Summer 2024 Best Triathlon Destinations: ToSwim Recommendations

Triathlons are more than just a test of endurance and skill—they're a passport to some of the world's most breathtaking landscapes and exhilarating experiences. Here's a list of our top 4 must-try races for this summer.

These are the best triathlon destinations to experience this summer 2024. From rugged mountain trails to serene turquoise waters, and from the chill of glacial lakes to sun-drenched tropical beaches, triathlons offer a unique opportunity to compete in some of the planet’s most stunning settings.

Selecting the best races from such a diverse array of destinations and distances can be a challenge. That’s why we’ve curated a list of the top triathlon destinations for 2024, based on ToSwim’s expert recommendations and partners.

Whether you’re a seasoned triathlete or new to the sport, these races promise unforgettable adventures and the chance to swim, bike, and run through nature’s most spectacular backdrops.

01. Moon Run Dominical | Ultramarathon, Adventure, Sprint

Location: Dominical, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Date: July 6, 2024

Distances: 52 km (Ultra Trail), 25 km (Adventure Trail), 16 km (Sprint Trail) and 10 km (Fun Trail).

Level of difficulty: 3.5/5 – depending on the distance, the Wikiloc Full Trail has several ascents and descents reaching a maximum height of 873 meters but marked perfectly by the organization.

Best for: A view of the beautiful landscape, mountains, nature and a closeness to the beach.

Event info: BAC presents Moon Run Dominical starting July 6, 2024. Six different group categories to register: Youth 13-17, Seniors 18-30, Master A 31-40, Master B 41-50, Master C 51 and over and recreational running. Package delivery starts in Coco Suizo restaurant Friday, July 5, 2024. Ultra Trail registration starts at 6:00 am Saturday, Adventure Trail registration starts at 6:30 am, Sprint Trail registration starts at 7:00 am, Fun Trail registration starts at 7:30 am. Awards begin at 7:00 pm. 

Where to book: Register for the Moon Run Dominical event.

Moon Run Dominical, UP Costa Rica

02. Costa Rica Off Road Races BAC

Location: Playa Conchal, Guanacaste, Costa Rica

Date: June 2, 2024

Distances: Sprint (1 circuit of 500m swim; 19 km bike; 7 km of athletics in 1 circuit run); Standard (1 circuit of 1000m swim; 32 km bike; 9.5 km of athletics in 2 circuits run); LD (1 circuit of 1500m swim; 52 km bike; 9.5 km of athletics in 2 circuits run)

Level of difficulty: 4/5 – only as hard as you want to make it with a lot of off-road.

Best for: What you’d expect from an off-road race and with a fun, festival feel.

Event info: BAC presents Costa Rica Off Road Races BAC starting June 2, 2024. The categories for the event starts Junior 16-19 years (Sprint), 18-29 years (LD/Standard/Sprint), 30-39 years (LD/Standard/Sprint), 40-49 years (LD/Standard/Sprint), 50-59 years (LD/Standard/Sprint), 60 years and over (LD/Standard/Sprint).

Where to book: Register for the Costa Rica Off Road Races event.

Costa Rica Off Road Races BAC, UP Costa Rica

03. SWIMRUN eDreams by ZOGGS – Cap de Creus

Location: Cadaqués, Girona, España

Date: October 26, 2024

Distances: Half (4.5 km swim; 17 km run) – View trail; Sprint (2.5 km swim; 8.5 km run) – View trail

Level of difficulty: 3/5 – inscriptions begin as young as 14 years old. 

Best for: White house architecture and olive green scenery with a bright blue beach.

Event info: Enjoy the SWIMRUN eDreams by ZOGGS in the lovely beaches of Cadaqués in Spain. The best season to join a competition and dive into the ocean. SWIMRUN eDreams by ZOGGS is an open water, marathon experience for all ages, starting as young as 14 years old.

Where to book: Register for the SWIMRUN eDreams by ZOOGS – Cap de Creus event.

SWIMRUN eDreams by ZOGGS – Cap de Creus, MARNATON

04. Serie Triathlon BAC – Paseo de los Turistas

Location: Playa Puntarenas, Puntarenas, Costa Rica

Date: July 28, 2024

Distances: Sprint (750m swim; 20 km cycling; 5 km run), Standard (1500m swim; 40 km cycling; 10 km run)

Level of difficulty: 2/5 – unless you take on the Standard, in which case it’s as hard as you can make it.

Best for: Lovely beach with residential sights and sounds – and the variety of distances.

Event info: BAC presents the 2024 Costa Rica Triathlon Series, Paseo de los Turistas on July 28, 2024. The categories for this event starts Junior 16-19 years (Sprint), Elite (Sprint), 18-23 years (Standard/Sprint), 24-29 years (Standard/Sprint), 30-34 years (Standard/Sprint), 35-39 years (Standard/Sprint), 40-44 years (Standard/Sprint), 45-49 years (Standard/Sprint), 50-55 years (Standard/Sprint), 55-59 years (Standard/Sprint), 60 and over (Standard/Sprint).

Where to book: Register for the Serie Triathlon BAC – Paseo de los Turistas.

Serie Triathlon BAC - Paseo de los Turistas, UP Costa Rica

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