TriPATHlonAtlanta, Georgia - April 5, 2014 1 of 10
Swim 400 yards in the Chastain Park Pool before going on a 15-mile bike ride and a 5K run that ends at the Chastain Park Amphitheater. The swim consists of triathletes snaking up and down each lane of the pool before jumping out in the corner and heading to the bike.
Edwards High Desert TriathlonEdwards AFB, California - April 19, 2014 2 of 10
Taking place on the Air Force base in Southern California, this race has both sprint (375-meter swim, 12-mile bike and 5K run) and Olympic-distance (1,500-meter swim, 24-mile bike, 10K run) courses. The bike route passes several of the base's landmarks, including the aeronautical museum and the USAF Test Pilot School.
City of Mesa TriathlonMesa, Arizona - May 4, 2014 3 of 10
Starting out at a 50-meter heated pool at Skyline High School, this race has sprint and Olympic distances as well as a kids course. The sprint is a 400-yard pool swim, a 12-mile bike ride and a 3-mile run.
Sudbury Springs Sprint TriathlonSudbury, Massachusetts - May 18, 2014 4 of 10
Go up and down 8 lanes of the Atkinson Pool for a total of 400 yards. Then go for a 7-mile bike ride before finishing with a 2-mile run loop. The swim is a time-trial start, with the fastest swimmers going first.
Krueger Pool TriathlonBeloit, Wisconsin - June 29, 2014 5 of 10
Get your triathlon career off to a great start with this perfect first-timer race. A 400-yard swim at Krueger Pool is followed by a 15-mile bike ride and a 5K run.
Viroqua TriathlonViroqua, Wisconsin - July 19, 2014 6 of 10
Taking place in the Driftless region of southwestern Wisconsin, this race has an indoor swim, a bike route with rolling hills and a run that has part both on pavement and off-road. Both sprint and Olympic-distance courses are offered.
SLO TriathlonSan Luis Obispo, California - July 27, 2014 7 of 10
One of Central California's most charming towns, the SLO Triathlon has a 1/2-mile pool swim, a 15-mile bike ride through rolling hills and a 5K run. Due to the pool swim, start times are staggered, making it a festive, day-long event. This is the 35th year of the race.
Secret City Sprint TriathlonOak Ridge, Tennessee - August 10, 2014 8 of 10
Swim five 100-meter lengths of the massive 100-meter Oak Ridge Pool, then head out on a 15-mile bike ride and 5K run. The hills are minimal, making this a great triathlon for first-timers.
Dust Devil Sprint TriathlonFallon, Nevada - August 16, 2014 9 of 10
A perfect beginner tri, this starts with a 1/3-mile swim in the Churchill County Pool, followed by flat routes for the bike (14 miles) and run (3 miles). Fallon is about an hour east of Reno.