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The 2013 Life Time Tri Championship Event: Life Time Tri Oceanside

Life Time Tri OceansideLife Time Fitness has has unveiled their 2013 Life Time Tri Championship event will be held at the new Life Time Tri Oceanside triathlon in Oceanside, CA. The prime California location will serve as the final destination of an expanded Sprint and International distance triathlon schedule.

Triathlon: Life Time Tri Oceanside
When: Sunday, October 20, 2013
Where: Oceanside, California
Events: Olympic, Sprint

The new triathlon will anchor the 2013 Life Time Tri schedule featuring 11 triathlon events which are made up of several prominent triathlons in the United States.

Nautica South Beach Triathlon
Miami, FL April 7
Life Time Tri Marquee
Tempe, AZ April 14
Life Time Tri CapTex
Austin, TX May 27
Life Time Tri Trinona
Winona, MN June 9
Life Time Tri Minneapolis
Minneapolis, MN July 13
Life Time Tri Maple Grove
Maple Grove, MN August 24
Life Time Tri Chicago
Chicago, IL August 25
Life Time Tri Tempe
Tempe, AZ September 22
Life Time Tri Urban Dirt
Soma, AZ October 6
Life Time Tri Dallas
Dallas, TX October 6
Life Time Tri Soma Soma, AZ October 20
Life Time Tri Oceanside Oceanside, CA October 20

Life Time Tri Oceanside will start with a 1.5-kilometer swim in the waters of Oceanside Harbor, which has an average water temperature of 63-65 degrees in late October. Athletes will enjoy an ocean front transition before starting a 40-kilometer bike course along the San Luis Rey Mission Expressway. The 10-kilometer run course follows white, sandy beaches allowing for a spectator-fueled finish adjacent at the historic Oceanside Pier. To keep Life Time Tri Oceanside accessible to athletes with a concentration on short course format, as well as beginner athletes, the event also will feature a shorter sprint distance race.

For more information on the new Life Time Tri Oceanside event visit:

tags: olympic distance, triathlons in north america, triathlons in california

USA Triathlon Launches New Beginner Friendly Retro Tri Series

usat retro tri seriesUSA Triathlon aims to return multisport to its roots with the inaugural USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, which debuts this spring with 10 beginner-friendly events -- one in each USA Triathlon region.

The focus of the Retro Tri Series is participation, rather than competition. The aim of the events is to introduce the sport of triathlon and educate race participants about the healthy and active multisport lifestyle. The events are open to first-timers, seasoned veterans and those looking to stay active, all while swimming, biking and running in a safe atmosphere.

The Retro Tri Series events are geared toward adult and youth competitors age 13 and up. Each race will feature a 300-400 yard Swim, 5-10 mile Bike and 2-5 kilometer Run.

2013 USA Triathlon Retro Series Schedule

April 27
Rio Grande Triathlon-Reverse Sprint Albuquerque, NM
May 4
E-Bomb Triathlon Biloxi, MS
June 8
Moses Lake Triathlon Moses Lake, WA
June 23
Blue Ash Community Triathlon Cincinnati, OH
July 20
Big Spring Super Sprint & Kids Tri Big Spring, TX
July 20
Runner’s Roost Retro Triathlon (R3 Tri) Buffalo, NY
July 28
Gaucho Super Sprint Triathlon Goleta, CA
Aug. 4
Omaha Retro Family Triathlon Omaha, NE
Sept. 8
FIU Triathlon North Miami, FL
Nov. 3 Old Dominion University (ODU) Triathlon Norfolk, VA

For more on the USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series, visit

tags: sprint distance, beginner friendly, triathlons in north america,

Oregon City Lands New Clackamas Cove Triathlon Event in June

Clackamas Cove TriathlonA popular triathlon swim training venue sparks new triathlon event for triathletes in the Northwest and the Portland area.

Triathlon: Clackamas Cove Triathlon
When: Sunday, June 23, 2013
Where: Oregon City, Oregon
Events: Olympic, Sprint

The Clackamas Cove Triathlon, touted as the Northwest's Best New Triathlon will have both Olympic and Sprint distance triathlons to conquer in June. The triathlon event distances for athletes will be, Olympic: 1500me Swim, 24mi Bike and a 6.2mi Run or a Sprint: 500me swim, 12mi Bike and a 3.1mi Run.

