Beginner Tri Programs

See below for more info about our Beginner Tri Programs!

Train for your first triathlon!

New to triathlon? Fear not! Our beginner program will prepare you for a triathlon in just 12 weeks. Complete with coached workouts, clinics and race day support, you’ll cross the finish line ready for more!  Whether your goal is to lose weight, get healthier and more fit, or meet some new friends, our Beginner Program will give you the tools and confidence you need to train effectively and complete your first race.

2023 Beginner Tri Program #1 (April 24 – July 16)

Program now includes 2 RACES!   Train for the Wyckoff / Franklin Lakes Triathlon (June 18, 2023) AND the NJ State Triathlon (July 15-16, 2023)!   *Note: historically this program has SOLD OUT.  Register early to SAVE MONEY and SECURE YOUR SPOT!
Program Price:

  • $425 (Until Dec 31)
  • $450 (Jan 1 – April 17)
  • $475 (April 17 – April 24)

Join our Beginner Program and get a jump start on your fitness goals!  The Wyckoff / Franklin Lakes Triathlon is one of the longest running triathlons in the state of New Jersey, located just 30 minutes from NYC.  Tackle this local Sprint distance triathlon as an individual or relay team.  After the races, Empire Tri Club will be hosting a team brunch / bbq at our founder’s home in NJ.  Friends & family invited!

This program culminates with the NJ State Triathlon in July, offering both a sprint and olympic distance race.  [Sprint (Saturday) 500m swim, 11.5 mile bike, 3.1 mile run or Olympic (Sunday) 1.5 km swim, 26 mile bike, 6.2 mile run].   If you wish to participate in a different event, such as the Life Time NYC Tri, that is totally fine.

Athletes who complete Session #1 get exclusive group discounts to join the club after the program ends.


2023 Beginner Tri Program #2 (July 17 – October 1)

This fall, you can step into history.  For the first time in 20+ years, the iconic New York City Triathlon has a NEW place on the calendar: October 1, 2023.  With the NEW RACE DATE, you can swim, bike and run into NYC history as you embrace the beauty of fall in New York – cooler weather, crisper air, fall colors in Central Park.

Join our Beginner Program and get the support and guidance you need to cross the finish line in style.  Our program includes a detailed training plan, exclusive team communication app to connect with teammates and coaches, weekly group workouts, open water swim clinics, race day support and more!

Program Price:

  • $475 through July 17th
  • $499 late registration (after July 17th pending availability)

If you’re not quite ready to jump into the water yet, don’t worry. Run-Bike-Run through the City in the official NYC Duathlon!  Replace your swim with a second running leg and never touch the water. After a 2-mile run, you’ll complete the same bike and run course as the International Tri distance.  REGISTER for the Life Time NYC Triathlon 

Already signed up for a different tri or prefer to participate in the program without culminating in a race?  That’s no problem!

Beginner Program Extra Support Package  (+$299)

  • includes a consultation and 3 personal training sessions

About the Beginner Program

Our Beginner Tri Program has helped hundreds of athletes complete their first race and get hooked on the sport of triathlon.  Our Coaches and Ambassadors will give you the tools you need to learn everything you need to know to tackle your first triathlon.  Get fit, make friends, that’s what we’re all about!  It’s amazing how much your life can change in just 12 weeks.

The biggest benefit to joining this program is the coaching, support, camaraderie and feeling of being part of a team!  Anyone can follow a plan and sign up for a race, but to be part of a team that is there to support and encourage you every step of the way changes your entire experience!  We host socials, pasta parties, tailgates, volunteer opportunities, training camps and more.  Through our team email forum, we help with the coordination of getting to and from the race, as well as lodging for the team race!

What past participants have to say:

*Note: Dates are subject to change 

Questions? Check out our Beginner Program FAQ