Summer Triathlons for First-Timers

8 Summer Triathlons for First-Timers

This is your year to swim, bike, and run your way to a healthier you, but you don't know where to start. Try one of these beginner-friendly events and you'll be hooked in no time. From flat courses to short races, these tris are perfect for the beginner triathlete.

Pewaukee Triathlon

Pewaukee, Wisconsin - July 8, 2012

A quaint town, sandy beaches, smooth roads and rolling hills make this a pleasant and enjoyable race for any level. Read More

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13th Annual Wet Dog Triathlon

Decatur, Alabama - July 21, 2012

Picture this: A flat course along the Tennessee River and a racing category for first-timers. Bonus: Proceeds benefit the local Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Read More

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Solana Beach Triathlon and Duathlon

Solana Beach, California - July 22, 2012

A quarter-mile ocean swim is the perfect introduction to open water swimming. Follow it up with a scenic bike and run on a spectator-friendly course.
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Summit Lake Sprint Triathlon

New Castle, Indiana - July 28, 2012

Part of the Triton Brewery Indiana Triathlon Series, this Midwest tri promises a fun atmosphere. Read More

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Cleveland Triathlon

Cleveland, Ohio - August 5, 2012

Not ready for a sprint? Try the super sprint. A calm harbor swim and a closed bike course help make this an ideal race for beginners. Read More

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Tri for Preservation

Cape Elizabeth, Maine - August 19, 2012

Swim in a protected cove and bike through farmland and marshland in support of the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust's efforts to preserve the area. Read More

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Live. Love. Tri. Triathlon

Rio Rancho, New Mexico – August 25, 2012

An all-women's triathlon is the perfect way to get started in the sport...for women that is. Expect a welcoming, friendly and encouraging atmosphere. Read More

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Maple Grove Triathlon: Dare to Tri

Maple Grove, Minnesota - August 25, 2012

Well-organized and loads of fun, the Maple Grove Triathlon is a big-time race with a small-town feel. Read More

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Don't Miss: 8 Triathlons In Vacation Destinations

Schedule your next vacation around your next triathlon. These eight events double as an excuse to not only visit a beautiful locale but to earn your relaxation. See the full list.

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