A good triathlon has to cover all the basics; an interesting and clearly marked course, scenic surroundings, a proper first aid station and friendly volunteers. All these little details make the entry fee feel justified.
However, the best triathlons need to cover more than this. They need scenery so breath taking you forget about your speedometer. The volunteers have to be so friendly and chatty that they inspire you to volunteer next year and the most important thing of all, participating should be a life-changing experience that you’ll never forget.
Whether you’re a fan of sports or want to try any of these fantastic triathlons, it’s essential to make sure you have the correct clothing. Millet Sports UK, provide a wide range of affordable clothing to ensure you to perform at your best and nothing slows you down.
Here are the top ten most popular triathlon events:
Escape from Alcatraz
This triathlon started in 2010 and saw competitors swim 1.5 miles from Alcatraz Island to the mainland, followed by an 18 mile bike ride. If that wasn’t enough, they then had an eight mile run through San Francisco’s Golden Gate recreation area. Gruelling but definitely a worthwhile trip. Entry fee $400
In 2007 this popular event had a lot of buzz around it following the popular films, Ironman. The circuit itself has a 2.4 mile swim followed by a 112 miles on a bike and a full marathon through the lava fields of Hawaii – definitely a unique and tricky triathlon. Are you tough enough? Entry fee $550
Established in 2010, it’s no surprise the biggest mass-participation triathlon in the world is in the top ten. With more than 12,000 competitors, it is surprising that there’s enough room for everyone. Entry fee £78
Ironman 70.3 World Championship
He’s back! This 70.3 circuit is Florida’s most signature event, with $100,000 for the winner. Entry fee $300 If you want the chance of this glorious win and the money, sign up on Ironman to secure your place.
Birmingham Children’s Triathlon
From Ironman in 2010 Ironkids was born however, this event is a lot closer to home to allow all family members to be there watching their energetic kids. All distances differ depending on age, from eight to 16. Entry fee £12
New York Triathlon
This is supposed to be the fastest Olympic swim distance in the world, as it’s been said the Hudson tide actually carries if you. Entry fee $500
St James’s Place Foundation Sprint Triathlon
This mini triathlon contains a 400m swim, 20km bike ride and a 5km run. The entry fee is free, but it comes with a fundraising target of £500 per person. If you want to help raise for charity via the triathlon or other sports check out the Spirit Triathlon site for more details.
Named the British Triathlon Association’s Event of the Year more than five times, this is one of England’s most historic events. Entry fee £75
This event has been so popular that is now in to its fifth year, a magnificent race, but you must be prepared for the rough climbing. Entry fee 300E
Los Angeles Triathlon
An Olympic distance triathlon that has glorious surroundings, starts with a swim at Venice and travels through Korea town and downtown LA. Entry fee $190