The Inaugural Hand & Stone Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon Presented by Inspira Health Network is unlike ANY OTHER Triathlon on the East Coast. This all women’s sprint triathlon will feature a 400 Meter Swim in the Kelly Outdoor Pool, 9 Mile Bike on closed roads, and a scenic 5K Run through West Fairmount Park.
What can women expect from this triathlon?
The only all women triathlon in the Baltimore, Philadelphia, and New York area featuring a pool swim and the only all women triathlon in state of Pennsylvania.
The Women’s Philadelphia Triathlon will also offer an Aquabike option. The Aquabike consists of a 400 Meter Pool Swim and a 9 Mile Bike only. Reminder: there is no run for an Aquabike. SWIM, BIKE, DONE!
400 Meter Pool Swim, 9 Mile Bike, 5K Run
The Duathlon is for athletes who would rather run than swim. This event begins with a 2 Mile Run past the Please Touch Museum and Horticultural Center, then a 9 Mile Bike, and finishing with a 5K Run.
The swim will take place in the Kelly Pool in West Fairmount Park. Triathletes will enter the water at one end and swim eight (8) lengths of the pool in a serpentine fashion [swim up lane 1, down lane 2, up lane 3… and finish in lane 8] There will be ample certified lifeguards on sight. If at any point an athlete feels the need to rest they can simply grab the lane line located on either side. There is NO penalty to do so… this is all about finishing!
The 9 Mile Bike course utilizes scenic West Fairmount Park and Martin Luther King Blvd. The entire bike is CLOSED TO VEHICULAR TRAFFIC, aka NO CARS ALLOWED! You can feel safe knowing there are only bikes on the course.
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Philadelphia, The City of Brotherly Love, is the second-largest city on the East Coast and fifth-largest in the country and the hub of the nation's sixth-largest metropolitan area. That means world-class entertainment options, restaurants, educational institutions, cultural offerings, healthcare, employment opportunities and other benefits of being in a major metropolitan area.
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There is ample parking around the Please Touch Museum. It is best to arrive early and park on the street... for FREE!
Check out our parking map HERE.
Please use the Kelly Pool or Please Touch Museum as a reference point.
Kelly Pool: 4231 Lansdowne Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Please Touch Museum: 4231 Avenue of the Republic, Philadelphia, PA 19131
Traveling from East 76:
Traveling from West 76:
Rather than us developing a mentor program for women interested in participating and finishing in their first triathlon we believe it’s best for you to reach out to the following all women’s triathlon clubs and coaches in the region. Whether you are looking for an all women, or co-ed club these are the BEST resources to assist you to get started. Remember, every EXPERT was once a BEGINNER!
Wild Harbor Triathlon Club (club is co-ed, but majority women)
No Limits Endurance (female owned coaching business)
Go! Athletics (female owned coaching business)
Co-ed Clubs (PA)
Co-ed Clubs (NJ)
Co-ed Clubs (NYC)
No. Wetsuits will not be allowed at this event.
Unlike our other events, this event's swim course will take place in a pool (the Kelly Pool in West Fairmount Park.) The swim start will be a time trial start by waves. Waves will be self seeded by ability. Athletes will enter the water 2 at a time at one end of the pool and swim eight (8) lengths of the pool in a serpentine fashion [swim up lane 1, down lane 2, up lane 3… and finish in lane 8] There will be ample certified lifeguards on sight. If at any point an athlete feels the need to rest they can simply grab the lane line located on either side. There is NO penalty to do so… this is all about finishing!
Yes! Flat and fast!
All race items (personalized bibs, shirts, etc.) are typically ordered 45 days in advance - for this event in particular, that date is May 24th. Should you need to switch your shirt size BEFORE this date, please email us at email@example.com. Should you need to switch your shirt size AFTER this date, you may swap your shirt out should we have any extra, after the event on Sunday at the Info Tent. Please keep in mind that this is a first come, first serve basis and we do this in an effort for everyone to get the sizes they ordered. Thank you for your cooperation!
We have no cut off time for the swim, however, if we see that you are having extreme difficulty, we do have the right to remove you from the pool. We highly doubt that will happen though!
NO communication devices, MP3 players, speakers, and NO cell phones.
No, we do not under any circumstance offer refunds. Please see our DelMo Race Policies on the bottom of this event page.
If you purchased Registration Protector through Booking Protect at the time of check-out, you may request a refund provided you are in compliance with the terms and conditions. Please refer to the email that was sent to you following the completion of your registration. For more information, click HERE (downloadable PDF). To start a claim, click HERE.
No. Unfortunately, we do not mail race items post event. Thank you for understanding.
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