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United States Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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MAR23
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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
APR14
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Ron Jon Cocoa Beach TriathlonCocoa Beach, Florida, US

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

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

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

$90 - $240
Sprint
Ron Jon Cocoa Beach Triathlon
JUN2
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TriRidgefield & DuRidgefieldRidgefield, Connecticut, US

The 13th annual running of TriRidgefield, held at Martin Park, consists of half mile swim, 12.75 bike ride and 5k run.

This is 3rd year running of DuRidgefield, to be held concurrently, consists of a 2 mile run, 12.75 bike ride and 5k run.

You must be a member of USA Triathlon to compete in the race, including each relay member. If you do not have an annual membership, you must purchase a one-day membership for $15 during the registration process.

$85 - $140
Sprint • DuRidgefield Duathlon
TriRidgefield & DuRidgefield
JUN5
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – JuneCassadaga, New York, US

This Sprint Triathlon consists of a 400 yd swim, 13 mile, hilly, bike & 2 mile, flat, run. A four race Summer Tri-Series, race dates are June 5, July 10, August 7 and September 4.
Races begin at 5:45 pm - SHARP Transition opens 4 pm. Perfect for beginners; great speed workout for seasoned athletes. Individuals of any level and relay teams welcome.
All ages welcome. Overall and age group awards. Pot luck dinner following. All paper and utensil products & beverages provided

$50
Sprint
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – June
JUN29
Stissing TriathlonPine Plains, NY 12567, USA

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
Sprint • Other
Stissing Triathlon
JUL10
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #2 – JulyCassadaga, New York, US

This Sprint Triathlon consists of a 400 yd swim, 13 mile, hilly, bike & 2 mile, flat, run. A four race Summer Tri-Series, race dates are June 5, July 10, August 7 and September 4.
Races begin at 5:45 pm - SHARP Transition opens 4 pm. Perfect for beginners; great speed workout for seasoned athletes. Individuals of any level and relay teams welcome.
All ages welcome. Overall and age group awards. Pot luck dinner following. All paper and utensil products & beverages provided

$50 - $75
Sprint
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #2 – July
JUL20
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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.

Booking Closed
Sprint • Half Ironman • Olympic • Half Aquabike • Olympic Aquabike • Other
Donner Lake Triathlon
AUG7
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Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #3 - AugustPark Avenue, Cassadaga, NY, USA

This Sprint Triathlon consists of a 400 yd swim, 13 mile, hilly, bike & 2 mile, flat, run. A four race Summer Tri-Series, race dates are June 5, July 10, August 7 and September 4.

Races begin at 5:45 pm - SHARP Transition opens 4 pm. Perfect for beginners; great speed workout for seasoned athletes. Individuals of any level and relay teams welcome.

All ages welcome. Overall and age group awards. Pot luck dinner following. All paper and utensil products & beverages provided

$50
Sprint
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #3 - August
SEP7
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Pine Barrens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon/Aqua Bike and Sprint TriathlonShamong, New Jersey, US

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.

$80 - $120
Sprint • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Olympic Aquabike
Pine Barrens Olympic Triathlon/Duathlon/Aqua Bike and Sprint Triathlon
NOV2
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Catalina Island Triathlon, Duathlon & 5kAvalon, California, US

Swim it. Bike it. Run it. Tri it!

Experience the beauty of Catalina Island and the City of Avalon with the perfect end of the season triathlon. Come for the weekend or for the day and experience all that Catalina has to offer.

Triathlon
Swim mile | Bike- 17K | Run- 3.1 miles

Duathlon
Run- 3.1 miles | Bike- 17K | Run- 3.1 miles

1 reviews
$32 - $175
Sprint • Duathlon • 5k
Catalina Island Triathlon, Duathlon & 5k
NOV24
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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 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 Turkey Tri is fun for the whole family! Come out to 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

1 reviews
$30 - $165
Sprint • Kids Duathlon
Turkey Tri & Pumpkin Pie Kids Duathlon
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
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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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