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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.