Palm Springs, CA Triathlon

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Lake Cahuilla Park 58075 Jefferson Street & Cahuilla Park Road La Quinta
CA 92253

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We have extended the deadline for online registration from Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to Friday, October 22, 2021 at 5 PM.  Registration fees after October 20, 2021 will include a $50 late registration fee.

The quagga mussel continues to be a threat and complicates the ability to include the water part of the swim in the triathlon.  As a result we are not able to utilize Lake Cahuilla for the water portion of the Palm Springs Triathlon on October 23rd, but have worked to still be able to hold a duathlon event.

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The Coachella Valley is a stunning venue that offers beautiful vistas in a dry and sunny climate, perfect for an October endurance event. The course in Palm Springs is fast and awesomely scenic!

Palm Springs, CA Distances

The available race distances of the Alpha Win Triathlon Series assures you a challenging course geared to your level of training, endurance and personal goals.

Click on the tabs below to read more details about each race distance.

Become an AlphaMale or AlphaFemale!
750m swim | 12.4 mi bike | 3.1 mi run ^

Perfect For…
The Alpha Sprint is for people who aspire to go a little longer yet still keep their day-job. Seriously, this distance is fast and furious yet still keeps the athlete focused on pacing to ensure a successful finish. Most of these athletes have completed one to five sprint tri’s already. The Alpha Sprint is for the budding triathlete.

Alpha Sprint Training Tip: Diet

Diet the day of the race
If you are competing in a Sprint or International distance race, you should prepare with a protein and carbohydrate drink that has about 500 calories. If you are competing in a Half or Full distance race, you should eat what you normally do for breakfast.

Become an AlphaMale or AlphaFemale!
1500m swim | 24.8 mi bike | 6.2 mi run !

Perfect For…
The Alpha Olympic Distance is for athletes who have been seasoned by their Sprint experience and are looking to go a bit longer in both training and racing. These athletes sometimes have a coach, but most simply find a way to piece together a plan from books and websites to get the job done. The Alpha Olympic is for the flourishing triathlete.

Alpha Olympic Training Tip: Prevention

Tip on how to best prevent an injury
The best way to avoid injury during training is to move with proper form. The body will function perfectly if you allow it to move in the way it was meant to move.

Become an AlphaMale or AlphaFemale!
1.2 mi swim | 56 mi bike | 13.1 mi run ++

Perfect For…
The Alpha Half is where the dough begins to be spent. The cost of a bike alone is quite an expense. And, for good reason, this distance requires several hours of training commitment PER DAY. Most individuals who are racing at this distance have access to some form of coaching to help them in their preparation. This distance requires respect and careful consideration before entering. The Alpha Half is for the ambitious triathlete.

Alpha Half Training Tip: The Course
How to prepare for varying courses
Hands down, the best way to understand a race course is to work out on it. Go swim in the lake, bike around the course and then run the final leg. Even if you do it on separate days, you’ll have the upper-hand on your competition.

Become an AlphaMale or AlphaFemale!
2.4 mi swim | 112 mi bike | 26.2 mi run LL

Perfect For…
The grand-daddy of them all. When you complete this race, you know you’ve done something, um, well…different. It’s REALLY long! This race takes ALL day and there’s no disguising how it feels to finish this length of race…it takes a lot out of you. Therefore, it’s highly recommended to hire a professional coach to guide you through your first Alpha Full experience. Save yourself many mistakes by getting sage advice from one who has been there, done (felt!) that. The Alpha Full is for the seasoned triathlete.

Alpha Full Training Tip: Watch for Burnout
How to best prevent burnout
Rest is the key to progressing in training/racing. If the appropriate amounts of rest are ignored, the athlete will become apathetic and lethargic. There’s no magic solution to prevent burnout except to follow the warning signs and back-off immediately with a couple OFF or easy days until the athlete seems fresh again. Then, it’s safe to proceed with the training plan.