6 Triathlons Off the Beaten Path
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XTERRA EX2 Off-Road Triathlon and DuathlonFlintstone, Maryland - July 15, 2012 1 of 7
Head to Rocky Gap State Park for cooler temps and a "cooler" race. Singletrack, rock gardens and root-filled trails help make this an exciting event.
Olalla Lake Off-Road Sprint TriathlonNewport, Oregon - August 4, 2012 2 of 7
Throw together a new and improved bike course, then add a few fun yet challenging hills and you get the Ollala Lake Sprint tri.
Kingswood Off-Road TriMinnetrista, Minnesota - August 18, 2012 3 of 7
Just outside of the Twin Cities, this race includes a .5-mile swim, 10-mile mountain bike ride and a 4-mile run.
'Mine' Over Matter Off-Road TriathlonHamilton, Ontario - August 26, 2012 4 of 7
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.
Hale Off-Road TriathlonWestwood, Massachusetts - September 9, 2012 5 of 7
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.
Lake Sylvia Fall FestivalMontesano, Washington - September 15, 2012 6 of 7
Created to save Lake Sylvia State Park from closure, this triathlon is now in its third year and features a 1/4-mile swim, a 12-mile mountain bike ride and a 2.5-mile trail run.