Triathlon Pink Women’s-Only Triathlon Series comes to the UK

Triathlon Pink Women's Race Series

This summer, British women will have their chance to take part in a unique event designed just for them. Triathlon Pink, the world’s leading women’s-only triathlon series, is coming to the UK with five exciting races from June – August 2014.

This new series will combine a fun ‘girl’s day out’ with feel-good fitness. The swim, bike and run events are aimed at women of all abilities, ages and backgrounds, meaning anyone can take part with minimal training and preparation.

Triathlon Pink events will be like nothing seen before in the UK, from the high-end look and feel of each venue, energised entertainment and personalised service that will make every woman feel like a star. Each Triathlon Pink event is held in swimming pools and on closed park roads. They are safe and provide full support to the participants taking on this life-enhancing experience.

Michaela Smith, Participation Manager at Triathlon Pink UK, said, “Triathlon Pink really offers women the chance to connect while being active and supporting each other towards a common goal.

“The format provides women with a safe and non-threatening environment to participate as well as giving them the chance to do something just for themselves.”

With three race distances to choose from, participants should be able to find an event to suit their fitness levels or push themselves towards that next goal, whether it’s on the short course (100m swim, 3k bike, 1k run), the medium (200m / 6k / 2k) or the long (300m / 9k / 3k). There’s even a kid-friendly triathlon for the under-13’s, Triathlon Pink Kids with a 50m swim, 1.5k cycle and 500m run.

Raising money for Breakthrough Breast Cancer

Having already raised over AUD$1 million for breast cancer research since launching in Australia in 2006, the Triathlon Pink series is aiming to raise £1million for their official charity partner Breakthrough Breast Cancer – the UK’s leading charity dedicated to stopping women getting, and dying from, breast cancer.

Tris Jones, National Participation Manager at Breakthrough Breast Cancer, said, “We’re really excited to be Triathlon Pink’s official charity partner. Taking part in physical activity is a great way to reduce your risk of developing breast cancer so we’d encourage all British women to sign up to this brilliant event. Get fit, feel good, reduce your risk and help raise much-needed funds for our vital breast cancer research. Together we can beat breast cancer.”

Gareth Hall, Triathlon England’s National Development Manager for Events said: “Triathlon England is delighted to be supporting Triathlon Pink UK in their plans to deliver this unique series. We are firmly focused on creating more opportunities for everybody to take part in triathlon across the country, an ambition that is a natural fit with the Triathlon Pink events.”

2014 Race Dates And Venues

  • 1 June, Crystal Palace, National Sports Centre
  • 8 June, Bath, Bath Sporting Village
  • 29 June, Sunderland, Sunderland Aquatics Centre and Stadium Park
  • 6 July, Leeds, John Charles Centre for Sport
  • 3 August, Basildon,  Basildon Sporting Village

Register for a Triathlon Pink UK event