Located on the outskirts of Allentown, PA at Lake Nockamixon State Park the Independence Triathlon is a great early season race to check your legs. Just 90 minutes from New York and 60 minutes from Philadelphia, this is an easy race to get to. Athletes will swim in the crisp, fresh waters of Lake Nockamixon (mid 60′) then race Sprint or Olympic distance races on the closed bike course. Yup, the local fire police shut down the well paved rolling roads for you guys to race; it’s 4 lanes wide and car free. Lastly, there’s a scenic, rolling run course on the shoulder of 563. This is a great early season event and is not to be missed. Plus, Allentown, PA is a pretty fun town with lots of things to do including mountain bike trails, rail trails, Dorney Park and more.