YWCA Minneapolis Women's Triathlon

Sun August 13, 2023 Minneapolis, MN 55417 US Directions
Events

Individual Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 14+.

Buddy Group Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 14+.

2 Person Family Team Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 14+.

Individual Super Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 11+.

Buddy Group Super Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 11+.

2 Person Family Team Super Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 11+.

Relay Sprint Distance

$225 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 14+.

Aquabike Sprint Distance

$125 8:00AM CDT - 1:00PM CDT Price increases after February 28, 2023 at 11:59pm CST
Open to ages 14+.
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at https://www.ywcampls.org/event/womens-triathlon/.

Place
5001 W. Lake Nokomis Pkwy
Minneapolis, MN US 55417
Description

Join us in celebrating the strength of all women in next year’s YWCA Women’s Triathlon. 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 ages 11 and up are welcome to participate in the SuperSprint and ages 14+ in the Sprint categories.

 

Race Contact Info

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Refunds and Cancelations

Our race does not offer deferrals or refunds. We cannot offer refunds if the race is cancelled due to situations beyond the control of YWCA Minneapolis.

We know unforeseen medical circumstances occur. Please purchase race insurance if you would like to protect your race. You may also opt to transfer your bib to another racer on or before August 3, 2023.  Transfers not completed by this date will not be valid.

Important Deadlines

All changes are due by August 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm. These include:

  • Transferring registration to another athlete
  • Changing distances or categories
  • Registration deadline, if not sold out prior to August 3 (There is no waitlist)

Packet pick-up purchase for Sunday, August 13, 2023 is extended to the day of the race, you may change this at any time in your registration.

Packet Pick-Up Location and FAQ

Packet pick-up location: 5001 Lake Nokomis Pkwy, Minneapolis MN 55417

Packet pick-up time (subject to change closer to date): Saturday, August 12, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

If you cannot pick up your packet in the Saturday time window, please add on "Day of Packet Pick Up" to your registration. If you choose this option, we will make sure your packet and bib are assigned and ready August 13th.  Packet pick-up on the morning of August 13th is 6:00 - 7:00 am. If you did not choose this option prior to August 12th, you may have to wait longer and will also be charged $20 on the day of. If you arrive later than 7:00 am, you risk not receiving your race number and chip.

You cannot pick up others packets.  Relays will be assigned a designated captain. This is typical for triathlon, and we will not bend the rules.

Race Waves and Bib Numbers

To streamline participant experience, most bibs will be assigned at packet pick up on August 12, 2023. We will assign numbers upon check-in. If you have friends in your age group, there is a high likelihood you may be able to rack your bikes together if you check in together. Buddy Groups will be pre -assigned in order to race together.

We cannot guarantee a race start and finish time. We release racers into the water based on swim conditions on the day of the race.  Below are the order of start waves:

  • 8:10 am: Fundraiser Wave (Raise $500 and above!), Para Athletes, Aquabike, Relays
  • 65-100 year old age groups - Sprint Distance
  • 14-64 year old age groups  - Sprint Distance
  • Buddy Groups (mixed ages) - Sprint Distance
  • *Break to reset lifeguards*
  • 65-100 year old age groups - SuperSprint
  • 11-64 year old age groups SuperSprint
  • Buddy Groups (mixed ages) - SuperSprint
Swim FAQ and Safety Information

We offer a white "novice" swim cap if you feel you may need extra lifeguard eyes or feel anxiety surrounding the swim.

Tips for a successful swim:

  • Practice early and often. Start your swim journey with lessons or practicing in a pool at your own speed.
  • We have over 40 volunteers and staff on the swim course with noodles and kayaks to help support our swimmers. Aquatic Safety is a key element of this race.
  • Try open water at the beginning of the season. Practice first where you can touch and abide by all posted signs. Always swim with a buddy or in a guarded area. If swimming in deep water use an open water swim buoy for safety and visibility.
  • Do not wait until one week before the Tri to swim in a lake. It is a very different experience even for former competitive swimmers. If you are reading this on August 6, better late than never!
  • Take classes or sign up for a lake race! YWCA Minneapolis offers lessons and open water clinics, Minnesota Masters hosts lake races and Minneapolis Park Board hosts open swim club.
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Transfers and Category Changes

Category Changes:

You may change your category in your race registration (i.e. individual to a buddy group). It is $5 per change, and you may change as many times as you prefer. This applies for distance changes as well.

After August 3, 2023 we will not allow any changes, for any reason.

Transfers:

You may transfer your race to another participant at any time in your race registration. It is $5 per transfer. The transfer must be complete by August 3, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.  Transfers initiated but not completed will not be valid after August 3, 2023.

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