Women Who Tri Kick-Off Event

USA Triathlon Women’s Committee Awards Club Matching Grant for Program

Women Who TRI welcomes potential first-time and beginning female adult triathletes who are interested in training for the Bozeman Tritons Sprint Triathlon on July 31, 2011. We strive to educate, encourage, and empower women through our 12-week, coached “Try-a-Tri” group training program developed specifically for our local Bozeman triathlon.

Women Who Tri is hosting a Kick-Off & Sign-Up event for the “Try-a-Tri” program on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30-8:00pm in the Weaver Room at the Emerson Cultural Center. Prospective triathletes are invited to attend the Kick-Off to find out more about the program, meet the coaches, meet other active women, and sign-up for Women Who TRI 2011.

The USA Triathlon Women’s Committee awarded the Bozeman Triathlon Club a $1500 matching grant for the program to strengthen women’s participation in the sport of triathlon. With USA Triathlon’s generous support, the Club is able to offer Women Who Tri participants a coached, 12-week-long training package, including a complimentary entry to the Bozeman Tritons Sprint Triathlon, other goodies and fun, all for only $50. Participation is limited.

The Bozeman Triton’s Women Who Tri program is sponsored by the USA Triathlon Women’s Committee, Bozeman Triathlon Club, and Mountain Belles. For additional information, please contact Alanna Sherstad, Women Who TRI Organizer & certified USA Triathlon Coach, at WomenWhoTri@gmail.com.

The inaugural Bozeman Triathlon Club Women Who TRI program is geared towards first time and beginner female age group triathletes. All participants receive a 12-week training program and weekly coached workouts and/or clinics to prepare them for the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon on Sunday, July 31st. Clinics include triathlon 101, bike maintenance, open-water swim technique, transitioning, nutrition for endurance sports, and core strengthening as well as coaching in all 3 sports (swimming, cycling, and running.) Participants will benefit from learning, training, and racing together. Find Women Who Tri on Facebook.

Over 50-members strong, the Bozeman Triathlon Club is an official USA Triathlon Club, a first for Bozeman and the Gallatin Valley region. Founded in 2007, the Club welcomes athletes of all ages and abilities to the growing sport of triathlon and a healthy lifestyle. The Tritons were the 2008 USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Club Champions and runners up in 2009. The Club hosts several annual events including the Powder Hound Winter Triathlon, USA Triathlon Pacific Northwest Region Winter Triathlon Championship, Women Who Tri, Bozeman Tritons Triathlon, and the Montana Special Olympics Unified Sports Triathlon. http://www.bozemantritons.org

The Bozeman Tritons welcome triathletes to the Bozeman Tritons Triathlon. The BTT includes sprint, youth, junior races, and the first and only long course triathlon in Montana. Race distances are available for all ages and abilities, virtually the entire family. Formerly known as the Treasure State Triathlon and Headwaters Half, these races have been a fixture in the Gallatin Valley since 2006. Participate in the sprint or long course race as an individual or a team. The Club is fueling the multisport lifestyle at East Gallatin Recreation Area, Bozeman, Montana, over one fun-filled weekend on July 30, 31. For complete information and registration, please visit the race website at www.bozemantritons.org/tritonstri.

Formerly known as Team WinS – Women in Sports, Mountain Belles is a Bozeman based non-profit organization run by women for women. This recreational women’s group promotes healthy, active and adventurous lifestyles by hosting local clinics, outings and events for a variety of sports and activities including fly fishing, zumba, cross-country skiing, wilderness first aid, rock climbing, clay pigeon shooting, and many others. Members are a supportive and diverse group of women who enjoy and participate in just about everything active. www.mountainbelles.com

USA Triathlon is proud to serve as the National Governing Body for triathlon – one of the fastest growing sports in the world – as well as duathlon, aquathlon and winter triathlon in the United States. USAT sanctions 3,100 races and connects with more than 133,000 members each year, making it the largest multisport organization in the world. In addition to its work with athletes, coaches, and race directors on the grassroots level, USAT provides leadership and support to elite athletes competing at international events, including World Championships, Pan American Games and the Summer Olympic Games. Additional information is available at www.usatriathlon.org.

USAT Women’s Committee is focused on creating a resource for female athletes of all levels and socio-economic backgrounds and mentoring professional growth for women in the sport of triathlon. Having already met its goal of equalizing women-to-men triathlon participation, the Women’s Committee is concentrating on the quality of training and opportunities available for women in positions of authority and decision-making within associations that govern the sport. Additional information is available at http://www.usatriathlon.org

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