Diego, CA 92109, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us at the birthplace of the sport for the XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon! In 1974, the first Mission Bay Triathlon was as a run-bike-swim-run event on Fiesta Island by the San Diego Track Club. This is an ON Road Triathlon.
Last year, 1600 competitors from around the country came to Mission Bay to celebrate the triathlon.

$55 - $165
Mission Bay Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike & Youth Races
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
About the event
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.

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Catalina Island Triathlon, Duathlon & 5k

1 Green Pleasure Pier, Avalon, CA 90704, USAView event
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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.
$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.

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Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon

Wheel Fun Rentals, 120 Vía Verde, San Dimas, CA 91773, USAView event
About the event
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.
$30 - $165
Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon
MAY25
Fountain Valley Triathlon
Fountain Valley, CA, United States

We are looking forward to another fantastic Triathlon/5K Run/Kids Triathlon! As in previous years, this is a great event for the entire family with a fun Adult Triathlon course, our 5K Run and FOUR categories for the kid triathlons! It is especially great for first time triathletes and 5K runners, although this event is a favorite for seasoned racers as well. All proceeds earned will go towards supporting youth programs including Girls Camp, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

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Fountain Valley Triathlon

Fountain Valley High School, 17816 Bushard St, Fountain Valley, CA 92708, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

We are looking forward to another fantastic Triathlon/5K Run/Kids Triathlon! As in previous years, this is a great event for the entire family with a fun Adult Triathlon course, our 5K Run and FOUR categories for the kid triathlons! It is especially great for first time triathletes and 5K runners, although this event is a favorite for seasoned racers as well. All proceeds earned will go towards supporting youth programs including Girls Camp, Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts.

Fountain Valley Triathlon
JUN1
Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon
Bass Lake, CA, United States

The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon has established itself as one of the "Go To" triathlons in California. Just minutes from Yosemite National Park, the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon takes place in one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas in the United States.

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Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon

Bass Lake, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon has established itself as one of the "Go To" triathlons in California. Just minutes from Yosemite National Park, the Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon takes place in one of the most spectacularly beautiful areas in the United States.

Bass Lake Yosemite Triathlon
JUN15
Huntington Lake “China Peak” Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K
Lakeshore, CA, United States

The Huntington Lake Triathlon is a fun and challenging race in an incredible location: China Peak Resort. This event features a lake swim in Huntington Lake, a challenging road bike course, and a high altitude run finishes the race. Each athlete registered for the Huntington Lake Triathlon will receive a custom t-shirt, athlete goody bag, swim cap, post-race meal, and be eligible for raffle prizes and race awards three-deep in each division. Take the weekend and come up and enjoy this fun event with your family.

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Huntington Lake “China Peak” Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K

62804 Huntington Lake Rd, Lakeshore, CA 93634, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

The Huntington Lake Triathlon is a fun and challenging race in an incredible location: China Peak Resort. This event features a lake swim in Huntington Lake, a challenging road bike course, and a high altitude run finishes the race. Each athlete registered for the Huntington Lake Triathlon will receive a custom t-shirt, athlete goody bag, swim cap, post-race meal, and be eligible for raffle prizes and race awards three-deep in each division. Take the weekend and come up and enjoy this fun event with your family.

Huntington Lake “China Peak” Triathlon, Duathlon, 5K & 10K
JUN22
Big Bear Triathlon & Duathlon/Aquathon & 5K/10K
Big Bear Lake, CA, United States

Join us for the annual Big Bear Triathlon located here in the scenic beauty of the San Bernardino mountains! Olympic and Sprint triathlon distances; Duathlon and Aquabike events and our 5k and 10k runs.

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Big Bear Triathlon & Duathlon/Aquathon & 5K/10K

Big Bear Lake, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Join us for the annual Big Bear Triathlon located here in the scenic beauty of the San Bernardino mountains! Olympic and Sprint triathlon distances; Duathlon and Aquabike events and our 5k and 10k runs.

