Beach Bum TriathlonVarious Dates in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 1 of 9
With Coligny Beach being both hard and flat, organizers decided to race the entire triathlon on it. There is a quarter-mile ocean swim followed by a 6-mile bike ride on the beach (mountain bikes preferred) followed by a 3-mile run, also on the beach.
Block Island TriathlonAugust 4, 2018 in Block Island, Rhode Island 2 of 9
The charming island off the coast of Rhode Island hosts this sprint triathlon, which starts with a quarter-mile swim off the waters on the east side of the island. Get back on dry land and bike for 12 miles before finishing with a 4-mile run.
IRONMAN 70.3 SuperfrogSeptember 16, 2018 in Imperial Beach, California 3 of 9
Swim 1.2 miles in in Pacific Ocean off the coast of Coronado, where the water temperature will be around 58 degrees. Then, go on a fast-and-flat 56-mile bike ride before a tough 13.1-mile run on three different terrains—soft sand (gulp!), hard sand and pavement.
Duxbury Beach TriathlonSeptember 22, 2018 in Duxburry, Massachusetts 4 of 9
Enjoy a point-to-point half-mile swim, a rolling 13-mile bike course, and a relatively flat 3-mile run at Duxbury Bay. This event benefits the Duxbury D.A.R.E. Program. Specific charity entry is also an option with entries benefiting Special Olympics, Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy and Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation.
IRONMAN 70.3 CozumelSeptember 30, 2018 in Cozumel, Mexico 5 of 9
The island off the coast of Cancun is a beautiful place to compete for 70.3 miles. Swim in the blue waters of the Caribbean Sea before you explore the island by bike and foot.
IRONMAN FloridaNovember 3, 2018 in Panama City Beach, Florida 6 of 9
Winner of best overall bike and best overall run in the 2016 Athletes' Choice Awards, IRONMAN Florida is a race "renowned for PRs and possibilities." Positioned late in the season, the date not only gives participants ample time to fully train for all three disciplines, but also to wrap up their season and enjoy a relaxing vacation on the Florida Panhandle afterward.
IRONMAN New ZealandMarch 2, 2019 in Taupo, New Zealand 7 of 9
Racing in New Zealand is an accomplishment that sits on many people's bucket lists. And with an entry fee only in the low $600-range, you're free to manage the rest of your funds for other exciting things like actually getting to the race and exploring the country in all its stunning glory. Named No. 1 for overall satisfaction in the 2016 Athletes' Choice Awards, participants describe the race as "simple epic—a classic, time-honored IRONMAN tradition." But that's not all. The 140.6 also sat on lists for best overall swim, best overall bike, best overall run, best host city experience, best post-race celebration, "will attend next year" and "will recommend to a friend."
Carlsbad TriathlonJune 9, 2019 in Carlsbad, California 8 of 9
This sprint triathlon starts with you battling the surf of Tamarack State Beach, which is a little calmer than most San Diego County beaches, for a 1K ocean swim. It's followed by a 25K bike ride and a 5K run. The entire course is along the coast of this beautiful seaside town.