Clinics

The Tri for a Cure has many first-time triathletes. To help you prepare, we have put together a comprehensive program combining information, hands-on experience, and on-the-course training that will give you the knowledge you need to prepare your mind and body for this incredible experience.

Please make an effort to attend every clinic you register for. Please email [email protected] if you won't be able to attend. Clinic tickets are non-refundable. Scroll down for full descriptions.

Register for Clinics Here!

Date Clinic Name Location Time Cost
4/22 Tri 101 CycleMania (65 Cove St, Portland) 9:00am $15
5/2 Nutrition Clinic MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 6:00pm $15
5/20 BIKE to RUN Southern Maine Community College 8:00am $15
5/20 RUN Preview Southern Maine Community College 10:30am $15
5/24 Hands on Tire Changing CycleMania 6:00pm $15
6/21 Transition - Individuals MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 5:30pm FREE
6/21 Transition - Relay MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 6:30pm FREE
7/5 SWIM Southern Maine Community College 5:30pm $15
7/8 SWIM Southern Maine Community College 5:30pm $15
7/12 Transition - Individuals MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 5:30pm FREE
7/12 Transition - Relay MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 6:30pm FREE
7/15 Transition - Individuals MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 9:00am FREE
7/15 Transition - Relay MCF (170 US Route 1, Falmouth) 10:00am FREE
7/15 SWIM Southern Maine Community College 2:00pm $15
7/19 SWIM Southern Maine Community College 5:30pm $15

Clinic Descriptions:

TRI 101 for Newbies

Are you wondering,  “Oh my gosh – what did I get myself into?”  Well, no need to be asking that question.  We are here to put your mind at ease.   What do I wear, what equipment do I need,  what training is needed, what is race day like?  Answers to these and any other questions you may have will be answered.  We will have some first time participants tell you what it was like for them on race day too.  You will leave feeling good about the journey you are about to be on!

Presented by: Cyclemania and Julie Marchese, Race Director

Location: 65 Cove Street, Portland

Capacity: 50 people

Cost: $15

 

Race Nutrition

Join us as we learn about healthy eating in preparation for Tri for a Cure

Presented by: Dee Madore, President of Nourish Me Well (also Tri for a Cure Transition Volunteer Coordinator)

Location: MCF, 120 US Route 1, Falmouth, ME 04105

Capacity: 30

Cost: $15

 

Bike Course Preview (T2)

Riding the Tri for a Cure Course is always great training. The better you know the course for race day, the better prepared you are.  sheJAMs along with Portland Velo Group Members will be there to lead the way! We will also practice (T2) Transition for those of you doing the event as an individual so bring your running shoes.

Presented by: Portland Velo Group and sheJAMs

Location: SMCC, Lot B

Capacity: Unlimited

Cost: $15

 

Run Preview

The Tri For the Cure run clinics are focused on previewing the run course.  Come on out to SMCC and run the course.   This will be a fun run.

Presented by: sheJAMs and Erica Jesseman

Location: SMCC, Lot B

Capacity: Unlimited

Cost: $15

 

Hands On Tire Changing

Come learn from the experts on how to change your bike tire.  Bring your own bike tire, along with the tools you have to change it with.  Bring a bike tube, tire levers, CO2 cartridge.  If you don’t have those items, you can buy them at CycleMania before the clinic.

Presented by: CycleMania

Location: 65 Cove Street, Portland

Capacity: 30 people

Cost: $15 (plus bring your own tube and CO2 cartridge)

 

Tri for a Cure Swim Clinics

There will be three pre on-course swim clinics held at SMCC. Open water swim expert, and Tri for a Cure Swim Coordinator, Kirsten Reed from sheJAMs & KGR Coaching, will discuss water safety, navigation and provide important swimming tips before sending waves of women into the water for a swim around the course. Trainers, race director, and volunteers will be available following the swim to answer any questions and concerns. These clinics are offered to provide women with the chance to experience an ocean swim with a group, as it will be on race day. This will be a good opportunity to practice with your wetsuit and get comfortable with the cool water temperature. We will have sheJAMs “SWIM ANGELS” available for those who need them.

All participants are encouraged to swim open water with your wetsuit several times before race day.  The clinics are a way to experience swimming with a group of 100 women in a swim wave.  This should not be your only or first time in open water.  Please be prepared, swimming in cold open water for race day take practice.

We will practice (T1) transition – so bring your running shoes….

Presented by: Kirsten Reed, sheJAMs, and KGR Coaching

Location: SMCC, Swim Location - Spring Point Light

Capacity: 100 per session

Cost: $15

 

Transition Clinics

Race Director Julie Marchese will present a transition clinic in a classroom setting for Tri for a Cure Individuals and Relay Teams.  Participants will learn about transition flow, how to set up a transition station, safety and rules of transition.  Ample time will be provided for questions.  Clinic will be held for both Individuals & Relays!  FIRST TIME INDIVIDUALS AND RELAYS THIS IS A MUST!

Presented by: Julie Marchese, Race Director

Location: Maine Cancer Foundation, 170 US Route 1 in Falmouth

Capacity: 30

Cost: FREE