Whether you're a resident of the Golden State or planning a late-year vacation, these eight triathlons are sure to provide a fun and challenging experience while you compete in ideal weather conditions.
2014 SUPERFROG XXXVI TriathlonCoronado, California - September 28, 2014 1 of 9
Located on the Coronado island near downtown San Diego, this triathlon features a 1.2-mile swim in the open ocean, a 56-mile flat bike ride and a 13.1-mile run on soft sand, hard sand and pavement. After you cross the finish line, be sure to stick around for the post-race festivities with a beer garden, live entertainment and an awards ceremony.
Newport Beach TriathlonNewport Beach, California - October 5, 2014 2 of 9
Entering its 37th year, this Orange County event has been a favorite of experienced triathletes and beginners for many years. With sprint, super-sprint and youth distances, there are options for everyone.
Mermaid TriathlonCapitola, California - October 5, 2014 3 of 9
If you're a female and you like the ocean, this triathlon is for you. Following an ocean swim, head out on a fun bike ride featuring a gradual climb into the coastal redwoods before wrapping up with a run on the bluffs overlooking the Pacific.
XTERRA Wetsuits Mission Bay Triathlon & DuathlonSan Diego, California - October 5, 2014 4 of 9
In 1974, the first-ever triathlon was held on Fiesta Island. This year, more than 1,600 competitors from around the county are expected to return to Mission Bay to celebrate the birthplace of the triathlon. The race consists of a 500-meter swim, a 15K bike ride and a 5K run.
The Golden State TriathlonSacramento, California - October 12, 2014 5 of 9
Swim in the American River and be a part of California's only criterium-style sprint triathlon with a draft legal bike course. Celebrate your finish at the post-race party with a beer garden. All participants receive a custom tech-tee race shirt, an XTERRA swim cap and a goody bag with food samples.
Riverside Triathlon 2014Riverside, California - October 19, 2014 6 of 9
This reverse sprint triathlon, which takes place at the newly renovated Bobby Bonds Sports Park, features a 5K run, a 12-mile flat bike ride and a 150-meter swim in an Olympic-sized pool. Proceeds from the event benefit the Riverside Police Foundation promoting youth programs and community outreach.
Surf City Long Course TriathlonSanta Cruz, California - November 2, 2014 7 of 9
Enjoy the Santa Cruz surf vibes while competing in this long course triathlon. In this race, you'll swim 1.2 miles around the historic Santa Cruz Municipal Wharf, bike 56 miles up the coast on Highway 1 and run 13.1 miles along the famous Streamer Lane.
HITS Triathlon Series Championship – Palm SpringsLa Quinta, California - December 6, 2014 8 of 9
The crown jewel of the HITS Triathlon Series in Palm Springs, where you can enjoy beautiful desert vistas and a dry, sunny climate before, during and after your race. The event offers sprint, olympic, half and full distances.