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2019 Women’s Only Triathlons & Duathlons in the U.S. & Canada

3 female triathletes with bikes

Make 2019 is your year to “tri” a triathlon! Yes, you can swim, bike and run (or power walk!) from start to finish. How do I know? Because I’ve done them myself. Yes, triathlons are challenging and that’s one of the many reasons to do one!

Consider participating in a women’s only triathlon. These events focus on camaraderie, fun, and encouragement. You’ll hear plenty of gals saying “Excuse me!” or “Sorry, didn’t mean to bump you!”

See? You don’t have a reason “not to tri.”

Below is a comprehensive list by state and province of women’s-only triathlons of varying distances slated for 2019 — 56 events in all! Many offer duathlons (run-bike-run), aquabike (swim-bike), and even a aquathlon (swim-run). These options make entering the multisport world even easier.

Did you miss an event? Check the organizer’s website for information about next year’s race.

Can’t find a women’s only triathlon that you may of heard of or participated in before? Visit this page that lists a number of discontinued, on-hiatus, or revamped events for 2019, including cycling and running events.

Bookmark this triathlon listing page because it will be updated as information is received or discovered. Let me know of any additions, changes or corrections, too!

Originally published: Mar. 5, 2019
Updated: May 4, 2019

Alaska

Alaska Women’s Gold Nugget Triathlon, Anchorage. Sunday, May 19

  • Sprint distance: 500-yard swim, 12-mile bike & 3.5-mile run
  • Individual and generational teams (i.e. grandmother, mother & daughter)
  • GoldNuggetTriathlon.com
  • Registration opened Mar. 4; this events sells out quickly!

Alberta

Tri-Diva Tri Women’s Triathlon Festival, Strathmore. Saturday, Sept. 14

  • “Try-A-Tri” distance: 250m pool swim, 10K bike & 2.5K run
  • Sprint distance: 500m pool swim, 20K bike & 5K run
  • Individual & relay-teams
  • LeapingDogRacing.com/Tri-Diva

WildRose Women’s Triathlon, Calgary. Sunday, June 23

  • “Tri It” distance: 400m pool swim, 9K bike, 2.5K run
  • Sprint: 750m pool swim, 18K bike, 4.5K run
  • Race capped at 300 participants so register early!
  • MultisportCanada.com/WildRose

Arizona

Mighty Mujer Triathlon, Tucson. Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Triathlon, sprint: 400-yard outdoor pool swim, 14.6-mile bike & 5K run
  • Individual & relay team (2-ladies & 3-ladies), military discount
  • MightyMujerTriathlon.com/Tucson

Tri 4 the Cure Arizona, Saturday, Anthem (north of Phoenix). Sunday, Mar. 17

  • Triathlon:
    • Sprint: 400m pool swim, 20K bike, 5K run
    • Super sprint: 200m pool swim, 12K bike, 2K run
  • Aquabike:
    • Sprint: 400m pool swim, 20K bike
    • Super sprint: 200m pool swim, 12K bike
  • Duathlon:
    • Sprint: 2K run, 20K bike, 5K run
    • Super sprint: 2K run, 12K bike, 2K run
  • 5K run
  • Individual & relay teams for sprint & super sprint triathlons
  • TriForACureAZ.com or 4PeaksRacing.com event page

Arkansas

Ladies DU Fayetteville, Lake Fayetteville. Sunday, June 9

  • Duathlon: 2-mile run, 11-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Individual & 2-woman relay
  • Ladies DU race page

California

Aspire All-Women’s Reverse Pool Sprint Triathlon & 5K, Beaumont (southeast of San Bernardino). Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Reverse sprint: 5K run, 10-mile bike, 150-meter pool swim
  • 5K run
  • Individual, relay, racing wheel chair, and hand cycles
  • AspireTriathlon.com

Mermaid Tri & Du, Capitola (east of Santa Cruz). Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Triathlon:
    • “Mighty Mermaid” – Olympic distance: 1,500-meter ocean-water swim, 23-mile bike, 10K run
    • Sprint: 600-meter ocean-water swim, 11.5-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
  • Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 11.5-mile bike, 2.5-mile run
  • “Mermaid Dash” – for girls ages 6-12
  • MermaidSeries.com/Capitola-Tri-Du

