Triathlons to Do in 2014
Lake Havasu City, Arizona - March 22, 2014 1 of 13
Lake Havasu will be busy in late March. Not only is spring break bringing college kids to the lake, but this triathlon serves as the first race of 2014 for many triathletes. Sprint and Olympic-distance races are offered, and the temperatures are expected to be in the mid 80s.
Ironman 70.3 Puerto Rico
San Juan, Puerto Rico - April 13, 2014 2 of 13
There's no better way to tour San Juan and its Spanish architecture. Take a 1.2-mile swim in the Condado Lagoon, before exploring the northern part of the island by bike and running along the coastline.
St. Anthony's Triathlon
St. Petersburg, Florida - April 27, 2014 3 of 13
One of the best early-season triathlons in the U.S., this race has a 1.5K swim in Tampa Bay, a 40K bike ride along the harbors and a 10K run through downtown St. Petersburg. This race attracts many top professionals with a total prize purse of $65,000.
Honolulu, Hawaii - May 18, 2014 4 of 13
The sprint and Olympic-distance events start with a swim in the Pacific Ocean off Magic Island, followed by a bike along the Honolulu coastline past the airport and a run in Ala Moana Beach Park.
Mission Viejo, California - June 1, 2014 5 of 13
Taking place at Lake Mission Viejo, the swim is in calm 74-degree lake water, followed by the bike ride in rolling hills around the lake, and a run that uses biking and hiking trails of Lake Forest and Mission Viejo. Part of the course was used in the cycling competition at the 1984 Olympic Games.
Carlsbad, California - July 13, 2014 6 of 13
From the ocean-swim start to the run finish on Coast Highway, this triathlon doesn't stray more than a block from the stunning Southern California coastline. If ocean views are your thing, this triathlon is tough to top.
Nickel City Triathlon
Buffalo, New York - July 19, 2014 7 of 13
This is a super-fast race with a closed, draft-legal bike course. The Nickel City Triathlon doubled as the USAT Elite National Championships in 2011 and 2012, and you can run the same course as some of the top triathletes in the country.
Kansas 5150 Triathlon
Lawrence, Kansas - July 20, 2014 8 of 13
Taking place at Clinton Lake west of town, the 5150 covers much of the same course that the Ironman 70.3 Kansas does a month earlier, only this race offers sprint and Olympic-distance courses. Lawrence is a charming college town, but be prepared—it can be hot and humid in July.
Whistler, British Columbia - July 27, 2014 9 of 13
The 112-mile bike course is considerably difficult, exploring areas used in the 2010 Winter Olympics and showcasing stunning mountain peaks along the Sea-to-Sky Highway. The race concludes at the Whistler Olympic Plaza, the finish of a scenic day.
Morgantown, West Virginia - August 3, 2014 10 of 13
The newest race of the Rev3 series takes place in the charming hometown of West Virginia University, and has a unique finish—indoors, in the convention center at the Waterfront Place Hotel. The swim is in the Monongahela River and the bike course crosses into Pennsylvania. Morgantown is just an hour of Pittsburgh, making this an easy event to access.
Escape to Miami Triathlon 2014
Miami, Florida - September 28, 2014 11 of 13
There's no triathlon in South Florida quite like this one. A ferry will take you to an island in Biscayne Bay, where you will swim 1.5K back to the mainland and get ready for the 40K and 10K run, both of which cross causeways and explore Miami's various scenic islands.
Ironman 70.3 Silverman
Henderson, Nevada - October 5, 2014 12 of 13
Formerly the Ironman 70.3 World Championships, this race has been re-named as the championship event was moved to Quebec. Enjoy a floating water start and bike and run courses that are both hot and hilly through Lake Mead National Recreation Area.