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Additional race information can be found at https://www.ywcampls.org/event/womens-triathlon/.
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.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
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.
All changes are due by August 3, 2023 at 11:59 pm. These include:
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: 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.
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:
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:
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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.
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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