Big Bear Triathlon & Duathlon/Aquathon & 5K/10K
JUN23
California Triathlons
Pleasanton, CA, United States

Pleasanton & Livermore will be your stomping ground for this day of triathlons. Set right in midsummer and in the heart of the Bay Area this event will set the stage for great Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons. This venue is 20-25 miles from Oakland and San Jose in the East Bay. Come enjoy a weekend of wine tasting, musical entertainment, great restaurants and other local attractions. All will enjoy this safe and fast bike course around the Livermore valley vineyards.

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California Triathlons

Lake Trail, Pleasanton, CA 94566, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Pleasanton & Livermore will be your stomping ground for this day of triathlons. Set right in midsummer and in the heart of the Bay Area this event will set the stage for great Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons. This venue is 20-25 miles from Oakland and San Jose in the East Bay. Come enjoy a weekend of wine tasting, musical entertainment, great restaurants and other local attractions. All will enjoy this safe and fast bike course around the Livermore valley vineyards.

California Triathlons
JUL13
June Lake Triathlon
June Lake, CA, United States

Set in a beautifully scenic high alpine setting, the community of June Lake sits at 7,600 feet above sea level with breathtaking views of Carson Peak and the Sierra Range. Join us for one of the toughesst triathlons in one of the most beautiful settings!

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June Lake Triathlon

June Lake, CA 93529, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Set in a beautifully scenic high alpine setting, the community of June Lake sits at 7,600 feet above sea level with breathtaking views of Carson Peak and the Sierra Range. Join us for one of the toughesst triathlons in one of the most beautiful settings!

June Lake Triathlon
JUL14
Goleta Beach Triathlon
Goleta, CA, United States

Simply the best triathlon venue on the California Coast!

Come and enjoy Santa Barbara Countys most visited beach from a different perspective

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Goleta Beach Triathlon

Goleta Beach Park, 5986 Sandspit Rd, Goleta, CA 93117, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

Simply the best triathlon venue on the California Coast!

Come and enjoy Santa Barbara Countys most visited beach from a different perspective

Goleta Beach Triathlon
JUL14
Folsom Triathlons
Folsom, CA, United States

Perfect venue for a triathlon, with clean mountain fresh water and the party occurring in the beautiful historic Downtown Folsom. The Folsom Triathlon fills a void for the lack of Sprint & Olympic distance Triathlons in the Sacramento area. This event will attract racers from all over the State and has become a staple in the Sacramento Area. Folsom Sprint & Olympic Triathlons attract hundreds of age group and beginner triathletes each year. Athletes line up to attack one of the fastest Olympic Distance Triathlons in the USA.

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Folsom Triathlons

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

Perfect venue for a triathlon, with clean mountain fresh water and the party occurring in the beautiful historic Downtown Folsom. The Folsom Triathlon fills a void for the lack of Sprint & Olympic distance Triathlons in the Sacramento area. This event will attract racers from all over the State and has become a staple in the Sacramento Area. Folsom Sprint & Olympic Triathlons attract hundreds of age group and beginner triathletes each year. Athletes line up to attack one of the fastest Olympic Distance Triathlons in the USA.

Folsom Triathlons
JUL20
Legacy Triathlon

USA Triathlon is proud to unveil the Legacy Triathlon, a sprint-distance race that will be held annually in Long Beach proposed site of the triathlon competitions at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This year, the Legacy Triathlon will feature a sprint-distance course (750-meter swim, 18.9-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run) and will be open to 750 age-group athletes. Registration is now open, and no qualification is required!

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Legacy Triathlon

Marina Green, 386 E Shoreline Dr, Long Beach, CA 90803, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

USA Triathlon is proud to unveil the Legacy Triathlon, a sprint-distance race that will be held annually in Long Beach proposed site of the triathlon competitions at the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games. This year, the Legacy Triathlon will feature a sprint-distance course (750-meter swim, 18.9-kilometer bike, 5-kilometer run) and will be open to 750 age-group athletes. Registration is now open, and no qualification is required!

Legacy Triathlon
JUL21
iCAN Tri Triathlon & 5k

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.

