I am co-race director for two all womens sprint tris.
the women ( especially first timers) feel more comfortable competing with "only women" to get in their way. they get used to the feel of racing without feeling intimidated by the men.
the men love to come out and watch and volunteer.
these types of races are huge and draw a big following. we filled up our race last year and had to turn away entrants. we hope to do that again this year with both races.
we tend to cater to the women more than we would to a race with both genders. we have special mother/daughter and sister catagories. we give away "pink" shirts, bags, mugs etc. something we would not do at our male/female races.
all womens races are not for everyone. i enjoy racing in both types of events.
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