These 9 races-in-cool-places make a swim-bike-run the focal point of a great getaway.
The TriRock series is the multisport sibling of the popular Rock ‘n' Roll road marathon series, which feature a live band at every mile along the route – or in a boat during the swim. Athletes start their day at the Stevie Ray Vaughn statue, then swim in Lady Bird Lake, bike over the Congress Street Bridge, and finish with a run along the Auditorium Shores running path.
The Course: Sprint distance (700-meter swim, 16.7-mile bike, 3.1-mile run) and Intermediate/Olympic distance (1500-meter swim, 24.8-mile bike, 6.2-mile run)
When: September 1, 2014
Where: Downtown Austin, TX
[$130-$170 for individuals, trirock.competitor.com]