Registration is open for MAY 2011 Omaha WOMENS Triathlon
Omaha, NE – On May 22, 2011 Omaha will host its first annual USA Triathlon (USAT) certified all womens competition throughout the area. The Sprint Distance triathlon will include a 750-km swim, a 20-km bike ride and a 5-km run. Starting today, athletes can register to compete at www.active.com.
The Omaha Womens Triathlon is expected to be the second major USAT triathlon in Nebraska, after the 2010 Omaha Triathlon and could host more than 800 athletes of all abilities from around the country. The event will also include a relay team competition option. The event will benefit the UNMC Olson Center for Women’s Health.
“For several years, the Olson Center for Women’s Health at the University of Nebraska Medical Center has been a leader in clinical care for women’s health. We appreciate the opportunity and support the Omaha Women’s Triathlon has provided to us. Together, we can promote and expand the focus of health and wellness for women in the Omaha metro area.”
Carl V. Smith, MD, Chairman, Department of Ob/Gyn – University of Nebraska Medical Center.
“Womens events are gaining impressive momentum across the country and we would like to bring one here to Omaha,” said Alan Kohll, founder of the Omaha Triathlon. Omaha Womens Triathlon and president of Total Wellness. “As an organization and as an event, we’re committed to making Omaha one of the top 10 healthiest cities over the next 10 years and this is one of our first stepping stones to reaching that goal.”
“After the success of last year’s Omaha Triathlon in attracting many athletes from the metro area and across the country, we are thrilled to have another event to bring the athletes and spectators to Omaha,” said Harold Cliff of the Omaha Sports Commission.
The event was founded to promote fitness and healthy lifestyles and to benefit Women’s Health by donating all proceeds to the UNMC Olson Center for Women’s Health. Financial sponsorships of the event will support the effort as well.
Registrants have the opportunity to not only sign up and participate in the event, but also to make a personal donation to the Olson Center as well through online registration at www.active.com. Check the website www.omahawomenstri.com for more details on the event and direct links to regsitstration.
“Our organization is very supportive of the Omaha Womens Triathlon because it features several sports that all promote a healthy lifestyle,” said Kerri Peterson of Livewell. “Triathlon participants are in top physical condition, and we hope they serve as role models encouraging every citizen in our community to swim, bike, run or jog to keep fit and enjoy good health.”
Additional event details will be released throughout the remainder of 2010 and into 2011. You can follow updates at www.omahawomenstri.com.
About the Omaha WOMENS triathlon
The Omaha Womens Triathlon is a non-profit event promoting healthy lifestyles and supporting the fight for Womens Health. The event is managed by MIMRAN Event Management.
For additional information about the UNMC Olson Center for Women’s Health, contact Lana Molczyk at firstname.lastname@example.org or 402.559.6345.