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A Look at Inaugural Triathlons Occurring in 2013


Triathlon continues to be one of the hottest sports around, with new races springing up all over the world, in populous, famous as well as remote locations. From small ones, easy ones, scenic ones, short ones, long ones to totally extreme ones, we continue to see it all. The good ones stay around possibly for years while the so-so or ones with a bad rap disappear, only to be replaced by possibly a bigger or better races.

Here is our look at the Inaugural Triathlon Events taking place in 2013. (These are the triathlon events that we are completely aware of and by no means could it be all of the new triathlon events around the world.) Our international list of triathlon has 73 races listed. Yes, some of these are re-branded events but still this is the first year under the new ownership or brand. Long course triathlons were popular additions to the race calendar with 20 new Iron Distance races and 33 Half Irons. Not far behind was 20 new Olympic Distance events with 20 new Sprint races and several new Off-Road triathlons.

Albany Half Triathlon Albany, WA, Australia January 5
www.albanyhalf.com.au Half  
Bone Island Triathlon Key West, FL, USA January 12
www.boneislandtri.com Full / Half  
Ironman 70.3 Auckland Auckland, New Zealand January 20
www.ironman.com Half  
Mercuryman Triathlon Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands January 20
www.mercurymantri.com Half  
2575 Sandpiper Bay Port St. Lucie, FL, USA February 24
www.2575sandpiperbay.com Sprint  
MARCH 2013
Ironman Los Cabos San Jose del Cabo, BCS, Mexico March 17
www.ironman.com Full  
APRIL 2013
ICAN Málaga Triathlon Málaga, Spain April 7
www.icantriathlon.com Half  
XTERRA Great Ocean Road Anglesea, VIC Australia April 7
www.xterraaus.com.au Off-Road  
Laguna Lang Co Triathlon Vietnam April 14
www.lagunalangcotriathlon.com International  
LeadmanTri Marquee Epic 125 Tempe, AZ, USA April 14
www.leadmantri.com Long  
MAY 2013
Challenge Taiwan* Taitung, Taiwan May 4
www.challenge-taiwan.com Full / Half  
Ironman 70.3 St. George* St. George, UT, USA May 4
www.ironman.com Half  
Esprit de She Tempe Triathlon Tempe, AZ, USA May 5
www.espritdeshe.com Sprint (Women's Only)  
Rocketman Florida Triathlon Titusville, FL, USA May 5
www.rocketmanflorida.com Half / International / Classic  
HITS Grand Junction Triathlon Grand Junction, CO, USA May 18-19
www.hitstriathlonseries.com Full / Half / Olympic / Sprint / Open  
Maritime International Triathlon Easton, MD, USA May 19
www.setupevents.com Olympic  
Fiji International Triathlon Denarau Island, Nadi, Fiji May 25-26
www.trifiji.com Long / Sprint / Enticer  
Triatlón Bola del Mundo - Corto Navacerrada, Spain May 25
www.triatlonboladelmundo.com International  
Challenge Rimini Rimini, Italy May 26
www.challenge-rimini.it Half  
New Orleans Triathlon* New Orleans , LA, USA May 26
www.neworleanstriathlon.com Olympic / Sprint  

