10 Olympic Distance Triathlons in 2015
Lawrence, Kansas - June 7, 2015 1 of 11
Come see why triathlon legends such as Chrissie Wellington, Craig Alexander, Simon Lessing and Tim Deboom have all raced in Lawrence, Kansas and Clinton Lake. Athletes of all levels will enjoy the smooth, fast course and the hospitality that only Kansas can provide. Choose from the Legend 100, 70, or the sprint and Olympic distance options.
Iron Abe Olympic Triathlon
Springfield, Illinois - July 25, 2015 2 of 11
There's no better place for an Iron Abe triathlon than the Land of Lincoln. A lake swim leads into a rolling bike course on prairie roads. If an Olympic-distance event sounds too easy, you can always sign up for the Route 66 Half Iron Triathlon.
35th Annual Tinman Triathlon
Honolulu, Hawaii - July 26, 2015 3 of 11
The uniqueness of the Tinman isn't limited to the atmosphere. This semi Olympic-distance race features a sprint swim of 750 meters followed by the more standard distance bike and run legs consisting of a 40K bike and a 10K run. And if you're looking for top-level competition, an elite wave will be open for qualifying participants.
Lake George Triathlon Festival
Lake George, New York - September 5-6, 2015 4 of 11
This popular Olympic triathlon in upstate New York sells out most years, so sign up early. The course includes a swim in Lake George, a bike filled with a few rollers and a run featuring a mix of flats, downhills and hills.
Towne Lake Triathlon
Houston, Texas - September 7, 2015 5 of 11
With a flat and safe course, this Olympic-distance race is perfect for setting a personal best. All finishers will receive a medal and will be invited to the post-race party with food and drinks.
Lavonia, Georgia - September 12, 2015 6 of 11
Swim in a cove in Lake Hartwell, bike on a hilly out-and-back course and then finish with a run through Tugaloo State Park.
Ramseur Triathlon and Duathlon
Ramseur, North Carolina - September 19, 2015 7 of 11
Ramseur Lake is opened just for the triathlon swim. The bike course is a loop on the hilly country roads near the town of Ramseur. The 10K run course is mostly on the tree-covered rail trail near the lake.
Escape to Miami Triathlon
Miami, Florida - September 20, 2015 8 of 11
There's no triathlon in South Florida quite like this one. A ferry will take you to an island in Biscayne Bay, where you will swim 1.5K back to the mainland and get ready for the 40K and 10K run, both of which cross causeways and explore Miami's various scenic islands.
Santa Cruz Triathlon
Santa Cruz, California - September 27, 2015 9 of 11
Swim in the Pacific Ocean in this 33rd annual event that features both sprint and Olympic options. The race begins at the iconic Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, where participants will swim around the pier with the water typically at its warmest temperature—around 60 degrees—of the year. Even better, your registration money is being used wisely, as this non-profit event has donated more than $1.5 million to local high schools, colleges and sports clubs.
Marin County Triathlon
San Rafael, California - November 7, 2015 10 of 11
The Marin County Triathlon isn't just an endurance event, it's part of a series of races that believes in sustainability, health and giving back to the community. They have the highest designation of sustainability from the Council for Responsible Sport, and 100 percent of their net proceeds go to charity. If that's not reason enough to sign up maybe this will sway you: Triathlete magazine named the Marin Triathlon one of the 100 best triathlons on Earth.