The Clackamas Cove, a popular swim training venue for Portland Triathlon Club members and other triathletes in the area gave new race director Patrick Bolan the idea for the new triathlon event.

The Swim start in the Clackamas Cove, an old rock quarry, 20-50’ deep, and fed by the Clackamas River. Swimmers will round the cove, then swim out into the Clackamas River through a natural spillway. Athletes will then head out on Clackamas River Road for an out-and-back Bike course that follows the River. Recently re-paved, it has some of the best cycling in the county with rolling hills and a mild elevation gain to the turn around, which makes for a fast return. The Run will be through downtown Oregon City, out and back on the beautiful refurbished bridge, and up the classic stair climb out of the downtown and on to the bluff.

Registration opens soon for the inaugural Clackamas Cove Triathlon, check the website for details.

tags: olympic distance, sprint distance, triathlons in north america, triathlons in oregon

New Olympic Distance Hero Triathlon Series to Support Veterans

hero triathlonRace organizer Streamline Events has launched the Hero Triathlon Series in Massachusetts. It's a new Olympic Distance Triathlon Series developed to show respect to the Military men and women who have fought and continue to fight for our freedom.

The initial launch features two new triathlon events on the triathlon calendar in the Northeast, the Nantucket Hero Triathlon in July and the Cape Cod Hero Triathlon in September.

Triathlon: Nantucket Hero Triathlon
When: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Where: Nantucket Island, MA
Triathlon: Cape Cod Hero Triathlon
When: Sunday, September 8, 2013
Where: Mashpee, MA

The initial goal is to support and raise funds for the Women's Veterans Network of Massachusetts.

The Nantucket Hero Triathlon comes on the heels of the highly successful Nantucket Sprint Triathlon, now in it’s 5th year. Nantucket’s long and storied history as the whaling capital of the world, combined with historic architecture, cobblestone streets, vibrant waterfront, pristine beaches, clean waters and beautiful moorlands will provide a perfect backdrop to a race inspired to give back to the very people who have fought for our freedom.

The Cape Cod Hero Triathlon is the only Olympic distance event on Cape Cod and one of the last scheduled Olympic distance events on the 2013 race calendar in the Northeast. The course offers exclusive access to the Massachusetts Military Reservation (aka Otis Air Force Base/Camp Edwards). Athletes will feel the inspiration throughout the entire race as they compete aside men and women in uniform.

Registration is now open for the two new Hero Triathlons; for Individuals and Relay Teams, see the website for details. Organizers are offering a 25% discount off the entry fee for active military athlete(s).

tags: olympic distance, triathlons in north america, triathlons in massachusetts

Ultramax Sports Announces New 5150 St. Louis Triathlon

5150 st. louis triathlonTriathlon: 5150 St. Louis Triathlon
When: Saturday, June 29, 2013
Where: Innsbrook, Missouri, USA
Divisions: Professional, Age Group

Ultramax Sports has annouced the addition of the the Fresh Ideas 5150 St. Louis Triathlon presented by Precision Health Group. It becomes one of several flagship triathlon events owned and produced by Ultamax Sports. The event is set for Saturday, June 29, 2013.The 5150 St. Louis event will take the place of the annual Quartermax and Octomax events this summer!

The 5150 St. Louis Triathlon will qualify the top 15 athletes in each age group and established specialty divisions for the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship. The top 10 athletes in each age group and specialty divisions will automatically qualify for the Hy-Vee 5150 U.S. Championship event. Each athelte that finish in the top 5 of their respective age group or specialty division will win a free entry to the Hy-Vee Championships. The qualifying guidlines, as they are updated, can be found at

The event will be held at Innsbrook Resort, site of the Quartermax Triathlon for the past eight years. Innsbrook Resort is nestled in the forested hills just west of St. Louis and the property spans more than 8,000 acres and features more than 100 lakes.

