Have you ever wanted to *TRI*? (giveaway) (winner announced)

Winner winner! Sarah Kopf, you are the winner of the Iron Girl race entry. Please email lisa@shrinkingjeans.net for further details. Thanks and congrats!

IronGirl-Athleta-ES-4CI type *TRI*.  I mean triathlon.

Have you ever considered doing a triathlon?  Does the thought of swimming, biking AND running scare you or excite you?  Have you done tri’s before and are anxiously waiting for this tri season to begin?

I am doing my first triathlon in June- the Iron Girl Triathlon in Austin, TX.  I am VERY excited about it.  I am also a little nervous about swimming in a lake with a bunch of other people in/on/near me, clipping in successfully to my bike while moving at the same time, AND then running…..if I am being truthful.

Sure, it’s a little different than a half marathon (ha!) but I am used to training for that and now, I have switched my training runs to a mix of swimming, biking and running.  Sounds fun, doesn’t it?

I think it does.

Iron Girl’s mission is to empower women toward a healthy lifestyle. The Iron Girl event experience provides women with a competitive platform and amenities such as: a post-race catered Breakfast Café, performance shirts sized just for women, professional timing, personalized race bibs, custom finisher medals, post-race giveaways and much more.

Did I mention this is a women’s only race series?

Watch this video and you will agree with me just how cool doing a triathlon sounds!

I want to share this fun, this excitement, this joy of accomplishing something you think is impossible….with you.  It is possible.

I am giving away one RACE entry to an Iron Girl event (excluding any sold out events-Syracuse is sold out already- and excluding the Maryland events- sorry!).  That still leaves plenty of other cities to choose from though- cities like Austin, Atlanta, Las Vegas, Seattle AND MORE.  Click here for the entire listing of cities/events.

You might be thinking “oh heck no, triathlon isn’t for me” or maybe “heck yes, triathlon is for me and where do I sign up” or maybe *triathlon isn’t for me but I know someone who I would love to win this for”.  Something else to consider- race entries aren’t cheap.  YOU want to win this, whether it is for yourself or to gift to someone else.  Trust me on that.

Enter right here:

  1. Leave a comment telling me if you are a seasoned triathlete or if this would be your first time to *tri*.
  2. Extra entry for liking Iron Girl on Facebook. Leave comment below.
  3. Extra entry for following Iron Girl on Twitter. Don’t forget to tweet about it, including @TheIronGirl. Leave comment below.
  4. Extra entry for pinning this giveaway to pinterest.
  5. Giveaway contest ends Sunday, May 12 at 11:59 CST.  A winner will be announced shortly thereafter.  Please leave a valid email address as I won’t hunt anyone down : ).

Good luck!

Disclosure: Iron Girl is providing me with a complimentary race entry as well as this giveaway race entry.  No additional monetary compensation was received for this post.  As always, all opinions are my own.

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  • Jenn

    First tri – scary and exciting!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bethany.arnold.750 Bethany Arnold

    I have always wanted to do a TRI. After watching some seasoned friends and cheering them on as they cross the finish is really exhilarating! My journey began in November of 2011, since then I have completed a 15k and 2 half marathons! I always said my next goal would be a triathlon!! Make it happen Iron Girl!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/bethany.arnold.750 Bethany Arnold

    “Liked” Iron Girl on FaceBook and Pinned it on Pintrest!!! Don’t have Twitter :(

  • http://www.facebook.com/christireliv Christiana RS Greene

    I have never been a swimmer but I love running and biking so I want to Do the del mar one maybe! Thnx

  • Kristina P

    This would be my 5th tri. I did 4 throught 2010/2011 then I got pregnant and gained 60 pounds! I am determined to get back to pre pregnancy weight before my sons first bithday so I decided to join Team in Training to train for Vineman full. I am doing Napa Vintage Half Ironman tomorrow (5/4). Oh and I liked iron girl on FB and repinned this but no twitter. God luck ladies :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/bethany.arnold.750 Bethany Arnold

      You can do it Kristina!!! Best Wishes in your training!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/annaloub Anna Bryant

    I will do my 5th tri in two weeks, the Gold Nugget-the largest and longest-running women only triathlon in Alaska. What I love about this event is there are women of all ages, shapes, sizes and abilities. I turned 40 last year and am doing it with my 12 year old niece.

  • http://www.facebook.com/diane.stokes Diane Stokes

    I’ve completed two Sprint distance triathlons this past year. The last one I took 2nd place in my age div. Tomorrow will be my third Sprint at Lake Havasu. I already liked Irongirl on FB (Diane Treon Stokes) and now follow on twitter (@myracebling) and tweeted. I haven’t yet done an Irongirl event, but would love to do one this year. Ultimately though, next year I plan to and WILL do a full Ironman event.

  • Jennifer

    This is so exciting. Iron Girl was my first 5k and half marathon! I rally want it to be my first triathlon!!

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  • http://www.facebook.com/lbyrdcraig Lequita Byrd-Craig

    I barely can run a 5K but I can give it a mean brisk walk in under an hour. I would to try a *TRI* though. It’s on my bucket list.

  • becky

    I have never done a tri. But I had thought the iron girl should me my first. Great motivation to stick to my workouts.

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarahlynnkopf Sarah Kopf

    I am signing up for the IronGirl in Pleasant Prairie WI! Will be my first one! I would bawl and scream for joy if I won this!


  • http://www.facebook.com/sarahlynnkopf Sarah Kopf

    I liked the IronGirl page!

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarahlynnkopf Sarah Kopf

    I followed Iron Girl on Twitter!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1300616009 Toni Church

    This would be my first tri and I need the push to do it!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1300616009 Toni Church

    I like Iron Girl on FB.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1300616009 Toni Church

    I follow iron girl on twitter (@tonee78)