Iron Girl Celebrates 10th Anniversary With Exciting Additions To The 2013 Event Series

Feb 26, 2013, 12:37 ET from Iron Girl

TAMPA, Fla., Feb. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of its 10th anniversary, Iron Girl announced today the expansion of the Athleta® Iron Girl® 2013 national event series to 18 events. In addition to the 12 previously announced events, the Athleta Iron Girl national series will now offer six more events in cooperation with The XXtra Mile to include women's triathlons in Clermont, Fla.; Austin, Texas; Webster, Mass.; Pleasant Prairie, Wis.; Sandy Hook, N.J. and Seattle, Wash. Throughout the 2013 season, Iron Girl will also be rolling out special 10th anniversary amenities to celebrate the women who have made the brand such a success since its inception in 2004.

"We are thrilled to celebrate our 10th anniversary while offering expanded opportunities for participation," said Judy Molnar, Vice President of Iron Girl. "The Iron Girl event experience provides women with the perfect platform for first timers and experienced athletes to reach their personal bests. This is an amazing time for Iron Girl and all of its participants. Iron Girl provides an opportunity for women to be part of something special that supports their personal pursuits of a healthy, active lifestyle."

Iron Girl empowers women to discover their personal best, embrace strength and celebrate accomplishment in a supportive community of women that will cheer them on. The events are about women with all the touches and amenities developed with women in mind. Whether you're first or 100th, there is a place for you at Iron Girl.

"Two leading women's event companies coming together will provide an exciting season ahead as we work with the Iron Girl team to continue to deliver a first-class race experience for women," said Maggie Sullivan, Partner, The XXtra Mile.

Amenities at the Athleta Iron Girl events include: a post-race Breakfast Cafe, shirts sized for women, personalized race bibs with participant names, custom medals for all finishers, Iron Girl jewelry age-group awards from Milestones Sports Jewelry, professional timing, free training programs, local pre-race clinics, event webinars, social media live Q&A sessions with the race team, post-race giveaways and much more.


2013 Athleta Iron Girl Event Series Schedule




Sunday, April 14

Clearwater, Fla.

Half Marathon & 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, April 28

Columbia, Md.

Half Marathon

Saturday, May 4

Clermont, Fla.


Sunday, May 19

Atlanta, Ga.


Sunday, June 2

Austin, Texas


Sunday, June 16

Lake Zurich, Ill.


Sunday, July 21

Webster, Mass.


Sunday, August 4

Syracuse, N.Y.


Sunday, August 11

Pleasant Prairie, Wis.


Sunday, August 18

Seattle, Wash.


Sunday, August 18

Columbia, Md.


Saturday, August 24

Cherry Creek, Colo.


Sunday, September 8

Sandy Hook, N.J.


Sunday, September 8

Rocky Gap, Md.


Sunday, September 22

Bloomington, Minn.


Saturday, October 26

Lake Las Vegas, Nev.

Triathlon - Sprint & International

Sunday, December 8

Del Mar, Calif.

10K & 5K Run/Walk

Sunday, December 15

Fountain Hills, Ariz.

10 Mile & 5K Run/Walk


*New to Iron Girl for 2013

Registration for the new events will open in March. All other events are either open, sold out or will be opening in the spring.

To register or learn more about the 2013 Athleta Iron Girl Event Series, visit For questions about the series, contact For media-related inquiries, contact

About Iron Girl
Launched in 2004 with just two races, the Iron Girl® Event Series has grown to include 18 events nationwide, varying in distance and type from 5K to half-marathon, duathlon and triathlon. With the mission of empowering women toward a healthy lifestyle, Iron Girl has celebrated finishers ranging in age from four to 89 years old, with an average age of 38.  Visit, a site filled with training tips, guest columnists and nutrition information, and an online store that offers products and accessories to match the active lifestyle of women.

About Athleta
Founded in 1998, Athleta is a premium fitness and lifestyle apparel brand for women, outfitting female athletes in the ultimate performance apparel for every athletic pursuit, from running to swimming to skiing to biking and everything in between. Designed by female athletes for female athletes, Athleta's products blend high performance with feminine style. Athleta sells its apparel, along with footwear and accessories, through retail locations across the country, catalogs and its website, Headquartered in Petaluma, CA, Athleta was acquired by Gap Inc. (NYSE: GPS) in September 2008 and is part of the Growth, Innovation & Digital division.

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