United States Beginner Friendly Triathlon Events

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MAR17
Superseal Olympic & Sprint TriathlonCoronado, California, US

The SuperSEAL Olympic triathlon and the SEAL Sprint triathlon are are held on the same day. The SuperSEAL athletes begin in earlier swim waves, followed by the SEAL Sprint athletes, and both groups race on the same course on the same day.

This much-loved local race takes place on Coronado, California's famous Silver Strand State Beach. It is an International/Olympic distance event, offering the perfect race for beginners and seasoned triathletes looking for a challenge in heart of triathlon's historic birthplace.

Olympic Course:

The course features a 1,500-meter swim in the Silver Strand State Beach Bay. The swim will be a calm bay swim. The water temperature will average 58 degrees. (Wetsuits are recommended.) The bike course will be a flat and fast 40K bike course that will consist of two loops on Hwy 75. The run course is one out-and-back loop covering a 10K course on a dirt trail.

SEAL Sprint:

The swim is an 800-meter/.5-mile swim in the Silver Strand State Beach Bay. The swim will be a calm bay swim. The water temperature will average 58 degrees. Wetsuits are recommended. The bike course will be a flat and fast 20km/12.4 -mile bike course that will consist of one loop on Hwy 75. Safety helmets are required for the bike portion of the race. The run course is an approximate 6km/3.1-mile course on a dirt trail. The run will be composed of one out-and-back loop.

$135 - $150
Sprint • Olympic
Superseal Olympic & Sprint Triathlon
MAR23
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Wildman Triathlon FestivalLake Louisa State Park, U.S. 27, Clermont, FL, USA

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
APR13
HITS Napa Valley – CaliforniaNapa, California, US

This is a one-of-a-kind location! Napa Valley is one of the treasures of the United States and the historic Indian Springs Resort and Spa is Californias oldest continuously operating pool and spa facility. Lake Berryessa is breathtakingly beautiful. This rugged, yet majestic natural setting is home to varied and beautiful Northern California wildlife such as swans, bald eagles, fox and whitetail deer. This location is one of THE premier triathlon venues on the planet. The course through Napa Valley will twist and turn alongside beautiful vistas.

PLEASE NOTE: All participants, volunteers and spectators must park in the campgrounds on the west side of Knoxville Rd. Campers in spaces 78-100 will not be permitted to enter or exit the race site between 7:00 AM and 5:00 PM.

$30 - $730
Sprint • Ironman • Half Ironman • Olympic • Other
HITS Napa Valley – California
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
APR14
Half Moon Bay TriathlonsHalf Moon Bay, California, US

One of the most beautiful locations on the Northern California coastside. The Half Moon BayTriathlon offers a safe harbor swim environment, beautiful bike course along the coast, one transition, and a run course along the beach on the coastal trail. Come enjoy this incredible backdrop and this spring triathlon along the Pacific Ocean.

$110 - $200
Sprint • Super Sprint AquaBike • Olympic AquaBike • Olympic • Sprint Aquathlon • Olympic Aquathlon • Sprint Duathlons • Olympic Duathlons
Half Moon Bay Triathlons
MAY11
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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 / Olympic Triathlon

Sprint / Olympic Duathlon

Sprint / Olympic Triathlon and Relays

My First Triathlon

$80 - $100
Sprint • Other • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint Duathlon • Super Sprint
Spring Fling Triathlon Festival
MAY19
Morgan Hill Sprint TriathlonMorgan Hill, California, US

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

$110 - $190
Sprint • Sprint AquaBike
Morgan Hill Sprint Triathlon
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 is perfect for beginners; great speed workout for seasoned athletes consists. This is the first of a four race Summer Tri-Series starting with this race and ending in September.



$50
Sprint
Southern Tier Triathlon Club Summer Tri Series #1 – June
JUN9
Monte Rio TriathlonMonte Rio, California, US

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
Sprint • Olympic
Monte Rio Triathlon
JUN15
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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.

$75 - $95
Sprint • Other • Olympic • Olympic Duathlon • Sprint Duathlon
Father’s Day Triathlon Festival
JUN29
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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
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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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