Philadelphia Women’s Triathlon
Not just a race — it’s a celebration of incredible women doing incredible things
This USATF-certified race is designed by women for women and emphasizes health, wellness, camaraderie and competition.
Spectators are encouraged to bring their blankets, lawn chairs and picnics as they cheer on their favorite competitor.
The course follows the eight-mile loop that starts at the Philadelphia Museum of Art and continues up Kelly Drive, over the Falls River Bridge and down the western side of the river on Martin Luther King Drive (formerly West River Drive).
Triathletes start with a swim in the Schuylkill River, then take a 17-mile cycling loop before finishing up with a three-mile run. Duathletes run while triathletes are swimming.
Both races share the same bike course, which is two 8.5-mile loops on the closed course around Philadelphia’s historic Art Museum and along the banks of the river. Both races will conclude with a flat and fast 3.1-mile out-and-back run.
July 11, 2010
There is a fee to register, which you should consider doing ahead of time as last year’s event sold out early. The race runs rain or shine.
The post-race party features food, music, complimentary massages as well as a celebratory awards ceremony.
Certified triathlons have rather strict rules so the pre-meeting race is strongly recommended for first-time competitors.