A number of ‘women only’ triathlon event waves are to take place in 2016 with the aim of encouraging more female participation in the sport.
The annual celebration of International Women’s Day (March 8) celebrates the social, cultural and political achievement of women around the world, with the aim of accelerating gender parity.
Here at British Triathlon, we are actively working to increase women’s participation by offering races exclusively for female participants; aiming to reduce the fear of first-time competiton.
Columbia Threadneedle World Triathlon Leeds have recently opened entries to their GO TRI event, aimed at giving complete triathlon novices a taster to the sport. The event, on June 11, will offer a specific ‘This Girl Can’ wave; showing our continued support to the nationally successful Sport England campaign. To book your spot, visit here
Further opportunity for female-only racing will come at Tri Liverpool on August 14 2016. Entrants have the opportunity to specify whether they would be interested in competing in a This Girl Can wave when securing their spot at the event. Get on the start line here.
Brighton & Hove Triathlon have also recently announced their pledge of encouraging increased participation of women in sport through triathlon. The event on September 11 2016 also included a women-only wave and hopes to support in improving confidence in females, allow for meeting new people and together taking part in a new challenge. For more information, please visit here.
Jenny Vincent, Triathlon England National Lead for Women’s participation, said: “Triathlon England are very pleased to be supporting females at events across 2016 as part of our project to increase female participation in triathlon, using the This Girl Can campaign to encourage more females to give our fantastic and friendly sport a go.
“The three exciting This Girl Can waves in 2016 promise to be inspiring events, and I am looking forward to welcoming all our This Girl Can triathletes.”
To see British Triathlon’s support for Sport England’s This Girl Can campaign, please visit here.