Wildcat Weekend

Join the St. Kate’s Team at the YWCA Women’s Triathlon

Show your purple pride and celebrate the strength in all women at the 11th annual YWCA Women’s Triathlon, Sunday, August 12!

Expect a sea of purple at the triathlon this year!

Our goal is to have 100 St. Kate's students, faculty and staff and alumnae/i join President Roloff to train and compete with the St. Kate's team. Why join?

  • All St. Kate's team members get a free performance T-shirt to wear on race day in a display of Katie solidarity!
  • You'll have a built-in support system throughout the training process, with a free training regimen provided by the YWCA.
  • Plus, the YWCA Women's Triathlon is famous for its welcoming and supportive environment—you'll be cheered on by more than 3,500 spectators and 300 volunteers.

Get started with an informational kick-off on April 12.

Thinking of trying the tri? Join other interested Katies on April 12 from 12–1 p.m. in the Recital Hall, where we'll fill you in on the basics and answer your questions. Plus, hear President Roloff’s story about how she went from a novice runner to a confident triathlete.

Register as a member of the St. Kate's team.

Make sure you're counted as a Katie! When registering for the triathlon through the YWCA's online form, don’t forget to register as a member of the St. Kate’s team by entering "St. Kate's Team" in the "Employer, Alma Mater, etc." field.

The triathlon will be held August 12, 2018 at Lake Nokomis in Minneapolis.

Register Now

Need help training?

The YWCA offers a free 12-week training plan, clinics and classes to help you prepare.

Training Plan

Sign up as a volunteer!

Prefer to show your Katie pride by "serving the dear neighbor"? We're hoping for a big St. Kate's contingent in the volunteer crew. Take advantage of these volunteer opportunities for individuals or groups, both in advance of and during race weekend.

All opportunities with descriptions, dates, times, locations and registration can be found at the triathlon volunteer sign-up page beginning mid-2018. Please list "St. Kate's" in the Special Notes and Physical Limitations field, or use your St. Kate's email address.

Volunteer Sign up


Contact Mary Hearst (mohearst@stkate.edu) or Joshua Guggenheimer (jdguggenheimer@stkate.edu).

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