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United States Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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DEC1
HITS Palm SpringsSanger, California, US

The event in Palm Springs, California is the crown jewel of the HITS Triathlon Series and will once again be the home of the 2018 HITS Triathlon Series Championship. The Coachella Valley is a stunning venue that offers beautiful vistas in a dry and sunny climate, perfect for a December triathlon. The course in Palm Springs is fast and awesomely scenic!

Sprint • Ironman • Half Ironman • Olympic • Other
HITS Palm Springs
MAY4
Wildflower ExperienceBradley, California, US

Wildflower is not just another triathlon! Its a 3-day party celebrating multi-sport, music wellness and outdoor adventure. Packed in with a full schedule of races, this iconic weekend triathlon festival boasts three action-packed expo venues featuring top-notch live entertainment, celebration Firestone-Walker beer garden, 15C wine tasting and informative race clinics by top pros and much more

Explore the 350 square miles of Lake San Antonio by paddleboard or kayak. Rentals are available all weekend for the Wildflower watermen.

We said Wildflower is fun for all ages and we meant it! Camp Wildflower is a cool kid-zone complete with playground, art & crafts and interactive games! Where a kid can be a kid!

Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic • Super Sprint • 10 Miles • 5k • 10k • Stand Up Paddle 2 Miles
Wildflower Experience
MAY11
Spring Fling Triathlon FestivalClermont, Florida, US

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 • Other • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint Duathlon
Spring Fling Triathlon Festival
JUN15
Father’s Day Triathlon FestivalClermont, Florida, US

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 • Other • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint Duathlon
Father’s Day Triathlon Festival
APR14
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach TriathlonCocoa Beach, Florida, US

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

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

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

$90 - $240
Sprint
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon
AUG24
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Lake Tahoe TriathlonTahoma, California, US

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!

$46 - $236
Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic • Half Aquabike • Olympic Aquabike • Lake Tahoe Duathlon
Lake Tahoe Triathlon
JUL20
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Donner Lake TriathlonTruckee, California, US

The Donner Lake Triathlon is held at West End Beach on Donner Lake in Truckee California.
Truckee is one of those places that if you dont already you want to live. 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 await you.

$36 - $251
Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic • Half Aquabike • Olympic Aquabike • Other
Donner Lake Triathlon
MAY19
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Ventura TriathlonVentura, California, US

21st annual Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon/Relay will be held on Sunday, May 19th at Ventura Harbor, Ventura, CA. A portion of proceeds from this charity event will go towards the improvement of treatment facility at local hospitals supporting children diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency (PI). We encourage athletes to perform their own fundraising in support of this cause.

$60 - $190
Sprint • Olympic
Dina LaVigna Breath of Life Ventura Triathlon
NOV18
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids DuathlonSan Dimas, California, US

Welcome to the Turkey Tri. Come out and BURN those holiday calories with triathlon distances challenging enough for the seasoned triathlete, yet short enough for the novice triathlete. The event begins with a fun filled mile, calm, lake swim. The bike is a 14 mile (2-loop) road course that is mostly flat with a couple of small hills. The run is 4.5 miles all on paved surfaces around the lake. Everyone gets a piece of Pumpkin Pie at the finish line!

Don't forget the kids! The San Dimas Turkey Tri is fun for the whole family! Come participate in the Turkey Tri and bring the kids for the Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon. Keep your kids in the action and promote physical fitness with this 1/2 mile run, 2 mile bike and 1/2 mile run. Good for Ages 4-12 years.

$33 - $200
Sprint • Kids Duathlon
Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon
MAR23
OFFICIAL PARTNER
Wildman Triathlon FestivalClermont, Florida, US

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

$75 - $150
Sprint • Other • Sprint Duathlon • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon
Wildman Triathlon Festival

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What you need to know about Beginner Friendly triathlon

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

Different Triathlon event types

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

Find the right triathlon for you

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

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