The Examiner has a great article out today about cheap triathlon opportunities put on in the DC area. Triathlons are notoriously expensive, but the DC Tri Club puts on $5 training triathlons (about the distance of a sprint triathlon) throughout the summer at Hains Point. It’s a great way to try out the sport and see if you want to commit to a USAT-sanctioned triathlon.
I’m a member of the DC Tri Club and a recent graduate of their fantastic New Triathlete Program, and after finishing my first triathlon last month, I’m hooked. I’m gearing up for DC’s own Nation’s Triathlon in just a few weeks, which brings 6,000 triathletes to swim (the Potomac River), bike (Rock Creek Park), and run (Hains Point and the Mall). Apparently DC is becoming a major triathlon city, so why not give it a shot?