Admit it: Awesome swag makes your entry fee feel a little more worth it. So we asked our Facebook fans, “Which triathlons have the best swag?” If you’re looking for the best high-quality freebies in the sport, put these five tris on your must-race list.
San Diego Triathlon Challenge
San Diego / Oct. 20, 2013 / Entry fee: $600 (1-mile swim, 44-mile bike, 10-mile run)
What you’ll get: Xterra triathlon gear bag, Asics run shoes and tech tee, De Soto run shorts, Independent Trading hoodie sweatshirt, Sock Guy socks, Swiftwick compression socks, Headsweats hat and beanie, Zico transition towel, bottles of Kinesys sunscreen, Specialized water bottles and bike tubes, Tyr goggles and swim cap, Aqua Sphere goggles, Paul Mitchell hair products, Clif Bar and Gu nutrition
Middlebury, Conn. / June 1-2, 2013 / Entry fee: $275 (half-iron)
What you’ll get: Rev3 visor, Rev3 finisher shirt and medal, personalized bike rack name plate, Muscle Milk sling bag, Gatorade towel, two tickets to Quassy Amusement Park, finisher photo, PowerBar nutrition products, plus discounts
Shreveport, La. / Aug. 4, 2013 / Entry fee: $100 (sprint)
What you’ll get: Multisport backpack, performance long-sleeve ¾-zip tech shirt, Feetures socks, New Balance gender-specific run shirt, gender-specific performance tech tee, sunglasses, running hat, plus Gu, Clif Bar and Myoplex nutrition
South Berwick, Maine / Sept. 7-8, 2013 / Entry fee: $235 (half-iron)
What you’ll get: Gender-specific race T-shirt, Nike cinch sack, lip balm, Hammer Nutrition Energy Gel, embroidered Pumpkinman backpack, Zorrel long-sleeve heavy weight jersey (for finishers), and post-race sit-down Thanksgiving feast complete with turkey, stuffing, gravy and a Pumpkinhead Shipyard beer
Great Lakes 100 Mile Triathlon
Lake Ontario, Barker, N.Y. / Oct. 5, 2013 / Entry fee: $329
What you’ll get: Woolsports 100 percent merino wool long-sleeve cycling jersey, jar of Once Again Nut Butter (first 100 entrants), $10 gift card to Tom’s Pro Bike (first 100 entrants)
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