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 (March – June)

Train for the Wyckoff / Franklin Lakes Triathlon!  Race Date: June 19, 2021

  • $TBD (through Dec. 31)
  • $TBD (through Feb 1)
  • $TBD (through March 15)

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 / duathlon 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!

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 (July – September)

Train for the Toughman Triathlon!  Race Date: September 25, 2021

  • $TBD (through April 1)
  • $TBD (through June 15 )
  • $TBD (through July 1)

Become a triathlete in 2021!   Learn everything you need to complete your first triathlon in just 12-week.  At the end of the program, compete in the Toughman Triathlon in Harriman State Park, just 50 miles from NYC!  This race offers something for everyone – a Kids race, Sprint & Olympic Distance Triathlon, Aquabike, Swim + Run, and is now the USAT Long Course Triathlon Championship!

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