The Mother’s Day Triathlon/Duathlon, Folsom Lake (east of Sacramento). Sunday, May 12

  • Triathlon: 400-yard swim, 6.5-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Duathlon: 2-mile run, 6.5-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Individual & relay team (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • It’s Mother’s Day! Encourage all the moms, grandmas, and great-grandmas to “du” a “tri”!
  • Also co-ed 5K and kids run
  • TotalBodyFitness.com/Moms-Day-Tri

Santa Barbara Triathlon Women-only Sprint, Santa Barbara. Sunday, Aug. 25

  • Sprint distance: 500-yard ocean swim, 6-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Part of a three-day event of co-ed, long course, duathlon, aquabike and “tri it” events
  • SantaBarbaraTriathlon.com/Womens-Tri

Sonoma Women’s Triathlon, Healdsburg (north of Santa Rosa). Saturday, July 13

  • Sprint: 750-meter swim, 20K bike, 5K run
  • Olympic: 1500-meter swim, 41K bike, 10K run
  • 18-years or older to participate; relay teams for Olympic distance only
  • Fundraiser for cancer patients in Sonoma County
  • SnonomaTriathlon.com

Women’s Triathlon Festival, Folsom Lake (east of Sacramento). Saturday, Sept. 7

  • Triathlon:
    • Sprint: .5-mile swim, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
    • Super sprint: 200-yard swim, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run
  • Duathlon:
    • Sprint: 1-mile run, 13-mile bike, 3-mile run
    • Super sprint: 1-mile run, 3-mile bike, 1-mile run
  • Aquabike: .5-mile swim, 13-mile bike
  • Individual and relay teams
  • TotalBodyFitness.com/Womens-Tri-Festival

Colorado

Outdoor Divas Sprint Triathlon, Longmont (north of Denver). Sunday, Aug. 18

TriBella Triathlon, Aurora (east of Denver). Saturday, June 22

  • Sprint distance: .5-mile swim, 10-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Super sprint: .25-mile swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • WithoutLimits.co/TriBella

Connecticut

HMF Women’s Triathlon, Farmington (west of Hartford). Saturday, Sept. 7

  • Sprint distance: .5-mile lake swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
  • Aquabike: .5-mile lake swim, 12-mile bike
  • Individual & triathlon team relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Triathlon Age group & Athena awards
  • HartfordMarathon.com/Womens-Tri

Florida

Girlz on Fire Women’s Triathlon, Duathlon & 5K, Clermont (west of Orlando). Saturday, May 11 (Mother’s Day weekend)

  • Triathlon, sprint: 440-yard lake swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Duathlon, sprint: 1-mile run, 8-mile bike, 5K run
  • 5K run & virtual 5k
  • Individual & tri team relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • It’s Mother’s Day! Encourage all the moms, grandmas, and great-grandmas to “du” a “tri”!
  • SommerSports.com/Girlz-on-Fire

Mighty Mujer Triathlon, Miami. Sunday, May 11 <–New Date!

  • Triathlon, sprint: 400-yard open water swim, 10-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Individual & relay team (2-ladies & 3-ladies), military discount
  • MightyMujerTriathlon.com/Miami

Georgia

The Georgia Peach Women’s Sprint Triathlon, Buford. Sunday, Aug. 11

  • Triathlon, sprint: 400-yard open water swim, 13-mile bike, 5K run
  • GAMultiSports.com/gapeachwomensdistance
    • Special note: Each segment has a time limit. Swim, 30 min; bike 1.5-hours or total of 2 hours of swim and bike; and run, 1 hour. Race must be completed in 3 hours.

