6 Triathlons Off the Beaten Path

6 Triathlons Off the Beaten Path

Leave the pavement behind and go off road for your next race. These six triathlons mix it up by offer open-water swimming, mountain biking and trail running.

XTERRA Dairyland Triathlon

Sheboygan, Wisconsin – June 30, 2012

As part of the well-known XTERRA series, this race features a 1,000-yard swim at Elkhart Lake, then a 10-mile mountain bike ride and a 4-mile trail run. Learn More

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'Mine' Over Matter Off-Road Triathlon

Hamilton, Ontario – August 26, 2012

The swim takes place in spring-fed waters of the Kelso Quarry, followed by an 18K mountain bike ride and an 8.5K trail run in the Kelso Conservation Area. Learn More

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Hale Off-Road Triathlon

Westwood, Massachusetts – September 9, 2012

Situated within 1,100 acres of scenery at Hale Reservation, this tri features a 1/4-mile pond swim, a 5.3-mile mountain bike ride and a 2.3-mile trail run. Shorter distances are offered for kids. Learn More

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Lake Sylvia Fall Festival Off-Road Triathlon

Montesano, Washington – September 15, 2012

Created to save Lake Sylvia State Park from closure, this triathlon is now in its second year and features a 1/4-mile swim, a 12-mile mountain bike ride and a 2.5-mile trail run. Learn More

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'Do It In the Woods' Off-Road Triathlon

Charlestown, Rhode Island – September 30, 2012

This sprint takes place in Burlingame State Park and features a 1/4-mile swim in Watchaug Pond, an 8-mile mountain bike ride and a 5K trail run.
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In the Dirt Triathlon

Perris, California – October 13, 2012

This off-road triathlon features a 1/2-mile swim in Lake Perris, a 14-mile mountain bike ride on fire roads and jeep trails, and a 3-mile run on paved roads. Learn More

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DON'T MISS: Big-City Triathlons

Enjoy your next race in the shadows of big buildings and urban charm. These seven triathlons capture the heart of their town and give you a big-city feel. Learn More

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