LOUISVILLE, Co., April 27, 2016—As part of an ongoing effort to increase awareness, raise funds and support women in the sport of triathlon, Women For TriTM, an initiative founded by IRONMAN® and Life TimeSM – The Healthy Way of Life Company, announces five slots—three individual and two relay—up for grabs to the sold out 2016 Panasonic New York City Triathlon.
Applications for the fundraising slots are available now through May 11. Any woman who is able and willing to complete the New York City Triathlon is invited to apply. Primary consideration will be given to the applicant’s demonstration of commitment to triathlon and her compelling story of personal and life experiences that have impacted her participation in triathlon. Applicants must also commit to fundraise or donate a minimum of $2,500 per individual entry, or $3,600 per relay entry to Women for Tri.
The objective of offering these Women for Tri charity slots at the New York City Triathlon is two-fold. First, to highlight female triathletes who support and embody the spirit of Women for Tri at the event. And second, to raise funds for various Women For Tri programs that support its mission to identify and diminish barriers to entry, and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all distances and representing all athletic abilities.
More information regarding the Panasonic New York City Triathlon slots is available below or at www.nyctri.com/new-york/officialcharityprogram/athletes/women-for-tri. More information on the New York City Triathlon is available at www.nyctri.com.
Athletes must commit to personal athletic preparation in order to safely compete in the 2016 Panasonic New York City Triathlon, and agree to individual fundraising minimums: $2,500 for individual and $3,600 for relay teams. Additionally, athletes must demonstrate a commitment to the values and spirit of Women for Tri. For detailed athlete requirements, please visit www.nyctri.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/Women-for-Tri-NYC-Triathlon-Charity-Application-Offical-Rules.pdf.
Applications must be submitted on or prior to May 11, 2016. Applicants will be notified by May 23, 2016. To apply, visit www.nyctri.com/women-for-tri-charity-competitor-application.
About Women For Tri
Women For Tri, an initiative launched by IRONMAN and Life Time in 2015, works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon. The project seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all race distances and representing all athletic abilities. Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon. Learn more at www.ironman.com/womenfortri.
The iconic IRONMAN® Series of events is the largest participation sports platform in the world. Since the inception of the IRONMAN® brand in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines at the world’s most challenging endurance races. Recognized for excellence through distinguished events, world-class athletes and quality products, IRONMAN has grown from a single race to a global sensation with more than 250 events and five unique brands: IRONMAN®, IRONMAN® 70.3®, 5150™ Triathlon Series, Iron Girl® and IRONKIDS®. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
About Life TimeSM, The Healthy Way of Life Company
Life Time is a privately held, comprehensive health and lifestyle company that offers a personalized and scientific approach to long-term health and wellness. Through its portfolio of distinctive resort-like destinations, athletic events and corporate health services, the Healthy Way of Life Company helps members achieve their goals everyday with the support of a team of dedicated professionals and an array of proprietary health assessments. As of April 2016 the company operates 119 centers in 26 states and 35 major markets under the LIFE TIME FITNESS® and LIFE TIME ATHLETIC® brands in the United States and Canada. Additional information is available at www.lifetimefitness.com.
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