Smash A Gym Rut with an Indoor Triathlon

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Indoor triathlons — run, bike, swim races that happen within the confines of the gym — are insanely fun. When's the last time you jumped out of the pool to immediately hop on a nearby spin bike to keep the workout going? These events quickly cycle you from one discipline to the next (most are sprint distances that require little more than an hour), so they naturally break up the monotony and solitude that come with winter training indoors. Better still, they’ll add a little competitive oomph to your usual routine. Check out this list of upcoming opportunities around the country. Whether you’re jumping in cold or training to win, it’s a guaranteed good time and workout.

Indoor FUN Triathlon

March 18th in Windsor, CO.

Open to everyone ages 12 and up, this family-friendly race consists of 20 minutes in the pool, 20 minutes on a stationary bike, and 20 minutes on an elevated track.

$30 windsorgov.com

Conquer the Summit

March 19th in Canton, MI

Designed for athletes in training, this race consists of a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute ride on a stationary bike, and a 20-minute treadmill run, with 10 minute transitions between each leg.

$45, active.com

Experience Triathlons Indoor Triathlon

March 19th in Lisle, IL

Everyone, from absolute beginners to triathlon veterans, is invited to participate in this one-hour event consisting of 10 minutes in the pool, 30 minutes on a spin bike, and 20 minutes on a treadmill.

$35, Experience Tri 

2017 Drexel University Indoor Triathlon/Duathlon

March 25th in Philadelphia, PA

A fundraiser for St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, this event includes a triathlon and a duathlon, both of which have a multiple divisions.

$50, runtheday.com 

Cayuga Coaching Indoor Triathlon

March 25th in Ithaca, NY

Now in its third year, this race is open to athletes of all skill and experience levels. Includes a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride, and a 20-minute run. 

$40, cayugacoaching.org 

Wisconsin Indoor Triathlon

March 26th in Brookfield, WI

Competitive triathletes will appreciate the use of computrainer racing technology, which includes individually calibrated bike stations and a simulated digital race course. This sprint triathlon begins in the lap pool, transitions to the cycling center, and ends with an outdoor run.

$60 individual or $30 relay, runsighup.com 

2nd Annual Gannon University Indoor Triathlon

March 26th in Eerie, PA

Compete as an individual or with a team in this all-levels triathlon. Now in its second year, this event includes 15 minutes in the pool, 20 minutes on a stationary bike, and 20 minutes on an indoor track.

$22.50, runsignup.com

Achilles Foundation Triathlon Fundraiser

March 26th in New York, NY

Part of a larger triathlon series hosted by New York’s Chelsea Piers, this race raises money for the Achilles Foundation, a nonprofit organization that supports athletes with disabilities. Participants complete a 500-yard swim, 15 miles on a spin bike or 10 miles on their own bike in the computrainer studio, and three-mile run on an indoor track.

$50, chelseapiers.com

Texas State Indoor Triathlon

April 8th  in San Marcos, TX

This fundraiser for the university’s athlete guild welcomes beginner triathletes. Competitors spend 20 minutes in the pool, 20 minutes on the stationary bike, and 20 minutes on an indoor track.

$30, athleteguild.com

Optimum Performance Indoor Triathlon

April 9th in Lancaster, MA

Sponsored by a local training center, this race includes a 10-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride, and a 20-minute run on an indoor track. Note that some waves use computrainer technology and require participants to use their own bikes.

$35 individual or $75 relay, opt-performance.com 

Grandview Parks and Recreation Indoor Triathlon

April 22 in Grandview, MO

Local triathletes typically use this all-ages race as a trial run for the Kansas City Triathlon in May. Includes a 15-minute swim, a 20-minute bike ride, and a 25-minute run.

$30, grandviewparks.org 

Dokotah! Sport and Fitness Indoor Triathlon

April 29th in Prior Lake, MN

Run by a full-service fitness club, this race is open to athletes 10 years and older. The event includes a 7-minute swim, a 30-minute bike ride, and a 20-minute run.

$35 individual or $85 relay, dakotahsport.com