Boston Scientific Renews Presenting Sponsorship of YWCA Minneapolis Women’s Triathlon
YWCA Minneapolis is pleased to announce that for the second consecutive year, Boston Scientific, a global medical technology leader, will serve as presenting sponsor of the 11th Annual YWCA Women’s Triathlon, to be held on Sunday, August 12, 2018 at Lake Nokomis.
“Boston Scientific is honored to extend our support with the YWCA Women’s Triathlon, an inspiring athletic demonstration of the power and strength of women,” said Marilee Grant, director, Global Community Engagement, Boston Scientific. “The passion and dedication that drives these athletes in competition mirrors what our employees bring every day to develop innovative medical solutions that impact more than 24 million patients across the globe every year.”
Grandmothers, teenagers, CEOs, mothers, sisters, coworkers and friends will converge to celebrate women’s fitness. YWCA Minneapolis Women’s Triathlon attracts more than 1,000 female athletes each year. The race draws an additional 3,500 spectators to Lake Nokomis.
It is the largest all-women triathlon in the region, attracting nearly 40% of its participants attempting their first triathlon. Triathletes swim 500 yards in Lake Nokomis, bike 15.5 scenic miles along the Mississippi River on the West River Parkway, and then run 5 kilometers on the paved trail circling Lake Nokomis to complete the race. The race was voted People’s Choice Race of the Year by Minnesota Tri News in 2017 and 2012 and runner up in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The SuperSprint is a race distance option perfect for beginners or those wanting to race a shorter distance. SuperSprint racers compete on a shorter course: 200-yard swim, 7-mile bike, 1-mile walk/run.
Ranging in age from 11 – 79, athletes represent both beginners and seasoned veteran triathletes and share the same course set against the beautiful backdrop of Minneapolis. Women can participate in a buddy swim wave supported by lifeguards offering water noodles, race as part of a relay team, mother and daughter, sister or life partner competitions, or push themselves to their limits and race for age-group prizes. The 2017 YWCA Women’s Triathlon had eight times the number of women over the age of 50 than other triathlons in Minnesota with nearly 400 women age 50+ registered to race.
We are excited to strengthen the legacy of this race in our community with our presenting sponsor, Boston Scientific.
Rachael Weiker, YWCA Women’s Triathlon Race Director, shares “We are very excited to partner with Boston Scientific on the Women’s Tri. Boston Scientific is devoted to advancing women’s health and promoting health in our community, and we are eager to work with them in celebrating the strength in all women at this unique event.”
About YWCA Minneapolis
YWCA Minneapolis is a nonprofit organization striving to empower women and girls and eliminate racism. YWCA Minneapolis has been empowering women and girls since 1891 and is a community leader in health and fitness.