I am skipping What I Ate Wednesday this week because I have something really cool to share with you!
Trying something new can be both exciting and intimidating. Something that I would like to try at some point in my life is a triathlon. We already know that I love to run but did you know that I taught swim lessons and coached swim teams for our city back in high school/college? I learned to love swimming during my summers spent as a lifeguard and I have always felt comfortable in the water thanks to growing up in the perpetual heat of Arizona. One thing I am NOT comfortable with is road racing. Bikes kind of scare me. Nonetheless, I would like to conquer my fear of the road and try a triathlon sometime in the near(ish) future … once I get a bike that is 😉
So, I have found a sprint triathlon that would be PERFECT for me when the time is right and one that may interest many of you. Have you heard of the Danskin Triathlon Series? If not, prepare yourself for the awesome.
The Danskin Triathlon Series has 8 races throughout the country and is GIRLS only. Heck yes! Bring on the pink 😉 The race is a sprint distance triathlon meaning it is composed of a 1/2 mile swim, 12 mile bike ride, and a 3 mile run.
The distances make it perfect for the first-time triathlete and it seriously looks like SO much fun. Plus, this organization supports the Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Team Survivor. I love when races contribute to causes that I love!
The events left in the series are:
- June 3 – Austin, TX
- July 22 – Webster, MA (greater Boston area)
- August 5 – Howell, MI
- August 19 – Seattle, WA
- August 26 – Chicagoland
- September 9 – Sandy Hook, NJ
- October 7 – Palm Springs, CA
Sadly there isn’t an event in my area but that is a good thing for YOU! Danskin Triathlon Series has agreed to give away an entry into one of their upcoming events to one lucky reader.
The giveaway will open Wednesday, May 15 and close Sunday, May 20 at 5PM EST. Winner will be announced on Monday, May 21 and the winner will be chosen via Random.org.
Mandatory: Leave a comment on this post saying which event you would use the free entry for.
Optional: Tweet “@FoodFitandFam is giving away a free entry into a @TheDanskinTri event! Check it out here: http://wp.me/p2g4JN-iw”
Have you ever done a triathlon? What event do you like the best in a tri: run, bike, swim?
*Disclaimer … The Danskin Triathlon Series compensated me for this post. All opinions are my own and this is an event I would love to participate in in the future!