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Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races
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Thank you all for your contributions to the Non-branded Half distance race list. I have compiled the list and attached it to this post. You can easily filter it by Month or State to find the best races for you. It became much longer than I ever expected it to be and includes races in Mexico, USA and Canada.

Why not use a website like 220 which offers similar lists? This list is to help promote independent races and I have personally checked that all of these will still run in 2019 (and hopefully beyond). The only exception to this is Beauty and the Beast which is undecided beyond Dec 2018 (so get down there and race this iconic event before it disappears). These races are largely suggested by local athletes who have done them and back them as being great events. Prices range from what you'd expect at a branded race to completely free (El Reno Rouge Triathlon). There are also many at the $100-150 price point. All direct links to the websites are included.

Most of the list are half distance races although some OD, Sprint or even Stage races crept in. For one reason or another I kept them, largely because I considered them iconic (such as Pigman Sprint or Sea to Summit).

Should you find this thread useful and enjoy using it, the best way to say thanks is to follow my triathlon related adventures through the links in my signature.

Happy racing in new places!

Kind regards,
Ryan

Ryan Waddington
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Awesome work! Thank you! 🤙

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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [nikane] [ In reply to ]
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This is great! Thanks for compiling all the information.
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Nicely done. Thanks for putting this together

Matt
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Nicely done!

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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Good work! You have the White Lake Half listed for September......just remember, they do one in the spring also. Late April/early May

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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Nice!

and now following.
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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add Door County Triathlon (Wisconsin) July 14, 2019
http://www.doorcountytriathlon.com/





Lake Rebecca Park Reserve - Rockford, MN
Liberty Triathlon
https://www.finalstretch.com/libertytriathlon was 6-9-2018 don't have any information for 2019




Last edited by: Billyk24: Oct 7, 18 7:00
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for compiling this list! Valuable stuff for those who don't want to feed the Mdot beast. A few corrections...



White Lake is listed here as August... they do one in late April and one in early September.
Door County is listed in May... it's a July race.

Savageman is no longer a true half... they've gone to an 80 (actually 1/67/13.1) and a 60 (1/50/10).
Last edited by: beastofbourbon: Oct 7, 18 23:40
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [michaer27] [ In reply to ]
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michaer27 wrote:
Nice!

and now following.

Appreciate it, I'll look out for you at future events!

Ryan Waddington
Professional Triathlete
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https://www.instagram.com/waddington_r/
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [beastofbourbon] [ In reply to ]
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beastofbourbon wrote:
Thanks for compiling this list! Valuable stuff for those who don't want to feed the Mdot beast. A few corrections...



White Lake is listed here as August... they do one in late April and one in early September.
Door County is listed in May... it's a July race.

Savageman is no longer a true half... they've gone to an 80 (actually 1/67/13.1) and a 60 (1/50/10).

Thanks all, I will make corrections once a few more roll in and repost on this thread.

Personally quite disappointed that Saveageman has reduced in distance, of all the harder races I had my eye on that.

Ryan Waddington
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https://www.instagram.com/waddington_r/
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Great list, thank you.

Tri Harder has stated they will be running their R66 70.3 in 2019 but changing the name: http://triharderpromotions.com/route-66-half-iron/

Ultramax puts on the Halfmax at Innsbrook in MO every June: http://ultramaxsports.com/races/halfmax/

Regards,
J. Smith
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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also HITS Palm Springs, December 2018
(now that WTC moved in the following weekend, not sure if this one will last though)

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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Multisportsdad] [ In reply to ]
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Multisportsdad wrote:
also HITS Palm Springs, December 2018
(now that WTC moved in the following weekend, not sure if this one will last though)

Had no idea about that one. Must be on the same weekend as Challenge Baja and before 70.3 La Quinta. Will check and add in due course.

Ryan Waddington
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https://www.instagram.com/waddington_r/
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Waddington_R wrote:
Multisportsdad wrote:
also HITS Palm Springs, December 2018
(now that WTC moved in the following weekend, not sure if this one will last though)


Had no idea about that one. Must be on the same weekend as Challenge Baja and before 70.3 La Quinta. Will check and add in due course.

How could you miss that one, it's the HITS 2018 Championship" ? ;)

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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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3 Disciplines Racing (3disciplines.com)does a couple in Michigan that I don't see on your list. East Tawas and Traverse City.
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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I think that I found a race using the sheet. I do wish that it had the complete date instead of just the race month, or at least add the race date as another field. It would help trying to narrow down races a little quicker.

My only other suggestion would be to be consistent in terms of the Canadian races, Niagara Falls, ON, CA would be correct in full naming. Or Ontario would be the correct 'state'.

But it looks great.
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks for making this list. I was actually surprised by how few races there are. Are you expecting there are a lot more that just have not been added yet or is this basically all of them?

Thanks again.
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Awesome list!! Will definitely be picking some races from this for next year. Thanks for putting it all together. El Reno Rogue (mispelled on sheet) is in Oklahoma and not Neveda. Although Nevada would probably make for a more fun venue.

Check out https://elrenoroguetriathlon.yolasite.com
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks, great list

The Auburn Triathlon http://www.auburntriathlon.com/ has been cancelled for 2019 per the race directors. They are looking for a partner to help them bring it back.
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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Why not make this a google spreadsheet so it can be modified to stay up to date - adding/deleting races as necessary - rather than a static downloadable spreadsheet?
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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I took you doc from the previous thread, added cities, and created a google map from it.
Map:
https://drive.google.com/...9Par&usp=sharing

Google Sheet:
https://docs.google.com/..._4c/edit?usp=sharing

Also, the updated list is attached although it does not contain any new races noted in this thread.

Last edited by: nefarious: Oct 11, 18 10:49
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [Waddington_R] [ In reply to ]
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I'd be curious to know how many of these races are not listed on https://www.trifind.com/ and if so, it may behoove you to ask them to add these so that independent promotion can be spreads around further than ST

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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [nefarious] [ In reply to ]
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nefarious wrote:
I took you doc from the previous thread, added cities, and created a google map from it.
Map:
https://drive.google.com/...9Par&usp=sharing

Google Sheet:
https://docs.google.com/..._4c/edit?usp=sharing

Also, the updated list is attached although it does not contain any new races noted in this thread.

Thank you! I hope you don't mind - I have shared this in the Grassroots Triathlon Group on Facebook. If that's a problem, let me know and I'll take it down again. (Forgiveness rather than permission....)
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Re: Complete (mostly) list of Independent Half Distance Races [UK2ME] [ In reply to ]
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Not sure it counts as independent but super league added a half distance event to their penticton event in august:

https://superleaguecanada.com/race-info-for-half-athletes/




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