Swim Start Times - We use a manual timer so the breaks and lineup are controlled by FS!
Sunday, April 27th, 2014. On this day, you will accomplish more than you thought possible. You will overcome doubt, fear and adversity. And you will beam with pride, strength and joy while doing it. Are you ready? Take this chance to inspire yourself and someone else! Girls Run The World is a triathlon for females ages 13 and up. This 3rd year event will be held at the state of the art Rex Wellness Center facility in Wakefield. This Super-Sprint tri consists of a 250 yard swim in an indoor saline pool, a 10 mile bike ride and a 2 mile run through the beautiful Wakefield community. Maybe you have overcome obstacles in your own life – sickness, injury, grief – and now you have a chance to compete in a triathlon with dedication, positive attitude and fierce determination. This race is for women daring to toe the start line for the very first time, women who have battled personal challenges to become stronger, women who have found fortitude in their golden years or after having children, and for women who want take their lives and their future into their own hands. Relax….. smile….. open your eyes and go…… the feelings you will experience during the race and the sense of accomplishment at the end are priceless. Finishing IS Winning.
Rex Healthcare Foundation
Through your generosity, the Rex Healthcare Foundation is able to support the programs and services at Rex Healthcare. With your help, our legacy of giving can continue.
$5 per registration will be donated to Rex Healthcare Foundation.
If you would like to make additional donations, please click here!
The 250 yard pool swim will take place in the Rex Wellness Center of Wakefield's lap pool. Participants will then make their way to the transition area in the larger parking lot in the back corner of the facility. The bike course is a technical course that will present some nice flats and a few small climbs great for the beginner triathlete. To finish the race, athletes will enjoy a 2 mile run through the neighborhoods in the northern most parts of Wake County. There will be a water station as you exit the transition area and at the turnaround on the run. The race will finish up near the transition area. Post race snacks and water will be available at the finish line.
The race course revolves around a transition area next to the Rex Healthcare of Wakefield facility. The same transition area will be used for all phases. The transition area will open at 5:00 am; ALL bikes need to be placed in position before the transition area closes at 6:45am.
All participants must submit a average 100 yard swim time for seeding purposes.
Being a pool swim with a staggered start, participants are seeded from fastest to slowest. If you know any previous swim time from a practice, race, etc., we have supplied a distance calculator next to your estimated swim time. By seeding yourself properly, you'll end up swimming near people who swim the same pace as you. This will reduce the number of people who you will need to pass or the number of people who will be passing you.
Girls Run the World Sprint Triathlon (WOMEN ONLY) Pricing:
The last day to register online for the Girls Run the World Sprint Triathlon (WOMEN ONLY) is Thursday, April 24, 2014. On-site registration may be available if this event is not full, but your best bet is to register online.
A fee for USAT race day insurance will be added if you are not a USAT member ($12.00 for adults, $10.00 for ages 17 and under).
Race Day Information
We will not be providing race maps or info sheets at packet pickup. Please print this info out if you need detailed race info!
Race Day Info Sheets
Inside-Out Sports N. Raleigh from 2-6pm on Saturday, the 26th!
Participant Meeting at 6 pm at the race site to answer your last minute questions.
***NOTE: NO PACKET PICKUP AT RACE SITE ON SATURDAY!
5:30-6:30am race morning outside of the Rex Wellness Center
• Women's Race Shirt
• GRTW Socks
• Finisher Medals
• Post Race Food
GRTW 10 Mile Bike Course
GRTW 2 Mile Run Course
GRTW Bike and Run Turn by Turn Directions
Transition Area & Parking
Athletes may register as male or female aged:
15 & Under
Special Divisions include:
Athena - Females over 165 lbs.
Relays - Athletes can register as a 2 or 3 person relay team for the triathlon. 2 person relay teams - one person will do two events and one person will do one event. 3 person relay teams - each person will do one event; the swim, bike or run.
VERY IMPORTANT: you must ask for the "FS Series Triathlon" rates
You must book rooms 2 weeks in advance
Holiday Inn Express - Raleigh North/Wake Forest
11400 Common Oaks Drive
Raleigh, NC 27614
$99.99 plus tax for 2 queens/1 King bed - Ask for the Advanced Purchase Rate!
Please encourage friends to volunteer for this event. The staff and the racers appreciate the volunteer. Register>>
Refund, Transfer and Weather Policy
50% of your entry fee will be refunded until April 1st, 2014. No refunds will be issued for any reason after April 1, 2014. Event entries are not transferable between persons, events or years. NO EXCEPTIONS will be made to this policy. By registering for this event you agree to these refund terms. To request a refund you must complete the refund request form using the link below.
FS Series is participating in the Registration Fee Reimbursement plan offered through 365Competitors, LLC. As a value-added service to our athletes, this race proudly offers a complementary registration fee protection plan through 365Competitors, LLC. This policy entitles all race participants to a reimbursement of their registration and online processing fees, should they suddenly become ill or injured prior to the event. Click on the logo for important coverage details.
In the event of inclement weather the following procedures will be followed:
1. The event will be postponed until 7:45AM in hopes the inclement weather will pass.
2. If inclement weather does not pass by 7:45AM, the event will be changed to a duathlon format.
3. If a duathlon is not possible, the event will be cancelled and a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.
4. If the event is cancelled due to inclement weather prior to event weekend, a 50% credit will be issued for all registered participants into the 2015 event. No refunds will be issued if the event is cancelled due to inclement weather.