2021 Beginner Tri Programs

All Beginner Tri Programs are complete for the 2020 season. See below for more info about our 2021 programs! (sign up links coming soon!)

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.

2021 SESSION #1 (Jan – April)

Train for the South Beach Triathlon

  • $TBD (through Dec. 31)
  • $TBD (through Jan. 28)

Don’t wait until spring to get in on the fun.  Join our Beginner Program and get a jump start on your fitness goals!  Take a break from winter and escape to Florida to experience the incredible scenery that South Beach has to offer.  Athletes can choose to race the Sprint or Olympic Distance triathlon or duathlon as an individual or relay team.

Athletes who complete Session #1 get $50 off Session #2, or exclusive group discounts to join the club after the program ends.

2021 SESSION #2 (April 18 – July 11, 2021)

Train for the Verizon NYC Triathlon!  Race Date: July 11, 2021

  • $375 (through March 1)
  • $399 (through Apr. 8)
  • $425 (Apr. 9th until program sells out)

Race the Greatest City on Earth with the Empire Tri Club!  (which happens to be in our own backyard!)  Each year, thousands of athletes brave the waters of the mighty Hudson River before biking along Manhattan’s West Side Highway.  Finally, athletes put on their running shoes for a run through New York’s famed Central Park in the final stage of this iconic race.

In 2018, Empire Tri Club had the largest presence of any club with over 90 athletes competing in the event.  The camaraderie, support and energy is second to none.  The NYC Triathlon is one of the most popular endurance events in the world, with over 4,000 competitors each year. This race is International Distance (.93-mile swim | 24.25-mile bike | 6.2-mile run).

Athletes who complete Session #2 get $100 off Session #3, or exclusive group discounts to join the club after the program ends.

Beg. Program Premium can be added on to ANY beginner program (+$250)

  • 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 11 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