Triathlons for Beginners
Rio Grande Triathlon
Albuquerque, New Mexico - April 27, 2013 1 of 10
Part of the USAT Retro Tri Series, the Rio Grande Triathlon encourages "neon everything" and uses '80s music to get you pumped up. Add a fast course and reverse format and this race becomes all sorts of fun, especially for first-timers.
Rainman Indoor Triathlon Series
Various Dates and Locations 2 of 10
Choose from five events in the Seattle area that all take place indoors. Format includes a 15-minute pool swim, a 30-minute spin on the bikes and a 2.25- or 3-mile run depending on the venue. These triathlons are perfect for newcomers who want to get a feel for racing three sports in one day.
Try Tri Triathlons
Edwardsville, Illinois - April 28, 2013 3 of 10
Get your whole family excited about triathlon. Choose from sprint, super-sprint and kid's categories.
AthletiCare's Try the Tri
Springfield, Illinois - May 5, 2013 4 of 10
The 150-yard pool swim, flat bike course and paved run are ideal for beginners. If you really want to take the pressure off, sign up for the "Just for Fun" team category.
Father's Day Weekend Triathlon Festival
Orlando, Florida - June 15-16, 2013 5 of 10
What better way to dive into multisport than with a celebration. Race categories include sprint, aqua bike, duathlon and "My First Triathlon." A flat, 100 percent shade-covered run is almost reason enough to give this race a try.
Callaway Gardens Sprint
Pine Mountains, Georgia - June 16, 2013 6 of 10
With 70 percent of last year's participants being first-timers, this event is designed for beginners. The swim stays in shallow waters, following the perimeter of the lake; the bike takes place on gently rolling terrain, and the run is "totally flat."
Tri for Fun Sprint and Du Series
Herald, California - Various Dates 7 of 10
The name of the event says it all. If it's just for fun, you don't have to take yourself too seriously. Sign up and discover the fun of multisport racing.
Tri It Now Summer Super Sprint
Manassas, Virginia - August 4, 2013 8 of 10
There is something for everyone, and they are all super sprint distances. The triathlons consist of a 400-yard pool swim, an 8-mile bike and a 2-mile run.
Bootlegger Super Sprint Triathlon
Dawsonville, Georgia - September 8, 2013 9 of 10
Another family-friendly event, this race has five different kid categories and three different adult waves. With a cap of 180 participants, the course is never overcrowded.