USA Triathlon Brings Back Retro Tri, Announces Locations | Sports Destination Management

USA Triathlon Brings Back Retro Tri, Announces Locations

Mar 22, 2016
Event Intended to Encourage Multisport Participation

The USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series -- will again feature beginner-focused events in cities across the United States with the aim of increasing participation in multisport.

The Retro Tri Series showcases the spirit of triathlon with a nod to the sport's origins in the 1970s. Five events comprise the series in 2016 and will introduce new participants to triathlon, with a focus on camaraderie and enjoying multisport rather than competition. Some of the events are not timed. Participants in the Retro Tri Series are encouraged to wear retro-themed attire.

Geared toward adult and youth competitors ages 13 and older, each race includes a 300- to 400-yard swim, 5- to 10-mile bike and 2- to 5-kilometer run. Registration for the events is open to first-timers, seasoned veterans and anyone looking to stay active through swimming, biking and running. Visit for complete information on the series.

2016 USA Triathlon Retro Tri Series Schedule

April 23: Rio Grande Retro Triathlon, Albuquerque, N.M.

May 22: Old Dominion University Retro Triathlon, Norfolk, Va.

May 22: San Diego Retro Tri, San Diego, Calif.

Aug. 14: Tri Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Calif.

Aug. 14: USAT Retro Series 5th Summit Lake Optimist, New Castle, Ind.

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