Indiana

Go Girl Triathlon, Indianapolis. Saturday, Aug. 17

  • Triathlon, sprint: 500-meter lake swim, 10-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Duathlon: 2-mile run, 10-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Individuals & relay teams (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Limited to 500 women and 50 teams – register early!
  • TuxBro.com/GoGirl

Maine

Tri for a Cure Women’s Triathlon, Portland. Sunday, July 14

  • Sprint: 1/3-mile swim, 15-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Note: Requires $50 non-refundable fee + $500 minimum in fundraising for the Maine Cancer Foundation
  • TriForACure.org

Maryland

Baltimore Triathlon Women’s Sprint Championship, Gunpowder Falls State Park (northwest of Baltimore). Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Sprint: 750-meter lake swim, 13.8-mile bike, 5K run
  • Individual & 2- or 3-lady relay teams race on Saturday
  • Co-ed relay teams race on Sunday during the men’s sprint championship
  • BaltimoreTri.com

Massachusetts

Title 9 Triathlon, Hopkinton State Park (west of Boston). Sunday, Sept. 8

  • Sprint: 0.25-mile swim, 10-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Capped at 650, sells out each year, register early!
  • Individual and relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • MaxPerformanceOnline.com/Title-9

Michigan

Superwoman / Superman Weekend, Vicksburg (south of Kalamazoo). Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 11-12

  • Women’s only events on Saturday; men’s events on Sunday
  • Triathlon, Olympic: 1,000-meter lake swim, 40K bike, 5.9-mile run
  • Triathlon, sprint: 500-meter lake swim, 20K bike, 3-mile run
  • Triathlon, super sprint: 200-meter lake swim, 10K bike, 1-mile run
  • Aquabike, Olympic: 1,000-meter swim, 40K bike
  • Aquabike, sprint: 500-meter swim, 20K bike
  • Relay divisions for all triathlon events
  • 3Disciplines.com/Superwoman

Tri Goddess Tri, Chelsea. Sunday, June 23

  • Triathlon
    • Sprint: .5-mile lake swim, 10.7-mile bike & 3-mile run
    • Mini-sprint: .25-mile lake swim, 10.7-mile bike & 1.5-mile run
  • Duathlon: 1.5-mile run, 10.7-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Aquabike: .5-mile lake swim & 10.7-mile bike
  • Individual and tri sprint relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies); Athena division in sprint & Demi-Goddess girls 11-12 and 13-14 in mini-sprint
  • EpicRaces.com/Tri-Goddess

Minnesota

YMCA Women’s Triathlon, Minneapolis. Sunday, Aug. 11

  • Sprint: 500-yard lake swim, 15.5-mile bike & 5K run/walk
  • Super sprint: 200-yard lake swim, 7.3-mile bike & 1-mile run/walk
  • Individual and relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • YWCAcampLS.org/Womens-Tri

Missouri

WIN for KC Women’s Triathlon & Duathlon, Smithville Lake. Saturday, July 27

  • Triathlon, sprint: 500-meter lake swim, 10-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Duathlon: 1-5-mile run, 10-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Individual and relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies); Athena division
  • WinForKCTri.org

Montana

Montana Women’s Triathlon, Helena. Sunday, July 21

  • Sprint distance: 500-meter pool swim, 10-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Individual and relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • MTWomensTri.com

New Jersey

Jersey Girl Triathlon, Long Branch. Saturday, Aug. 3

    • Triathlon: 300-yard ocean swim, 11-mile bike, 3-mile run
    • Duathlon: 2-mile run, 11-mile bike, 3-mile run
    • Aquabike: 300-yard ocean swim, 11-mile bike
    • Individual or relay (2-ladies or 3-ladies)

New York

Power of a Woman Pool Triathlon, East Meadow. Saturday, Apr. 27

  • Sprint distance: 400-meter pool swim, 6-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Individual, relay (2-ladies or 3-ladies) & high school teams
  • Power of a Woman Triathlon race page

North Carolina

Ramblin’ Rose Women’s Triathlon series, various cities

Chapel Hill. Sunday, Oct. 6

  • Super sprint: 250-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 250-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Max 750 athletes
  • RamblinRoseEvents.com/Chapel-Hill

Greensville. Sunday, July 21

  • Super sprint: 250-yard outdoor pool swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 250-yard outdoor pool swim, 8-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Max 400 athletes
  • RamblinRoseEvents.com/Greenville

Huntersville (north of Charlotte). Sunday, Sept. 15

  • Super sprint: 250-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 250-yard pool swim, 9-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Max 1,200 athletes
  • RamblinRoseEvents.com/Huntersville

