About me: For my third Triathlon, in 2010, I was a mentor for the SheRoxTri series. In addition to my personal training, I mentored, shared information, led running and biking clinics for a group of women who all participated in the 2010 SheRox Triathlon. I might not be a super athlete, nor do I look like a typical athlete, but that's the point. I'm a regular woman, raising a child with my partner, working full-time, trying to find a way to carve out some time to work out, bike ride, swim, run and in general, stay in shape. I have curves, sometimes too big of a pot belly and I've struggled with my weight for DECADES! For those of you who have read my blog over the years, you know that I've lost a significant amount of weight over the past three years, and I'd like to keep it off. The motivation to train for a triathlon is a powerful force, as is being a mentor to 10 or more women who have various levels of athletic skills, from the novice to the aspiring Olympic swimmer. I haven't yet decided if I will enter the 2012 Triathlon, but I am committed to encouraging women to give it a shot and to share my experiences. Here are the current details as per the SHEROXTRI.com website:
Online registration for the 2012 SheROX Philadelphia Triathlon/Duathlon will open on Thursday, December 1 at 10:00 a.m. EST. Click here to register.
To confirm your registration, click here. Please enter both your first and last name as you did when you registered. If you don't enter both your first and last name completely, as you did when you registered, your confirmation will not show up.
The SheROX Philadelphia Triathlon is a sprint distance triathlon/duathlon.Date: Sunday, August 5, 2012
Time: 7:00 AM
Location: Fairmount Park
Martin Luther King Blvd at Black Rd.,
Philadelphia, PA, 19121
Distances : Triathlon .6K (.37 mile) swim, 25K (15.5 mile) bike, 5K (3.1 mile) run
Duathlon 3.2K (2 miles) run, 25K (15.5 mile) bike, 5K (3.1 mile) run
Triathlon Individuals - $105 until May 15, $115 from May 16 until registration closes
Triathlon Relay Teams - $175 until May 15, $190 from May 16 until registration closes
Duathlon Individuals - $90 until May 15, $100 from May 16 until registration closes
The SheROX Philadelphia Triathlon/Duathlon are sanctioned by USA Triathlon. All participants, including relay team members, must be a USAT member or purchase a single event permit for $10. (Price will increase to $12 on January 1, 2012.) Per USAT rules, your race-day age is your age as of December 31, 2012.
Saturday, August 4, 2012 - Expo and Packet PickupLloyd Hall
1 Boathouse Row
Philadelphia, PA 19130-1002
Athlete information meetings will be held at 9:30 AM, noon and 2:00 PM.
Sunday, August 5, 2012 - Race Day5:00 a.m. Transition area opens
7:00 a.m. Race begins
8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Post-race celebration, finish area
Refunds/Transfers/Deferrals/ChangesWe will offer a $20 refund (regardless of Category) if you request a refund on or before May 15, 2012. To request a refund, click here or on the Registration Info tab at the top of the Home Page, then the Refund Form tab. When you request a refund, your name will be removed from the registration database. After May 15, however, no refunds will be processed for any reason, without exception, no matter the circumstance. Please understand this policy prior to signing up for the race.
For the 2012 race, we will be charging a $10 fee for all change requests. So for example, if you change from the Triathlon to the Duathlon, or from your Age Group to the Buddy Wave, or substitute a relay team member, or enter the wrong date of birth, you'll be assessed a $10 charge. You will also be required to pay any increase of fee as a result of the change. The increase will be whatever the existing race fee is at the time you request the change. If the change results in a lower fee (i.e. changing from Triathlon to Duathlon), there will be no refund in the difference. So please proceed carefully when you register. All changes must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by July 1, 2012.
Other InfoClick here for course information, course maps and cue sheets.
Hotel information will be available soon.
Race distances and schedules are subject to change. Please check back periodically as new information and race updates are made on an ongoing basis.