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Women For Tri


Since its inception in 1974, triathlon has been distinctive in its inclusion of female and male competitors on the same courses with the same challenges and rules. In keeping with the unique spirit of our sport, Women For Tri looks to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon.

Our mission is simple: To identify and diminish primary barriers to entry, and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all distances and representing all athletic abilities.

Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon.

In staying true to our mission, Women For Tri has launched two unique programs to support and engage female triathletes. The first of many steps towards increasing female participation will be providing targeted grants and scholarships. TriClubs and female collegiate triathletes can now apply to receive grants and scholarships from Women for Tri. Funding for these two programs will come from the sales of Women For Tri merchandise along with donations made to Women For Tri. Read more on the different programs and funding below.

The purpose of the Women for Tri 2016 Triathlon Club Grant Program (the “Program”) is to support triathlon clubs in their efforts to increase female membership and engagement. These efforts may include but are not limited to  clinics, seminars and educational lectures, and social gatherings. These grants are available to all triathlon clubs who are looking to increase female participation and is not limited to women-only triathlon clubs.

*(Please note the triclub grant application window is currently closed.  check back for more details on future OPPORTUNITIES). 

The purpose of the Women For Tri 2016 Collegiate Scholarship Program (the “Program”) is to support female collegiate triathletes as they develop within the sport.

*(Please note the collegiate scholarship application window is currently closed.  check back for more details on future opportunities).

100% net proceeds of ALL Women For Tri merchandise goes toward funding these two programs. The more money we raise, the more we can award. Get some sweet gear while helping to grow female participation in our sport!


Women For Tri is about support, encouragement, and the will to transform the “impossible” into the possible! The 2017 Women For Tri Ambassadors promote the Women For Tri mission to introduce new women into the sport of triathlon and are chosen each year by the Women For Tri Board of Advisors based on a combination of factors, including overall contribution, influence and leadership in Women For Tri efforts.

The 2017 team will be comprised of regional female ambassadors dedicated to the Women For Tri initiatives. These athletes will represent Women For Tri during their 2017 race season and embrace Women For Tri’s mission to bring women into the sport of triathlon from April-December in 2017.

*(Please note the ambassador application window is currently closed.  check back for more details on future OPPORTUNITIES).  If you have any questions, please send an email to womenfortri@ironman.com.