UAE Race Season Dates

1. The “A” Race

This is your target race for the season. The most important of all races for you. The one you want to perform at your best, PR and have everything come together! Everything in your season works back from this race.

2. The Tester

This usually raced 10-14 weeks out from your “A” race. It gives you a chance to simulate your up coming A race – a dress rehearsal of sorts, one you expect to race well in.

3. The Race Tune Up

This is usually raced 4-5 weeks before you A race. Usually shorter, less demanding than your “A” race. It gives you a chance to check your progress and expose your body to some more racing.

4. The Cobweb Cleaner

Your first race of the season. It kicks things off and gets you into the swing of things.

Those 4 races should provide the skeleton to a successful season. The best triathletes (in fact the best athletes in most individual sports) will follow a similar sort of plan through their season.

Does this mean you can only race this many races in a season?

No! It all depends on your goals and what you ultimately want to achieve. You may choose to race less four races in a season, you may choose to race more.

If you do plan to race more races, make sure there is a purpose behind your race. I’ll often encourage triathletes to just do the swim portion of a race, or the swim and part of the bike course. We’ll do this in an effort to test a strategy or get familiar with the uncomfortable experience of the open water race experience.

Plan Your Season

Two resources to help you along as you plan your season

1. Download This Excel Spreadsheet

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It gives you a template to work off of as you lay out the weeks of your season and where each race falls in the season.

2. Take a Look At Race Dates

To help you plan your season, below you will find a link to the Ironman, IM70.3, and Challenge races currently open for entries. Click on the logo and it will take you directly to the list of open races.

There is also a list of local Dubai races to help you make sense of your season.

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Triathlon Festival

  • Date: Friday November 12th 2016
  • Distance: Super Sprint, Sprint, Olympic
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Dubai International Triathlon

  • Date: Saturday November 12th 2016
  • Distance: 70.3
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Mina Open Water Race

  • Date: Saturday November 19th 2016
  • Distance: 800m/1600m
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Mina Open Water Race

  • Date: Saturday November 10th 2016
  • Distance: 70.3
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JLL Sprint Race 1

  • Date: Saturday November 17th 2016
  • Distance: Sprint
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2XU Triathlon Race 2

  • Date: Friday January 6th 2017
  • Distance: Sprint/Olympic
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JLL Sprint Race 2

  • Date: Saturday January 14th 2017
  • Distance: Sprint
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Ironman 70.3 Dubai

  • Date: Saturday January 14th 2016
  • Distance: 70.3
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Tri Yas

  • Date: Friday February 17th 2016
  • Distance: Sprint/Olympic
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JLL Sprint Race 3

  • Date: Saturday February 25th 2017
  • Distance: Sprint
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ITU Abu Dhabi

  • Date: Friday March 3rd 2017
  • Distance: Sprint/Olympic/Maxi
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2XU Triathlon Race 3

  • Date: Friday March 17th 2017
  • Distance: Super Sprint/Sprint/Olympic
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2XU Triathlon Race 3

  • Date: Saturday March 18th 2016
  • Distance: 800m/1600m
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