TriEqual Launches ‘Equally Inspiring’ Program to Increase Women’s Participation in Triathlon
Women of All Ages and Abilities Can Apply to Enter Equally Inspiring and Receive Three Months of Free Coaching Services
More than 40 Top Triathlon Coaches are Donating $40,000 in Services to Support the Program
BOULDER, Colo. – TriEqual, the organization dedicated to fairness, development and equality in the sport of triathlon announced today the Equally Inspiring Program. The program is designed to encourage greater participation from women of all ages and ability levels in the sport of triathlon.
“The popularity of triathlon is growing globally. However, women’s participation numbers are still lower than men’s,” said Sara Gross President of TriEqual and two-time Ironman champion. “We created Equally Inspiring to encourage more women to get started in triathlon or take their passion to the next level by providing quality coaching to support their journey.”
TriEqual recruited triathlon coaches who together have donated more than $40,000 worth of services to train the Equally Inspiring athletes for three months—free of charge. Each athlete will be matched with their own personal coach to achieve their goals. From completing a first triathlon, to moving from a sprint or Olympic to Ironman distance, Equally Inspiring welcomes all applicants.
“Equally Inspiring is a great opportunity for women who are interested in triathlon to learn from the best and help inspire others within their communities,” said Hillary Biscay, Smashfest Queen, co-founder and head coach of TeamHPB. “We believe women are the foundation for the future of triathlon and by dedicating three months of training with a highly skilled coach, they’re bettering themselves and the entire sport of triathlon.”
To apply for the program visit TriEqual.org. Deadline is October 12th. Forty women will be selected. Volunteer coaches include: Rachel Joyce, Hillary Biscay, Sara Gross, Brandon Marsh, Sonja Wieck, Karen Smyers and Liz Waterstraat.
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TriEqual was founded by a group of professional and age-group triathletes brought together by their passion for the sport of triathlon and their determination that the sport provides equal opportunities for all. Learn more at www.TriEqual.org. Follow us on Twitter at @tri_equal & @50womentokona, Facebook.