Online registration for the new 5150 St. Louis race is open and is expected to fill early. It will be limited to the first 1,500 entries, so register early.

tags: 5150, olympic distance, triathlons in north america, triathlons in missouri

New Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon in Virginia

Eastern Shore 140 Ultra TriathlonTriathlon: Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon
When: Saturday, September 7, 2013
Where: Cape Charles, Virginia, USA
Divisions: Age Group

Another new & independent triathlon challenge in the Northeast to check out. This time the new Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon (ES 140) in Virginia. The inaugural triathlon event is scheduled to take place in Cape Charles, VA on September 7, 2013. Cape Charles is about 230 miles south of Philadelphia, PA and some 40 miles across the bay from Norfolk, VA.

The event features a course that has been carefully crafted and will push competitors to their physical and mental limits as they swim, bike and run over 140 miles in a single day. The ES 140 race gets underway from the Cape Charles Beach with competitors swimming a double loop, 2.4-mile swim in historic Chesapeake Bay. That will be followed by a 112-mile out and back bike course along Virginia's scenic backcountry roads. After that a 26.2-mile run through the downtown streets of Cape Charles.

The Eastern Shore 140 is the brainchild of race director Don Mann, a Navy SEAL and former world-class triathlete himself.

Registration is currently open for the USAT Sanctioned Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon in September, visit for all the details.

tags: iron distance, triathlons in north america, triathlons in virginia

A World Triathlon Resource Gets Some International Exposure

runners world swede articleTriMapper is an international triathlon resource, with triathlons events plotted in 90 some countries around the world. Thus its satisfying to know that we are known or talked about not just here in the US, but around the world.

We know we have fans and visitors from around the world, so it's cool to see two recent international posts on TriMapper in countries far away from Minneapolis.

The first one comes from the online Triathlon section for Runner's World Sweden via Christine Wageborn. The title appropriately states "Find your triathlon races on the world map" and shares how you can plan some travel and a race with our triathlon maps. postThe other TriMapper reference comes from, a triathlon community website in Russia via a post from Egor Teplukhin. The translation states "Starts looking for in 2013? Do not know where to go? We give you site . All starts. Any number, any place!"

We appreciate the support even thought the text is in a language we can't read initially (long live Google Translate). We thank them for spreading the news and look forward to seeing other posts on TriMapper in the future.

tags: triathlon finder, trimapper, international, fans, media

Challenge Announces New Challenge Almere-Amsterdam Triathlon

challenge almere-amsterdamTriathlon: Challenge Almere-Amsterdam
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013
Where: Almere, Netherlands
Events: Iron, Half
Divisions: Professional, Age Group, Realy

Challenge Family has started the New Year by announcing a partnership with the world's oldest triathlon outside of Hawaii. The Holland Triathlon, based in Almere, has been running since 1981 and now joins the other great legacy events of the sport, Challenge Roth, Challenge Penticton and Challenge Phuket as Challenge Almere-Amsterdam on September 14, 2013.

The start and finish of Challenge Almere-Amsterdam will take place in the heart of the Almere's city centre, on the Esplanade, an area renowned for its culture and futuristic architecture. The two-lap swim takes place in the Weerwater, adjacent to the Esplanade. The name means 'water again', as this lake was dug after the city of Almere was reclaimed from the Zuiderzee, bringing the water back. The bike course will take athletes through the province of Flevoland, racing along the former Zuiderzee sea bed, between dikes and windmills. The run course features four laps of 10,5k through the city of Almere, alternating between modern architecture and calming nature and green spaces surrounding the Weerwater.

The Full and Half Challenge Almere-Amsterdam triathlons takes place on September 14, 2013 and entries are now open at

tags: iron distance, half iron, challenge, triathlons in europe, triathlons in netherlands

Peasantman, New Full & Half Distance Races in Upstate New York

Peasantman TriathlonsA new independent race option for triathletes in the North America, the Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlons in upstate New York. The inagural triathlon event will take place August 18, 2013 in Penn Yan, New York, on beautiful Keuka Lake. Athletes will be able to choose from the Iron Distance (140.8 miles), the Half (70.4) or the Half Relay (70.4).

