Awesome Triathlons With Ocean Swims

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Take on a new challenge in your triathlon career. Beat the surf and taste the saltwater at one of these seaside triathlons.

Carlsbad Triathlon 

July 14, 2019 in Carlsbad, California

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.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa 

July 27, 2019 in Santa Rosa, California

What's better than exploring some of the premiere wine regions after a grueling multisport race? That's exactly what you are in store for when you sign up for this thrilling race. Easily accessible from San Francisco, IRONMAN 70.3 Santa Rosa truly delivers the perfect race experience, from the moment you arrive to your on-the-course moments to the time you go to leave. If you're setting out for your first go at 70.3, do it right. And this race will help you get there.

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Block Island Triathlon 

August 3, 2019 in Block Island, Rhode Island

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.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Superfrog 

September 15, 2019 in Imperial Beach, California

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.

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Duxbury Beach Triathlon 

September 22, 2019 in Duxburry, Massachusetts

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.

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IRONMAN 70.3 Cozumel 

September 29, 2019 in Cozumel, Mexico

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.

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IRONMAN Florida 

November 2, 2019 in Panama City Beach, Florida

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.

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IRONMAN New Zealand 

March 7, 2020 in Taupo, New Zealand

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."

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