Train for your first triathlon!
New to triathlon? Fear not! Our beginner program will prepare you for a triathlon in just 11 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.
2019 SESSION #1 (Jan – April)
Train for the LifeTime Tri Series: 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 the South Beach Tri has to offer. Athletes can choose to race the Classic Distance (.5-mile swim | 20.7-mile bike | 4-mile run) or International Distance (.93-mile swim | 24.25-mile bike | 6.2-mile run).
Athletes who complete Session #1 get $100 off Session #2, or exclusive group discounts to join the club after the program ends.
2019 SESSION #2 (April – July)
Train for the NYC Triathlon!
- $TBD (through March 1)
- $TBD (through Apr. 10)
- $TBD (Apr. 11th 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.
2019 SESSION #3 (July – Sept)
Train for the Zoot Westchester Triathlon
- $TBD (through May 1)
- $TBD (through July 1)
- $TBD (July 2nd until program sells out)
The Zoot Westchester Triathlon is a premier multisport event on the East Coast. Located less than 30 miles outside of NYC in Rye, NY, the Zoot Westchester Triathlon is easy to get to from NYC and does not require an overnight stay.
The race committee is dedicated to introducing multisport training and competition to children and young adults, by offering 3 different races in one weekend – A Kids Triathlon for 7-14 year olds, a Super Sprint Triathlon (300-yd swim, 6 mile bike, 1 mile run), and International Distance (.93-mile swim | 24.25-mile bike | 6.2-mile run). Additionally 100% of race proceeds go to deserving local and national charities.
Athletes who complete Session #3 get 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:
“The Mightyman Montauk Triathlon was by far the hardest and most rewarding thing I’ve ever done and I couldn’t be happier to have done it! The Empire Beginner Program comes with a group of incredible coaches to help guide and push you as well as a group of people who are in the same boat you are. It’s not about how fast each person finished, or how well you did, but that we all finished, therefore we all crushed it! I am so thankful to everyone for all the support along the way, for believing I could do this, especially when I needed the reminder.” – Rachael Freedland
*Note: Dates are subject to change
Questions? Check out our Beginner Program FAQ