10 Triathlons for Beginners
2015 GVSU Try-a-Tri
Allendale, Michigan - March 29, 2015 1 of 11
This race takes place completely indoors, negating the need for beginners to purchase a bike or become comfortable with open water swimming. The event will consist of a 10-minute pool swim, a 20-minute stationary bike ride, and a 15-minute run on GVSU's indoor track.
Tune Up Tri
Manassas, Virginia - March 29, 2015 2 of 11
Tune Up Tri is the perfect short-distance event for experienced triathletes to gauge early-season fitness or for beginners to try their very first race. Run in reverse order, the race consists of a 1.5-mile run, a 4-mile bike, and a 250-yard pool swim.
Kiwanis Sprint in the Park Triathlon
Litchfield, Arizona - April 11, 2015 3 of 11
Starting with a 300-yard serpentine swim in the pool, participants will ride 8.4 miles (2 laps) around Litchfield Park before an easy 2K run. Registration is limited to 150 participants, which guarantees a race free of the chaos at larger events.
Rio Grande Triathlon
Albuquerque, New Mexico - April 25, 2015 4 of 11
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.
2015 South Davis Splash N Sprint Triathlon
West Bountiful, Utah - May 9, 2015 5 of 11
One of the most popular triathlons in Utah, the Splash N Sprint offers the unique option of registering for the novice category, which consists of a 150-yard swim, a 2.4-mile bike, and a 1.5-mile run.
Callaway Gardens Triathlon
Pine Mountain, Georgia - June 21, 2015 6 of 11
The flat, fast course at Robin Lake Beach is designed for beginners. The swim hugs the shore around the perimeter of the lake; the bike takes place on gently rolling terrain, and the run is "very fast."
Tri for Fun Sprint and Du Series
Hearld, California - May 30, 2015 7 of 11
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 joy of multisport racing.
Orange County Triathlon Super Sprint
Newburgh, New York - August 2, 2015 8 of 11
The sprint distance is a good way to introduce yourself to the sport. Consisting of a 1500-meter swim, a 14-mile bike, and a 5K run, you can complete this event as an individual or as a relay team.
Bootlegger Super Sprint Triathlon
Dawsonville, Georgia - September 13, 2015 9 of 11
Another family-friendly event, this race has five different categories for kids and three waves for adult. With a cap of 180 participants, the course is never overcrowded.
5150 Galveston & Lonestar Sprint Triathlons
Galveston, Texas - September 21, 2015 10 of 11
Beginner triathletes can choose between the Olympic-distance Galveston Triathlon or the Lonestar Sprint. Both races start in the protected waters off of white-sand Palm Beach—the name alone makes it sound like fun!)—followed by a fast bike course and a flat run. Just be prepared for wind.