Looking to test your mettle in a local triathlon? There are lots to choose from. Many short courses races feature both a Sprint and Olympic distance. Long course races — half-ironman or longer are often events that can include a relay you could do with one to two other people.
Below is the list of Phoenix area triathlons in open water.
- Toughman Arizona*
- Rocky Point Triathlon*
- 4 Peaks Cactus Man*
- Sahuarita Twisted Cactus Challenge Triathlon*
- Deuces Wild Triathlon*
- Mountain Man Triathlons*
- Lake Pleasant Triathlon
- Lifetime Tempe Tri
- Rocky Point Triathlon*
- Bartlett Lake Triathlon*
- Xterra Rock Hopper Triathlon*
- Lake Powell Triathlon*
- Ironman Arizona 70.3
- Finis Triathlon at Lake Patagonia*
- Ironman Arizona 140.6
* Keep variety in our sport…remember to support your local race companies!
- For open water swim & run races, and pool tris check out the Splash & Dash races from 4Peaks.
- For local Open Water Swim races check out Arizona Open Water Swimming.
- For Phoenix area running races, please visit Arizona Road Racers.
- For local pool triathlons, visit Tri-Family Racing, Tri For the Cure AZ, Oro Valley Tri, and TriZona.
- For a list of ultradistance races, check out Ultra Signup.
“When I decided to do a full Ironman, after 3 years of Triathlon, including four 70.3 distance races, I really struggled with the decision whether or not to hire a coach. After all, I had been successfully getting faster and enjoying the sport to that point. But when I considered that I might not ever do this distance again, I knew I had to get it right. So on the recommendation of a good friend who had completed three 140.6 races on his own before hiring Wannatri and making great progress, I asked you to help me as well. After my LT tests came in and I started working on the base building rides and runs, I discovered that I was not tuned in to my own potential and limitations. This meant that when I trained, I was starting out too hard and blowing up nearly every long run, and that I was doing some crazy version of unintentional interval training on every long ride. Not only that, but it turns out that I never gave myself enough fuel to do what I wanted to do. And there are other things I was doing wrong as well. My training going forward is permanently improved over what I had been doing until now. The training program that WannaTri put me on was ideal for me. The volume balanced with the rest of my life and was still high enough to prepare me for Ironman AZ. The training schedule was implemented on a weekly or bi-weekly basis so it could be designed according the results of the prior week’s training as well as accommodating my obligations to work and my family. The constant feedback to my workout reports allowed me to go into my subsequent workouts knowing what I needed to accomplish. The science behind the strategy was sound and proven by the fact that I improved in every discipline with a result of 11:29:50 for my very first Ironman. To top it off, I no longer think this will be the only 140.6 race I ever do.” – RV
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“Before working with WannaTri, I was self-trained for the previous 3.5 years, utilizing Crossfit and a triathlon magazine plan to train for numerous Olympic and half Iron distance races and three Ironman races. I was injured and over-trained for IMAZ last fall and the race was three weeks out. Sarah’s taper plan saved my butt, for come race day, I was able to cross the finish line injury free. As for the Vineman (my fourth full distance race), 7 months of training with a coach has been extremely helpful. Nobody passed me on the run. In fact I must have passed several hundred people, which I credit to the months of base training built into my plan. ” – WP