The Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon is a women’s only triathlon series that was created by Endurance Magazine in North Carolina in 2006. In 2009, a total of three Ramblin’ Rose Triathlons were held in Winston-Salem, Charlotte, and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Due to the immense popularity of the Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon, two new races have been added to the series schedule for 2010. The first new race will be held in Raleigh, North Carolina on May 23, 2010, with the swim taking place at the AE Finley YMCA in North Raleigh.
The second new Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon will be the first one to take place outside of North Carolina. On July 11, 2010, women in South Carolina will get their chance to participate in an inspiring Ramblin’ Rose event. The race will be held in Rock Hill, South Carolina, with the swim taking place at the Rock Hill Aquatic Center, which is part of the Upper Palmetto YMCA.
Women in North Carolina have fallen in love with the Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon series! It has been so popular that the triathlons have routinely sold out well before race day.
The Ramblin’ Rose Triathlons are known for their friendly and empowering atmospheres. You need to experience one of these races first-hand to see just how inspirational they can be! If you are new to triathlons, or even if you are new to exercise in general, the Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon provides a great way for you to get some experience under your belt and calm your fears about racing. The enthusiastic Ramblin’ Rose crowd will welcome you right into the fold. Women of all ages and all fitness levels are strongly encouraged to participate!
The Ramblin’ Rose Triathlons are hard enough to be a challenge, but easy enough that, with some training, a first-timer can handle a race without feeling too overwhelmed. Each Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon is a sprint triathlon, consisting of a 250 yard pool swim, a 9 mile bike ride, and a 2 mile run.
There will be a total of five Ramblin’ Rose Triathlons in 2010. In addition to the two new races in Raleigh and Rock Hill, the other races will be held in Winston-Salem, NC on August 22, 2010; in Charlotte, NC on September 26, 2010; and in Chapel Hill, NC on October 10, 2010.
For more information on these races, check out the official Ramblin’ Rose Triathlon website HERE.
Ladies, if you live in North Carolina or near Rock Hill, South Carolina, and you made a New Year’s resolution to get fit this year, why not consider one of the Ramblin’ Rose races? If you decide to take on the challenge, I know you won’t regret it!
Sources: Personal experience, Ramblin’ Rose website, Herald Sun article