GENERAL INFO

UPDATES (2/28)

  • Wave start and final information letter available HERE
  • Participant information letter available HERE
  • Current lake temperature is 65 degrees

 

DESERT TRIATHLON

March 4 & 5, 2017

Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area, La Quinta, CA

Desert Triathlon is the unofficial kickoff to triathlon season. Heading into its 18th year, Desert Triathlon is the perfect race for both the new or beginner triathlete, and the experienced triathlete looking to shake off their winter rust. We’re situated on the calendar as the perfect warmup to several longer distance races, including the 70.3 in Oceanside.

Our two-day event includes two distances and three different race categories:

SATURDAY, MARCH 4, 2016

  • Sprint Triathlon – 500 meter swim, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
  • Sprint Duathlon – 1 mile run, 14 mile bike, 3.1 mile run

SUNDAY, MARCH 5, 2016

  • Olympic Triathlon – 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike, 10 kilometer run
  • Olympic Aquabike – 1.5 kilometer swim, 40 kilometer bike

The Tri Club Championship returns to Desert Triathlon in 2017. As always, tri teams from around the country and world will compete for the overall team win. For information on the Tri Club Championship and tri club discount information, go to the Registration Information page.