JUNE 2013
City to Summit Triathlon Edinburgh-Fort William United Kingdom June 1-2
www.ratracecitytosummit.com Full  
Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon - Lake Erie Geneva, OH, USA June 1
www.100miletriathlon.com Long  
TOUGHMAN Indiana Richmond, IN June 1
www.americamultisport.com Half / Sprint  
Escape the Cape Triathlon North Cape, NJ, USA June 2
www.escapethecape.com International, Sprint  
Ironman 70.3 Raleigh Raleigh, NC, USA June 2
www.ironman.com Half  
Esprit de She Chicago Triathlon Chicago, IL, USA June 9
www.espritdeshe.com Sprint (Women's Only)  
Rhyl Triathlon Rhyl, United Kingdom June 9
www.xtramileevents.com Olympic / Sprint  
The Great Western Reserve Triathlon Ravenna, OH USA June 9
www.champracing.org Half / Olympic / Sprint  
XTERRA Greece Lake Plastira, Greece June 15
www.xterragreece.com Off-Road  
Ironman 70.3 Berlin* Berlin, Germany June 16
www.ironman.com Half  
White Mountains Triathlon Franconia, NH, USA June 16
www.whitemountainstriathlon.com Half  
SWISSMAN Xtreme Triathlon Ascona - Kleine Scheidegg, Switzerland June 22
www.suixtri.com Full  
TriRock Philadelphia* Philadelphia, PA, USA June 22
trirock.competitor.com Sprint  
XTERRA Clemson Clemson, SC, USA June 22
www.goneriding.com Off-Road  
Clackamas Cove Triathlon Oregon City, OR, USA June 23
www.clackamascovetriathlon.com Olympic / Sprint  
Ludington Triathlon Ludington, MI, USA June 23
www.tritofinish.com Olympic / Sprint  
Revolution3 Williamsburg Williamsburg, VA, USA June 23
www.rev3tri.com Half / Olympic  
The Avenger Alcester, United Kingdom June 23
www.raceways.eu Half  
5150 St. Louis Triathlon Innsbrook, MO, USA June 29
www.ultramaxtri.com/5150stlouis Olympic  
HITS North Country Triathlon* Hague, NY, USA June 29-30
www.hitstriathlonseries.com Full / Half / Olympic / Sprint / Open  
New England Trifest Fairlee, VT, USA June 29-30
www.sunmultisportevents.com Half / Olympic  
TriBella Women's Triathlon Aurora, CO, USA June 29
www.withoutlimits.com Sprint (Women's Only)  
Isle of Man TT Triathlon Isle of Man June 30
www.tttri.com Full, Long  
Saskatoon Triathlon Saskatoon, SK, Canada June 30
www.triseries.ca Olympic / Sprint  
JULY 2013
TriRock Colorado Aurora, CO, USA July 14
trirock.competitor.com Sprint  
Nantucket Hero Triathlon Nantucket Island, MA, USA July 21
www.herotri.com Olympic  
XTERRA Les Bois NBoise, ID, USA July 27
www.lesboistri.com Off-Road  
Challenge Vitoria* Vitoria, Spain July 28
www.challenge-vitoria.com Full  
Shadowman Triathlon Athlone, Ireland August 4
www.shadow-man.com Full / Half  
Jurassicman Extreme Triathlon Budleigh Salterton, United Kingdom August 11
www.brutalevents.co.uk Full  
Peasantman Steel Distance Triathlons Penn Yan, NY, USA August 18
www.peasantman.com Full / Half  
Salford Triathlon Salford, United Kingdom August 18
www.salfordtriathlon.com Olympic / Sprint  
XTERRA Buffalo Creek Pine, CO, USA August 24
www.withoutlimits.com Off-Road  
Ironman Canada Whistler, BC, Canada August 25
www.ironman.com Full  
Challenge Penticton* Penticton, BC, Canada August 25
www.challenge-penticton.com Full  
ICAN Nordhausen Triathlon Nordhausen, Germany August 25
www.icantriathlon.com Half  
Ironman Japan Toyako Onsen, Japan August 31
www.ironmanjapan.com Full  
Belman International Triathlon Belgium September 1
www.belman.be Full  
Eastern Shore 140 Ultra Triathlon Cape Charles, VA, USA September 7
www.es140.com Full  
XTERRA Marquette Marquette, MI, USA September 7
www.xterramarquette.com Off-Road  
Cape Cod Hero Triathlon Mashpee, MA, USA September 8
www.herotri.com Olympic  
XTERRA England Championship Cranleigh, United Kingdom September 8
www.xterra-england.co.uk Off-Road  
Challenge Almere* Almere, Netherlands September 14
www.challenge-almere.com Full / Half  
Horseman Xtreme Triathlon Broadwoodwidger, United Kingdom September 14
www.hxtri.com Full  
Triatlón Bola del Mundo - Largo Navacerrada, Spain September 14
www.triatlonboladelmundo.com Long  
Ironman 70.3 Sunshine Coast Mooloolaba, QLD, Australia September 15
www.ironmansunshinecoast.com Half  
Mighty Moraine Man Triathlon Portersville, PA, USA September 21
www.mightymoraineman.com Half / Olympic  
Ironman Lake Tahoe Kings Beach, CA, USA September 22
www.ironman.com Full  
Revolution3 Branson* Branson, MO, USA September 22
www.rev3tri.com Half / Olympic  
Carolina Half Mooresville - Cornelius, NC, USA September 29
www.setupevents.com Half  
Esprit de She San Diego Triathlon San Diego, CA, USA October 20
www.espritdeshe.com Sprint (Women's Only)  
Life Time Tri Oceanside Oceanside, CA, USA October 20
www.oceansidetri.com Olympic  
Challenge Laguna Phuket TriFest* Laguna Phuket, Thailand December 1
www.challengelagunaphuket.com Half / Olympic  

* = Re-Branded Triathlon Event

As usual compared to the past several years, we see the World Triathlon Corporation with its Ironman & Ironman 70.3 branded races having many new races on the triathlon calendar. What's strange and unique is the addition of 6 new triathlon events by the Challenge Family, including the addition of races in new markets, such as North America and Asia. HITS Triathlon which added 10 new triathlons last year, adds 2 new ones in 2013. XTERRA has several new races in several new countries.

Did we miss one? Let us know, we'll add it to the list so others might become aware of the new triathlon event. Send us a tweet or email.

So, which 2013 inaugural triathlon event(s) are you registered for?

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