9 Sprint Triathlons to Do in 2013
Shortest Tri Ever
Emeryville, California - April 13, 2013 1 of 10
This race is just like its name indicates: short. It's so short, organizers say, anyone can do it. The course includes a 100-yard swim in a pool, a flat 2.5-mile bike and a 2.1-mile run. It's the ultimate ultra sprint.
10th Annual Dunedin Sprint Triathlon on Honeymoon Island
Dunedin, Florida - June 9, 2013 2 of 10
Rookies and pro alike are attracted to this classic sprint race hosted by the Dunedin Rotary Club. The event is held on Honeymoon Island, which just happens to have one of the most picturesque beaches in the United States.
2013 Lawrence Sprint Triathlon
Indianapolis, Indiana - May 18, 2013 3 of 10
The Lawrence Sprint is the second in the 10-race Triton Brewing Indiana Triathlon Series. You can participate in all 10, or simply take on this one. The sprint includes a 350-yard swim, 20K bike and 5K run that finishes at the brewery.
Tri Raider Sprint
Lubbock, Texas - June 29, 2013 4 of 10
Texas: is home to more than just cattle, oil, the Cowboys football team and the Alamo. The Lone Star state also hosts a ton of triathlons. The Tri Raider Sprint, which is held at Buffalo Springs Lake, is one of the classics. Athletes begin in a spring-fed lake, head out for a 17.6-mile out-and-back bike that contains three climbs and finish with a 3.1-mile run on flat, somewhat shaded roads.
Mountain Man Sprint Triathlon
Flagstaff, Arizona - July 14, 2013 5 of 10
One of the oldest triathlons west of the Mississippi River features a lake swim, an out-and-back bike through rolling, green hills and a run on paved roads along Lake Mary.
2013 Naperville Sprint Triathlon
Naperville, Illinois - August 4, 2013 6 of 10
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Enjoy the quaint town of Naperville while you work up a sweat. Participants kick off the sprint with a 400-meter swim that begins at Centennial Beach. The 22K double loop bike course takes athletes through the town and the 5K follows a jogging path along the Dupage River.
FKCC Sprint Triathlon
Key West, Florida - September 21, 2013 7 of 10
Swim in the Florida Keys Community College lagoon, complete a 10-mile three-loop bike ride and finish with a one-loop 5K run all on the island of Key West. If you're not up for the swim, try the biathlon. There's also a biathlon swim-bike option.
14th Annual Osprey Sprint Triathlon
Snow Hill, Maryland - October 5, 2013 8 of 10
This is one fast race! The half-mile swim is held in the shallow Chinciteague Bay, which has an average water temperature of 68 degrees on race day. Athletes then complete a 15.2-mile bike ride on a flat, circular course and finish with a 3.1-mile flat run through the rural countryside of Worchester County.
TriLanai Offroad Sprint Triathlon
Island of Lanai, Hawaii - November 2, 2013 9 of 10
This sprint can be tackled as an individual or a relay. Athletes begin with a half-mile swim in the marine preserveof Hulopoe Bay and then they're off on a 10-mile mountain bike that goes by the La Ola Solar Farm. The race finishes with a 3-mile run on Challenge at Manele Golf Course. TriLanai is always scheduled for the weekend following the Xterra World Championships on Maui and is famous for attracting tons of volunteers, spectators and athletes ready for some fun.