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Women For Tri Triathlon Training Programs

women for tri logo In late 2015, Golden Gate Triathlon Club was awarded a Women for TriClub Grant (the only Tri Club in the State of CA awarded!) and kicks off Committee and Programming for GGTC Female Members and Local Female Triathletes.

The purpose of the Women for Tri Triathlon Club Grant Program is to support triathlon clubs in their efforts to increase female membership and engagement. To lead these efforts the GGTC created a Women for Tri Committee of members including: Brenda Bettencourt, Sandrine Micoleau, Kim Warne, Carla McKay, Susannah Brouwer, Carmen Goff and Sam Gager.

Stay tuned for more information on programming including swim/bike/run clinics and events, seminars, educational lectures and social gatherings starting soon.

As a part of the Women for Tri program GGTC is engaging with top notch triathletes like Sarah Piampiano, Sarah Cameto, Laura Siddall, Laurence Delisle, Dorette Franks as well as local organizations such as SHIFT-SF, The Bay Club and SF Parks and Rec.



Click here for more information on the Women for Tri Grant »

For more information or to get involved,
contact Carla McKay: mckay.carla@gmail.com

2017 Programs

GGTC is pleased to announce the Women For Tri Training (W4T) Coached Program beginning in August. This program is designed specifically to create a supportive and fun experience for women.

 

2017 W4T Programs


The combined W4T Sprint/Olympic Training Program will take group of beginner women to their first Sprint triathlon and intermediate women to their first Olympic triathlon. The training program will begin on August 27th and both groups will train to complete the Marin Sprint and Olympic Triathlon on in San Rafael, CA the weekend of October 28-29.


For women who are new to the sport, the program will prepare you for the Marin Sprint triathlon on Saturday October 28th, a 500 meter bay swim, an 8 mile bike and a 5K (3.1 mile) run.


For women who have either completed a sprint triathlon or have experience in all three disciplines and are looking to go to the Olympic distance and complete the Marin Olympic triathlon on October 29th, a 1,500 meter bay swim, a 22 mile bike and a 10K (6.2 mile) run.


  Dates:  Aug 27 through race day on Oct 28/29.


  Group Size:  Targeting a group of 15-17 women


  Cost:  $125.


  Target Race:  Marin Olympic Triathlon


W4T Program Sign Up »

New members purchase your GGTC membership here in order to register

The Following is Included:

  • An 8 week professional training program
  • Two in person coached workouts per week (Sunday mornings & Monday evenings)
  • Other group training opportunities
  • Guidance/advice on gear selection (e.g. shoes, bikes, wet suits)
  • Coaching on proper swim, bike and run technique
  • Racing and nutrition strategy
  • Integration with existing GGTC group workouts
  • Have fun with a great group of like minded women!

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this for?

Self-motivated individuals that want to take on the challenge of triathlon training! Ideally you can swim 200 yards, ride a bike and run a few miles but we will also help you learn all three.

When will I be working out?

The group meets 2 times per week leading up to race day for a combination of swimming, biking and running workouts.

Where will I be training?

Workouts will be held both in Marin and San Francisco.

What happens if I can't make it to all the workouts?

It would be great if we had enough time in the day to do everything we want and sometimes life gets in the way. With the help of your coaches, you can train as little as 6-8 hours a week and feel confident you can complete the race.

Do I have to race?

No, competing in the Triathlon is optional. You can certainly train with the group and not race or race in another triathlon. It’s totally up to you!

What about equipment?

You will need a bicycle and helmet, running shoes, swimsuit, goggles and a wetsuit. If you don't have these things yet, don't worry! Coach Dorette will cover the basics of triathlon equipment in the beginning of the training program.

How do I register if I'm not a member yet?

You'll first purchase GGTC Annual Membership prior here. Then you can register for OLY!

More Questions?
Email Carla at membership@ggtc.org or
Brenda at bike@ggtc.org