Tri for Charity: 6 Races That Give Back
Tri for the Cure - A Women's Triathlon
Denver, Colorado - August 5, 2012 1 of 7
Tri for a Cure
Swim, bike and run your way to a cure for breast cancer. This triathlon, which allows participants to race with their ability group, is great for beginners.
Santa Barbara Triathlon
Santa Barbara, California - August 24-26, 2012 2 of 7
Photo by Kevin Steele
Since 2002, this scenic race has raised more than $420,000 for local charities. This year, the Santa Barbara Triathlon will support the Foodbank of Santa Barbara County.
Galloway Captiva Triathlon Weekend 2012
Captiva, Florida - September 15-16, 2012 3 of 7
This sprint triathlon includes a bike course on closed roads throughout Captiva island and a swim in the Gulf of Mexico. Plus, you'll be helping CCMI's School BackPack Program, which provides food to needy children every Friday.
Ashland, New Hampshire - September 2, 2012 4 of 7
This triathlon is about access and opportunity. The race offers three courses of varying distance to ensure all ages and abilities can join in. Funds raised by triathletes will help enroll a deserving low-income New Hampshire girl in the Circle Program's residential summer camp and year-round mentoring program.
Marin County Triathlon
San Rafael, California - November 3-4, 2012 5 of 7
This triathlon offers a sprint and Olympic distance as well as a kid's race and a duathlon. In it's fourth year, the triathlon has raised nearly $1 million for charity, mainly to help find a cure for blood-related cancers in support of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
River Roux Triathlon
New Roads, Lousiana - November 10, 2012 6 of 7
Swim in False River, bike across the Mississippi River and run through the historic downtown to the finish at a revitalized cotton mill. The best part? Proceeds support the Rocketkidz Foundation, an organization working to battle childhood obesity.