Danskin Triathlon Series!

Happy Friday! I’m so happy for the weekend and a chance to relax and have some fun!  I feel like it’s taking me a while to decompress from the craziness of training for the marathon, fundraising and studying but I’m very much looking forward to this downtime.  I hope to get in a short run this weekend and get to yoga on Sunday.  We have a fun night out planned with some friends on Saturday so hopefully I’ll be up and rested in time to get to yoga!

If there is one thing I love to see it’s women helping to EMPOWER and ENCOURAGE other women.  Let’s face it, women aren’t always the nicest to each other and often snark on other women’s looks, bodies, careers, families, and lives.  But I believe that mentality is slowly changing and there are increasingly more opportunities to support women and more examples of this being set.  When I was approached a few weeks ago by the Danskin Triathlon Series to write about the series and do a giveaway I said yes immediately.

The Danskin Triathlon Series is 8 races held around the country.  They are sprint distance triathlons (½ mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run) where WOMEN can compete individually or as part of a relay team.  I love the relay team option since it really gives women who may not be fit enough to compete in the entire race the opportunity to join in.  Danskin says the following,

Sprint distance triathlons (½ mile swim, 12 mile bike, 3 mile run) that empower women by
challenging them in a motivational, supportive, and safe setting with “cheerleaders” every step of the way.

I love it! Danskin wants to help get women moving.  I stand behind this 100%.  So many women sacrifice time spent working out and staying healthy for their families, careers and more.  I’d love to see more women taking time for themselves to get healthy and stay active because I honestly believe it makes us better women.

If their mission to empower women and get them moving wasn’t enough a portion of the race fees goes to Breast Cancer Research Foundation and Team Survivor nationally; as well as a local food bank and women’s shelter in each of the Race cities.  You can get moving for a good cause!

Here’s a look at all of their races:

May 13 – Clermont, FL (greater Orlando area)
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

Are you ready for a giveaway?!

The Danskin Triathlon Series wants YOU to TRI something new!  They are offering a complimentary entry to one winner! Get your girl friends, sisters, daughters, and nieces involved by signing up to do this fabulous women’s fitness event together – of course if you win, your entry will already be paid for.

To Enter Leave a Comment Telling Me How Doing a Triathlon Would Empower You! 

For an additional entry tweet the following:

@LiveRunLoveYoga is giving away one entry for the @DanskinTri Series! Share how triathlons EMPOWER you to enter!  http://wp.me/p1E9ET-Ky 

Leave a separate comment telling me you tweeted! The deadline to enter is May 1 2012 at Midnight! I’ll announce the winner on Wednesday May 2nd!

Have you TRIed a Triathlon before? How would competing in this event empower you?


10 thoughts on “Danskin Triathlon Series!

  1. kelpowers says:

    This race would empower me because I am not a swimmer and after competing this race if would show myself I can complete anything I put work and dedication into . So excited about this giveaway and this triathalon.


  2. Kristin says:

    The Danskin triathlon series is empowering to me and all of the women who participate. We are able to achieve greatness supported by other women doing the same activities.


  3. Rachelle says:

    A Triathlon would help empower me to have a goal over the summer to look forward too!! If I could enter the Seattle race, then I would work hard all summer with my job and training, race, and then go into my last year in my dietetics program knowing that I could accomplish anything.


  4. Amity says:

    After being off my legs for 5 months because of a stress fracture and meniscul tear I received attempted to train for a marathon I have been longing to find something challenging in a short distance I could really work up to and a triathalon fits it perfectly. I already picked out an olympic distance training plan to begin once I am allowed. I can’t wait to start training for it!


  5. strawberryjamntoast says:

    This is so spooky – my latest obsession is attempting a triathlon! I saw the ITU World Series women’s race in Sydney and it was so, so inspiring to watch all those women compete and complete. I even got to meet Helen Jenkins afterwards which totally motivated me to get fit. This triathlon series sounds brilliant, it’s a pity they’re not in the UK!


    • liverunloveyoga says:

      That is so cool you were in Australia and saw that! Women competing at that level inspire me so much, it’s the athlete in me! I so wish you could enter…maybe someday we’ll have international giveaways!


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