Sunday might have been Father’s day but it was all about the ladies as hundreds of women gathered at the start line of Athleta’s Iron Girl Triathlon Lake Zurich. After all, what better way for dad to celebrate Father’s day than to cheer on the women in his life?
This was not your average race. Over 300 women lined up to see if their training was going to get them through the one-third mile swim, 14-mile bike ride and 3-mile run that lay ahead. As one in a series of 19 Iron Girl events nationwide, this was a women’s only race that welcomed a camaraderie of women from ages 14 to 78.
Whether it was a mother-daughter pair, women from the area or beyond, everyone was really excited to be able to participate in something that supports health and wellness among women.
With such a successful inaugural year, there’s no better time to start training for next year’s Iron Girl than now.