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iCAN Tri Triathlon & 5k

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

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.

iCAN Tri Triathlon & 5k
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
About the event
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

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iCan Tri - July
JUL28
SLO Triathlon
San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

This short course (or sprint) triathlon consists of a 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. Participants are sent on the course in waves throughout the day.

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SLO Triathlon

San Luis Obispo, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

This short course (or sprint) triathlon consists of a 0.5-mile swim, 15-mile bike and 3.1-mile run. Participants are sent on the course in waves throughout the day.

SLO Triathlon
AUG11
Tri Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz, CA, United States

Come play at of one of the most fun and scenic events on the west coast. This race has a sprint and international (Olympic) distance triathlon, with relays and aquabike categories for both races. Clydesdale and Athena registration categories are available. There is a special, non-competitive Family & Friends wave for people who are new to triathlon or just want to race with family and friends regardless of age or gender.

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Tri Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, CA, USAView event
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From the organiser

Come play at of one of the most fun and scenic events on the west coast. This race has a sprint and international (Olympic) distance triathlon, with relays and aquabike categories for both races. Clydesdale and Athena registration categories are available. There is a special, non-competitive Family & Friends wave for people who are new to triathlon or just want to race with family and friends regardless of age or gender.

Tri Santa Cruz
AUG18
Crescent City Triathlon
Crescent City, CA, United States

For the past 34 years the Crescent City sprint triathlon has been enjoyed at the Fred Endert Municipal Pool in Crescent City, CA, about 20 miles south of the Oregon border. Over the years an adult duathlon and a kids triathlon has been added. You will enjoy a small town event which draws participants from many states and nearby counties. Although a comfortable family event, competition often is high.

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Crescent City Triathlon

Crescent City, CA, USAView event
About the event
From the organiser

For the past 34 years the Crescent City sprint triathlon has been enjoyed at the Fred Endert Municipal Pool in Crescent City, CA, about 20 miles south of the Oregon border. Over the years an adult duathlon and a kids triathlon has been added. You will enjoy a small town event which draws participants from many states and nearby counties. Although a comfortable family event, competition often is high.

Crescent City Triathlon
AUG24
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Lake Tahoe Triathlon
Tahoma, CA, United States

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon occurs annually at EdZBerg Sugar Pine State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine is truly one of Tahoes special lake side properties. Home of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion this property features tall pines, a historic pier, beautiful grounds and spectacular beaches.

Sugar Pine State Park is one of the state parks systems most coveted camping destinations. The camp sites are very near the main venue. This is a great way to attend and participate in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Make sure to reserve a camping spot early!

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Lake Tahoe Triathlon

Sugar Pine Point State Park, 7360 West, Tahoma, CA 96142, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Lake Tahoe Triathlon occurs annually at EdZBerg Sugar Pine State Park on the west shore of Lake Tahoe. Sugar Pine is truly one of Tahoes special lake side properties. Home of the Hellman-Ehrman Mansion this property features tall pines, a historic pier, beautiful grounds and spectacular beaches.

Sugar Pine State Park is one of the state parks systems most coveted camping destinations. The camp sites are very near the main venue. This is a great way to attend and participate in the Lake Tahoe Triathlon. Make sure to reserve a camping spot early!

Booking Closed
Lake Tahoe Triathlon
SEP7
Women's Triathlon Festival
California, CA, United States

The Womens Triathlon Festival offers FIVE multisport events just for women: A sprint triathlon and duathlon, a super sprint triathlon and duathlon and aquabike. All events will be held in the Folsom Lake SRA at Granite Beach.

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Women's Triathlon Festival

Folsom Lake, Folsom Lake, California, USAView event
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From the organiser

The Womens Triathlon Festival offers FIVE multisport events just for women: A sprint triathlon and duathlon, a super sprint triathlon and duathlon and aquabike. All events will be held in the Folsom Lake SRA at Granite Beach.