Raleigh. Sunday, May 19

  • Super sprint: 225-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 225-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2- and 3-ladies)
  • Max 700 athletes
  • RamblinRoseEvents.com/Raleigh

South Charlotte. Sunday, June 2

  • Super sprint: 200-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 200-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2- and 3-ladies)
  • Max 1,000 athletes
  • RamblinRoseEvents.com/SoCharlotte

Winston/Salem. Sunday, Aug. 18

  • Super sprint: 225-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 225-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Max 700 athletes
  • RamblinRoseEvents.com/Winston-Salem

Ohio

Mason TRI-Umphant Triathlon/Duathlon & Kids Triathlon, Mason. Sunday, July 28

  • Not an exclusive women’s only eventwomen’s triathlon and duathlon starts at 7:30 a.m. Men’s events begin at 9 a.m. Youth triathlon begins at 11 a.m.
  • Triathlon: 400-meter pool swim, 20K bike & 5K run
  • Duathlon: 5K run, 20K bike & 5K run
  • HFPRacing.com/Mason-Tri

Tri Like a Lady – All-Female Training Weekend, Lewis Center (north of Columbus). Saturday & Sunday, June 29-30

  • 2-day training weekend with clinics and training opportunities for girls and women led by female coaches of the TriColumbus Triathlon Club.
  • Greenwell.com/Tri-Like-a-Lady

Trilium – A Women’s Only Triathlon, Duathlon & 5K, Sylvania. Saturday & Sunday, July 20-21

  • 5K run on Saturday
  • Triathlon on Sunday, 400-meter lake swim, 11-mile bike & 5K run
  • Duathlon on Sunday, 1-mile run, 11-mile bike & 5K run
  • RunToledo.com/Trilium

Triathlon for Hope, Lewis Center (north of Columbus). Saturday, Aug. 17

  • Triathlon: .25-mile swim, 12.8-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Duathlon: 1-mile run, 12.8-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Splash & Dash for girls 5-13 with varying swim/run distances
  • Individual, triathlon relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies) + age group awards
  • Greenwell.com/Tri-for-Hope

Oklahoma

Nothin’ But Chiks Mini/Sprint Triathlon, Guthrie. Sunday, June 30

  • Mini: 300-yard swim, 11-mile bike & 1.5-mile run
  • Sprint: 500-yard swim, 22-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Age group awards plus Overall Masters, Grand Masters, and Ultra Grand Masters (ages 70+)
  • TriYouthRacing.com/Nothin-But-Chiks

Ontario

Subaru Iron Girl Canada Women’s Triathlon & 5K, Grimsby. Saturday &  Sunday, Aug. 10-11

  • 5K run & 1K fun run; Saturday, Aug. 10
  • Triathlon: 500-meter open-water swim, 20K bike & 5K run; Sunday, Aug. 11
  • IronGirl.com/Canada

Pennsylvania

Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon. Sunday, July 7 // SOLD OUT!!

South Carolina

She Tris, various cities

Hamlin Plantation (Mt. Pleasant). Saturday, Aug. 24

Mt. Pleasant. Saturday, June 8

Carnes Crossroads in Summerville. Saturday, Oct. 5

  • Super sprint distance: 250-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike & 5K run
  • Also triathlons of varying distances for girls ages 4-14
  • SheTris.com/Summerville

Texas

The Diva Du, Tyler. Saturday, Apr. 27

  • Duathlon
    • Sprint: 1.5-mile run, 10-mile bike, and 1.5-mile run
    • Olympic: “3ish mile run, 25ish mile bike, and 3ish mile run”
  • Event location is Keipersol’s Winery & Distillery
  • iTri365.com/Diva-Du

Mighty Mujer Triathlon

Austin. June 9 <–NEW!