Triathlon: Peasantman Triathlons
When: Sunday, August 18, 2013
Where: Penn Yan, New York (map)
Events: Iron+, Half+

Penn Yan is located in one of the most beautiful parts of wine country in New York State, right in the heart of the Finger Lakes region. It has an ideal, picturesque lake for this type of swim event, and scenic country roads for bicycling and running. It's centrally located between some of the bigger cities (Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse and Binghamton) in upstate New York.

72.3 and 144.6, What's With These New 'Steel' Distances? Let's just say that steel is a little stronger than... well... other types of metal. Therefore the Steel Distances are just slightly longer than traditional distances. But what's another tenth of a mile for the half, or two-tenths for the full? Peasants work harder than the elite. Peasants are stronger. Peasants are fully capable. And Peasants are out to prove their superiority. Oh yeah... Peasants have an extra minute to finish. No longer will you be closed out at the stroke of midnight. Peasants have until 12:01! (Full: 2.4mi Swim, 116mi Bike, 26.2mi Run - Half: 1.2mi Swim, 58mi Bike, 13.1mi Run)

Registration is currently open for the new Peasantman Triathlons, visit the event website for details

tags: iron distance, half iron, triathlons in north america, triathlons in new york

Now Two Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlons in 2013

Great Lakes 100 Miles TriathlonIn 2013, Great Lakes Racing, LLC will bring back its Western New York State event along with the addition of a new 100 Mile Triathlon in Northeastern Ohio, using Lake Erie as the venue.

The name of the event is derived by backdrop and miles in and out of the major body of water. The Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon begins with a challenging 1 mile Swim in the Great Lakes, followed by an 84 mile Bike through the scenic Great Lakes countryside and ends with a 15 mile Run along the lake shore.

Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon Series  
Lake Erie
June 1, 2013
Geneva, OH
S: 1mi B: 84mi R: 15mi
Lake Ontario
October 5, 2013
Barker, NY
S: 1mi B: 84mi R: 15mi

The new Lake Erie Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon event on June 1, 2013 will be staged from Geneva State Park in Geneva in Northeastern Ohio. It will consist of 1 mile rough water swim in Lake Erie, an 84 mile bike through the Ohio countryside and a 15 mile run through the beach town of Geneva-on-the-Lake.

The Lake Ontario Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon event is staged at Camp Kenan in Barker, NY. The second edition takes place on October 5, 2013 and will feature a 1 mile rough water swim in Lake Ontario, an 84 mile bike through the Niagara Wine Region and a 15 mile run past the historic "30 Mile Point" lighthouse.

Registration is currently open for both of the Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon events, check the website for details:

tags: long course, triathlons in north america, triathlons in new york, triathlons in ohio

Missouri Gets New Rev3 Branson Triathlon Event in September

revolution3 branson triathlonBranson, Missouri will once again host a half iron distance triathlon event now that Revolution3 Triathlon has announced they are bringing their acclaimed triathlon race series to the city. Revolution3 Branson on September 22, 2013, will host Half and Olympic distance races, including a Pro race with a $60,000 prize purse.

Triathlon: Revolution3 Branson
When: Sunday, September 22, 2013
Where: Branson, Missouri
Events: Half, Olympic
Divisions: Professional, Age Group, Relay

This race along with the new Revolution3 Williamsburg event are the latest additions to the 2013 schedule under the Rev3 brand.

Both races will start in crystal clear Lake Table Rock, with the Half distance athletes completing a 1.2 mile swim, while Olympic distance athletes will complete a 1500 meter swim. Competitors will then move onto a closed-road bike course along scenic highways with breathtaking mountain views. The challenging course features many technical ascents and descents, and will take Half and Olympic distance athletes a total of 56 miles and 25 miles, respectively. The run course will wind competitors through historic downtown Branson, completed with two loops for the 13.1 mile Half distance and one loop for the 6.2 mile Olympic distance.

Registration opens January 1st , 2013, with early bird pricing for the first week of $215 for the Half distance and $125 for the Olympic. Afterward, the price goes to $250 for the Half and $150 for the Olympic. Visit for details.

tags: half iron, olympic distance, triathlons in north america, triathlons in missouri