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Women's Triathlon

Save the Date: Sunday, August 11, 2024

Join us in celebrating the strength of all women in this 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.

The 2023 YWCA Women’s Triathlon is the perfect opportunity to test your fitness, connect with the community and get inspired by athletes of every size, shape and level of ability. Whether you’re a veteran runner or just starting to break into the fitness scene, you’ll find encouragement and support every step of the way. So sign up now to join in on the fun; you’ve got this!

Voted race of the year in 2012, 2017 and 2019!

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YWCA Women's Triathlon Celebrates the Strength in all Women

What is YWCA Women’s Triathlon?

YWCA Minneapolis Women’s Triathlon is our most popular athletic event of the year! It’s a race that has participants trekking through the water and across the pavement through swimming, cycling and running. Here’s a brief rundown on what each race type includes:

four women with race medals at ywca women's triathlon

Sprint Triathlon Distance

  • 500-yard swim
  • 15.5-mile bike course
  • 5K run/walk

SuperSprint Triathlon Distance

  • 200-yard swim
  • 7.3-mile bike course
  • 1-mile run/walk

Aquabike Distance

  • 500-yard swim
  • 15.5-mile bike ride

Race FAQs

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Training Classes and FREE Training Plan

Each year, we offer team training packages and triathlon training classes to support your training and skills in any area of the race. We also publish FREE training plans to help you prepare for the race!

Volunteer for the Triathlon

Support the 1,200 triathletes at Lake Nokomis by registering to volunteer. There are many opportunities availabl. Every volunteer helps! Groups welcome.


Proceeds from YWCA Women’s Triathlon support the powerful community programs of YWCA Minneapolis. Annually, your support helps empower 15,000+ people to create brighter futures for themselves, their families and their community. Questions? Contact

What Sets YWCA Women's Triathlon Apart?

Exceptional Support

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.

Simple, Collaborative Racing

We encourage women to race with buddies, guaranteeing a transition spot and wave assignment with a buddy or group of buddies, if they choose.

Swim Support

While a participant is racing, we offer unrivaled aquatic support, providing complimentary novice swim caps and noodle swimmers.

Viewer Participation

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.

Free Giveaways

We offer great giveaways to those who stick around for the awards.

Clean & Green

Our triathlon is a "green" race, boasting a very low-waste rate (92% of our waste is diverted to compost and recycling).

We Welcome Adaptive Athletes

Our course has previously been designated by the USA Triathlon Paratriathlon Committee as Paratriathlon Friendly. We encourage adaptive athletes to participate in our race, and ask that they contact our race management team as soon as possible so that we may work together on accommodations.


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Get Connected

Use the resources below to connect with us through social or our email newsletter. By doing so, you’ll be the first to know about updates and great stories related to the race.

Sign up for the Women’s Tri Email Newsletter
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