Women's Triathlon Festival
SEP8
Ukiah Triathlon

With a single transition area and a bluff top finish with a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains, athletes and spectators alike enjoy the venue. We hope you join us!

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Ukiah Triathlon

Ukiah, CA 95482, USAView event
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From the organiser

With a single transition area and a bluff top finish with a spectacular view of the lake and surrounding mountains, athletes and spectators alike enjoy the venue. We hope you join us!

Ukiah Triathlon
SEP29
Carpinteria Triathlon
Carpinteria, CA, United States

Carpinteria is a beautiful beach town on the Central Coast located between Santa Barbara and Ventura.

The Carpinteria Triathlon is a benefit event for the Citys Parks & Recreation youth programs. Proceeds will help to provide scholarships and additional equipment for programs such as Junior Lifeguards and our ocean recreation programs.

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Carpinteria Triathlon

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

Carpinteria is a beautiful beach town on the Central Coast located between Santa Barbara and Ventura.

The Carpinteria Triathlon is a benefit event for the Citys Parks & Recreation youth programs. Proceeds will help to provide scholarships and additional equipment for programs such as Junior Lifeguards and our ocean recreation programs.

Carpinteria Triathlon
SEP29
2019 Cal Tri Events - Oxnard

OXNARD. Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, youll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year. This is the venue for 2019 Cal Tri Events Oxnard - 9.29.19 and the 1st race in the 2019 Cal Tri Events Fall Series - 9.29 Oxnard + 10.26 LA + 11.3 Newport Dunes.

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2019 Cal Tri Events - Oxnard

Oxnard, CA, USAView event
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From the organiser

OXNARD. Just sixty miles northwest of Los Angeles, youll find the casual, seaside city of Oxnard where oceanfront recreation, fabulous festivals, sweet strawberries, exceptional weather and miles of uncrowded beaches await your discovery. Home to the California Strawberry Festival, and neighbor to the breathtaking Channel Islands National Park and Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, Oxnard is a welcomed retreat any time of year. This is the venue for 2019 Cal Tri Events Oxnard - 9.29.19 and the 1st race in the 2019 Cal Tri Events Fall Series - 9.29 Oxnard + 10.26 LA + 11.3 Newport Dunes.

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2019 Cal Tri Events - Oxnard
SEP29
Shaver Lake “Mile High” Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, 5K & 10K
Shaver Lake, CA, United States

Come up to Shaver Lake and enjoy Fresno’s longest running multi-sport event. Great as a scenic first triathlon or for a run in the crisp mountain air. Come along for the epic bear-shaped medal and the other finisher’s swag.

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Shaver Lake “Mile High” Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, 5K & 10K

Unnamed Road, Shaver Lake, CA 93664, USAView event
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Come up to Shaver Lake and enjoy Fresno’s longest running multi-sport event. Great as a scenic first triathlon or for a run in the crisp mountain air. Come along for the epic bear-shaped medal and the other finisher’s swag.
Shaver Lake “Mile High” Triathlon, Duathlon, Aquabike, 5K & 10K
OCT5
Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon 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. All participants receive a stylish women's cut shirt, custom finisher's necklace, and post race food.

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Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon 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. All participants receive a stylish women's cut shirt, custom finisher's necklace, and post race food.

Mermaid Triathlon and Duathlon Capitola
OCT5
Las Vegas Triathlon
Boulder City, NV, United States

Large bright buoys will guide you through a safe and professionally monitored swim course, followed by a challenging bike course though the hilly landscape of the desert, finishing with a run along the historic River Mountain Loop trail. The Las Vegas Strip is also right down the road, in case you are ready for a top-notch after-party experience.

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Las Vegas Triathlon

Arizona @ California (W), Boulder City, NV 89005, USAView event
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From the organiser

Large bright buoys will guide you through a safe and professionally monitored swim course, followed by a challenging bike course though the hilly landscape of the desert, finishing with a run along the historic River Mountain Loop trail. The Las Vegas Strip is also right down the road, in case you are ready for a top-notch after-party experience.

$85 - $180
Las Vegas 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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