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“My Life is Different Now Because I Have the Courage to Try New Things.”

<PHOTO CREDIT – Carolina Snapshot Photography> Heather Wagner, 41, and Claire Wagner, 10 | Licensed Professional Counselor and student, Burlington, NC “My life is different now because I have the courage to try new things.” “I had done a Ramblin’ Rose ...

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RAMBLIN’ ROSE PROFILE | Sharon Swink

Sharon Swink, 49 | Lending Project Manager, Clemmons, NC “I love how encouraging everyone is including the volunteers and staff.” “This is my third year of Ramblin’ Rose and my goal is to complete the race at EVERY venue. This was ...

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“I Couldn’t Help to Think, if They Can Do It, So Can I!”

“I tell all my friends that I have witnessed women who have never swam before and were afraid of water but, crossed that finish line and if they can do it so can you!” Business Manager, Durham, NC “I remember ...

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“Ramblin’ Rose is Not an Intimidating Triathlon. It is a Celebration!”

Carolyn Richards and daughter Sophie Smyre | Medical Professional and student, Wake Forest, NC “Ramblin’ Rose is not an intimidating triathlon. It is a celebration!” “We signed up for Ramblin’ Rose with my best friend, Rebecca to celebrate some big changes ...

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Ramblin’ Rose – 11 Years of Inspiration and Dedication

Now in it’s 11th season, Ramblin’ Rose continues to inspire women to step outside their comfort zone and empower themselves through the sport of triathlon. Back again in 2016 with the same five great events, we look forward to another ...

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Ramblin’ Rose is Magical – Kate Biegler

My first Ramblin’ Rose was in 2014, and I loved it – swimming, biking, and running with a group of amazing ladies of all skills and ability levels, and so much spirit! I knew I wanted to do it again. ...

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It All Started With Ramblin’ Rose

By Michelle Perno I am so grateful for the Ramblin Rose series. I was arm twisted into joining a friend on a crazy journey that ended with Ramblin Rose Huntersville in 2007 (I was part of the original Ramblin’ 100 ...

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Ramblin’ Rose Helped Me Become a Marathoner!

Hi! My name is Marie Conner, and I participated in Ramblin’ Rose Winston-Salem in 2014. I wanted to share my story because I appreciate all that my Ramblin’ Rose experience has led me to achieve. Though I used to play ...

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