ywca Minneapolis

Women's Triathlon



Congratulations Racers - 2018 Registration Open!

Celebrate your race day accomplishment and register for next year’s race! Register now to pay the lowest price all year.

2018 YWCA Women’s Triathlon
Sunday, August 12
Lake Nokomis

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Race Results and Photos

Use this page to view the latest information available on race results and race photos.

Individual race photos will be emailed to participants the week following the triathlon.

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womens triathlon gym offer

YWCA Special Offer to Triathletes

75% off to join YWCA Fitness Centers

YWCA Women’s Triathlon participants can become a YWCA fitness member for 75% off the joiner's fee! Simply mention that you participated in the women's triathlon when joining.

Our three Minneapolis fitness centers (Downtown, Midtown and Uptown) feature 200+ free group fitness classes per week, three full-size pools, a water park, indoor running tracks and much more!

Offer expires September 30, 2017.

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child care offer to ywca womens triathlon

YWCA Full-Time Child Care

Free fitness membership to all newly enrolled families!

YWCA’s nationally accredited Early Childhood Education program is offered at five convenient Twin Cities locations.

Enroll a child and receive a FREE one-year family fitness membership at YWCA Minneapolis.

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What is the YWCA Women's Triathlon?

The YWCA Minneapolis Women's Triathlon is our most-popular athletic event of the year!

Sprint Triathlon Distance

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

SuperSprint Triathlon Distance

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

The third weekend in August each year, more than 1,200 triathletes participate in a race dedicated to celebrating the strength in all women. Girls and women ages 11 to 75+ enjoy competing in a welcoming and supportive environment, along with 3,500+ spectators and 300+ volunteers supporting the race.

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What Makes the YWCA Women's Triathlon Unique?

  • We're the only all-women triathlon in Minnesota.
  • 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.
  • We encourage women to race with buddies, guaranteeing a transition spot and wave assignment with a buddy or group of buddies, if they choose.
  • While a participant is racing, we offer unrivaled aquatic support, providing novice swim caps and noodle swimmers.
  • 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.
  • We give special awards to sister-sister teams, mother-daughter teams, life-partner teams, and to those in first-timer categories.
  • We offer great giveaways to those who stick around for the awards.

YWCA Women's Triathlon


Training Plan, Team and Classes

Each year, we provide a free, beginner 3-month training plan for the women's triathlon. There are also team training packages and classes available to support your training and skills in any area of the race.

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YWCA Triathlon Green Race

We're a Green Race

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

  • Disposing of your trash at a designated waste station
  • Think before you toss! Can it be reused? Recycled? Composted? If you don't know, ask!
  • Reuse, compost or recycle any items you bring from home

Fundraising Team

You’ll feel even more triumphant as you cross the finish line knowing you raised money to help YWCA Minneapolis programs! Consider joining our annual triathlon Fundraising Team.

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Volunteer for the Triathlon

Support the more-than-1,200 triathletes at Lake Nokomis by registering to volunteer today! There are many opportunities available, every volunteer helps! Groups welcome.

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