Last year I participated in my first sprint triathlon and this year I will be headed back to the same event, which has now become the Iron Girl. The Masscahusett's Iron Girl event is July 21st in Webster, Massachusetts.
If you have ever thought about trying out a triathlon, I highly recommend an all women's triathlon such as this event. All types of women show up for this race. Competitive, non-competitive, mothers, sisters, daughters, grandmothers....You will feel comfortable here! The swim is incredibly relaxing including swim angels floating around encouraging you and giving you a friendly hand if needed. The bike and run are FAST, they were over before I even knew it. The finish line is AMAZING and one I smile every time I think about it.
A little bit of information about the event:
Iron Girl’s Mission is to Empower Women Toward a Healthy Lifestyle!
Launched in 2004 with just two events, the Iron Girl brand has grown to now include 18 events nationwide, varying in distance from 5K, 10K, 1/2 marathon to duathlon and triathlon.
Iron Girl's mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. The Iron Girl event experience provides women with a competitive platform and amenities such as: a post-race catered Breakfast Café, performance shirts sized just for women, professional timing, personalized race bibs, custom finisher medals, post-race giveaways and much more. The Web site is filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information. Iron Girl has also furthered its offerings with the addition of IronGirlshop.com with items such as hydration and nutrition products, jewelry and sports bags. The Iron Girl brand has been featured in a range of media outlets to include USA Today, The New York Times, Runner's World, Family Circle, Ok! Magazine and Women's Health.
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2013
Location: Lake Chaubunagungamaug
Entry fees: Sprint Distance Triathlon 1/2 mile swim/12 mile bike/3 mile run
$95.00 until June 21
$105.00 until July 20
(you must be 18 years old to participate in the sprint distance event)
**Note there is an additional $12.00 fee for non-USAT members to cover your one-day permit through USAT)
Event Website: http://www.irongirl.com/Events/Webster.htm
Registration Site: http://www.active.com/triathlon/webster-ma/athleta-iron-girl-webster-triathlon-2013
To receive a discount to the Iron Girl event please enter WESTFORDMOMMY as your Coupon Code. You will receive $10 off your entry. This expires June 1st.
Please let me know if you decide to sign up for the event as I would love to share training stories as we get ready for our goal races. My sister is also competing this year and I hope to share some of her training as she gets ready for her third sprint triathlon.
**I was given a free entry from Iron Girl for this year's event. All opinions are my own.