Women For Tri Partners With The Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit, Scholarships to Support Women

Denver, Colorado, USA — September 15, 2021. The producers of the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit presented by Cervélo are excited to announce a continued Juno level partnership with Women For Tri®, an initiative of IRONMAN® and The IRONMAN Foundation®. Women For Tri will provide scholarships to four successful applicants to cover virtual registration for the 2021 Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit presented by Cervélo taking place November 12th-14th.

“It was such an honor to be chosen as a scholarship recipient for the 2019 Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit. It was an amazing opportunity to meet and hear from some amazing women in the triathlon community and make some wonderful new friends. I learned so much and participating in the summit gave me more confidence in my triathlon journey. I cannot wait to be able to attend another summit!” shares Tara Hunter, the 2019 Women For Tri Scholarship winner.

“A primary mission for Women For Tri is breaking down the barriers to entry for females entering the sport of triathlon.  Working to provide scholarships has allowed us to directly impact this focus, and we are excited to once again be involved with the Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit,” shares Audra Tassone-Indeck, Executive Director at The IRONMAN Foundation.

Dr. Sara Gross, one of the co-founders of the Outspoken Summit shares: “The Outspoken Summit is about increasing equity for all women in triathlon, and we want to ensure that financial constraints don’t prevent anyone from joining us. Scholarships from Women For Tri increase the accessibility of the event and provide the opportunity for more women to attend.”

“I am really grateful to Women For Tri and their continued commitment to women’s equity in the sport. The team at WFT are invested in making a difference in all women’s lives and have expressed their commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. After the events of 2020, WFT has focused its efforts on what they do best – increasing opportunities for women in the sport and expanding access to training and racing. The Summit’s continued growth is dependent on organizations and businesses stepping up and recognizing the need for what we are trying to do,” says Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, Summit co-founder.

The 2021 Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit presented by Cervélo will be a hybrid event, giving participants the option to attend in-person in Tempe, Arizona, or virtually. In addition to the Women For Tri Virtual scholarships, the Outspoken Summit is offering discounted registration scholarships for both virtual and in-person tickets. To apply for all scholarship opportunities, click here. Scholarship applications will be open until October 10, 2021.

As in previous years, full-time students and pro-triathletes in their first three years of going pro are eligible for a 30% registration discount and active duty and veterans are eligible for a 10% registration discount. Discounts are applicable for both in-person or virtual tickets. If you qualify for a discount, please contact info@shiftsports.org for discount codes.

The 2021 Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit presented by Cervélo will take place Friday, November 12th – Sunday, November 14th, 2021 in Tempe, Arizona. Register now at outspokensummit.com.

About Outspoken: Women in Triathlon Summit

The Outspoken Summit is a partnership between Feisty Media and Shift Sports and presented by Cervélo. Feisty Media produces the IronWomen, If We Were Riding, Hit Play not Pause 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 sports organizations, teams, and events in initiating and sustaining inclusive practices by looking beyond participation numbers to more all-encompassing inclusion strategies. Register for the 2021 in-person or virtual 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.

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 giveback programs led by the IRONMAN Foundation to more than 9,500 local, regional, national and global nonprofit initiatives. Through these partnerships, IRONMAN and Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series participants are powerfully linked to the community and together help leave a positive legacy behind in 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

The IRONMAN Group operates a global portfolio of events that includes the IRONMAN® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® 70.3® Triathlon Series, the IRONMAN® Virtual Racing™ (VR™) Series, 5150™ Triathlon Series, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series®, the Rock ‘n’ Roll Virtual Running™ Series, IRONKIDS®, ITU World Triathlon Series, premier running events including the Standard Chartered Singapore Marathon™ and The Sun-Herald City2Surf®, 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 hundreds of events across 55+ countries. The IRONMAN Group is owned by Advance, a private, family-owned business. For more information, visit www.ironman.com.

Media, Sponsorship and Partnership Inquiries
Dr. Sara Gross, Cofounder, sara@livefeisty.com
Dr. Lisa Ingarfield, Cofounder, info@shiftsports.org

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