9 Unique Triathlons Across the Country
2013 Echo TriathlonCoalville, Utah - July 13, 2013 1 of 10
The Echo Triathlon is once again the site for USA Triathlon's Rocky Mountain Regional Championship Special Qualifier. In other words, participants will face the toughest competition in the region as they swim, bike through the red rock-walled Echo Canyon and, run on the Historic Rail Trail.
The Krista Griesacker Memorial Adventure RaceKempton, Pennsylvania - July 27, 2013 2 of 10
Teams of two or three racers will go up against a series of challenges on Hawk Mountain, including rugged trekking and orienteering, mountain biking, rappelling and paddling. This 50-mile, 12-hour race isn't for beginners.
Kaia F.I.T. 3rd Annual Paddle Board TriathlonLake Tahoe, California - August 4 to August 5, 2013 3 of 10
Kaia F.I.T., which is capped at 100 participants, begins with a camp, where future racers will go over the course, receive running and biking tips, and attend a 2-hour paddleboard clinic. The women's only race, which features a paddleboard, bike and run, is held the next day. Event entry includes paddleboard rental, T-shirt and prizes.
Rev3 Maine and she JAMS 2013Old Orchard Beach, Maine - August 25, 2013 4 of 10
Revolution3 is all about getting back to the original roots of triathlon: family, friends and enjoying yourself. There are a number of Rev3 races held throughout the country including in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin, and Venice, Florida. Competitors in the Rev3 in Old Orchard Beach, Maine can cap off the day with a Lobster Bake. Rev3 also offers an all-women's race: sheJAMS.
Morris Paddle Pedal Run Mini TriathlonMorris, Illinois - September 7, 2013 5 of 10
This triathlon packs in the adventure with a 2-mile paddle, 11-mile bike and 3-mile run. Participants can compete as a team or individual, making this a race ideally suited for families.
Jet Express TriathlonLakeside-Marblehead, Ohio - September 8, 2013 6 of 10
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This challenging triathlon begins about 1,500 meters offshore. Triathletes literally jump from the Jet Express ferry boat into the cool waters of Lake Erie and head to the shore of East Harbor State Park. The 40K bike course takes participants over rolling hills and through historic Marblehead Pennisula. The race ends with a 10K run over beaches, trails and jetties that will put triathletes to the test.
Denison Red River RampageDension, Texas - September 20 to September 22, 2013 7 of 10
This weekend event packs in more than one race. Instead, there are three to choose from. Participants can compete in the Dash to Downtown Short Sprint, Battle of Waterloo Super Sprint or the Tri the Line Sprint and Olympic Triathlon. Or compete in all three races as part of the Denison Red River Rampage Challenge.
2013 Superfrog XXXV TriathlonCoronado, California - September 29, 2013 8 of 10
The Superfrog isn't for the timid. The 70.3-distance triathlon features a 1.2-mile swim in open ocean, a flat and fast 56-mile bike course and a 13.1-mile course on soft sand, hard sand and hard pavement.
SuperKid Triathlon 2013Santa Cruz, California - October 13, 2013 9 of 10
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The SuperKid Triathlon has eight different age categories, allowing children from ages three through 15 to compete. The three-year-old competitors have a 25-yard swim in a pool, a 0.10-mile bike and a 0.05-mile run. The distances increase with age, topping out with the 13- to 15-year-old category, which includes a 300-yard swim, 3.7-mile bike and 1.2-mile run.