Women For Tri joins forces with the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit to support women triathletes
The producers of the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit are proud to announce a continued partnership with Women For Tri® , an initiative of IRONMAN® and the IRONMAN Foundation®. Women For Tri will provide a full-ride scholarship to one successful applicant to cover registration, lodging and flight as well as hosting the Saturday night celebration dinner.
Marnie Oshan, Director of Global Athlete Development at IRONMAN, is excited to partner once again with the Outspoken Summit: “Women for Tri, which was launched by IRONMAN in 2015 in order to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon, seeks to identify and diminish barriers to entry and to encourage and engage female athletes throughout the sport. By providing a scholarship to the Outspoken Summit, we hope to help create more female advocates and leaders within triathlon and help us in our mission to grow participation across a diverse female audience.”
Dr. Sara Gross, one of the co-founders of the Outspoken Summit shares: “The Summit is about women’s equity and leadership and we simply cannot ignore the fact that triathlon is an extremely expensive sport. We hope to make the Summit accessible to as many people as possible and the scholarships are an important part of that.”
“We are so happy Women For Tri will be supporting the Summit again this year. The full-ride scholarship they are offering, as well as their sponsorship of one of our receptions, is invaluable. The Summit’s success is dependent on organizations and businesses recognizing the need for what we are trying to do. Women For Tri and IRONMAN are an important part of this journey” says Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, Summit co-founder.
In addition to the Women For Tri full-ride scholarship, the Outspoken Summit is offering discounted registration scholarships. To apply for all scholarship opportunities, click here. The scholarship application will be open until Friday, September 13th, 2019.
Continuing this year, full-time students and pro-triathletes in their first three years of going pro are eligible for a 30% discount. New for 2019, the Outspoken team is also offering a 10% discount for both active duty and veterans. If you qualify for a discount, please contact [email protected] for discount codes.
The 2019 Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit will take place Friday, November 15-Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Tempe, Arizona. Register now at outspokensummit.com
About The Outspoken Summit
The Outspoken Summit is a partnership between Live Feisty Media and Shift Sports. Live Feisty Media produces the IronWomen and If We Were Riding podcasts, hosts written content at livefeisty.com and provides live video coverage at numerous triathlon events in North America. Shift Sports is dedicated to assisting triathlon organizations, teams, and events in initiating and sustaining inclusive practices by looking beyond participation numbers alone. Register for the 2019 summit at outspokensummit.com.
About Women For Tri
Women For Tri®, a program of The IRONMAN Foundation launched by IRONMAN in 2015, works to increase female participation at all levels of triathlon. The program seeks to identify and diminish primary barriers to entry and mobilize triathlon advocates to encourage and engage female athletes across all race distances and representing all athletic abilities. Since inception, over $300,000 in grants have been awarded to triathlon clubs supporting female participation initiatives. Women For Tri embodies the heart and soul of what makes the sport so rewarding: testing your ability, overcoming challenges, and realizing the full depth of your potential in the most widely recognized test of endurance – triathlon. Learn more at www.womenfortri.com and join the Women For Tri online community of 55,000+ female triathletes at www.facebook.com/groups/WomenForTri.
About The IRONMAN Foundation
The IRONMAN Foundation® creates positive, tangible change in race communities by engaging athletes and volunteers to participate in programs that demonstrate service through sport and commitment to community. Since 2003, over $50,000,000 has been provided through IRONMAN charitable giveback programs including the IRONMAN Foundation to more than 8,300 local, regional, national and global nonprofit initiatives. Through these partnerships, IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series athletes are powerfully linked to the community and together we leave the IRONMAN legacy behind in our race communities long after event day. For more information on IRONMAN Foundation programs, including Team IMF, Community Fund, Rock This Town™, Your Journey Your Cause, and Women For Tri, visit www.ironmanfoundation.org.
About The IRONMAN Group
As part of Wanda Sports Group, The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon and The Sun-Herald City2Surf® presented by Westpac, Ultra-Trail® World Tour events including Tarawera Ultra and Ultra-Trail Australia™, mountain bike races including the Absa Cape Epic®, road cycling events, and other multisport races. The IRONMAN Group is the largest operator of mass participation sports in the world and provides more than a million participants annually the benefits of endurance sports through the company’s vast offerings. Since the inception of the iconic IRONMAN® brand and its first event in 1978, athletes have proven that ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE® by crossing finish lines around the world. Beginning as a single race, The IRONMAN Group has grown to become a global sensation with more than 235 events across 55+ countries. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.
Media, Sponsorship and Partnership Inquiries: Outspoken Summit
Dr. Sara Gross, Cofounder, [email protected]
Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, Cofounder, [email protected]