With the coronavirus outbreak shutting down most of public life around the world and the United States, it might be a while before things get back to normal. While you’re home passing the time and trying to find ways to get in workouts and training during this strange time, it’s also worth keeping a few things in mind for when things eventually get back to normal.
While marathons and triathlons around the United States have been canceled or postponed, those events will be back once things get under control and back to normal. Dates of these could change, so keep an eye on official race websites for any updates.
Here’s a look at some events that you should keep in mind once things get back to normal:
Event: St. Anthony’s Triathlon
- Where: St. Petersburg, Florida. The event route goes through St. Petersburg’s beautiful waterfront, downtown, and local neighborhoods.
- Website: Get information and updates on the event here https://satriathlon.com/ and at the Facebook page for the event.
- Why St. Anthony’s: This triathlon has been held for over three decades and includes a mix of both professional and amateur athletes from around the world who participate. The course is a favorite among many of the pro runners out there and that’s why so many of them continue to return to the event year after year. One thing that makes the event so appealing is that it has three events—St. Anthony’s Olympic Triathlon, Sprint Triathlon & Meek & Mighty—so athletes of all skill levels, whether you’re a pro triathlete, an amateur, youth racer, or new to the running world, there’s something for you to do.
- Athlete Perspective: “I love coming back to St Anthony’s because of the community. From the local triathlon club that hosts a barbecue before the race to the volunteers to the race organizers themselves, it feels like a family and I feel the same awesome energy that I did at my very first triathlon back in 2001. St. Anthony’s represents all the best parts of triathlon for me. An incredible course, a super welcoming community, and a race crew that is dedicated to putting on the best race they possibly can, for the love of the sport.” —Eric Lagerstrom, professional triathlete
Event: Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles
- Where: Los Angeles, California
- When: Moved to October 25, 2020
- Website: Get information and updates on the event here: [https://herbalife24tri.la/]
- Why Herbalife24 Triathlon Los Angeles: This triathlon event has sprint and international distances as well as a 22 Mile Bike Tour and 5K events, giving spectators and athletes plenty of things to check out and do as part of the overall event. The LA location gives the event an amazing backdrop, starting at Venice Beach in the Pacific Ocean before the course moves through the heart of the city, then finishing up downtown at the L.A. Live entertainment and sports complex. Adding to the fun is that as part of the race, Herbalife Nutrition will host a Finish Line Festival, which has a wide range of entertainment, giveaways, as well as an area for kids, a beer garden, massage area, recovery zone and more. It’s not every day you get the chance to go through iconic Los Angeles neighborhoods with traffic-free access. Stay tuned to the website for updates on dates and the race.
Event: Chicago Triathlon
- Where: Chicago, Illinois
- Website: Get information and updates on the event here: [https://www.chicagotriathlon.com]
- Why Chicago: This event has races and events for pros and amateurs alike, and separate races for adults and kids to enter. The course goes through the city, giving participants and spectators the chance to see Chicago in a unique way along the racecourse. The race offers various course distances for people to enter, including the Supersprint distance, Sprint distance, and International/Olympic distance.
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