Nothing makes my inner cougar happier than passing younger men while competing in triathlons (yes, they write your age on your calf for the whole world to see), but I like racing with just the ladies, too. The all-women races I've been in had a calm, somewhat sisterly vibe to them — and better cut t-shirts, too. If you're looking to try a tri, and want to stick with your own, here are three national triathlon series for women only that just might be your scene.
- Danskin Triathlon: This is the "largest and longest running women's-only triathlon series" in the US. The sprint tris are held all over the country from Texas to Washington, from Wisconsin to Massachusetts. All races are approximately a half-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and 3.1-mile run. The next race in this series will be held in Austin, TX, on June 6. Entrance fees for these races are around $100.
- Iron Girl: This is a women-only national series comprised of 12 events. Race distances vary according to local geography and many races end with a much-deserved breakfast. The next race in this is outside of Atlanta, GA, on June 27. The entrance fee for this race series is $95.
- TrekWomen Triathlon Series: Known for the women-specific designed bikes, Trek has created an eight race tri series for you to test your skills. All courses are around half-mile swim, 12-mile bike, and three-mile run. The first race in the series is held just outside San Francisco on June 27. The entrance fee for all but one race in this series is $85.
Have you signed up for a race yet?