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YWCA Minneapolis Womens Triathlon

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August 11, 2019 (Sunday)
Swim 500 Yards, Bike 15.5 Miles, Run 5 K
Swim 200 Meters, Bike 7.3 Miles, Run 1 Miles
Lake Nokomis
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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The YWCA Women’s Triathlon is the largest outdoor women-only tri in the country. More than 1,300 triathletes, aged 11-80, participate in this unique community event to celebrate the strength in all women.

Voted Minnesota’s Favorite Race of the Year in 2012 and 2017, we offer a welcoming experience for everyone. Triathletes can train and race together with friends, family, and colleagues in a “Buddy Group,” compete as a family team with their mother, daughter, sister, or life partner; and cross the finish line with loved ones in our “Friends & Family Finish Zone.” Over 35% of our athletes are first-timers, and returning athletes are eligible to compete for the coveted Toni St. Pierre “Most Improved” Award.

Event Start Location
Lake Nokomis, Minneapolis MN 55417

Course Description
The YWCA Women’s Triathlon starts with a swim in popular Lake Nokomis, bikes the parkway roads along the bluffs of the Mississippi river and finishes with a flat run on the paths around Lake Nokomis. Two distance options include the Sprint (500yd swim/15.5mi bike/5K run) and the SuperSprint (200yd swim/7mi bike/1mi run).

Packet Pickup / Expo
Packet pickup is held the two days prior to the race.
You must be present to pick up your packet. Other people may not pick up your packet for you. This includes relays.
All participants must show photo ID at packet pickup. No exceptions.
Minors (age 11-17) must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to pick up their packet. If you have questions about this, please email before packet pickup.
USAT members must verify their membership number at packet pickup. Those who cannot verify their membership must purchase a 1-day license for $15 ($10 for youth).
Race day packet pick up is discouraged, but available for $30 with your registration.
Payment for Race Day Pickup is required if you do not pick up your packet during Expo times. If you have not paid for Race Day Packet Pickup, you will not be able to get your packet on race day without paying $50. No exceptions.

Timing / Results
Previous year results can be found on our Results page:

Post Race Activities
Post-race activities include Overall, age-group, first-timer, and family-team awards as well as prize drawings

In the event of dangerous weather the race may be delayed up to 2 hours, the course may be altered, or cancelled if deemed to dangerous to participants.

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Clubs and Groups
 Looking for a club or team to help keep you motivated?
 Club or Team Name   City  State   More Info 
 University of Minnesota Triathlon Team  Minneapolis MN club info
 Batteries Plus Minnesota Junior Elite Team  Eden Prairie MN club info
 Duluth Running Company Tri Club  Duluth MN club info
 Minnesota Triathlon Club  Apple Valley MN club info
 Performance Power  St. Paul MN club info
 Team Tri-Hard  MINNEAPOLIS/DULUTH MN club info
 Tri Fitness Tri Club  White Bear Lake MN club info
 Tri Quest  Plymouth MN club info
 Tri Rochester  Rochester MN club info
 Tri4EVR Triathlon & Running Club  Willmar MN club info
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Retailers (near this event)
 If you need last minute shoes, clothing, energy gel, etc., try one of these local running stores:
 Store City  State   Distance   More Info 
 Grand Performance  St Paul MN 3.8 Miles store info
 Start Line Running Store  Minnetonka MN 5.1 Miles store info
 Tri Fitness  White Bear Lake MN 16.7 Miles store info
 Gear West  Long Lake MN 18.3 Miles store info
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