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Women's Triathlon

Thank you for a great race!

Race Forward 2-Day Women’s Triathlon celebrates the strength of all women. We welcome all women and non-binary people who identify with womanhood to challenge themselves to a swim, bike and run around Lake Nokomis. The event course is also para-friendly for adaptive athletes, and some scholarships are available for first-time athletes. All racers age 11 and up are welcome to participate — regardless of skill or activity level.

Voted race of the year in 2012, 2017 and 2019!

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2022
Time: First wave starts at 8:00 am
Location: Lake Nokomis

Questions? Contact for more information.

Thank you for a great race. See you next year!

YWCA Women's Triathlon Celebrates the Strength in all Women

What is YWCA Women’s Triathlon?

YWCA Minneapolis Women’s Triathlon is our most popular athletic event of the year! It’s a race that has participants trekking through the water and across the pavement through swimming, cycling and running. Here’s a brief rundown on what each race type includes:

four women with race medals at ywca women's triathlon

Sprint Triathlon Distance

  • 500-yard swim
  • 15.5-mile bike course
  • 5K run/walk

SuperSprint Triathlon Distance

  • 200-yard swim
  • 7.3-mile bike course
  • 1-mile run/walk

Aquabike Distance

  • 500-yard swim
  • 15.5-mile bike ride

See Past Results and Photos


Get ready to race! We offer a complimentary training plan, and you can also sign up for outdoor summer training classes at Lake Nokomis.

Individual Categories

Prices reflect all individual categories except virtual and relay. Registration closes on July 25, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

February 15 – February 28 at 11:59 pm $85
March 1 – May 31 at 11:59 pm $125
June 1 – July 25 at 11:59 pm $160

Relay Categories

Registration closes on July 25, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

February 15 – February 28 at 11:59 pm $225
March 1 – May 31 at 11:59 pm $250
June 1 – July 25 at 11:59 pm $275

Virtual Categories

Registration closes on July 25, 2022 at 11:59 pm.

February 15 – July 25 at 11:59 pm $85

What Sets YWCA Women's Triathlon Apart?

Largest All-Women Triathlon

We're the largest all-women triathlon in the contiguous United States.

Exceptional Support

We offer unparalleled training support through a free training plan, free clinics and an abundance of training classes, including mini-triathlons and open water swim clinics.

Simple, Collaborative Racing

We encourage women to race with buddies, guaranteeing a transition spot and wave assignment with a buddy or group of buddies, if they choose.

Swim Support

While a participant is racing, we offer unrivaled aquatic support, providing complimentary novice swim caps and noodle swimmers.

Viewer Participation

We have a popular "Friends and Family Finish Zone" that allows kids and family members to cross the finish line with their moms, aunts and grandmas.

Top-Notch Awards

We give special awards to sister-sister teams, mother-daughter teams, life-partner teams, and to those in first-timer categories.

Free Giveaways

We offer great giveaways to those who stick around for the awards.

Clean & Green

Our triathlon is a "green" race, boasting a very low-waste rate (92% of our waste is diverted to compost and recycling).

We Welcome Adaptive Athletes

Our course has previously been designated by the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Committee as Paratriathlon Friendly. We encourage adaptive athletes to participate in our race, and ask that they contact our race management team as soon as possible so that we may work together on accommodations.


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