El Paso. Saturday, Apr. 13

  • Sprint: 300-yard pool swim, 18-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Super sprint distance: 300-yard pool swim, 9.3-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Individual & relay team (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • MightyMujerTriathlon.com/ElPaso

Spa Girl Triathlon series

Lost Pines (southeast of Austin). Saturday, Sept. 21

  • Triathlon:
    • Sprint:650-meter river swim, 18-mile bike, 3-mile run
    • Super sprint: 325-meter river swim, 10-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 325-meter swim, 10-mile bike
  • “Splash & Dash”: 325-meter swim, 2-mile run
  • “Ride & Run”: 10-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Individual & relay teams (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • SpaGirlTri.com

San Antonio. Saturday, May 11

  • Triathlon:
    • Sprint: 800-meter swim, 15-mile bike, 5K run
    • Super sprint: 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 400-meter swim, 10-mile bike
  • “Splash & Dash”: 400-meter swim, 2-mile run
  • “Ride & Run”: 10-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Individual & relay teams (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Encourage all the daughters, nieces and aunts, to join the moms, grandmas, and great-grandmas in “du-ing” a “tri”!
  • SpaGirlTri.com

TriGirl Tri Sprint Sprint Triathlon & Duathlon, Houston. Sunday, May 19

  • Distance: 200-yard lake swim, 8-mile bike, 2-mile run
  • Girls 9 years of age or older can participate in the triathlon; younger girls can bike or run the tri relay or compete in the duathlon.
  • TriGirlSports.com/page2

Utah

TriathaMOM, Riverton (south of Salt Lake City). Saturday, Aug. 17

  • Sprint: 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike & 5K run
  • Individual and relay (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Max 500 athletes
  • GoTriathaMom.com

Woman of Steel Triathlon & 5K, American Fork (near Provo). Saturday, May 11

  • Sprint distance: 300-meter pool swim, 12-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • 5K run/walk
  • It’s Mother’s Day weekend! Make it a mother-daughter, niece-aunt or grand girls-grandmas-great-grandmas team in “du-ing” a “tri”!
  • TriUtah.com/Woman-of-Steel

Virginia

The Ladies’ Choice Multisport Festival, Manassas. Sunday, May 12 (Mother’s Day)

  • Triathlon sprint: 400-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Duathlon: 2-mile run, 8-mile bike & 2-mile run
  • Aquabike: 400-yard pool swim, 8-mile bike
  • Aquathlon: 400-yard pool swim, 2-mile run
  • Individual & triathlon relay team (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • It’s Mother’s Day! Moms, encourage your daughters, nieces, aunts, and yes, even grandmas and great-grandmas for a fun day together!
  • TriItNow.com/LC/ladieschoice.htm

Pink Power Triathlon & 5K, Midlothian. Saturday & Sunday, Aug. 10-11

  • 5K on Saturday
  • Triathlon on Sunday, sprint: 400-meter pool swim, 11.4-mile bike & 5K run
  • Aquabike on Sunday, sprint: 400-meter pool swim, 11.4-mile bike
  • Individual and triathlon relay (2-ladies and 3-ladies), Athena division
  • GoToElevenRacing.com/Pink-Power-Tri

Washington

Girlfriends All-Women’s Triathlon & Fitness Festival, Vancouver. Sunday, Aug. 18

  • Triathlon, sprint: .5-mile river swim, 12-mile bike, 5K run
  • Duathlon, sprint: 5K run, 12-mile bike, 5K run
  • Aquabike, sprint: .5-mile river swim, 12-mile bike
  • 5K run
  • Girlfriends Triathlon race page

Valley Girl Triathlon & Duathlon, Medical Lake (east of Spokane). Sunday, July 21

  • Triathlon:
    • Olympic: .9-mile swim, 25-mile bike, 6-mile run
    • Sprint: .45-mile swim, 10-mile bike & 3-mile run
  • Duathlon: 3-mile run, 10-mile bike, 3-mile run
  • Individual & relay teams (2-ladies & 3-ladies)
  • Age group & Athena divisions
  • Per the organizer, this is the event’s FINAL YEAR!
  • ValleyGirlTri.com

Wisconsin

Iron Girl Pleasant Prairie (south of Milwaukee). Sunday, Aug. 11

  • Triathlon sprint: .5-mile swim, 11-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Duathlon sprint: 1.75-mile run, 11-mile bike & 3.1-mile run
  • Individual and relay teams
  • IronGirlPleasantPrairie.com

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