Tuesday, January 18, 2011

11 Endurance Events to Do in 2011

Runners, cyclists, swimmers and triathletes: Make 2011 your favorite season to date. From new races to old favorites, here are 11 events that you won't want to miss.

Baja California, Mexico

Baja Epic

Rosarito Beach, Baja California, Mexico - February 10-12
Sign up to be one of only 75 lucky riders that get to participate in this mountain bike stage race. Rides cover diverse topography from Mexico's beaches to the high-alpine terrain of Baja California. Read More

100th Bay to Breakers 12K

San Francisco, California - May 15
This infamous event, known for its festive atmosphere, is celebrating its 100th anniversary. Costumed runners and lively spectators make this cross-city 12K one of the most interesting events in the country. Read More
Standing on bike

5150 Triathlon Series

Various dates and locations
The World Triathlon Corporation announced a new Olympic-distance triathlon series for 2011. Choose from 16 national and international events. Read More
Swim Around Key West

35th Annual Swim Around Key West

Key West, Florida - June 4
Enjoy clear water and warm temperatures at this 12.5-mile swim around the island of Key West.
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Off road Bikers

XTERRA Triathlon Series

Various dates and locations
Leave your OCD tendencies and PR expectations behind for a little fun this year. XTERRA offers some of the most exciting and adventurous off-road races across the country. Read More
Lake Swim

25th Annual Pat Griskus Sprint Triathlon

Middlebury, Connecticut - July 13
Named in honor of an amputee world record holder, the Pat Griskus triathlon series has raised over $190,000 for charity. Spring fed Lake Quassapaug is the setting for the half-mile swim, 10.5-mile bike and 3.1-mile run.Read More
Nashville Half Marathon

Country Music Marathon and 1/2 Marathon

Nashville, Tennessee - April 30
One of the biggest half marathons in the U.S., this foot race winds through the home of country music. Fifty bands and 28 stages bring Music City to life while you run past some of the Nashville's most famous landmarks. Read More
Death Ride Tour III

Death Ride Tour III Ride for Life

Southwestern Colorado - June 10-12
This grueling three-day cycling tour of Colorado takes riders through some of the most beautiful--and mountainous--parts of the state. Read More

Full Vineman Triathlon

Guerneville, California - July 30
Vineman, the oldest, independent long-distance triathlon in the U.S., starts in the refreshing waters of the Russian River, then winds through scenic Sonoma County vineyards and wineries. Read More
Swim Vacation


British Virgin Islands - Various dates
Board a 65-foot yacht and set sail in the Virgin Islands. For one week you'll enjoy access to crystal clear waters and guided ocean swims. Read More

12th Annual Assault on the Carolinas

Brevard, North Carolina - April 9
Choose from 100K, 60K and 40K bike rides. Courses take riders through some of the prettiest parts of North and South Carolina. Read More

By Michelle Valenti     Active.com

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