Desert Triathlon returns to La Quinta on March 3, 2019 for its 20th year! Choose from sprint distance triathlon and duathlon, or Olympic distance triathlon and aquabike. You can participate as an individual, or as part of a relay team Our flat, fast course is the perfect first time race, or a great test race for the seasoned triathlete.
Sprint Triathlon Individual & Relay
500 meter swim - 14 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Sprint Duathlon Individual & Relay
1 mile run - 14 mile bike - 3.1 mile run
Olympic Distance Triathlon Individual & Relay
1.5k swim - 40k bike - 10k run
Olympic Distance Aquabike Individual & Relay
1.5k swim - 40k bike
The calm lake swim takes place in Lake Cahuilla on separate courses for each distance. The flat, fast bike loop course takes place on closed streets in La Quinta and Riverside county. Sprint participants will complete one loop, and Olympic distance participants will complete two loops. The run takes place on roads and packed dirt around Lake Cahuilla, with sprint participants completing one loop and Olympic distance participants completing two loops.
Transition, parking and expo for Desert Triathlon are within the Lake Cahuilla Recreation Area at 58075 Jefferson Street, La Quinta, CA 92253. Please use your favorite maps website or app to get directions.