18th Annual Desert Triathlon

Mar 4-5, 2017

Desert Triathlon returns to beautiful Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta on March 4 & 5, 2017. Nestled against the awesome Santa Rosa Mountains and only 30 minutes from Palm Springs, this venue offers tremendous vistas while providing a very fast and fun race course. There are awards, music, prizes and post-race refreshments. All entrants receive a race shirt and all finishers receive a medal. There are additional awards for top three men, women and relay teams in each age group.

Desert Triathlon will again host the Triathlon Club Championship where your club will compete for cash and prizes while having a blast. We have had over 75 different clubs from around the country and Canada compete for the title, and the competition is always fierce.

Relay teams consist of 2 or 3 person teams - 3 person team - one person swims, one person bikes, one person runs, 2 person teams you can break it down any way you like. 

Camping at the lake is available (See Directions for more)


Registration Now Open!

Click on the Register Now button to register for all of our events and distances:

Sprint Triathlon Individual & Relay (Saturday, March 4)

500 meter swim - 14 mile bike - 3.1 mile run

Sprint Duathlon Individual & Relay (Saturday, March 4)

1 mile run - 14 mile bike - 3.1 mile run

Olympic Triathlon Individual & Relay (Sunday, March 5)

1.5k swim - 40k bike - 10k run

Olympic Aquabike Individual & Relay (Sunday, March 5)

1.5k swim - 40k bike 

Hotel Information Coming Soon.

Directions to Lake Cahuilla: 

Take Interstate 10 to Jefferson and exit South, follow Jefferson for 6 miles to 54th Street.
Turn left on 54th then right on Madison.
Go 2 miles to 58th Street, Right on 58th to Lake Cahuilla County Park.

For Lake Cahuilla camping information, please call 1-800-234-Park.


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