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Desert Triathlon

March 03, 2019 · La Quinta, CA

Distance: Olympic Aqua Bike, Olympic Distance, Sprint Distance, Sprint Duathlon

In 2019, Desert Triathlon celebrates its 20th year as the unofficial kickoff of the triathlon season. Desert Triathlon is the perfect race for both the new or beginner triathlete, and the experienced triathlete looking to shake off their winter rust. We’re situated on the calendar as the perfect warmup to several longer distance races, including the 70.3 in Oceanside.

Our event includes two distances and three different race categories:

  • Sprint Triathlon – 500 meter swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
  • Sprint Duathlon – 1 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
  • Olympic Triathlon – 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike, 10 kilometer run
  • Olympic Aquabike – 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike

The Tri Club Championship returns to Desert Triathlon in 2019. As always, tri teams from around the country and world will compete for the overall team win. For information on the Tri Club Championship and tri club discount information, go to the Registration Information page.

Click here for registration information
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