Women for tri training program //  w4t

In 2016 and 2017, Golden Gate Triathlon Club was awarded a Women for TriClub Grant and kicked off programming for GGTC female members and local female triathletes. In 2018, we are looking forward to a third year of programming for WFT.

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 throughout the year on this page, in the GGTC calendar and in the Weekly Blast on programming including triathlon training programs, swim/bike/run clinics, seminars, educational lectures and social gatherings.

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, Kate Ligler, Kate Major, Dorette Franks and Ashley Relf as well as local organizations such as SHIFT-SF, The Bay Club and SF Parks and Recreation.

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


2018 W4T Programs

The combined W4T Sprint/Olympic Training Program will take a group of beginner women to their first Sprint triathlon and intermediate women to their first Olympic triathlon. The training program will begin the week of 8/27 and will train to complete the Marin Sprint and Olympic tri in Marin on 11/3-11/4.

For women who are new to the sport, the program will prepare you for the Marin Sprint triathlon on Saturday 11/3, a 400 yard ocean swim, 8 mile bike and a 3 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 with a 1,500 meter ocean swim, 25 mile bike and a 6 mile run.

W4T Fall Program

  Dates:  Aug 27 through race day on Nov 3.

  Program:  10 weeks with
  Program:  2 coached workouts/week = weeknight and weekend
  Program:  A training plan
  Program:  Access to the coach for questions

  Group Size:  Targeting a group of 15-17 women

  Target Race:  Marin Sprint and Olympic Triathlon

  Coach:  TBD

  Cost:  $150.


W4T Program Sign Up »

Registration Closed

New members purchase your GGTC membership here in order to register

The Following is Included:

  • An 10 week professional training program
  • Two in person coached workouts per week
  • 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 mckay.carla@gmail.com

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