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 »
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
Group Size: Targeting a group of 15-17 women
Target Race: Marin Sprint and Olympic Triathlon
Coach: Ivonne Garcia and Stephanie Johns
W4T Program Sign Up »
New members purchase your GGTC membership here in order to register
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.
The group meets 2 times per week leading up to race day for a combination of swimming, biking and running workouts.
Workouts will be held both in Marin and San Francisco.
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.
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!
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.
You'll first purchase GGTC Annual Membership prior here. Then you can register for OLY!