Wednesday, May 19, 2021

6th Annual Lipedema Triathlon - June 26, 2021

Welcome to the 6th Annual Lipedema Triathlon to raise awareness for the condition Lipedema, and to remind those with Lipedema of the importance of staying as active as possible, to try to slow the progression and limit the loss of their mobility.

The Triathlon is a SPRINT DISTANCE: 750M Swim / 20K Bike / 5K Run (or Walk)

Triathlon races vary in distance, the one we are focusing on is the Sprint: 750-meter (0.47-mile) swim, 20-kilometer (12.4-mile) bike, 5-kilometer (3.1-mile) run/walk. Here is a break down of what we will be doing come June 26:

Swim - The most common pool sizes built today are either 25 meters or 50 meters (Olympic size) so 750 meters will be 30 lengths in the smaller pool and 15 lengths in the Olympic.

Bike - Most bikes (road or stationary) calculate mileage, but if not , just calculate your speed (MPH) by your duration to get you to 12.4 miles.

Run/Walk - Most treadmills calculate mileage; or if using a standard indoor track (200 meters), you would need to do 25 laps for a 5K. If using a standard outdoor track (400 meters), you would need to do 12.5 laps.

This is an #AllOrSomething event, meaning you can do as much as you are able to! You can get a team together to do it as a relay (either each taking a leg, or sharing part of all the legs), or you can do just the swim, just the bike, or just the run/walk (or any combination), or you can take your time and do some each day, you can take upto the full month of June to complete it! 

This is a virtual event, you do it in your own hometown!


Huge shout out to Juzo
for sponsoring our participant shirts once again!
(Participants need to register, and email me their shirt size and address by June 4)

June is Lipedema Awareness Month! Let's do this!