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Press Release: Calling athletes and volunteers for U.S. Women’s Triathlon Sept. 7

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August 15, 2008

Patrick Doherty
Economic Development Director

Adina Johnson
Triathlon Producer

Calling athletes and volunteers for U.S. Women’s Triathlon Sept. 7

Swim, bike, run or volunteer your way through the fifth annual U.S. Women's Triathlon atSteel Lake Park in Federal Way, Sept. 7. A women-only triathlon, the Federal Way race is the second of a four-city nationwide series.

Lady triathletes

Ladies of all athletic ability are invited to participate in the triathlon benefiting the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund. The race offers two options – a sprint race and a super-sprint race.
  • Sprint - .47 mile swim, 13.8 mile bike, 3.1 mile run
  • Super-Sprint - .23 mile swim, 6.2 mile bike, 1.55 mile run
Participants can run as individuals or in relay fashion. Entry fees range from $70 to $130.

Register online at: or via mail by Sept. 2.

All participants are encouraged to attend the MultiSport Experience event Sept. 6 from 10a.m. to 4 p.m. at Steel Lake Park, South 312th Street. The MultiSport event includes training and nutrition clinics, product demonstrations and bargains on shoes, gear and apparel. Athletes can claim their triathlon goodie-bags, timing equipment and registration packets, while also getting body-marked and getting acquainted with the course and race procedures. The MultiSport Experience is free and open to the public. Athletes are also invited to enjoy food and beverages at a post-race party at Steel Lake Park.


Volunteers are needed for the event. Groups may qualify for special monetary incentives (up to $300, depending on the size of the group). For more information on volunteering, contact the City, 253.835-2652 or

Last year’s triathlon had about 1,000 participants and raised $32,000 for the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.
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