With female participation in the sport of triathlon hovering around 37 percent, 2015 North American Ironman Champion Angela Naeth is launching a platform designed to encourage more women to participate in the sport.
IRaceLikeAGirl will provide opportunities for women of all ages/abilities to support, encourage and inspire one another in the sport of triathlon, promoting fitness, positive change, and connecting women across the world. The platform will provide a unique opportunity for new triathletes and seasoned veterans to be part of the same team, participating in a community that brings out the best in each athlete.
Naeth is a multiple 70.3 Ironman Champion, twenty-five 70.3 podium finisher, Ironman 2014 Chattanooga Champion and the 2015 North American Ironman Champion, finishing with a sub nine-hour performance. She’s a strong advocate for the sport and the participation of women.
“As a professional woman triathlete, I believe I have a responsibility to help women succeed in the sport. I want to draw in new women and help support established triathletes,” said Angela Naeth. “IRaceLikeAGirl will be a community of women and girls, providing encouragement and opportunities for female triathletes. Ideally we will inspire runners, cyclists, swimmers, yogis, and many others to consider the sport of triathlon.”
IRaceLikeAGirl will offer unique opportunities for women to participate in events, meet new people, and be part of team that highlights what it means to be a woman and race like only a girl can race. The membership-driven site will offer training advice and community forums as well as discounts on race entries, team gear and exclusive sponsor discounts. Access to a Members-only forum will allow individuals to reach out to Angela and other team contributors for support and advice.
Monthly challenges, ranging from social media initiatives, to blog contributions or team event participation, will enable each member to be entered into a monthly drawing for giveaways from team sponsors throughout the year.
Applications for the 2017 IRaceLikeAGirl Team are being accepted through December 2016. Membership fees are $300 annually. Funds raised by the team will support the Max Cure Foundation, a national 501(c)(3) childhood cancer foundation created in 2008 and inspired by a little boy named Max and his brave battle with a rare form of cancer known as B Cell Lymphoma. The foundation funds research for pediatric cancer drugs, and provides financial assistance families with children battling cancer.
The first 100 individuals to join the Iracelikeagirl team will receive the initial team package, including a Pearl Izumi team race uniform and cycling kit, Headsweat Team Visor, XLAB water bottle, XLAB bottle cage, a POLAR M400, The Feed 20$ voucher, and a series of initial team membership giveaways.
Iracelikeagirl is proud to have the support of leading industry sponsors, including Pearl Izumi, Red Bull, Boston Triathlon, Shimano, QT2 Systems, Ashworth Awards, Lobsterman Triathlon, ROKA, HeadSweats, TriSports.com, XLAB , Bonk Breaker, 1st Endurance, Scicon Bags, Normatec, The Feed, NuttZo, and Polar.
For more information, visit http://www.iracelikeagirl.com