Sunshine Coast Stadium will be covered with pink when national all female triathlon series, Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink, is back on the Coast this Sunday for the sixth annual event.
An integral part of Triathlon Pink is the close relationship with charity partner, National Breast Cancer Foundation. Since the first event in 2007, the event has raised over $1.6 million for breast cancer charities - so far this year, the series has already raised $65,000.
The triathlon swim is in a pool, reducing that fear factor. Ladies are even allowed to use pool noodles and kickboards to help with the swim if need. The distances vary from a short distance (100m swim, 4km bike and 1km run) up to the Ultra (600 swim, 16km bike and 6km), with the medium and long in between – but no matter the distance, personal accomplishment and achievement is the goal.
A lot of the women who participate have overcome huge obstacles to undertake the event. Even those that are feeling a little apprehensive beforehand embrace the atmosphere as they are spurred along by the enthusiastic volunteers & other participants in Pink.
Many ladies are taking part in a triathlon for the first time or have moved up a distance since last season. Kids (boys and girls up to 13 years of age) can also get involved with the Kids Pink Tri.
Fun Run Pink (held in conjunction with every Triathlon Pink event) is also an option for all the family to take part in, with options for males and females of all ages.
For more details and to enter visit: http://triathlonpink.com.au/event/sunshine-coast/
Registrations are still open for Ramsay Health Care Triathlon Pink and Fun Run Pink online at http://triathlonpink.com.au/event/sunshine-coast/ until midday Friday 27th November or at Sunshine Coast Stadium on Saturday 28th November from 2:00pm – 4:00pm or Sunday 29th November from 6:00am.