USA Triathlon Women's Initiative


About WIN 

USA Triathlon has introduced its first-ever Women’s Initiative (“WIN”), a series of 18 events across the country designed to drive participation by women new to multisport. The inaugural events are a combination of women’s-only triathlons and duathlons, women’s-only waves within existing races, instructional clinics and social gatherings. The goal is to provide low-cost, community-driven events to expose and continue to involve female participants of all ages in the multisport lifestyle.
Each event selected for the WIN program offers some form of training or instructional session in addition to a celebratory post-event social activity.
The program is part of a larger strategic initiative by USA Triathlon to grow the number of female triathletes in the United States. Currently, females make up 38 percent of USA Triathlon’s total annual membership base. Youth participants are more evenly split, with females making up just under half of USA Triathlon’s youth members at 46 percent.

2017 Schedule

  • Program Events: New Events
    • July 1: Women’s Do a Duathlon (Spokane, Wash.) Race Director: Christina Reddick
    • Oct 21: Women’s Only Try a Triathlon (Hallandale Beach, Fla.) Race Director: Christina Reddick
  • Program Events: Existing Events
  • Women’s Only Waves
  • Clinics (Dates TBD)
    • Tough Cookies FREE Tri Clinic Series (Austin, Tex.) Race Director: Tzatzil LeMair
    • Triathlon Drills and Skills (Location TBD, Nebraska) Race Director: Brad Hilderbrandt
    • Intro to Triathlon and OWS Clinics (Santa Cruz, Calif.) Race Director: Penni Bengtson
    • Women in Multi Sport Events and Clinics (Harmony, Pa., and Portersville, Pa.) Race Director: Joella Baker
  • Social Events
    • June 2: Tri Night Out (Santa Cruz, Calif.) Race Director: Penni Bengtson  
    • Date TBD: Girls Night Out (Location TBD) Race Director: Ann Gilbert  
    • Dates TBD: Summer Tri Nights Out (Salem, Mass., and Reading, Mass.) Race Director: Susan Sotir

Host An Event

For more information about the USA Triathlon WIN Program, including opportunities to host future WIN events, contact Megan Ritch at