ywca Minneapolis

Women's Triathlon

Registration for 2017 Triathlon Open!

Join our 10th Anniversary Event

The YWCA Minneapolis Women's Triathlon celebrates the strength in all women.

Date: Sunday, August 13, 2017
Location: Lake Nokomis, 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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Race Expo and Packet Pick-Up 

Participants must pick up their packet before race day at the Race Expo and Packet Pick-Up Event (or pay a fee to pick up on Race Day).

Pick-up Date 1: Friday, August 11, 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm 
Course Talks: 4:00 pm and 6:00 pm
View Friday Expo Details Here

Pick-up Date 2: Saturday, August 12, 11:00 am - 4:00 pm 
Course Talks: 12:30 pm and 2:00 pm
View Saturday Expo Details Here

*Course Talks are a 30-45 minute overview of the course.

Location: YWCA Minneapolis Midtown - Minneapolis Sports Center 2121 E. Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407