Southwest Aqua TriathlonApril 15, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas 1 of 15
The Southwest Aqua Triathlon is perfect for beginners and experienced triathletes alike with its slightly unorthodox format. The swim is conducted as a time trial at an indoor pool before transitioning to an 18-mile bike leg and standard 5K run. For anyone who is nervous about an open water swim, looking for a different type of triathlon or practice run for another race later in your season, this is the tri for you.
USA Triathlon Collegiate Club National ChampionshipsApril 21, 2017 in Tuscaloosa, Ala. 2 of 15
Are you part of a college triathlon team? Collegiate club nationals is a great place to test your fitness against other students who have a similar swim, bike, run passion. There are standard Olympic-distance, draft-legal and relay options available.
Bucket List TriApril 30, 2017 in College Station, Texas 3 of 15
Get a jumpstart on your tri season with this beginner-friendly Olympic triathlon. The swim snakes through a middle school natatorium, the bike takes place on closed streets through College Park and the run weaves through running paths in Southwood Park. Not sure you're ready? Bucket List Triathlon offers free clinics to help get your mind and body prepared.
Buffman and Squeaky Olympic TriathlonMay 7, 2017 in Lubbock, Texas 4 of 15
If you are looking for a hot but not humid race environment, the semi-arid conditions and highs up to 90 degrees means you won't sweat in the shade. However, because of the extreme conditions sometimes experienced—the record high was 113 degrees in 1994—there are plenty of race protocols and policies about what to do in dangerous conditions.
Muncie May Olympic TriMay 13, 2017 in East Selma, Ind. 5 of 15
The super popular Muncie May Olympic triathlon starts on the serene waters of Prairie Creek Reservoir, and the bike and run courses weave through gorgeous scenery among the trees. The wetsuit-legal race has a history of selling out, so act quickly to guarantee a spot.
Folsom Lake International TriathlonMay 13, 2017 in Granite Bay, Calif. 6 of 15
The Folsom Lake International triathlon starts on Granite Beach in Folsom Lake, and features a lake swim, single-lap bike course and a trail run on popular nearby trails. After you land your next PR, enjoy the hot, post-race meal and free massage tailored for athletes.
St. Louis TriathlonMay 21, 2017 in Maryland Heights, Mo. 7 of 15
Self-described as one of the flattest and fastest triathlons in the Midwest area, the St. Louis Triathlon takes Place in beautiful Creve Coeur Park. A spectator-friendly race, the bike course and run feature multiple viewing points where your support crew can cheer you to a new PR.
Revolution3 QuassyJune 3, 2017 in Middlebury, Conn. 8 of 15
Swim, bike and run your way through Middlebury's scenic rolling hills and challenging climbs to gorgeous hilltop views. Then blow off steam on the south shore of Lake Quassapaug at the Quassy Amusement Park, from which the race derives its name. Athletes who sign up can race in the morning then spend the rest of the day screaming their heads off on rides such as the "Yo-Yo" Super Swing, "The Big Flush Water Coaster" and "Grand Carousel."
Monte Rio TriathlonJune 4, 2017 in Monte Rio, Calif. 9 of 15
A race that has grown in popularity over the years, the Monte Rio Triathlon takes place amongst ancient redwoods, with the course running along the lazy Russian River and through Sonoma's coastal river region. Gather the family and plan a "racecation" at this stunning destination race.
Philadelphia Escape TriathlonJune 24-25, 2017 in Philadelphia 10 of 15
Apart of the Escape Series, the Philadelphia Escape is recognized as a premiere triathlon festival. In its 13th year, the event features three days of activities, including a multisport expo and sprint distance race, as well as the Olympic-distance tri that snakes through a scenic but challenging course in Fairmount Park.
Revolution3 WilliamsburgJuly 8, 2017 in Williamsburg, Va. 11 of 15
Providing spectacular spectator swim course views, the Judith Stewart Dresser Memorial Bridge is the perfect setting for the Williamsburg edition of the Rev3 triathlon series. And after leaving the water, triathletes will be treated to the rural roads of Williamsburg along the newly completed Virginia Capital Trail. While the start and finish will provide a challenge to racers, the majority of the course is fast and flat, providing a great setting for a fun race.
Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston TriathlonJuly 30, 2017 in Boston 12 of 15
This one-of-a-kind race includes a variety of sceneries bound to keep you entertained the entire swim, bike run. With beaches, paths and well-paved—and more importantly, closed—roads, enjoy the great city of Boston while also getting your tri on.
Revolution3 Pocono MountainsAugust 12-13, 2017 in Lake Harmony, Pa. 13 of 15
Nestled in the heart of the Pocono Mountains, this stop on the Rev3 triathlon series is sure to be one of the most scenic you've ever done. Held at the recently-renovated Split Rock Resort in Lake Harmony, athletes will get to swim in clean, clear water, ride 12 miles downhill before climbing out of the Hickory Run State Park and run on varied terrains to keep things interesting. Plus, Rev3 Pocono Mountains has been selected as the host of USA Triathlon's Aquabike and Long Course Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships, so you can make a weekend out of it and race for regional titles as well.
New Orleans Escape TriathlonOct. 1, 2017, New Orleans 14 of 15
Part of the Escape Triathlon series, this event takes place in the South Shore Harbor and take athletes through historic Lake Pontchartrain and along Lakeshore Drive. In addition to the Olympic distance, the race also offers Sprint, duathlon and Aquabike options. Each race in the Escale Triathlon series awards race slots in the extremely popular and exclusive Escape From Alcatraz Triathlon. Best of luck!