Women Only Triathlons Return to Charleston, SC
June 27, 2021
Hobcaw Yacht Club offers scenic new venue for the beloved event
Mt. Pleasant, SC. Approximately 100 women crossed the finish line of the inaugural Crews Subaru She Tris Sprint Triathlon Hobcaw on May 23rd. Ranging in age from 11 to 78, the women swam 200 yards, biked 12 miles, and ran 2 miles in and around the picturesque Hobcaw neighborhood. “It is great to be back in person and able to cheer on these incredible women crossing our finish lines,” says founder and Champion of Confidence, Angi Klick. “We are so thankful for our sponsors and for the Hobcaw Yacht Club and neighborhood community who have welcomed our event with open arms and enthusiasm.”
She Tris, founded in 2015, has been putting on women only sprint (short) distance triathlons for over 5 years, but went virtual during the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic. “It was a tough year. We had great turnout for our virtual events, and we will continue them, but the excitement and emotion surrounding in person events can’t be beat,” says Champion of Enthusiasm, Sarah Hays, who partnered with Klick in 2018 with plans to expand the event series to new cites in the near future.
By the end of this year, over 3,000 women will have crossed a She Tris finish line since its inception. The events cater to beginner triathletes, many who are experiencing their first, but you will also see a number of “regulars” who return each season because enjoy love the encouraging and welcoming atmosphere. “Many of my same age friends are dealing with lots of health issues and seem so much older than their calendar age. I am training and competing to stay as young as possible,” expressed Corky Ledbetter.
She Tris, in partnership with Crews Subaru of Charleston, is offering two more 2021 events: August 21 in Hamlin, Mt. Pleasant and September 26 in Carnes Crossroads, Summerville. Registration is open at www.shetris.com. Volunteer and sponsorship opportunities are also available.
About She Tris Sprint Triathlon
She Tris was founded in 2015 by Angela Klick to provide a high quality race experience for women regardless of whether they were new to the sport of a seasoned triathlete. She Tris is the only pool swim triathlon and women only triathlon in the Charleston area and currently offers 3 regional events for women throughout the year. Every year a percentage of our proceeds benefit area organizations like Tri It For Life, local ROTC clubs, and local swim teams. Interested in sponsorship? Contact Liz@shetris.com.
Champion of Enthusiasm