Top triathlons for beginners in the USA

Top triathlons for beginners in the USA

Get ready to swim, cycle, and run your way through your first triathlon race this year!

Triathlon season is just around the corner! After months of training even during the peak of the cold and hot seasons, the time has finally come for you to kickstart your triathlon journey. 

Triathlon is a multisport race consisting of running, biking, and swimming. It originated in France but soon gained popularity in America, Europe, and then all over the world.

In the USA, triathlon races are expected to start this spring. Every year, different states host their triathlon races for outdoor sports enthusiasts, and triathletes at all stages of their career and since these are held all over the country you can expect to see stunning scenery that will surely inspire you to get to that finish line.

Look ahead as we give you the list of the top triathlons that are beginner-friendly in the USA:

  1. Lake Lure Triathlon

Held every August, the scenic mountain town of Lake Lure hosts the Lake Lure triathlon. Athletes and beginner triathletes will participate in multiple race events, challenging courses, and outdoor activities at diverse scenic locations such as the Blue Ridge Foothills. 

  1. St. Anthony’s Triathlon

For its 40th year, St. Anthony’s Triathlon in Florida will bring you a scenic downtown waterfall swim course, a fast and flat bike course, and a run course. Different distance events await you which are popularly known as the Olympic, the Sprint, and the Meek & Mighty event.

  1. Callaway Sprint Triathlon

The Callaway Sprint Triathlon in Georgia has prided itself as the perfect event for those people who “don’t swim very well”, “don’t bike much”, and “don’t like to run on hilly courses.” Enjoy the course around the Callaway Resort and Gardens nestled in the breathtaking Appalachian mountains.

  1. New York City Triathlon

If you want to challenge yourself racing in the greatest city in the world, then sign up now for the New York City Triathlon. Take on the Concrete Jungle this October 1, 2023, and finish the race with your friends and family.

  1. The TRI for FUN Sprint Triathlon Series

Happening in California this June 11th, July 9th, and August 13th, 2023, the TRI for FUN triathlon series will take place in the beautiful Rancho Seco Park with the event consisting of a lake swim, a road bike course, and a trail run.

  1. Monterey Bay Triathlon

Monterey Bay is one of the most beautiful coast side locations where you can enjoy the Sprint and Olympic Triathlons. You can see a lot of wildlife and marine animals such as sea otters and penguins as you swim in the bay, followed by a bike ride, and a run along the scenic coastal trail.

  1. Chicago Triathlon

Considered one of the world’s largest triathlon events, the Chicago Triathlon is the event that you can’t miss. From first-timers to triathlon veterans, Chicago Triathlon welcomes all abilities and experiences to take on their fairly straightforward course.

  1. Xterra Portland Triathlon

The Xterra Portland Triathlon in Oregon will definitely be your dream triathlon. Known for its family and beginner-friendly vibe and a course that is easily one of the best for beginners like you, you don’t want to miss it!

  1. Door County Triathlon 

The Door County Triathlon in Green Bay, Wisconsin welcomes plenty of first-timers and spectators that come from different geographical areas such as Milwaukee and Chicago. Referred to as “extremely flat”, its majestic shorelines and bluffs add another amazing triathlon landscape and experience to your goal.

  1. CapTex Tri

Seated at the heart of Austin, Texas, CapTex Triathlon is an urban downtown triathlon that is accessible to all abilities. It has Sprint and Super Sprint events that offer you the perfect way to kick off your summer.

As a beginner triathlete, make the most of your year and set your goals this season for these upcoming triathlon races.