10 Sprint Triathlons to Do in 2014
10th Annual Dunedin Sprint Triathlon on Honeymoon Island
Dunedin, Florida - June 8, 2014 1 of 11
Rookies and pro alike are attracted to this classic sprint race hosted by the Dunedin Rotary Club. The event is held on Honeymoon Island, which just happens to have one of the most picturesque beaches in the United States.
Liv/Giant Mermaid Triathlon Alameda
Alameda, California - June 8, 2014 2 of 11
Perfect for first-time triathletes, this event provides a fun and fast race. The bike and run courses are both flat and fast, and the views of the bay at the start line are memorable.
Athleta Esprit de She Triathlon
Naperville, Illinois - June 8, 2014 3 of 11
Enjoy the quaint town of Naperville while you work up a sweat. Participants kick off the sprint with a 500-meter swim that begins at Centennial Beach. The 22K double loop bike course takes athletes through the town and the 5K follows a jogging path along the Dupage River.
Tri Raider Sprint
Lubbock, Texas - June 28, 2014 4 of 11
Texas: is home to more than just cattle, oil, the Cowboys football team and the Alamo. The Lone Star state also hosts a ton of triathlons. The Tri Raider Sprint, which is held at Buffalo Springs Lake, is one of the classics. Athletes begin in a spring-fed lake, head out for a 17.6-mile out-and-back bike that contains three climbs and finish with a 3.1-mile run on flat, somewhat shaded roads.
Mountain Man Sprint Triathlon
Flagstaff, Arizona - July 13, 2014 5 of 11
One of the oldest triathlons west of the Mississippi River features a lake swim, an out-and-back bike through rolling, green hills and a run on paved roads along Lake Mary.
Texas Star Tri Montgomery
Montgomery, Texas - July 13, 2014 6 of 11
Start off with a 300 yard pool swim, then jump on the bike for a quick 10-mile stretch along Lone Star Parkway. The final 3-mile run takes place on the local high school cross-country course, and promises to be one of the best in Texas.
2014 Great Snake Tri
Idaho Falls, Idaho - August 2, 2014 7 of 11
A river swim with bike and run legs on beautiful country roads make this tri one-of-a-kind. If you aren't up for the sprint distance quite yet, a duathlon and team triathlon are also options.
2014 Lawrence Sprint Triathlon
Indianapolis, Indiana - September 14, 2014 8 of 11
The Lawrence Sprint is the second in the 10-race Triton Brewing Indiana Triathlon Series. You can participate in all 10, or simply take on this one. The sprint includes a 350-yard swim, 20K bike and 5K run that finishes at the brewery.
FKCC Sprint Triathlon
Key West, Florida - September 20, 2014 9 of 11
Swim in the Florida Keys Community College lagoon, complete a 10-mile three-loop bike ride and finish with a one-loop 5K run all on the island of Key West. If you're not up for the swim, try the biathlon. There's also a biathlon swim-bike option.
14th Annual Osprey Sprint Triathlon
Snow Hill, Maryland - October 4, 2014 10 of 11
This is one fast race! The half-mile swim is held in the shallow Chinciteague Bay, which has an average water temperature of 68 degrees on race day. Athletes then complete a 15.2-mile bike ride on a flat, circular course and finish with a 3.1-mile flat run through the rural countryside of Worchester County.