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Triathlon Tips and Motivation Blog

We’re the only all-women triathlon in Minnesota — and the largest all-women triathlon in the contiguous United States. YWCA Women’s Triathlon offers unparalleled training support through a free training plan, free clinics and an abundance of training classes, including mini-triathlons and open water swim clinics. Below are some tips and racer stories to help keep the motivation rolling as you train!

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Celebrating the Strength in All Women at the 14th Annual Women’s Triathlon

August 18, 2023

By 8:00 am on the morning of August 13, over 900 women and non-binary triathletes were gathered at Lake Nokomis to compete in the 14th annual YWCA Women’s Triathlon. As...

Triathlete Story: All About the Magnificent Mari!

February 28, 2023

Mari Ruddy is a Minneapolis local who has worn many career hats throughout the years, from an educational leader to internship coordinator at the University of Minnesota. Mari loves LinkedIn...

Race Forward 2-Day = Best Weekend of the Summer!

August 17, 2022

Under beautiful overcast skies, YWCA Minneapolis combined two signature events into one breezy August weekend at Lake Nokomis. The 5K, traditionally known as our Race Against Racism, and the esteemed...

Returning to the Indoor Triathlon After Two Long Years

March 15, 2022

2022 Indoor Triathlon Winners Overall top 10 results: Eitan Yudashkin Jill Ellenbecker Francie Streich Anna Kline Leah Hassler Heidi Columb Nadine Wetzel-Curtis Timothy Stanley Glen Varna Patricia Wright   SEE...

Summer Tri Fest: A Celebration of Resilience, Strength & Virtual Togetherness

August 31, 2020

August 31, 2020 This summer, YWCA Minneapolis put on its first virtual race. We called it Summer Tri Fest, a race where athletes could stay on track to accomplish their...

More Than 1,500 Triathletes Cross the Finish Line at 2019 YWCA Women’s Triathlon

August 15, 2019

Here are the 2019 award winners: 2019 Legacy (10-year) Racers Sarah Dimick Gray Heidi Anderson-Isaacson Debbie Stewart Greta Simpson Erin Probst Elite Race In the elite race, the winner was...