17th Annual Desert International and Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon and Aquabike

Mar 5-6, 2016

Three Day Expo
March 4, to March 6, 2016

Race Distances

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Sprint Triathlon     Start time 7:30 am
500 Meter Swim - 14 Mile Bike - 3 Mile Run

Sprint Dualthlon    Start time 7:35 am
1 Mile Run - 14 Mile Bike - 3 Mile Run

Sunday, March 6, 2016

International Triathlon   Start time 7:30 am
3/4 Mile Swim - 24 Mile Bike - 6 Mile Run

Aqua Bike     Start time 7:30 am
3/4 Mile Swim - 24 Mile Bike

Come join us for this world-renown event at beautiful Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta. 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 beautiful poly-pro tech race shirt and all finishers receive a medal. There are additional awards for top three men, women and relay teams in each age group. The sprint course is a great first timer event. We also have relay teams in both events. 

 The Desert Triathlon will also host the Triathlon Club Championship where your club will compete for cash and prizes while having a blast. We have over 75 different clubs from around the country and Canada compete for the title. We offer two categories, a small club category (175 active members or less) and a large club category (over 175 active members).

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)



All pre-registered participants will receive an email from us about two weeks before the event with all the detailed information needed for race weekend including packet pick up location and times.

Information Email

Wave Start & Final Information Email 

If you haven't heard from us within two weeks of the event please contact us at kleinclark@earthlink.net

Printable Entry Form 

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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