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5 Races with the Best Post-Race Festivities

  • By Liz Hichens
  • Published Mar 18, 2010
Once you cross the finish line at the XTERRA World Championships, the real celebration begins. Photo: Nils Nilsen/XTERRA

We believe the availability of good beer, decent food and a party atmosphere post-race are crucial when evaluating the greatness of an event. Some races choose to ignore these three things, and so we choose to ignore these races. When it comes to food, Timberman 70.3 in New Hampshire and Lobsterman in Maine are at the top of our list, but when it comes to putting it all together post-race, the XTERRA World Championship in Maui does things right. No other triathletes party quite like the freaks of the XTERRA circuit. So train hard, qualify for Maui and then be sure to pack a killer Halloween costume. Seriously, that’s not a trick. Make it a good costume.

XTERRA World Championship

Once you cross the finish line at the XTERRA World Championships, the real celebration begins. Photo: Nils Nilsen/XTERRA

Location: Maui, Hawaii
2010 Date: Oct. 24
Distance: 1-mile swim, 20-mile mountain bike, 7.5-mile trail run
Website: Xterraplanet.com

Timberman Ironman 70.3
Location: Gilford, New Hampshire
2010 Date: Aug. 22
Distance: 1.2-mile swim, 56-mile bike, 13.1-mile run
Website: Ironmantimberman.com
Las Palomas Triathlon
Location: Puerto Penasco, Mexico
2010 Date: April 24
Distance: .93-mile swim, 24.7-mile bike, 6.2-mile swim
Website: Redrockco.com/las-palomas-triathlon

Lobsterman Triathlon
Location: Freeport, Maine
2010 Date: Sept. 18
Distance: .93-mile swim, 24.7-mile bike, 6.2-mile swim
Website: Tri-Maine.com

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Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens

Liz Hichens is the Web Producer of Triathlete.com. She is an Ironman and marathon finisher and fan of all endurance sports.

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