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The Outspoken Women in Endurance Sports Awards are back with an expanded reach to celebrate the contributions of even more women in endurance sports.

August 18, 2022

Victoria, BC – August 18, 2022. Nominations are now open for the 2022 Outspoken Women in Endurance Sports awards with categories focused on women in triathlon and gravel cycling. The Women in Endurance Sports Awards celebration will be held in Tempe, Arizona at 11:00am Sunday, November 13th, 2022. The awards ceremony will be streamed live for community members who would like to participate. The awards ceremony attracted an audience of over 7000 in 2020. As in previous years, the awards celebrate the many women who contribute daily to growing women’s inclusion and equity in the sport and are advocates for social change in small and large ways. The awards ceremony will be part of the Outspoken Summit that spans the weekend of November 11th-13th.

The keynote speaker for the awards ceremony will be Zsa-Zsa Porter, a triathlete and entrepreneur from Charlotte, NC. Porter is a multi-time Ironman finisher and opened the restaurant The Exposed Vegan in November 2020, after seeing the impacts the COVID-19 pandemic was having on the Black community.

Outspoken Co-Founder and Feisty Media CEO, Sara Gross is excited to continue celebrating women through the Outspoken Awards: “Over the last three years I have been stunned by the number of nominations and moreover, the stories of the incredible work women are doing in triathlon. Adding gravel cycling to this year’s awards gives us even more opportunity to celebrate the work of many women that might otherwise go unnoticed.”

Girls Gone Gravel founder Kathryn Taylor is excited to add gravel-specific awards to the ceremony. “The women in the gravel cycling community are leading the way for diversity and inclusion at all levels. I’m thrilled for the opportunity to celebrate these contributions.”

2022 Awards will include:

  • Triathlon – Coach of the Year
  • Triathlon – Athlete of the Year
  • Triathlon – Bethany Rutledge Memorial Award
  • Gravel Cycling – Coach of the Year
  • Gravel Cycling – Athlete of the Year
  • Gravel Cycling – Community Service Award
  • Race Director of the Year
  • Outstanding Media Contribution
  • Business Impact Award
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Outspoken Woman of the Year

To read about the award selection criteria, and to nominate an outstanding woman from your community, visit womensperformance.com/awards. The deadline for award nominations is September 11th, 2022 at midnight pacific time. To purchase tickets for the Outspoken: Women in Endurance Sports Summit, which includes entry to the Awards Ceremony, visit www.outspokensummit.com.

About Outspoken Women in Endurance Sports

The Outspoken Summit is a partnership between Feisty Media and Shift Sports. Feisty Media produces the IronWomen, Hit Play Not Pause, If We Were Riding, Women’s Performance, and Girls Gone Gravel podcasts, hosts written content at livefeisty.com and provides live video coverage at numerous triathlon and gravel events in North America. Shift Sports is dedicated to assisting endurance sports organizations, teams, and events in initiating and sustaining inclusive practices by looking beyond participation numbers alone. Register for the 2022 summit at outspokensummit.com.

For media or sponsorship inquiries:

Ella Hnatyshyn – ella@livefeisty.com