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6 border races you should do in 2019

Here are six USA triathlons you should think about doing this season

Canada offers plenty of triathlons, but if you’re planning on heading across the border in 2019, here are five American races that may interest you:

Pumpkinman Triathlon

Taking place in South Berwick, Maine, Pumpkinman offers sprint, Olympic and half-Ironman distance races. Just a five-hour drive from Montreal, this east coast triathlon is a great way to finish off your season.

The Vermont Sun Triathlon Series

The Vermont Sun Triathlon Series takes places in Lake Dunmore and is made up of six races – including three sprint and two Olympic triathlons. The last event of the series is the Bandury Classic – a paddle, bike and run event.

Related: 10 bucket list races in Canada

New York City Triathlon

New York City, known as the “Greatest City in the World,” offers one of the biggest urban setting triathlons in North America. The Olympic distance triathlon begins with a swim in the Hudson River, followed by a bike on the West Side Highway and finishes in Central Park.

Graniteman Series 

The Graniteman triathlon series offers three separate triathlon events throughout the summer. Taking place just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, this series is easy to get to and adds a few more race options to the Saskatchewan and Manitoba race schedule.

Related: The 2019 Triathlon Manitoba race schedule

Bozeman Triathlon

A seven-hour drive from Calgary, the Bozeman Triathlon hosts the Montana sprint and Olympic state triathlon championships. This early season triathlon is a great way to test your legs against some stiff competition.

ChelanMan Multisport Weekend

Taking place in Chelan, Washington, ChelanMan is nestled in the mountains of the North Cascades and is a short drive for those living out west. With everything from a youth triathlon and Try-a-Tri, to a half-Ironman distance race, the ChelanMan is a must do in 2019.