12 Must-Do Triathlons In 2015
HITS Triathlon Series – NaplesNaples, Florida - January 10, 2015 1 of 13
This triathlon kicks off the 2015 HITS Triathlon Series and is the first qualifier for the HITS Championship in December. Naples is home to one of the most beautiful beaches on the planet, so the swim at this location is sure to be spectacular. The course is flat and fast, and the city is home to great lodging, restaurants and golf courses.
iTRYathlon & 5K Laguna NiguelLaguna Niguel, California - February 8, 2015 2 of 13
This event is an adult and youth sprint triathlon for all fitness levels and abilities. With a pool swim, new swimmers will feel more comfortable in the water. If you already have a few races on your resume, this will be a great race to work the offseason cobwebs out and get ready for longer summer races. The event also includes a community expo and finish line festival.
Las Olas International TriathlonFt. Lauderdale, Florida - March 15, 2015 3 of 13
Created by the producers of the Miami International Triathlon, the Las Olas Tri is the perfect race to start your season. Bike and run on mostly flat roads along the beachfront of Ft. Lauderdale. Choose from either the sprint or Olympic distances and signup as an individual or as a relay team.
St. Anthony's TriathlonSt. Petersberg, Florida - April 25, 2015 4 of 13
One of the best early-season triathlons in the U.S., this race has a 1.5K swim in Tampa Bay, a 40K bike ride along the harbors and a 10K run through downtown St. Petersburg. This race attracts many top professionals with a total prize purse of $65,000.
Honolulu TriathlonHonolulu, Hawaii - May 17, 2015 5 of 13
The sprint and Olympic-distance events start with a swim in the Pacific Ocean off Magic Island, followed by a bike along the Honolulu coastline past the airport and a run in Ala Moana Beach Park.
Legend TriathlonLawrence, Kansas - June 7, 2015 6 of 13
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.
Carlsbad TriathlonCarlsbad, California - July 12, 2015 7 of 13
From the ocean-swim start to the run finish on Coast Highway, this triathlon doesn't stray more than a block from the stunning Southern California coastline. If ocean views are your thing, this triathlon is tough to top.
The Iron Girl Columbia TriathlonEllicott City, Maryland - August 16, 2015 8 of 13
The 10th Annual IRON GIRL Columbia Triathlon was named the "Best Women's Event in the Mid-Atlantic" by Competitor Magazine, and is the largest women's only triathlon in the world. Bring a friend and signup for this sprint-distance race that can be conquered as an individual or as a team.
Escape to Miami TriathlonMiami, Florida - September 20, 2015 9 of 13
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.
Border Wars TriathlonAlton, Illinois - October 4, 2015 10 of 13
The Border Wars Tri offers one of the best race routes you'll find anywhere. This point-to-point race boasts a beautiful 1.2-mile swim off the Mississippi River, a 56-mile bike in Missouri that crosses the Lewis & Clark bridge into Illinois, and a 13.1-mile run on an elevated bike path. Whether you're a newbie or a veteran, this is a flat, fast course that you're sure to set a personal best on.
IRONMAN Cozumel 2015Quitana Roo, Mexico - November 29, 2015 11 of 13
This race might be flat and fast, but it has its share of challenges. The first half of the ocean swim through crystal clear water is against the current and the wind and humidity can shave minutes off a triathlete's time. Then again, you are on a beautiful island.
Anthem Holiday ClassicAnthem, Arizona - December TBD 12 of 13
The final triathlon of the year in Arizona, the Holiday Classic is a sprint distance with a 400-yard swim in a heated pool, a 20K bike ride and a 5K run that explores the Phoenix suburb.