Endurance racing can be intimidating but once you make the leap, the amount of support and encouragement that comes from the community is infectious. Not surprisingly, many of the races for women benefit a female-targeted charity or cause. Here are some great events to check out:
26.2 with Donna: The National Marathon to Fight Breast Cancer
The annual Jacksonville Beach, Florida race, founded by news anchor Donna Deegan, benefits Breast Cancer research.
Danskin SheROX Triathlon
Series of 10 all-women’s triathlons that inspire and motivate participants, volunteers and spectators alike.
This nationwide series offers 10 events in terrific locations; destination races throughout the USA, and likely in your region. Join the women who are participating, celebrating and taking the challenge.
Rocketchix wants to give women of all ages and abilities the chance to discover their inner athlete.
Racing for a Good Cause
More and more active women are going beyond getting fit for themselves and crossing finish lines for the greater good. Charity races are booming, with more events and causes to fight for than ever.
Barb’s Race: 70.3 Miles of Wine Country
If Barb can beat cancer-twice-you can finish a half Ironman-distance triathlon. And Sonoma’s wine country is a great place to swim, bike and run 70.3 miles.
Maui Channel Swim Challenge
Billed as the only Masters inter-island relay race in the world, this event takes place over Labor Day weekend.
Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure
By participating in a Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, you will experience an event that has changed the way the world views breast cancer.
Nike 26.2 Marathon and Half-Marathon for Women
The Nike 26.2 Marathon and Half-Marathon for Women benefits the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. It is open to runners and walkers, including men. It’s a celebration of women running, but men are welcome.
Thanks to Active.com for much of this info.